FCrypt Ransomware

What is FCrypt Ransomware?

FCrypt Ransomware is a threat that can encrypt files, but it is unlikely that it spreads and that it encrypts files in reality. First of all, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has not found any victims of this malware. Second, the tested sample of the threat did not request a ransom, which is what most file-encrypting ransomware request. It appears that maybe someone created this malware just for fun or to educate themselves. In any case, even if this malware does not invade real operating systems that belong to regular Windows users, we cannot ignore it. Just in case the threat attacks, we have created a removal guide that shows how to get rid of it. More important, the guide explains how to protect the system and personal files to ensure that ransomware cannot invade in the first place. Note that the same security tips can be applied to avoid other kinds of malware too, and so you should continue reading. If you have questions – post them in the comments section.test

How does FCrypt Ransomware work?

Ransomware seems to be all around us. FORMA Ransomware, Snatch Ransomware, Eq Ransomware, EnyBeny Ransomware, and FCrypt Ransomware are just a few of the latest infections to join the party. This kind of malware usually relies on spam emails to carry the launcher file, and the messages within these emails are meant to trick the targeted users into executing malware themselves. Unreliable downloaders, system vulnerabilities, and remote access backdoors are among other things that cyber criminals can use to drop malware. Once it is in, it is meant to encrypt files immediately. FCrypt Ransomware does that using the AES encryption algorithm. According to our researchers, the threat generates a random MD5 hash that is used as a key. Some say that it is possible to decipher the encryptor, but we could not find proof of that, and so it is possible that once files are encrypted, they are locked for good. That is the strength of ransomware because if users cannot decrypt files manually, they might choose to follow the demands of cyber attackers. These demands are made via a file named “#HELP-DECRYPT-FCRYPT1.1#.txt,” and you can remove it after reading it.

According to the message, files with the “.FCrypt” extension added to them are encrypted, and it is possible to decrypt them by sending the “#HELP-DECRYPT-FCRYPT1.1#.txt” file to cyber criminals (the email address is fcrypt@qq.com) and uninstalling anti-virus software. This is very strange, especially because, allegedly, you do not need to pay money for the decryption services. Nonetheless, interacting with cyber criminals is a dangerous game, and if you email them and then remove security software, they might trick you into opening more malicious files and further infecting the system. Due to this, we do not advise sending the email, and if you do that, make sure you act cautiously. Do not click on links or open files without assessing the situation first. If you act carelessly, you could create more problems for yourself. Of course, we hope that FCrypt Ransomware is that one infection you do not need to face at all. Needless to say, you want to take appropriate security measures to ensure the defenses are high.

How to delete FCrypt Ransomware

There is no time to waste here. The first thing we recommend doing is scanning the operating system to check if malware exists. If it does, you need to eliminate it immediately. You can use the guide below to remove FCrypt Ransomware from your operating system, but we suggest installing anti-malware software. That is the second thing that should be on your to-do list right now. Although it might be very useful when deleting existing threats – because it does that automatically – the most important task for this software is to protect your operating system. If protection is set up, malware will have a MUCH harder time slithering in. Finally, you want to secure your files, which can be done by backing them up. Use a trusted cloud storage service, or set up an external drive, and make sure you constantly back up new files. If something happens, you will have backups, and you will not need to listen to cyber attackers.

Removal Guide

  1. Find the launcher of the infection, right-click it, and choose Delete.
  2. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file, #HELP-DECRYPT-FCRYPT1.1#.txt (on Desktop).
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then scan your system using a trusted malware scanner.

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