Do you know what Cryptorbit is?
Have you been introduced to a Cryptorbit warning when you opened an unfamiliar image or text file? This means that a malicious ransomware has been infiltrated onto your personal computer. If your PC is not safeguarded by reliable, automatic malware detection and removal software, this devious threat could be infiltrated with bundled downloads, via corrupted spam email attachments and other security backdoors. The ransomware then proceeds with the modification of your personal files. As our researchers have found out, the malicious infection can modify the first 512 bytes and add 512 at the end of the file, so that you could not open it in a regular manner. Even though the ransomware will ask you to pay money in order to have files decrypted, we suggest that you delete Cryptorbit.
The clandestine ransomware is not a shocking or surprising threat because numerous of similar and even more dangerous infections alike have been analyzed in the past. For example, CryptoLocker can encrypt your files as well; however, this malicious infection does not leave any options to the targeted computer users. Cryptorbit, on the other hand, is not as devastating because the file encryption is not as complex. Needless to say, if you do not know how to remove ransomware or decrypt files, you may be thinking about paying the requested payments. As it has been discovered, the requested payment may vary from one operating system to the next. While some computer users are ordered to pay $50, others are pushed to pay $400 and more. You should think about investing this money in legitimate anti-malware programs or applications which could help you recover and restore the modified files, if you do not know how to perform this yourself.
If you wish to decrypt the corrupted .doc, .pdf, .png, and other files, you can try to replace the first 512 bytes with the information of a similar file. For example, if you are trying to decrypt a Word file, you can take the first 512 bytes of the file created on the same Word version. Another option you have is using reliable file recovery programs. Unfortunately, if your operating system does not have a restore point, there is a great chance that many of these programs will not be able to help you. As soon as the files are recovered you should install automatic malware detection and removal software to delete Cryptorbit related components. This software will help you keep the Windows system guarded in the future as well.
In non-techie terms:
Cryptorbit is a ransomware which will modify files on your operating system in order to force you into paying money for the presented decryption services. We do not recommend paying the requested sum; however, even if you already have done this you certainly should utilize authentic security software. Automatic malware removal software will remove remaining ransomware components and will assist you with further Windows protection.
Aliases: Cryptorbit virus.