Do you know what Crypt888 Ransomware is?
Have you let in the malicious Crypt888 Ransomware into your Windows operating system? If you have no idea where this malicious threat has come from, the chances are that you are careless when downloading unfamiliar software, opening spam emails and their attachments, clicking random links, and doing other risky things. It is suspected that the ransomware, in most cases, spreads using corrupted spam email attachments, but you have to be vigilant about all security backdoors because cyber criminals can exploit them all. Furthermore, there are tons and tons of file-encrypting threats just like this one (e.g., Exobuilder Ransomware, Hc7 Ransomware, or Eternity Ransomware), and so you need to keep all security backdoors secured. In most cases, file-encrypting threats permanently corrupt the files, but that might not be the case with the infection discussed in this report. Once you delete Crypt888 Ransomware, you should be able to decrypt your personal files for free.
Do you store sensitive and important files in %USERPROFILE%\Documents, %USERPROFILE%\Music, and %USERPROFILE%\Videos directories? If you do, they will be corrupted by the malicious Crypt888 Ransomware when it slithers in. The files are encrypted using the RSA key, and once the process is complete, every file is given the “Lock.” extension at the beginning of their names. Needless to say, that makes it easy for you to identify the files that were corrupted. If you are careful, you probably have these files backed up, and so you do not need to worry about losing them at all. On the other hand, if your files are not protected in that manner, you might pay attention to the ransom note that is shown via the background image. This ransom note is pretty confusing because it informs that you need to transfer 48.48 BTC to a specific Bitcoin Address (3BGrRU4mhAkCFx1s3Z4yQLCbNg29wtBFj8) because that is how much you have stolen. 48.48 BTC is a lot of money – at the time of research, this was around 811,000 US Dollars – and so not many victims will even have enough to cover the ransom. Most likely, the files that were corrupted are not even worth it. All in all, even if you have the money, and your files are incredibly important to you, you do not need to pay the ransom. Instead, you need to remove Crypt888 Ransomware.
Also known as Mircop Ransomware, the devious Crypt888 Ransomware is no longer an unbeatable threat because a decryptor has been created to free all of the files corrupted by it. Due to this, it is unlikely that the threat is spreading at all anymore. If it emerges, it can be contained very fast. First, you need to remove Crypt888 Ransomware, and that might be the most complicated task because detecting the malicious launcher of this threat could be difficult for inexperienced users. All in all, the threat must be deleted, and once it is, the decryptor can be used. Look up “Crypt888 Decryptor,” and if you cannot find it, let us know via the comments section, and we will point you to it.
You should install anti-malware software to automatically delete Crypt888 Ransomware from your operating system, as well as to keep it clear from malware in the future. Even if you successfully get rid of this threat yourself using the instructions below, you need to think about the future, and employing reliable security software is crucial. Once you remove the ransomware and, hopefully, recover the files, it is also recommended that you change the passwords to all of your sensitive accounts because it was found that the ransomware can successfully steal personal information available via Filezilla, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Skype. It is not known how cyber criminals could use this information, but it is obvious that they would not use it in a way that is beneficial to you.
Delete Crypt888 Ransomware
- If you find the launcher of the ransomware, right-click and Delete it.
- Delete all suspicious recently downloaded files as well.
- Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the malicious components.
- Perform a full system scan to check if your operating system is clean.
In non-techie terms:
Without a doubt, Crypt888 Ransomware – or Mircop Ransomware – is a tremendously malicious infection, and it was found that besides encrypting files it also can steal personal information. While it should be possible to decrypt the encrypted files for free using a third-party decryption tool, it is up to you to protect your personal data. We recommend changing passwords to your accounts and being cautious about any scams that could be supported using your personal information. While you might be able to delete the infection manually, it is strongly recommended that you install anti-malware software. Not only will it completely clean your operating system but it will also ensure full-time protection, which you, obviously, need.