If you want to keep your personal files safe, you have to do whatever it takes to prevent CrypMIC Ransomware or any other ransomware infection from attacking your operating system. According to the latest information, this particular threat can use different methods of distribution, but it appears to use the Neutrino exploit kit. Some users are likely to let this threat in by interacting with corrupted advertisements. Other victims might be exposed to this infection via compromised websites. Unfortunately, cyber criminals can adapt and exploit different security vulnerabilities, which is why it is difficult to predict how a specific infection will attack. Overall, once a ransomware slithers in, there are many different things you need to take into consideration before you delete it. Continue reading, and you will learn more, including how to remove CrypMIC Ransomware.
The first thing that our researchers found when analyzing CrypMIC Ransomware was that this threat has taken on some of the elements/features of the infamous CryptXXX Ransomware. We have tested and reviewed this infection in the past, but you should not use the old removal guide because it is unlikely to help you eliminate the copycat version. The main similarity between these two infections lies in the user interface. The clandestine CrypMIC Ransomware uses the interface of CryptXXX possibly to confuse users and trick them into thinking that they are dealing with an entirely different threat. The recently reported CTB-Faker Ransomware uses the same technique to confuse users by mimicking CTB-Locker. Once CrypMIC infects the operating system, it immediately encrypts personal files using the AES encryption algorithm, and it creates a file named “README.txt”. This file represents a message identical to the one you see representing the infamous CryptXXX. Other files that this infection creates along with the TXT file are README.bmp and README.html files. The BMP file represents the wallpaper that replaces your Desktop wallpaper, and it carries the same notification you see in the TXT file. The HTML file, of course, opens a web page that shows how to pay a ransom. In general, the main objective behind the ransomware is to get your money.
The intimidating notifications created by CrypMIC Ransomware are meant to push you into paying a huge ransom that starts with 1.2 BTC (around 710 USD/640 EUR). Do you have this much money to spare? Do you think that the files locked by the ransomware are worth it? The problem is that even if you can spare this sum, you really should not. According to the latest reports, the victims of this ransomware are not provided with a working file decrypter after paying the huge ransom. Obviously, this is something you can expect of cyber criminals. It was also found, that this infection deletes the shadow copies of your files. So, if your personal files are encrypted, you are in trouble. The lucky users will have their files backed up, which will allow them to delete CrypMIC Ransomware without any consequences. Sure, the encrypted files will remain encrypted, but these users will be able to replace them with the healthy versions. Speaking of the encrypted files, it appears that the ransomware does not add any unique extensions to them, which might make it hard for you to identify them. All in all, if a file cannot be opened, and if it is found in a folder containing the copy of README.txt, it is most likely that it was encrypted.
As you probably understand by now, deleting CrypMIC Ransomware will not decrypt your files. Only cyber criminals have the decryption key, and only they can provide you with it. As mentioned already, paying the ransom is too risky because there is a high risk of not receiving a working decrypter after all. Our only hope is that your files are backed up, and you do not need to worry about losing them. Once you figure out the situation with your personal files, you need to eliminate the ransomware before it strikes again. You can try to remove this infection manually, using the guide below, but we recommend implementing anti-malware software instead. First of all, only this software can ensure that every single malicious component is detected and deleted, and since your PC might be infected with other threats, this is important. Furthermore, only reliable anti-malware software can ensure that ransomware cannot slither in again. So, if your virtual security is important to you, you must employ reliable security software.
CrypMIC Ransomware Removal