CryptFuck virus has just been released and spotted by malware researchers. It’s based on the open-source of the Hidden Tear and EDA2 ransomware and once activated, it warns the victims to pay the ransom fee within 72 hours or else, their decryption key will be permanently deleted. Users may be tempted to pay in order to save their files, but they must be aware that paying the cyber criminals does not guarantee them anything. The virus will remain on the computer, and may strike again….and/or they may still not receive their files back.
We recommend removing CryptFuck ransomware first and then trying to recover some of the encrypted files. Follow the instructions below to see how to get rid of it manually or via an anti-malware tool.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files using AES algorithm. Users are told to have 72 hours to pay the ransom or else they will permanently lose any chances of recovering their data.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will lock all files with the .urfucked extension appended to them and display a ransom note with instructions on your desktop.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable Files|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
CryptFuck Ransomware Virus Delivery Methods
CryptFuck ransomware is spread via spam emails containing important and useful at first message, which in reality is fake, thus tricking the user into clicking a compromised URL or download a malicious attachment from that email. Upon opening, the payload of the ransomware is released and the infection begins.
Keep in mind that other delivery methods are also possible. A file containing a malicious script and disguised as an important and useful program may be present in social media and file-sharing services and trick the users into opening it as well.
CryptFuck Ransomware Virus Technical Details
As mentioned above, CryptFuck has been created via the open-source EDA2 ransomware. The EDA2 open-source is available on the Web and it’s free so anyone with certain technical background can build his own ransomware and spread it across the Globe, demanding payments from victims in exchange for their files.
Having that in mind, CryptFuck is quite similar to the Fantom virus which is also based on the same open-source ransomware, and it also uses the strong AES encryption method.
Once inside the victim’s system, CryptFuck will scan the system to detect files for encryption. Ransomware viruses usually encrypt file types that are most popular among users, such as: Microsoft Office files, mp3’s, videos, pictures, etc.
The encrypted by CryptFuck files will receive the vulgar extension “.URfucked”.
After that, the README_CRYPTFUCK.txt file is dropped with instructions reading like this:
“You have Been Attacked by the CryptFuck RansomWare v Misc.FormattedVersion () Your the UUID is frmMain. uuid Your UKey is frmMain.ukey the If you Lose your identifier is, the any chance of getting back your the data is flushed in the toilet !! the Keep in yet Mind That you have 72 hours to perform the payment, after that , your encrypted password would be deleted permanently !! the If your browser does not the open the any of web page, visit the this page to learn how of the get back to your files is: frmMain.primeDomain ByeMr.r0b0t”
The ransom note states that the victim has only 72 hours to make the payment or else, any chances of recovering his data will be permanently lost.
This version of CryptFuck looks like a test version and comments in Italian are found within its code.
Remove CryptFuck and Restore .Urfucked Files
We have provided manual instructions on how to get rid of CryptFuck by yourself. However, if you feel like you do not have the necessary technical competence to do it yourself, you must use a trustworthy anti-malware program that will detect the virus and remove it safely and completely.
To see ways that could possibly help you recover your data, see the step titled 3. Restore files encrypted by CryptFuck.
- Guide 1: How to Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of CryptFuck Ransomware from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase CryptFuck Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall CryptFuck Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate CryptFuck Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove CryptFuck Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall CryptFuck Ransomware and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by CryptFuck Ransomware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by CryptFuck Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of CryptFuck Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall CryptFuck Ransomware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove CryptFuck Ransomware via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase CryptFuck Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall CryptFuck Ransomware from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove CryptFuck Ransomware from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the CryptFuck Ransomware will be removed.
Eliminate CryptFuck Ransomware from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.