Crypted034 Virus is very similar to the Scarab infection, but it’s definitely not the same. It might be that it’s just an updated, newer version of Scarab, that will be actively distributed from now on. As you might know, Scarab was infamous ransomware virus that managed to infect millions of computers. We just have to hope that this scenario won’t repeat itself with the Crypted034 ransomware virus.
Crypted034 Virus quicklinks
- Crypted034 Ransomware Specifications
- Removing Crypted034 And Restoring Files
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to recover Crypted034 Virus encrypted files and remove the virus
- Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore
- 1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
- 2.Restore System files and settings.
- Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Crypted034 Virus encrypted files
If you are not yet familiar with ransomware viruses, we have to warn you that they are extremely dangerous – if Crypted034 gets inside of your computer, most of your personal files will be encrypted, i.e. locked. You won’t be able to access and use them. Cyber criminals behind this infection then will offer you to purchase a special tool that can perform decryption and unlock your files. This is why it’s called a ransomware – you will be asked to pay the ransom in order to solve the problem that they have created.
Don’t get too scared and don’t rush to pay the ransom – even though the locked data is very valuable to you, there are other ways to retrieve it and avoid actually paying to cyber criminals. You have already done half of the job – found a way to our website, where we will provide you with the information on how to eliminate Crypted034 and give the best shot at restoring files that legally belong to you.
Crypted034 Ransomware Specifications
Crypted034 ransomware can be described as a crypto virus that aims to infect computers and then require a ransom to be paid in order to unlock files that have been encrypted. Distribution of this infection usually is done through spam emails, because cyber criminals simply attach the malicious file to the email and send it to thousands of different emails. By the way, Scarab infection was really popular in Spain, so it might be that Crypted034 will also be most popular there.
It doesn’t take much to get infected with Crypted034 virus – if you open the file attached to that email, all files required by Crypted034 to operate will be automatically uploaded to your computer. The encryption process will begin shortly after that and you won’t be even able to stop it – the ’Task on your system will be temporarily blocked.
During the encryption, Crypted034 employs strong AES cryptography and renames all affected files. The virus automatically generates new names using random letters and digits and then adds .crypted034 extension at the end. Unfortunately, this infection is capable of encrypting most of the commonly used file types, including but not limited to images, video and audio files, text documents and so on. When the encryption process is done, the structure of your files will be changed and a new file called “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT” will be placed in every folder that contains encrypted files. It is a ransom note and it goes like this:
Your files are now encrypted!
Your personal identifier:
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.
Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.
This email will be as confirmation you are ready to pay for decryption key.
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee!
Before paying you can send us up to 3 files for free decryption.
The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (non archived), and files should not contain
valuable information (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.).
How to obtain Bitcoins?
* The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click
‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price:
* Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
* Do not rename encrypted files.
* Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
* Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price
(they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
There are two email addresses that can be used to contact cyber criminals – [email protected] and [email protected] You can send them up to 3 encrypted files that they will decrypt and send back to you – this way proving that they have the technology to do that and encourage you to pay the ransom.
We do not recommend paying the ransom nor contacting cyber criminals – there are other, better alternatives that can help you remove the virus itself and retrieve files that have been locked.
Removing Crypted034 And Restoring Files
The first thing you need to do in this situation – completely remove this infection from your system. Even though that won’t unlock files that have been encrypted, you must do this before moving to decryption because ransomware kept on the system can simply encrypt recovered files once again.
Arguably the best way possible to eliminate infection like this – scan a computer with powerful anti-malware tool, such as Spyhunter. Just a simple scan will detect and automatically remove all files associated with this virus within several minutes.
Then, you can take care of files that have been encrypted. Unfortunately, it might be that Crypted034 initiated shadow copy delete and delete of system state backup. In this case, you won’t be able to perform a system restore and retrieve those files.
However, you still have an option to use ’files that you can access online for free.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to recover Crypted034 Virus encrypted files and remove the virus
Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore
1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
for Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
- Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
- Press F8 key repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options window appears.
- Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
for Windows 8 / 10
- Press Power at Windows login screen. Then press and hold Shift key and click Restart.
- Choose Troubleshoot → Advanced Options → Startup Settings and click Restart.
- When it loads, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list of Startup Settings.
2.Restore System files and settings.
- When Command Prompt mode loads, enter cd restore and press Enter.
- Then enter rstrui.exe and press Enter again.
- Click “Next” in the windows that appeared.
- Select one of the Restore Points that are available before Crypted034 Virus has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”.
- To start System restore click “Yes”.
Step 2. Complete removal of Crypted034 VirusAfter restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Spyhunter and remove all malicious files related to Crypted034 Virus. You can check other tools here.
Step 3. Restore Crypted034 Virus affected files using Shadow Volume CopiesIf you do not use System Restore option on your operating system, there is a chance to use shadow copy snapshots. They store copies of your files that point of time when the system restore snapshot was created. Usually Crypted034 Virus tries to delete all possible Shadow Volume Copies, so this methods may not work on all computers. However, it may fail to do so. Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There are two ways to retrieve your files via Shadow Volume Copy. You can do it using native Windows Previous Versions or via Shadow Explorer. a) Native Windows Previous Versions Right-click on an encrypted file and select Properties → Previous versions tab. Now you will see all available copies of that particular file and the time when it was stored in a Shadow Volume Copy. Choose the version of the file you want to retrieve and click Copy if you want to save it to some directory of your own, or Restore if you want to replace existing, encrypted file. If you want to see the content of file first, just click Open.
b) Shadow Explorer It is a program that can be found online for free. You can download either a full or a portable version of Shadow Explorer. Open the program. On the left top corner select the drive where the file you are looking for is a stored. You will see all folders on that drive. To retrieve a whole folder, right-click on it and select “Export”. Then choose where you want it to be stored.
Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Crypted034 Virus encrypted filesThere are several data recovery programs that might recover encrypted files as well. This does not work in all cases but you can try this:
- We suggest using another PC and connect the infected hard drive as slave. It is still possible to do this on infected PC though.
- Download a data recovery program.
- Install and scan for recently deleted files.