Cryptre Ransomware

What is Cryptre Ransomware?

No one wants to be infected with ransomware. Especially not by the likes of Cryptre Ransomware. It might not look like much, but this is a dangerous infection, and it comes over with just one purpose in mind: it wants your money. To get that, Cryptre Ransomware encrypts your personal files, and it says it won’t release them unless you pay the ransom fee. Of course, you should never consider paying it. Just remove Cryptre Ransomware with a powerful antispyware program right now, and be sure to secure your computer against similar intruders in the future.test

Where does Cryptre Ransomware come from?

We cannot tell exactly how exactly this program spreads around because it is not a far-reaching infection, and no such research has been made. However, seeing how this program is another version of CryptoWire Ransomware, it is safe to assume that Cryptre Ransomware also travels via spam email attachments.

The truth is that spam emails are the most common ransomware distribution “vehicle” (for the lack of a better word). So, it means that we encounter potential ransomware “distributors” almost every day. Some of those spam emails might look like notifications from online stores or reports from financial institutions. You might also encounter an email that looks like a message from an individual who is asking you to check some documents.

However, no matter what you do, you should NEVER open unfamiliar files without any second thought. We do understand that quite often, these files look reliable, but that is hardly ever the case. Take note whether the information in the email contains urgent tones. It is very likely that a spam email will try to push users into a certain action. For instance, it is very often that they tell people to open the attached document because it supposedly carries crucial information.

As a result, some users fall for this trick and open the attached file. After that Cryptre Ransomware or any other ransomware program that gets distributed via the same route, gets installed on the target computer. You can avoid ransomware infection by deleting spam emails the moment they reach you. You can also choose to scan the attached file with a security tool before opening it. If the security tool of your choice senses something suspicious about the file, you will also be able to delete it immediately.

What does Cryptre Ransomware do?

Since this program is a pretty generic ransomware infection, it behaves like your average member of the category. It means that it enters the system and scans it looking for the files it can encrypt. Then it launches the encryption, scrambling most of the personal files, and rendering them illegible. Like in most ransomware infection cases, the program adds an extension to the affected filename. It will say “encrypted” at the end of every single affected file, although you probably do not need that because it is obvious. After all, the file icon changes and the system can no longer read those files.

Also, aside from the encryption, Cryptre Ransomware displays the ransom note. The ransom note appears in a pop-up window that jumps into your screen once the encryption is complete. The ransom note is very concise and simple:

The only way you can recover your files is to buy a decryption key
The payment method is: Bitcoins. The price is: $200 = 0.06058397 Bitcoins

Click on the ‘Buy decryption key’ button.

Any computer expert would tell you that paying the ransom is not an option. First, this program was released quite a while ago, so it means that the malicious server might not even be online anymore. So you would only lose your money by sending the ransom payment. Second, paying the ransom only encourages these cybercriminals to continue creating similar infections, and we certainly want this ransomware endemic to end as soon as possible.

How do I remove Cryptre Ransomware?

Do yourself a favor and terminate this infection right now. You can remove it by following the manual removal instructions below. It is also possible to delete Cryptre Ransomware via an automated antispyware tool.

After that, please delete the affected files and transfer the healthy copies back into your system. If you do not have an external file backup, you should be able to find most of your recent files on your mobile device, your cloud drive or your inbox.

Manual Cryptre Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %Program Files (x86)% into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Navigate to the Common Files folder and remove these files:
  4. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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