HappyCrypter Ransomware

What is HappyCrypter Ransomware?

Remember the name of a harmful infection that might enter your system one day and encrypt your files – HappyCrypter Ransomware. It was not distributed actively at the time of writing, but everything might change soon, so we cannot guarantee that you are safe. If this infection ever enters your computer, it will definitely try to obtain money from you. It is the reason it encrypts users’ files upon the entrance too. Do not send a cent to cyber criminals even if the ransom note tells you that it is the only way to restore the encrypted data because you might be left without your files and money. To put it differently, there are no guarantees that you could unlock your files even if you pay a ransom, so do not send a cent to the author of HappyCrypter Ransomware, and, instead, erase this ransomware infection from your system completely. We cannot promise that you could unlock those files it has encrypted for free, but there is one way to get those encrypted files back – you could restore them all from a backup. Of course, before you take any action, you must delete the ransomware infection fully so that fixed files would not be locked again.

What does HappyCrypter Ransomware do?

After the successful entrance of HappyCrypter Ransomware, you will not only find a bunch of your files encrypted, but you might also discover your Desktop background changed. Additionally, you should find the main program window opened on your screen. It contains the ransom note. When you read it from beginning to end, your question why files can no longer be accessed will be answered. You will find out that they have all been locked. Although there is a way to decrypt those files – send 0.9 BTC (~ 3 865 USD) to cyber criminals – you should not spend this amount of money on the decryption tool you might not even receive. We cannot promise that you could decrypt your files without it, but we are sure that transferring money to the developer of this threat is the worst you can do because the chances are high that you will not get those files decrypted and, on top of that, the ransomware infection will not be removed from your system, meaning that it might strike in the near future again, i.e., encrypt your new files. There is not much you can do to decrypt those locked files for free because a free decryptor is not available. As mentioned in the 1st paragraph, you can only restore your files from a backup after the full removal of this ransomware infection.

Where does HappyCrypter Ransomware come from?

HappyCrypter Ransomware could have entered your system when you opened a malicious attachment from a spam email. Also, you might have it on your computer because you downloaded it from some kind of corrupted page yourself. Last but not least, it could have illegally entered your PC due to the unsafe RDP configuration. It is not easy to prevent ransomware infections from entering systems because they are sneaky threats that manage to find security loopholes easily, so users should not try to protect their systems from malware alone. We highly recommend going to install a security application on the system so that similar threats could not show up on it ever again and encrypt all personal files.

How to remove HappyCrypter Ransomware

It should not be very hard to delete HappyCrypter Ransomware because its removal consists of two steps. That is, it should be enough to kill its malicious process and then delete the malicious file opened. We know that you do not know which of the files downloaded is malicious, so you should delete all recently downloaded files from the %USERPROFILE%\Downloads folder. On top of that, perform a system scan with a reputable antimalware tool to be sure that there are no other malicious files belonging to this ransomware infection left on your system because it can revive quite easily if you do not remove all its files. Click the Download button below to get a free diagnostic scanner.

HappyCrypter Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Open Processes.
  3. Locate suspicious processes that might belong to the ransomware infection and kill them one after the other.
  4. Delete suspicious recently downloaded files from %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.
  5. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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