What is Cryptobot Ransomware?
Cryptobot Ransomware is a clandestine infection that can enter your PC, encrypt your files and cause other security related problems. It can get access to your computer without your notice and once it does, it will start encrypting your files. At first you may not even notice that there is something wrong with your system. However, once you restart your computer you will be prompted with a notification. It will inform you that your files have been encrypted and provide you with instructions on how to regain access to them. The message that appears on the screen is written in Russian, so some users may not understand what is happening. In any case, it does not matter what instructions are in the text, because transferring money to cyber criminals in order to decrypt your files is not a good idea anyway. Needless to say, you need to terminate Cryptobot Ransomware as soon as you can.
How does Cryptobot Ransomware work?
It is not that difficult to infect your system with malware, especially if you do not have a reliable anti-malware application installed. You could have infected your computer via spam emails with attached script. Once in the system, the ransomware starts encrypting your .jpg, .pdf, .docx, .xls, .cdr, .zip and other types of files. The malicious software also creates a registry key in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun which allows it to launch automatically every time you turn on your computer. Other files created by the malware are added to C:UsersAppDataLocalTemp folder.
Once you restart your PC, you will see a message on your screen that will explain how you can decrypt your files. The notification states that there is a unique decryption key that can help you retrieve your data, however, in order to receive it, you need to make a payment of 500$ within 24 hours via an online money transfer system. Moreover, the cyber criminals even provide you with their contact details such as email and twitter account. You should not attempt to contact them, nor should you pay the so-called ransom. There are no guarantees that you will be able to restore your files if you do. Instead, you should take care of your computer and eliminate Cryptobot Ransomware from your system as soon as possible.
How to remove Cryptobot Ransomware?
It is clear that the sooner you get rid of Cryptobot Ransomware, the better. Unfortunately, if you do not have your files backed up, you may have lost them for good. However, you should still delete Cryptobot Ransomware from your PC. You can try manual removal, but if you are not computer savvy, we do not recommend it. Even one mistake can do more harm than good. A much more reliable solution would be to implement a malware removal tool that will eliminate Cryptobot Ransomware for you. It will also make sure that your PC is safeguarded from other malicious threats in the future.
Manual Cryptobot Ransomware removal
Delete Cryptobot Ransomware in Windows 8
- Press Win+S, type in regedit and hit Enter
- Open HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
- Erase all malicious registry entries
- Move to C:UsersAppDataLocalTemp
- Terminate Cryptobot Ransomware related files
Remove Cryptobot Ransomware from Windows XP/7/Vista
- Tap the Windows key or click on Start
- Type in regedit and press Enter
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
- Choose the malicious registry entry and delete it
- Open C:UsersAppDataLocalTemp folder
- Eliminate Cryptobot Ransomware related files