GetCrypt Ransomware

What is GetCrypt Ransomware?

Were your personal files encrypted by GetCrypt Ransomware? If they were, your background wallpaper must have been replaced, and you must have been introduced to a file named “# DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt.” These are the two things that should help you identify the threat in no time. Depending on the version of this malware that you face, the messages delivered via the wallpaper and the text file should push you to email or, and you should not do that. You will learn why that is risky if you continue reading. If you do that, you will also learn how to delete GetCrypt Ransomware, and doing that is very important. Even though your personal files will not be restored when you do that, you do not want anything malicious on your computer, because that creates security risks. Note that you will not get your files decrypted even if you pay the ransom requested by the attackers. So, what are you supposed to do? First, remove the infection, next, find a free decryptor.testtest

How does GetCrypt Ransomware work?

GetCrypt Ransomware is similar to INFOWAIT Ransomware, Tizer78224 Ransomware, Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware, and many other malicious threats. They attack Windows operating systems silently. Then, they encrypt found personal files to prevent victims from opening and reading them in a normal manner. Finally, they deliver ransom notes to demand money from the victims. GetCrypt Ransomware, according to our research team, can employ the RIG exploit kit to spread, but other security backdoors and existing system vulnerabilities could be exploited too. The encryption of files starts as soon as the infection is dropped, and, once that is done, the infection creates “# DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt.” Two different versions of this file have been observed. More recently, the message inside the file promoted a recovery key and the so-called “decoder” for file decryption. This message instructed the victims to email and to obtain it. Of course, if the victims were tricked into contacting the attackers, they would be asked to pay a ransom first. The second version of the ransom note file directly instructed to pay 150 USD in Bitcoin to a listed Bitcoin Wallet.

Regardless of which version of the malicious GetCrypt Ransomware you face, paying the ransom is a terrible idea. Though the attackers suggest that you would be provided with a decoder or a key that would, allegedly, free your files, think if you can trust cyber criminals. Obviously, you cannot. So, if you do not want to waste your money, you need to be cautious about what you do next. Note that emailing cyber criminals could be dangerous too, as they could send you fake decoders and continue to flood you with spam and phishing emails in the future. If you want to stay safe, we suggest against contacting the attackers. Instead, you want to focus on recovering the encrypted files and, of course, removing GetCrypt Ransomware. When it comes to recovery, a free decryptor is offered by Emisoft, but fake and malicious decryptors could be created by cyber criminals too. Therefore, you have to be very careful when installing the tool you think will help you.

How to delete GetCrypt Ransomware

Hopefully, you can restore your files using a free third-party decryptor. If that is not an option, maybe you can replace the corrupted files with backups stored outside the infected system. Whatever you do, do not obey the instructions presented by GetCrypt Ransomware because contacting the attackers is dangerous and paying the ransom is unnecessary. Even if the free decryptor was not available, paying the ransom would not be recommended because cyber criminals would not keep their promises and give you anything in return. Now that decryption is out of the way, let’s focus on removing GetCrypt Ransomware. If you are more experienced, you might be able to find and delete this infection’s .exe file manually. However, if you are inexperienced, finding and eliminating this file could be tough or even impossible. In either case, installing anti-malware software is the smart move because it will not only delete the threat but will also ensure full-time security thereafter.

Removal Guide

  1. Identify the [unknown name].exe file that could be anywhere.
  2. Right-click the file and choose Delete.
  3. Right-click and Delete the file named # DECRYPT MY FILES #.txt (if copies exist, erase them too).
  4. Replace the wallpaper image to represent the desired image.
  5. Install a reliable malware scanner.
  6. Use it to inspect the operating system and determine whether or not there are other threats that must be erased. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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