What is Ransomcrow Ransomware

Ransomcrow is a ransomware infection designed to encrypt valuable data and blackmail victims into paying money for its retrieval. During encryption, it assigns the .encrypted extension, which is generic to many file-encryptors. To illustrate, a file initially named 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.encrypted and also drop its icon. After this, the virus creates a text note called readme.txt and also replaces desktop wallpapers.

readme.txt

All of your files have been encrypted
Your computer was infected with a ransomware virus. Your files have been encrypted and you won't
be able to decrypt them without our help.
What can I do to get my files back? You can buy the decrypter, it will leave your pc as it was before the encryption.
The price is 50€
You can buy cryptos here
Coinmama - hxxps://www.coinmama.com
Bitpanda - hxxps://www.bitpanda.com
Payment informationAmount: 0.1473766 BTC
Bitcoin Address: [redacted]

Information within the generated note is meant to guide victims through the recovery process. It is said a payment equivalent to €50 in Bitcoins is necessary for transfer to get special decryption tools and return the data. Victims can also contact swindlers for in-person communication via the given email address (ransomcrow@proton.me). As a rule, decryption without the help of cybercriminals is very complex and even impossible – it may be the opposite if there are some bugs or flaws alleviating third-party interference. We have included some notable recovery and decryption tools in our guide below, however, we are unable to guarantee they will actually help – due to the aforementioned. Users are oftentimes left with either paying the ransom or restoring files via backup copies (if such are available for use). Trusting cybercriminals is often not recommended, however, you may consider buying decryption if you can sacrifice the specified amount of ransom. Developers behind Ransomcrow Ransomware demand far less money compared to what others do – some require victims to pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars. If you are going to restore your data without the help of extortionists, it is important that you remove Ransomcrow Ransomware from your computer to ensure no malicious activity is present. You can do it in our guide below and also explore some recovery options.

ransomcrow ransomware

How Ransomcrow Ransomware infected your computer

Phishing techniques are paramount when ransomware infections are spread. Cybercriminals may camouflage malware under some legitimate-looking file (e.g., Word, Excel, PDF, EXE, JavaScript, RAR, ZIP, etc.) and send it inside of e-mail spam letters. Such letters often present information about the “importance” of opening attached files or links. It is made sure such messages look barely different from various Delivery companies, Tax Authorities, Banks, or other parties – to make users truly believe in the information written. Unfortunately, following requests of such spam messages will most likely outflow in malware ending up on your system. Thus, it is important to avoid such e-mail letters and double-check the information you get into your email. Apart from this, many infections may also infiltrate users via fake software installers/updates, malicious cracking tools, system vulnerabilities, backdoors, keyloggers, and other types of suspicious channels. To be more protected against such threats in the future, we recommend you read our guide below and learn more practical tips related to this topic.

  1. Download Ransomcrow Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .encrypted files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Ransomcrow Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Ransomcrow Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Ransomcrow Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Ransomcrow Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Ransomcrow Ransomware . The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Ransomcrow Ransomware files:


readme.txt
{randomname}.exe

Ransomcrow Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .encrypted files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .encrypted files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .encrypted files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Ransomcrow Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .encrypted files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Ransomcrow Ransomware , in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Ransomcrow Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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