Xcrypt Ransomware – Remove and Restore .xcrypt Files

Xcrypt Ransomware – Remove and Restore .xcrypt Files

This article will aid you to remove Xcrypt ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end of the article.

Xcrypt is a ransomware cryptovirus. Your files will become encrypted and receive the extension .xcrypt when the encryption process is finished. The Xcrypt cryptovirus will leave a ransom note with demands for payment, written in the Russian language. Read below to see in what ways you could try to restore some of your data.

Threat Summary

Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message after that.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .xcrypt on your files after it completes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Xcrypt.
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.

Xcrypt Ransomware – Spread

Xcrypt ransomware could spread its infection via different methods. The payload file that initiates the malicious script for this ransomware, that in turn infects your computer machine, is spotted by malware researchers on the Web. You could see a payload file being analyzed on the VirusTotal service:

Xcrypt ransomware might also spread its infection by distributing its payload file on social media networks and file-sharing websites. Freeware applications found on the Internet could be promoted as useful but also could be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Don’t open files right after you have downloaded them, especially if they come from suspicious sources such as links and emails. Instead, you should scan them first. Run a security program and do a scan, while also checking the size and signatures of each file for anything suspicious. You should read the tips for ransomware prevention topic in the forum.

Xcrypt Ransomware – Details

Xcrypt ransomware is a cryptovirus that has a new iteration. Malware researchers have found that the previous version used the extension .xcrypt to append to the encrypted files and that there is no change in that department.

Xcrypt ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, launch and repress processes in Windows. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each launch of the Windows Operating System.

The ransom note will pop up right after the encryption process finishes. The note is written in the Russian language and it states what the demands of the cybercriminals are for the decryption of your files. The note is inside a file named Xhelp.jpg which also has a copy on your Desktop. You can see the ransom message that loads after file encryption right here:

That ransom note reads the following:

Ваш компьютеер был взломан!
Все Ваши файлы теперь зашифрованы.
К сожалению для Вас, программисты и полиция
не смогут Вам помочь.
Для расшифровки обратитесь к оператору по ICQ.

ВАЖНО! Запишите номер нашей ICQ 714 595 302
Ярлык этого окна создан на Вашем рабочем столе,
но Вы можете удалить его и потеряете наши контакты,
следовательно потеряете все Ваши файлы.
icq 714 595 302

Roughly translated, the note of the Xcrypt ransomware states that your files are encrypted and that even programmers and the Police can’t help you. Also, the cybercriminals give their ICQ number for contacting them. No ransom price is given outright. You should NOT in any circumstance pay these cybercriminals. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to these criminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware or do other criminal activity.

No list with file extensions that the Xcrypt ransomware seeks to encrypt is available yet.

Every file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to every one of them, and namely – .xcrypt. It might have a connection with the Telecrypt ransomware virus, as it uses to connect to the Telegram.org service, as well.

The Xcrypt cryptovirus is quite likely to delete the Shadow Copies from the Windows operating system by using the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Continue to read and check out what type of ways you can try to potentially restore some of your data.

Remove Xcrypt Ransomware and Restore .xcrypt Files

If your computer got infected with the Xcrypt 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.

Manually delete Xcrypt from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the Xcrypt threat: Manual removal of Xcrypt requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Xcrypt files and objects
2.Find malicious files created by Xcrypt on your PC

Automatically remove Xcrypt by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Xcrypt with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by Xcrypt
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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