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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Block exe files from running
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Cryptobot Ransomware

Cryptobot Ransomware is an extremely dangerous Internet-based infection that could cause a lot of virtual security problems; and we do not exaggerate whatsoever. Cryptobot Ransomware is a Trojan that will encrypt valuable data on your PC once it gains access into your operating system. It goes without saying, that removal of this infection is a must as every additional moment that the infection continues to run on your operating system is a risk that no user should take. Furthermore, Cryptobot Ransomware might even be used as a backdoor by other Internet-based infection into your PC. Read the rest of the article and find out how this malicious application functions and why the removal is essential, if you wish to keep your data safe and your system free of any other dangerous applications.

Cryptobot Ransomware enters your system silently. Our research revealed that usually this Trojan is distributed via fake e-mail attachments. Once the attachment is downloaded a script is launched and a silent infiltration takes place. At first you might not even notice that the infection is running on your operating system. After Cryptobot Ransomware is up and fully functioning it will start the encryption of files; your .JPG, .JPEG, .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX, .XLS, .ZIP, .CDR files will be encrypted by this invasive application. Once the Windows system is restarted you will be presented with a text message telling you that your files are encrypted; the text also includes the instructions of how to decrypt them. Unfortunately, majority of the users might not be aware of this due to the fact that the message displayed is in Russian. We advise you not to pay the ransom demanded by the cybercriminals at any cost, as there is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted.

The Cryptobot Ransomware creates a registry key within HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in order to auto start the Trojan at each system start up. This is extremely dangerous as at each start up any newly created or downloaded files could be encrypted as well. Also, the malicious program inserts it files to C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\ directory. All of these entries made by Cryptobot Ransomware must be removed in order to stop the Trojan from functioning.

The removal is crucial, as it is quite obvious that Cryptobot Ransomware could damage valuable files on your operating system. Be careful while executing manual removal as just one mistake could mean that the infection was not removed entirely. Traces of Cryptobot Ransomware could be used to restore the ransomware and could have devastating outcomes. We firmly advise you to scan your operating system after manual removal is conducted to make sure that the infection was removed entirely.

How to remove Cryptobot Ransomware

Remove Cryptobot Ransomware from Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows+R key on your keyboard.
  2. Type regedit and tap Enter.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Delete the dubious registry key.
  5. Go to C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\ directory.
  6. Select all the files associated with Cryptobot Ransomware and delete them.

Remove Cryptobot Ransomware from Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

  1. Click the Windows button and type regedit in the search field.
  2. Tap Enter.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Delete the malicious registry key.
  5. Go to C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\ directory and remove the malicious files.

Remove with Cryptobot Ransomware from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Enter regedit into the search box and tap Enter.
  3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Remove the registry key associated with Cryptobot Ransomware.
  5. Go to C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\ directory and delete the malicious files.

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