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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

InsaneCrypt Ransomware

InsaneCrypt Ransomware or desuCrypt Ransomware seems to be a new version of '' Ransomware with small changes. This new ransomware uses a different extension for the encrypted files and a somewhat different ransom note, too. But other than these, this new malware infection seems to operate exactly the same way as its predecessor. Although this ransomware program can do severe damage to you by taking your important files hostage, fortunately, malware hunters have already come up with a decryption tool, which you can download for free to recover your encrypted files. We do not encourage you to do so alone, though, because you might download a fake and malicious program instead and cause even more problems on your system. Please ask an IT savvy friend or a professional to help you with this. Before you set out to recover your files, we advise you to remove InsaneCrypt Ransomware from your PC.

This ransomware program is known to spread via spamming campaigns. Unfortunately, your spam filter may not be able to detect all malicious mails or it may be set so strict that it may well consider legitimate mails as malicious. In any case, you may check your spam folder from time to time to sort out the e-mails that land there. This is when you may find this spam there and may consider to open it. Why would you do that? Well, this spam is not the kind that you would right away spot. It does not say in its subject line that "This is a ransomware, please open it so that I can extort money from you." Right? This spam is way more sophisticated. It can appear to be really important.

First, the sender can be an existing person at an existing position at a known company. So even if you are the security-minded type and would go as far as to run a web search on the sender, you would be satisfied by the results you may find. Of course, sometimes the sender is totally made-up. But, then again, how many people would actually double-check it? Maybe after reading this post. Second, the subject is always something that would make you curious right away. For example, an unpaid invoice, issues with your credit card details you used for an online shopping or booking, and so on. But once you open this spam, you will be intrigued to view the attached file, which in this case initiates this malicious attack. This is why you cannot delete InsaneCrypt Ransomware without possibly losing your files to encryption. Of course, this time you may be in the luck and you may be able to recover your files after this malicious attack. But what about next time?

Similarly to most other ransomware programs, this malware infection also attacks your most important personal files that may be worth paying for. This new version uses the ".[].DEUSCRYPT" extension to modify the encrypted file names. It also drops a ransom note text file ("note.txt") in every affected folder. This ransom note is a bit different than the one in the previous version; although, it does not reveal too much, either.

This ransom note tells you that your files have been encrypted and you have to send an e-mail to "" for further instructions about the payment. It also mentions that you have to pay in Bitcoins and that the amount depends on how fast you are with your contacting these crooks. We do not encourage anyone to send an e-mail to these cyber villains or pay the ransom fee, either unless you want to risk further infections or losing your money, too. This is why we suggest that you should remove InsaneCrypt Ransomware immediately before you get hold of the free decryptor and recover your files.

It is really no rocket science to eliminate this serious threat from your computer. All you need to do is erase the related files from your PC. We have prepared a guide below for you. If you would like to make sure that your virtual world is secure, we recommend that you install a powerful up-to-date anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. But never forget to update all your programs in addition to that because cyber crooks might find a way to exploit outdated software bugs.

How to remove InsaneCrypt Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Delete all suspicious files from your default download folders (Downloads, Desktop, %Temp%) as well as from your preferred folders.
  3. Delete every "note.txt" ransom note file.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin and reboot your computer.
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