What is Cryptorbit?

Cryptorbit is a ransomware infection that denies you desktop access and displays an obnoxious notification on your screen. The only reason why this infection gets into your computer is money, and that is exactly what you should never give to the people behind this scam. Unlike other ransomware applications, Cryptorbit does not accuse you of non-existent crimes. This program is very straightforward in what it wants you to do. However, you need to remove Cryptorbit from your computer and then make sure that you have no other infections in your system, by running a full PC scan with a licensed antimalware tool. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Cryptorbit come from?

Various reports claim that Cryptorbit was first spotted in September 2013. This ransomware infection functions very similarly to CryptoLocker Virus, Prison Locker and other screen-lock applications that have been created to extort money from innocent computer users.

It should be pointed out that Cryptorbit is not a clone of CryptoLocker Virus although their behavior is practically identical. It just shows that this tactics works well enough for different groups of hackers to employ it.

In order to avoid getting infected with Cryptorbit you should stay away from spam email and whatever links or attachments may come with it. Also, avoid accessing unfamiliar websites, and do not click on outgoing links on pop-up ads. Cryptorbit is very good at making use of social engineering techniques for its distribution, so you should steer away from anything suspicious you encounter on the web.

What does Cryptorbit do?

Just like any other ransomware infection, once it gets into your system Cryptorbit denies desktop access by displaying a threatening screen-sized message. You can get acquainted with the message below:


All files including videos, photos and documents, etc on your computer are encrypted.
Encryption was produced using a unique public key generated for this computer. To decrypt files, you need to obtain the private key.
The single copy of the private key, which will allow you to decrypt the files, located on a secret server on the Internet; the server will destroy the key after a time specified in this window. After that nobody and never will be able to restore files.

Unfortunately, Cryptorbit is not joking – the ransomware really encrypts your files, but the point is that it would not decrypt them even if you pay the ransom fee. Cryptorbit asks you to download and install Tor Browser which will then allow you to enter 4sfxctgp53imlvzk.onion/index.php page where you will be asked to pay from $50 up to $500 ransom fee. However, even if you do pay, the application will not unlock your computer and it will definitely NOT decrypt the files. The entire thing is a malicious scam designed to steal your money.

How to remove Cryptorbit?

It is possible to remove Cryptorbit with a reliable computer security tool. All you have to do is bypass the screen-lock and for that we have provided the instructions below. As for the encrypted files, you will have to use your System Restore utility for that. The system usually creates Restore points with each new software update, and you should be able to restore all of your files using this utility. Should you have any further questions regarding Cryptorbit, its removal or file restoration, do not hesitate to leave a comment in the box below.

How to restore desktop access

Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key and metro Start menu will open.
  2. Click Internet Explorer tile and type into the address bar. Press Enter.
  3. Download SpyHunter, install it and run a full system scan.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart your computer and tap F8 once BIOS screen disappears.
  2. If Windows logo appears, reboot the PC and try again.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking on Advanced Boot Options menu. Press Enter.
  4. Go to and install SpyHunter.
  5. Run a full PC scan.

Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
  2. When confirmation box appears, click Yes.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start menu and click Run.
  5. Enter “msconfig” into the Open box and click OK.
  6. Select Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Click Disable all and press OK.
  8. Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and scan your system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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