CrazyCrypt Ransomware

What is CrazyCrypt Ransomware?

CrazyCrypt Ransomware can cause a lot of problems as the malicious application is capable not only of encrypting user’s files but also of disabling various features and modifying Registry entries. After encrypting targeted data (e.g., pictures, photos, documents, and so on), the threat should show a warning asking to contact the malware’s developers. The message should also mention the user can decrypt his data only after paying a ransom. To those who do not want to comply with the demands, the cybercriminals threaten to delete their unique decryption keys and erase some of the encrypted files permanently. Needless to say that without decryption tools the affected data is useless in any case, so if you are not planlning on paying the ransom, you should not worry about it getting erased. Our specialists say making the payment could end up badly as the hackers cannot be trusted. Thus, we advise not to risk your money and remove CrazyCrypt Ransomware with the instructions available below the article or a reliable security tool.test

Where does CrazyCrypt Ransomware come from?

Our researchers at believe the malicious application could be spread through unreliable email attachments, setup files, updates, or system’s vulnerabilities, such as unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections. Meaning if you wish to keep away from threats like CrazyCrypt Ransomware in the future, you should be both careful with the data you receive or download from the Internet, as well as do all you can to strengthen the system. Some weaknesses can be eliminated by replacing weak passwords and updating outdated software. Users can also strengthen their systems by employing legitimate antimalware tools, so if you have not acquired such a tool yet, we recommend considering it.

How does CrazyCrypt Ransomware work?

It would seem that once CrazyCrypt Ransomware enters the system, it might kill the following processes: MSconfig.exe, Regedit.exe, Taskmgr.exe, and Cmd.exe. Accordingly, tools like Task Manager or Registry Editor should stop working. Before doing so, the malware might modify particular Registry entries to disable Windows Defender or other security tools. Later on, it should start encrypting various personal files located on the infected device. Our researchers say the malware ought to mark encrypted files with a long extension made from the user’s ID number, hackers’ email address, and the .crazy part. For example, a file affected by the malicious application could look similar to this: CA677498.[].crazy.

Soon after encrypting files, CrazyCrypt Ransomware should place a warning window on top of the screen. The message on it warns not to close it, or the malicious application will delete one thousand files. It also threatens to erase one file if the user does not contact the malware’s creators and pay the ransom until the displayed clock runs out of time. We do not think it would be wise to put up with these demands as there are no guarantees your files will be decrypted as the note promises.

How to erase CrazyCrypt Ransomware?

If you decide paying the ransom is too risky and do not want to do so, we encourage you to get rid of CrazyCrypt Ransomware. It can be deleted both manually and with automatic features, so you can either follow the instructions available below the article or employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Once the malware is erased, do not forget you can replace encrypted files with backup copies if you have them somewhere safe.

Reboot the PC in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Windows key+I and press the Power button.
  2. Click and hold the Shift key, pick Restart.
  3. Pick Troubleshoot from the Advanced Options menu.
  4. Select Startup Settings, pick Restart, then click the F5 key and restart the computer.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start and select the Shutdown options.
  2. Select Restart, then click and hold the F8 key as soon as the computer begins restarting.
  3. Choose from Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking in the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Press Enter and log on.

Eliminate CrazyCrypt Ransomware

  1. Click Windows key+E.
  2. Locate these paths:
  3. Locate the malicious application’s launcher.
  4. Right-click it and select Delete.
  5. Exit File Explorer.
  6. Press Windows key+R.
  7. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  8. Locate this directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
  9. Search for a value name called DisableAntiSpyware, right-click it and choose Delete.
  10. Find this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection
  11. Look for the following value names, right-click them separately and press Delete:
  12. Go to this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  13. Find the listed value names then right-click them and select Delete:
  14. Exit Registry Editor.
  15. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  16. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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