- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Slow internet connection
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
If you have been attacked by CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware, there is a good chance that you will lose all your pictures, documents, and archives. This new ransomware infection seems to target Spanish speaking countries. Once it manages to slither onto your system, it encrypts your files. The criminals behind this threat offer you the decryption key if you pay the ransom fee within three days. However, you should know that contacting criminals and paying them money is always a risky business, let alone that it is not exactly legal to support cyber crooks either. It seems that your only hope now is to have a recent backup kept on a removable drive. But you should not rush to copy your clean files back onto your hard disk just yet, since first, you need to remove CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware from your system to be secure to do so. Let us tell you in more detail how this dangerous threat can sneak onto your system without your knowledge and how you can avoid similar infections.
Our research shows that this ransomware program is mainly distributed as a fake malicious file in spam e-mails. This attached file can be a fake video with alleged pornographic content, such as "videohot_barbie.wmv.exe," which also has a video icon to make sure that you will not have any doubts about it. The sad thing is that unsuspecting users tend to ignore the tiny detail that this supposed video file has an .exe extension in addition to the fake .wmv extension. Such a ransomware program can also be disguised as an image or a document but victims somehow fail to realize the extension and believe that they are actually opening or downloading a "must-see" video, image, or document. Unfortunately, this leads to infecting their system with a very dangerous threat. It is important for you to know that when you open this attachment to view it, you actually initiate CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware.
You may consider yourself a cautious computer user but if you have been infected with this ransomware, it means that you did click to open a spam mail and opened its attachment. Criminals can be very deceiving when it comes to spamming. This mail in question may show up as an urgent matter you must check out right away. Since the sender seems all authentic and legitimate, and the subject very convincing, you may really not doubt for a second this is for real. When you open this mail, it may explain in a few sentences that you need to download and view the attached video, image, or document for some made-up reasons. Of course, if it is a porn video, criminals may use trigger words that may make you click to view even if you are not into watching such content normally. Please remember that you should not open questionable e-mails at all, let alone save their attachment. It is always safer to double-check with the sender if the mail and its "package" were really meant for you to receive unless it is obviously a spam. It is vital that you prevent this and any other ransomware programs from entering your computer because you cannot stop them encrypting your files. This is why deleting CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware will not bring your files back although it does make your system secure. In order for you to be able to restore your encrypted files, you either need the unique decryption key stored on a secret server by these crooks or a free tool malware hunters may upload that could crack this infection if it is possible at all.
We cannot confirm what type of encryption this dangerous ransomware uses but it is quite likely AES-256 or even a combination with an RSA algorithm, which is a deadly couple responsible for damaging files beyond repair for lots of victims. This infection modifies your encrypted files by adding a ".locked" extension, which has been used by several other ransomware programs, including Guster Ransomware and OzozaLocker Ransomware. Once this malware finishes its encryption spree, it drops two identical .html files named "RECUPERAR_ARCHIVOS.html" and "IMPORTANTE_LEER.html" that contain the ransom note. You learn from this note that your personal files have been encrypted with a serious algorithm and the only way for you to unlock them is to transfer 0.5 BTC (around 440 dollars) to the given Bitcoin wallet. You are also given information about how and where you can by Bitcoins to make it faster and easier for you to act. When you are done with the transfer, you are to send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" to prove your payment and to get a reply with the vital decryption key. You have 72 hours to meet the demands or else your key will be destroyed. We do not recommend that you pay these cyber crooks because you may simply lose hundreds of dollars on top of your precious files. If you want to put your system back in order, we advise you to remove CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware from your system immediately.
This ransomware seems to belong to the group of similar malware threats that use the same file to operate through without copying itself elsewhere on your hard disk or downloading other components from a remote server in the background. This is why it is really easy to delete CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware from your system because all you need to do is find the file you downloaded from the spam e-mail and bin that file. If you need help with these steps, please follow our guide below. Of course, if you want to clean your system properly and fully, you also need to delete all of your encrypted files unless you hope to find a free file recovery tool in the near future. We believe that such an attack shakes you up and makes you think about the vulnerability of your system security. If you are looking for proper protection, we suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. What could be more like peace of mind than automatic malware detection?
How to remove CryptoSweetTooth Ransomware from Windows