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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
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

DummyCrypt Ransomware

DummyCrypt Ransomware is not an extremely serious security threat yet, but it might as well become one of the more serious infections out there. It is very likely that the creators of this infection are now doing a test run, and after that they will decide whether they can release this program into the wild. Either way, we are now going to discuss the current version of this infection, and what one should do to remove DummyCrypt Ransomware from their system. No one should ever tolerate this infection or pay money for file retrieval. The criminals created this infection to generate a financial profit and no one should help them with that.

The good news is that, for now, DummyCrypt Ransomware does not seem to encrypt your files. Normally, a ransomware infection will enter your computer and lock your files up with an RSA or AES encryption algorithm. This is done so that the creators of a ransomware program could bully users into paying the ransom fee. However, that would not be necessary with this program, as it does not do that. It seems that for now the program is only there to scare you. It can surely remind you that your system is not as safe as you thought it is.

Just like it does not encrypt your files, DummyCrypt Ransomware also does not have a Point of Execution, and it does not resist being closed. Upon the infection, you will find that your desktop wallpaper has been changed, and the infection requires you to follow their instructions to “restore” your files. But since you already know that is not necessary, you can simply close the notification by clicking the “I know, close this dialog” button. If a user is not aware of the fact the files are safe, they might unwittingly give away their money. So here, we would like to point out once again: This ransomware DOES NOT encrypt your files!

It is not exactly clear how this program spreads around. There might be multiple distribution methods applied by a ransomware infection. However, this particular version impersonates CCleaner, which is a system optimization tool. So, users may download and install DummyCrypt Ransomware thinking it is a useful program that will improve their system’s performance. Unfortunately, instead of improving their system, they infect it with an annoying program that can give them a pretty big scare.

Needless to say, you cannot remove DummyCrypt Ransomware via Control Panel because it does not have an entry in the list of installed programs. It may also connect to the Internet behind your back to communicate with its command and control center. The hackers behind this infection might be checking how the entire process works, and if the communication is successful, they may decide to launch a full-fledged version of this program. Therefore, it would be for the best to get rid of the ransomware program ASAP, so that you could thwart the malevolent plans.

Also, while you are at it, you should check your computer for other potential threats. If you downloaded DummyCrypt Ransomware accidentally when the program was impersonating CCleaner, it is very likely that you downloaded a few other applications bundled in the same package. Perhaps you have not seen anything out of the ordinary yet (aside from the ransomware), but there is a very good chance you may need to perform a full computer cleaning to get rid of multiple potential threats.

How to know whether you have many threats on-board? Run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. Scanning your PC with a security tool will help you determine just how many files and programs are supposed to be removed from your system.

As far as DummyCrypt Ransomware is concerned, you can delete it by simply removing the executable file that launched the infection. Check out your Downloads folder, looking for the most recently launched application and delete it. If you need any assistance with the ransomware removal, you can always leave us a comment. We can only improve our service with your feedback so please do not hesitate to share your ideas!

How to Remove DummyCrypt Ransomware

  1. Click the “I know, close this dialog” button on the ransom note.
  2. Go to your Downloads folder.
  3. Highlight and delete the most recently launched .exe file.
  4. Scan your PC.
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