AES encryption algorithm is being used by a ransomware virus, named SuperCrypt which encrypts the files of it’s victims. The virus has been reported to also add the .SUPERCRYPT file extension to the files which it enciphers. The enciphered files can no longer be opened by any software and the only decryption method seems to be paying a hefty ransom fee of 300 euros or 1 BTC to cyber-criminals, as written In a HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt text file. It is strongly advisable not to pay any ransom and wait for a decryption while in the mean time try alternative methods like the ones here to restore your files after removing SuperCrypt ransomware.
|Short Description||The SuperCrypt ransomware encrypts files with the AES cipher and asks a ransom of 300 Euros for decryption.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and become inaccessible. A ransom note with instructions for paying the ransom shows as a HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt file.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.|
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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.|
SuperCrypt Ransomware – How Does It Spread
Similar to the Zcrypt ransomware virus, SuperCrypt may be downloaded via several methods. The primary method by which SuperCrypt ransomware may spread is via e-mail. This means that you could see it attack your computer disguised in two forms – malicious URLs as well as attachments, both pretending to be legitimate. This is why it is important to always use e-mail services that have multiple spam filters enabled and also learn to scan e-mail attachments from suspicious senders.
SuperCrypt Ransomware – What Does It Do
As soon as installed on your computer, the SuperCrypt threat may connect itself remotely to the servers of cyber-criminals, allowing it to download the malicious files in several key Windows folders under different names:
After this has been done, the SuperCrypt virus may also create value strings in the Run and RunOnce registry entries:
This is done with the one and only purpose of getting the virus to run automatically when Windows starts. After the SuperCrypt virus runs on a compromised computer, it may encrypt different types of widely used files, like videos, images, audion files and others. Some file extensions, SuperCrypt ransomware may scan for and encipher may be the following:
SuperCrypt ransomware has a very specific algorithm (AES) which it uses to encipher files. It scrambles the source code of the file itself, rendering it unopenable by replacing key digits of the code with the algorithm’s. The virus then generates a unique decryption key which it may send to the C&C (Command and Control) server of the cyber-criminals.
After an encryption has been done, the virus then leaves the following note to inform users their files have been encrypted:
Remove SuperCrypt Ransomware and Restore Your Files
Experts have seen these type of viruses long enough to conclude that they are a very serious threat. However, experience also shows us that paying the ransom to cyber-criminals may not get your files back and helps the crooks further develop their malware and spread it to more computers. This is why it is advisable to remove SuperCrypt. One of the removal methods is by following the instructions for removal below. They are carefully devised to methodologically assist with the deletion of all files associated with SuperCrypt ransomware if you have experience. However, in case you lack technical experience when removing malware, experts advise using an advanced anti-malware tool which can easily make sure all the objects associated with this virus are gone from your computer permanently.
To restore your files, we suggest you to wait for a free decryptor to be released, which may happen sooner or later. While you do that, you are welcome to try the free restoration alternatives in step “2. Restore files encrypted by SuperCrypt” below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SuperCrypt from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SuperCrypt from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SuperCrypt from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SuperCrypt from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SuperCrypt from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SuperCrypt from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SuperCrypt from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SuperCrypt from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SuperCrypt
Step 2: Uninstall SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SuperCrypt from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt 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 SuperCrypt will be removed.
Eliminate SuperCrypt 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.