Kripto64 Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Kripto64 Ransomware is?

There is a new infection, and it goes by the name Kripto64 Ransomware. This threat appears to be targeted at users who speak Turkish, but we cannot confirm or deny that it is region-specific. It is most likely that this malicious ransomware was created by amateurs or malware developers who are only testing the possibilities of ransomware infections because it does not work as efficiently as some other well-known ransomware threats. LockerPay Ransomware, Crypt32mail.ru Ransomware, and Rijndael Ransomware are few of the latest ones. According to our research team, this infection might not attack any users, but it is also possible that it could be upgraded in the future. Read this report to learn how to recognize this infection, as well as how to protect your operating system against it. We also discuss the removal of Kripto64 Ransomware.

It was found that Kripto64 Ransomware was built using the Hidden-Tear open source code, which can be used by anyone. Just like all other threats created using the same code, the ransomware employs the AES encryption algorithm to encrypt your files, and it should target files that are considered “personal,” such as documents and photos. At the time of research, the threat could not communicate with a remote server, and, therefore, the encryption process was not initiated. Of course, the server could be down temporarily, and the malicious processes could be reactivated soon enough. On the other hand, it is also possible that the threat is already “dead.” All in all, we have to consider all possibilities, and, in the worst case scenario, Kripto64 Ransomware will encrypt your files and will demand for a ransom. In this case, the “!!!Dikat!!!” window should pop up ordering to pay a ransom equal to 500 Turkish Lira. Even if your files were encrypted, you need to think if following the demands of cyber criminals is a good idea.

According to the information gathered during research, it appears that Kripto64 Ransomware spreads via spam emails. That means that its installer can be attached to spam emails, which is why you have to be extremely careful when opening suspicious emails sent by unfamiliar parties. For example, if you get an airline company asking to confirm your flight, you need to think if you have booked a flight at all or if you booked it via the company. You should also check the email address. In some cases, cyber criminals create addresses that look very similar to original ones, but, in reality, are fictitious. If you stay cautious, you should be able to evade scams and malware installers. Note that you have to be just as cautious when downloading software and interacting with online advertisements and offers.

Although it is highly unlikely that Kripto64 Ransomware will slither into your operating system and corrupt your personal files, you have to be cautious. In case this threat has attacked you, you need to find and delete its main .exe file. Since it should have a unique name, and you might have downloaded it to a unique folder, we cannot tell you where to find it. If you are having trouble identifying the executable, employ an anti-malware tool to find and delete Kripto64 Ransomware for you. To ensure full-time protection in the future, keep the tool updated at all times and act cautiously when surfing the web.

Remove Kripto64 Ransomware from Windows

  1. Click X on the !!!Dikkat!! window to close it.
  2. Right-click the {random name}.exe ransomware file.
  3. Select Delete and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  4. Immediately scan your operating system to check for leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

If Kripto64 Ransomware has invaded your operating system and introduced you to a ransom note in Turkish, the first thing you should do is check if your files were encrypted. If they were not, the first thing you must do is remove the infection. Afterward, quickly scan your operating system to check if any other infections are present. If they are, remove them immediately. You might choose to move differently if the infection has indeed encrypted your personal files. In this case, you might have to worry about the decryption process, and the payment of the ransom might be the only option for you. Hopefully, you do not have to resort to fulfilling the demands of cyber criminals. In any case, do not forget to remove Kripto64 Ransomware!