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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

CryptWalker Ransomware

What is your initial thought when you first discover CryptWalker Ransomware? Maybe you think that this malicious threat is just posing as a file encryptor? Maybe you are ready to do whatever you are instructed to do just to get your files decrypted? Whatever the case is, your next move must be weighted before performed because your virtual security and financial stability might depend on it. If you think that the only thing you can do is pay the ransom that the infection requests, you are mistaken. According to our research, the files encrypted by the malicious ransomware would not be freed even if you paid the ransom twice. It looks like the only third-party tool that can help you is the “Jigsaw Decrypter.” Hopefully, you have success with it, and your files are decrypted right away. In any case, of course, you must remove CryptWalker Ransomware, and this is what we focus on in this report. If you wish to delete this malware too, just keep reading.

As you might know already, the devious CryptWalker Ransomware is a new variant of a different infection, Jigsaw Ransomware. It is much easier for cyber criminals to recycle old and lucrative threats than to create new ones, and so it is not surprising that clones and upgraded variants emerge all the time. Of course, we must look at CryptWalker Ransomware as a unique threat, and our research team has thoroughly analyzed it in our internal lab. It was found that once the threat breaks in – which it is likely to do as a spam email attachment – it immediately encrypts files that are classified as personal. These include documents, photos, and even archives. It was found that over 100 different types of files could be affected by this ransomware. The process is silent, and so the user is unlikely to notice it, but to make sure that the threat is not deleted, its files are camouflaged using the name of “Firefox.” For example, the main launcher file is called “firefox.exe,” and it is placed in a folder named “frfx.”If you want a full list of components that require removal, check out the instructions below.

Do you have 300 US Dollars to spare? If you do, you might think that paying the ransom is what you need to do to recover your files. As soon as all files are encrypted by CryptWalker Ransomware, and the “CryptWalker” extension is added to all of their names, a window pops up to introduce you to the ransom demands. According to the message, your files will be deleted if you do not pay the ransom. Unfortunately, that is true, which is why you cannot waste any time. Instead of purchasing Bitcoins and then transferring them to the Bitcoin Address presented to you, you must delete the malicious threat and decrypt the files using the tool we already discussed. Even if decryption is not possible for you for whatever reason, you must remove the ransomware as soon as possible because the longer it stays active, the more personal files you will lose. Threats like CryptWalker Ransomware are the reason you should back up your personal files. If they are backed up, you will not be threatened by file encryptors and malware that can delete files or damage them in other ways.

Are you confident that you can delete CryptWalker Ransomware yourself? If you are sure you can erase this threat using the guide below, be very cautious every step of the way. Also, do not forget to use a malware scanner afterward to check if your system is clean. If it is not – and if you cannot get it clean no matter what you do – do not hesitate to install a trusted anti-malware program because besides erasing malware it also can protect you against it. Without a doubt, this is what those users who cannot remove CryptWalker Ransomware manually should go for. We understand that the removal process can be complicated, which is why we are here to help if you need it. Post your questions into the comments section, and we will assist you as soon as possible.

CryptWalker Ransomware Removal

  1. Tap keys Win+E simultaneously to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %APPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  3. Delete the folder named Frfx (the malicious firefox.exe should be stored inside).
  4. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  5. Delete the folder named Drpbx (the malicious drpbx.exe should be stored inside).
  6. Enter %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data into the bar at the top and repeat step 5.
  7. Enter %APPDATA%\ into the bar at the top.
  8. Delete the folder named System32Work (it should host Address.txt, dr, and EncryptedFileList.txt files).
  9. Tap keys Win+R simultaneously to launch RUN.
  10. Type regedit.exe into the dialog box and then click OK.
  11. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  12. Delete the value named firefox.exe (the value data should represent the malicious firefox.exe in the %APPDATA%\Frfx directory).
  13. Empty Recycle Bin and then perform a full system scan.
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