DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware

What is DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware?

DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware is a dangerous threat that locks your screen and claims that it has encrypted all your precious personal files, including you documents, pictures, and archives. However, our malware specialists at have found that this ransomware infection could be still in development stage because the current version that is spreading on the web does not actually encrypt your files. This can mean, of course, that sooner or later a new version may hit the web that will be a real nightmare. Nevertheless, we find it essential to talk about this threat even if right now it may not hit you as hard as it is being designed to. We believe that you should remove DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware immediately, because it may cause other types of damage to your system if you keep it on board.test

Where does DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware come from?

It is hard to say at this early stage how this malicious program is distributed because it has been around only a month or so. Still, two methods have been found to be used so far. It is possible that the malicious executable file is called WindowsApplication1.exe to be disguised as a Windows system file. This malicious file can be dropped onto your system via corrupt third-party ads. For example, you are browsing the web and a window pops up claiming that you need to update your system or your Flash driver because there could be serious issues if you do not do so. Inexperienced computer users may easily fall for such an obvious trick. If you click to download this fake update, you could let this toothless beast onto your machine. Remember, that in the case of a working and finished version, you could not delete DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware from your system without leaving your files encrypted and probably losing them all unless you have a recent backup.

It is also likely that this file is delivered to your “door” as an attachment in a spam e-mail. This is indeed the most frequently used method to infect unsuspecting users. A spam can reach lots of people if the cyber criminals have a good database of e-mail addresses. Such a spam can easily trick inexperienced users because it may seem to be authentic and important at the same time even if it may land in your spam folder. Of course, you cannot trust your spam filter fully because it can happen every day that even your personal or official mail may end up there. Thus, you need to be extra careful every time you open this folder not to fall for such a misleading spam. This spam can regard any matter that may seem to be urgent to you, such as an unsettled invoice, a bank warning about suspicious traffic on your account, and so on. However, this mail will contain the malicious file as the attachment and pose as an image or document supposedly containing vital information for you. Once you save this file and run it to view it, you activate this malicious attack. This time, you are in the luck since you can remove DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware without losing your files but you need to be very careful in the future because the next version could encrypt your files beyond restoration.

How does DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware work?

This ransomware mainly targets Brazilian and Portuguese computer users as its ransom note suggest. This note is in Portuguese language and comes up on your screen as a locker; without the apparent possibility to close it since there is not close button on it. This may make inexperienced users feel like their computer really got locked and they cannot access their files. Speaking of which, as we have mentioned before, this version does not encrypt your precious files. However, this infection still appends a “.locked” extension that has been used by a number of ransomware programs. This also can make you believe that your files have been encrypted even if you manage to close this ransom window.

These cyber criminals instruct you to transfer 0.05 BTC (around 110 USD) to a given Bitcoin address within a week; or else, they will lose your files and your personal data will be leaked on the net. At least, this is how these crooks try to scare you to pay the ransom fee. However, since this version does not encrypt your files, there is really no need to even think about paying. You can actually easily close this fake screen lock by pressing the Alt+F4 key combination. Then, you can remove DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware before it does something worse on your system.

How do I delete DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware?

It is possible that you need to restart your computer in Safe Mode to be able to delete all related files. We have prepared a guide for you below this article if you care to take care of this threat manually. However, it is also possible that this would be too much for you to handle and would prefer an automated solution. Then, we recommend that you download and install a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. Protecting your PC with such security software can change your online experience and you will learn what real peace of mind is.

Restart your computer in Safe Mode

Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

  1. Restart your PC and keep tapping the F8 key to launch the boot menu.
  2. Select Safe Mode and press the Enter key.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Change to the Metro UI screen and click the Power icon.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key while clicking on the Restart option.
  3. Pick Advanced options from the Troubleshooting menu.
  4. Choose Startup Settings and click Restart.
  5. Press the F4 key to restart in Safe Mode.

Remove DeadSec-Crypto Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch your Task Manager.
  2. Identify and select the malicious process in the list of running processes.
  3. Press End task to kill the process.
  4. Exit your Task Manager.
  5. Press Win+E.
  6. Locate and bin the malicious executable file you downloaded. It could be in the following default places: %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE\Downloads, or %USERPROFILE\Desktop
  7. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  8. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  9. Check if HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key has a suspicious new entry and remove it.
  10. Exit your editor.
  11. Restart your computer in Normal Mode. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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