Do you know what VisionCrypt Ransomware is?
VisionCrypt Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection. Perhaps it is a little bit redundant to say that, considering that we have been dealing with ransomware for quite some time now. In other words, by now, users should be aware of how destructive ransomware programs are. However, it is hard to understand the scope of the infection unless you experience it yourself.
If this program entered your computer, you should do everything in your power to remove VisionCrypt Ransomware from your system immediately. It might take some sacrifices to get rid of this infection, but you should not just leave it there.
This program could have entered your computer accidentally when you downloaded an email attachment. Normally, ransomware programs get distributed through spam campaigns, and email service providers that do not have good filters fall victims to such attacks. What’s worse, the emails that carry ransomware installers may look like legitimate messages from reputable companies. And the installer files will look like decent document files, rather than a suspicious executable. Although it is possible to avoid VisionCrypt Ransomware if you recognize the main distribution patterns, it is hard to stay alert all the time. Therefore, you should consider scanning unfamiliar attachments with a security program before opening them.
Once you launch the ransomware installer file, the program gets installed on your computer, and then it looks for files it can encrypt. There are very few ransomware programs out there that encrypt every single file on the target system because that would be highly bothersome. Usually, ransomware infections target user files in the %UserProfile% directory. This directory does not contain system files. For the most part, it has just the files you have either created or downloaded. So, in other words, VisionCrypt Ransomware will encrypt all of the files you use the most often, thus successfully barring you from accessing your data.
Once the encryption is complete, this is the ransom that will appear on your screen:
**CLOSING OF THIS PROGRAM WILL REMOVE ALL CHANCE OF FILE RETRIEVAL**
What happened to my files?
Many of your pictures, documents, databases and all other important files are no longer accessible, as they have been encrypted using AES-128 government grade encryption.
The message continues, and the infection says that you have two days to deliver the ransom payment. If you fail the meet these requirements, your files will remain permanently encrypted. Of course, it does not mean that you should pay the money immediately because the criminals behind this infection will probably not move a muscle to restore your files. Also, it is rather unfortunate that there is no public decryption tool available that would help you unlock your data. The infection does not seem to be wide-spread enough to have a public decryption tool devised immediately.
What’s more, during our tests we have found that the infection sample we have obtained does not work anymore, so it could be possible that the program’s command and control center is down. Hence, even if you were to contact these criminals, they may not reply. And the ransom payment transfer would not even reach them. You would just throw your money away for nothing.
If you are wondering what you should do about your files, we would recommend going through all the potential storage places, where you could have saved your files. For example, perhaps you have a lot of your photos and other picture files saved on your mobile device. Perhaps you have an external hard drive where you regularly back up your files. If that is the case, you can delete the encrypted files, remove VisionCrypt Ransomware, and then transfer the healthy files back into your computer.
It should not be hard to remove VisionCrypt Ransomware, but if you feel that it is too much of a challenge for you, you can terminate the program automatically. For that, you will need a licensed antispyware tool that will locate all the malicious files on your computer and will remove them at once. Please keep in mind that by investing in a computer security application, you can safeguard your computer from various infections in the future. You should do everything you can to protect your system from harm.
How to Delete VisionCrypt Ransomware
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and open Task Manager.
- Click the Processes tab and find malicious processes.
- Click those processes and press the End Process button.
- Remove the recently downloaded files from the Desktop.
- Open your Downloads folder.
- Locate and delete recently downloaded files. Press Win+R.
- Type %TEMP% into the Open box. Click OK.
- Remove the most recent files.
- Run a full system scan.
In non-techie terms:
VisionCrypt Ransomware is a program that will make you regret you opened your computer today. But there is no need to give up on your system. You simply have to remove VisionCrypt Ransomware following the instructions above. Investing in a licensed antispyware tool can also help protecting your system from various threats. If you need more help with this removal, please feel free to leave us a comment below this description.