Do you know what InsaneCrypt Ransomware is?
InsaneCrypt Ransomware is another version of a malicious program titled 'Insane@airmail.cc' Ransomware. Same as the previous variant the malware encrypts user’s data with a strong cryptosystem and marks it with a specific second extension added at the end of each file’s title. The main difference between these two versions is mainly the different message provided on the ransom note, and as you continue reading the article, we will tell you more about it. At the end of this report, we will also add a removal guide showing how to get rid InsaneCrypt Ransomware manually. Our computer specialists recommend deleting it instead of paying the ransom because there are no reassurances the files will be restored. In other words, if you make the payment there is a possibility it will be lost in vain. Therefore, erasing the malware and restoring encrypted files from backup copies seems safer.
Just like the other malicious application’s version it could be spread with suspicious email attachments. To be more precise, it means you could infect the system with InsaneCrypt Ransomware accidentally by merely launching a harmful email attachment. This is precisely why our computer security specialists always advise users to be extra cautious with Spam emails and not to open data attached to them before scanning it with a reputable antimalware tool. If you do not have such a tool, you should simply pick one and install it on the computer. Consequently, it could take some time till you can scan the suspicious file, but given it can save your personal data from ruin the process might be worth your time.
Once, InsaneCrypt Ransomware settles in it should start encrypting user’s data with a secure cryptosystem. Our computer security specialists report the malware does not change any titles, but it may mark each encrypted file with .[email@example.com].DEUSCRYPT extension (the previous version used .[firstname.lastname@example.org].insane extension). Then it should leave a ransom note called note.exe in each directory containing enciphered data. The note left by 'Insane@airmail.cc' Ransomware did not say a lot as it contained a short text saying to write to the provided email address. As for the new ransom note, it claims the files were locked due to a security problem with the computer.
Furthermore, the message says the user has to pay for the decryption with Bitcoins, and the price depends on how fast he contacts the cyber criminals behind this malicious application. No doubt, the message is meant to scare the user and rush him to decide on making the payment. Obviously, we would recommend considering such option carefully as there is a possibility the hackers will take your money, but will not provide the promised decryption tool. Thus, if you have no wish to gamble with your savings and want to get rid of InsaneCrypt Ransomware, we encourage you to use the removal instructions available below this text or employ a reputable antimalware tool and let it deal with the threat for you.
Erase InsaneCrypt Ransomware
- Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously.
- Pick Task Manager.
- Take a look at the Processes tab.
- Locate a process related to the malicious application.
- Select this process and press the End Task button.
- Click Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the suggested paths:
- Search for a file that was launched when the system got infected.
- Right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
- Look for files called note.exe.
- Right-click the ransom notes and press Delete too.
- Leave File Explorer.
- Restart the computer.
In non-techie terms:
InsaneCrypt Ransomware is a malicious application that encrypts user’s data and marks it with .[email@example.com].DEUSCRYPT extension, e.g., picture.jpg.[firstname.lastname@example.org].DEUSCRYPT. Thus, the user can easily recognize all encrypted files at a glance and determine the damage done to his data. Unfortunately, it does not look like volunteer computer security specialists created any tools that could help recover files locked by this threat. In other words, if you do not have any backup copies you may not be able to restore such data. Still, we would not recommend paying the ransom as this way you might lose not just your data, but also your money since the malware’s creators might not send the promised decryption tool even after receiving the payment. If you do not like this scenario, we advise you not to risk your savings and eliminate the threat with the removal guide located above or a reputable antimalware tool you trust.