Ransomware

Articles about removing Windows lockers, Browser lockers, Crypto-viruses and other types of blackmailing threats.

How to remove Cry Ransomware and decrypt .cry files

Cry Ransomware is crypto-virus, that infects Windows-based computers and encrypts data of different types. Usually, those are documents, music, photos, e-mails and other files, that can be very important for the user. Ransomware adds .cry extension to affected files and demands $150 ransom for decryption. If ransom is not paid within 100 hours, amount doubles to $300. Among peculiarities, that differentiates Cry virus from other threats of this kind - it creates old_shortcuts on the desktop and moves encrypted files to this folder.

How to remove Cerber ransomware and decrypt .cerber files

Cerber is ransomware virus that uses AES encryption to encrypt user files. Usually it affects documents, photos, images, music, games and other types of personal data. Cerber adds .cerber extension to all encrypted files. Targeting personal information helps them to demand ransom ($500) for decryption. As there are no 100% working free decryption tools available many users pay the ransom to restore their files.

How to remove TeslaCrypt and decrypt .ecc files

TeslaCrypt is very dangerous encrypting virus and ransomware. It uses AES encryption to encrypt sensitive user files (documents, photos, music, video). After this it asks for a ransom to decrypt those files. One of the features of TeslaCrypt ransomware is that it also affects gaming files of most popular games

How to remove Zepto ransomware and decrypt .zepto files

Zepto Ransomware is new file-encrypting ransomware from Locky family. It uses RSA-2048 encryption algorithm and appends .zepto extensions to encrypted files and modifies file names with set of numbers and letters. First part of this set is your actually personal ID that is needed to pay the ransom and get decryptor. Ransom amount is 0.6 BitCoins (~$365). Zepto creates _HELP_instructions.html file with instructions to make the payment.

How to remove Crypt0L0cker and decrypt .encrypted files

Crypt0L0cker is newer version of TorrentLocker ransomware, that appeared earlier. It encrypts all files except .html, .inf, .manifest, .chm, .ini, .tmp, .log, .url, .lnk, .cmd, .bat, .scr, .msi, .sys, .dll, .exe, .avi, .wav, .mp3, .gif, .ico, .png, .bmp and .txt that are necessary for proper Windows operation. All files get .encrypted extension and become inaccessible. The ransom amount is 2.2 Bitcoin. Crypt0l0cker creates DECRYPT_INSTRUCTIONS.html and DECRYPT_INSTRUCTIONS.txt files with instructions to pay the ransom and receive decryptor.