CryptoMix ransomware

What is CryptoMix ransomware?

CryptoMix Ransomware is a severe threat to your personal files if any of the variants of this vicious program manages to sneak onto your system. Our malware specialists say that this ransomware has become a growing family as several new variants have emerged on the web lately, such as Exte Ransomware, Zayka Ransomware, and Azer Ransomware. This ransomware can encrypt more than 850 file extensions, which means that you can lose most of your files in this malicious attack. Although some of the variants have already been hacked by malware hunters, and some free tools have appeared on the web to help victims restore their files, we cannot say this about the latest versions yet. Therefore, it is quite likely that you will have to say goodbye to your files unless you have a backup copy somewhere safe and preferably not connected to your PC. We would never advise you to pay the ransom fee to get the decryption key or tool because no one can guarantee that this will happen at all. What we can tell you out of experience is that cyber criminals rarely keep their promise. Even if they send you something for your money, it could be yet another malicious hit. Thus, we highly recommend that you remove CryptoMix Ransomware from your computer.test

Where does CryptoMix Ransomware come from?

There are basically three main channels through which you can infect your PC with this dangerous threat. First, you may download the malicious file as an attachment in a spam mail. Cyber crooks like to use spam because it is easy to reach lots of potential victims at the same time practically. This attached file may pose as a document or an image that claims to be an unsettled invoice, the proof of an issue with an online hotel booking, questionable transactions on your bank account, and so on. When you see an e-mail with a relating subject in your spam folder, you would probably feel like you want to open this mail to check its content. Please note that there are ransomware infections that may be able to infect you the moment you click to open the spam mail. But most of the time the activation begins when you try to view the attachment. This also means that by the time you delete CryptoMix Ransomware from your system, your files will be rendered useless and the removal will not recover them.

Second, you may get redirected to a malicious page that is rigged with Exploit Kits. In this case, you have to click on unsafe third-party ads or links to end up there. Such content could be presented to you via questionable websites, including freeware, torrent, online gambling, and porn-related pages, or by malware infections hiding on your PC. Such kits can take advantage of outdated versions of your browsers and drivers (Java and Flash). Therefore, in order to save yourself and your files from such a horrible attack, you should keep all your browsers and drivers updated frequently. And, third, it is also possible that these crooks attack your system manually via Remote Desktop Protocol. This can happen when you have a remote desktop program (e.g., TeamViewer) installed on your machine and it is not set up and configured correctly with a strong password, etc. Hopefully, now you see how you can protect your PC more efficiently against such malicious attacks. But no matter how this threat ended up on your system, you must remove CryptoMix Ransomware as soon as possible.

How does CryptoMix Ransomware work?

As we have mentioned, this vicious program can target a great number of file types and extensions, which also means great devastation on your system. This infection applies the RSA-2048 algorithm, which is one of the strongest and most difficult to hack. Since there have been several variants emerging on the web recently, your encrypted files could have an extension matching your variant, such as “.EXTE,” “.NOOB,” and “.WALLET” making your file name look like “4CB4CD301G5225B125BB8CA62WEC0768.EXTE.” This malware drops a ransom note in every folder it touches. This note, again, could be named differently for all variants: “_HELP_INSTRUCTION.TXT,” “HELP_YOUR_FILES.HTML,” or ” #_RESTORING_FILES_#.TXT.” Depending on your variant, you could be asked to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins to get the decryption key. You are supposed to contact these criminals via e-mail, which is different for each variant (“,” “,” and “” among others). Instead of contacting these crooks and paying them money though we advise you to remove CryptoMix Ransomware ASAP.

How do I delete CryptoMix Ransomware?

If you feel skilled enough to eliminate this dangerous threat manually, we suggest that you use our instructions below this article. We also understand that not all users like to risk performing such steps themselves; this is why we recommend that you install a powerful up-to-date malware removal program like SpyHunter. You can kick back and relax in your virtual world when your PC is protected by such a reliable security tool. If you have any questions regarding the removal of CryptoMix Ransomware, please send your comment down below.

Remove CryptoMix Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. In the “%APPDATA%” folder, locate and delete the suspicious random-name file (e.g., “BC1CFBB99D.exe”).
  3. Delete all suspicious files that you may have saved lately.
  4. Empty the Recycle Bin.

Remove the malicious scheduled tasks

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. On the Start-up tab, find the suspicious program in the list and press Disable.
  3. Close Task Manager.
  4. Press Win+E.
  5. Open the %WINDIR%\Tasks and %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks directories.
  6. Delete the suspicious, random-name task.
  7. Empty your Recycle bin.
  8. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
  9. Delete the suspicious, random-name value name in “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run” registry key (value data: “%AppData%\*” (* = “BC1CFBB99D.exe” or any other random name).
  10. Close the editor.
  11. Restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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