Remove CryptoDevil Ransomware and Restore .Devil Files

Remove CryptoDevil Ransomware and Restore .Devil Files

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Update! There is now a decryptor tool for this ransomware! The tool was created by the malware researcher Michael Gillespie for another ransomware that shares the code of this virus, named “Stupid” by the researcher. The tool can be downloaded from the following link, wrapped inside a .zip archive: StupidDecrypter.

This article will help you to remove CryptoDevil ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of this article.

CryptoDevil is how a new ransomware cryptovirus is called, that also has a lockscreen function. If infection occurs, the CryptoDevil cryptovirus will encrypt anything that is inside the folder which is launched from and also display a window with its ransom message that will lock your screen. Continue reading and you will find out what to do to return your PC back

Threat Summary

Short DescriptionThe ransomware has a lockscreen function and will encrypt files located in the directory that it is launched from, only.
SymptomsThe ransomware will display a window containing instructions about payment and will encrypt files while appending the extension .devil.
Distribution MethodExecutable Files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss CryptoDevil.
Data Recovery ToolWindows 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.

CryptoDevil Ransomware – Delivery

Malware researchers believe that the CryptoDevil ransomware is still unfinished. It was found out that the author of the ransomware didn’t create it for malicious purposes, but for educational ones only. Unfortunately, the ransomware somehow got shared and distributed, so it is available to unsuspecting users, which could lock their computers and some files on them through an executable file spread across the Internet.

In case you are a victim of ransomware (or have been in the past) it is a good idea to check out the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum section of the site, to see how you can best protect yourself from similar infections, including this one.

CryptoDevil Ransomware – In Detail

CryptoDevil is the name given to this ransomware cryptovirus by its developer himself. The name is also featured on the ransom note screen message accompanied with a related logo. This virus can encrypt files on a computer system with the extension .devil. The ransomware is still in development, and probably never be finished as it was created only for testing and educational purposes, according to its author.

The CryptoDevil ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry aiming to achieve a higher level of persistence. Those registry entries are typically designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of the Windows Operating System.

When the encryption process is finished, you will see the ransom message pop up inside a window that will lock your computer’s screen. The note provides the demands for payment as well as further instructions. CryptoDevil will launch the note from the picture below:

That ransom message reads the following:

Your Files Has Been Encrypted
All your files have been encrypted.
Buy a key to decrypt your files
more instructions forthcoming. – cryptodevil

If you click the button “Key Price” inside the lock screen it will display a smaller window:

The information from that window is the following:

Key Price Or After Hours
1. After 10 Hours Key Price = $20
2. After 24 Hours Key Price = $30
3. After 48 Hours Key Price = $50
4. After 72 Hours Key Price = $100
After 82 hours if you do not buy the key your files will be encrypted for the rest of your life.

If you click on “About” the following window will show up:

To remove the lock on your screen and get the ransom note window down, all you have to do is type one of these two unlock codes:




CryptoDevil ransomware will most probably seek to encrypt files, which have the following extensions:

→.doc, .docx, .pdf, .db, .jpg, .png, .ppt, .pptx, .txt, .xls, .xlsx

All of the files that become encrypted will receive the extension .devil. Fortunately enough, it will only encrypt files found inside the folder with the executable that launches the malicious code, including

Remove CryptoDevil Ransomware and Restore .devil Files

If your computer got infected with the CryptoDevil ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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