Crypto1coinblocker is a ransomware that can infect your computer and lock files stored on it. In order to retrieve them you will be asked to pay the ransom. It is one of the most dangerous viruses that can cost you a lot of troubles.
If your computer is infected with this virus but you don’t know what to do, you have come to the right place. In this article we will provide you with instructions how to kill this infection and possible ways o of retrieving your files without paying the ransom.
First thing you have to do is to eliminate infection before it causes you more trouble. The easiest way to do that is to download reliable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter or Reimage and scan your computer with it. Either one of these applications should detect and eliminate Crypto1coinblocker from your computer just in a few moments. It will also protect your computer from similar infections in the future, so it’s worth to keep it installed.
However, if for some reasons you don’t want to download any additional anti-malware software, you can get rid of Crypto1coinblocker manually too. This process might be complicated therefore we have developed a step-by-step Crypto1coinblocker manual removal guide to assist you – scroll down below this article and take a look at it. Try to complete all steps correctly and you will be able to eliminate Crypto1coinblocker manually by your own.
If you have some questions regarding this infection or removal process, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer them all. To learn more about specific features of Crypto1coinblocker please continue reading this article.
About Crypto1coinblocker ransomware
As we have mentioned above, Crypto1coinblocker is listed as a ransomware, so once installed on your computer it will definitely cause you some crucial damage.
First thing that Crypto1coinblocker is going to do when installed on your computer is run a scan to detect files that could be locked. And that’s basically any files that can be used personally – videos, audio files, text documents, pictures and so on. Once the scan is over, Crypto1coinblocker will lock those files and add .1AcTiv7HDn82LmJHaUfqx9KGG55P9jCMyy extension to all of them. From now on you can’t open or use them in any other way. If you see a file with this kind of extension on your computer, that’s a clear indicator that your computer is infected with this ransomware.
Once the encryption is done, a text file named “HOW TO DECRYPT FILES” will appear on your desktop. It contains the information about decryption process. You will be asked to pay 1 Bitcoin (about $900 at current currency exchange rates). Moreover, you will be given a time frame and failing to pay the ransom in time will result in permanent loss of your files. However, you should not panic – it’s just a trick by cyber criminals to scare you and push you to make decisions that are not so clever. We do not recommend to pay the ransom because there are no guarantees that you will retrieve your files even after paying the ransom. In addition to that, you support cyber criminals by paying the ransom and that’s not something that you would want to do.
Unfortunately, at the moment, there are no valid decryption tool for Crypto1coinblocker but cyber security experts are working on it and we will keep you updated. There is another way to retrieve your encrypted files – you can do that by performing system restore. However, in order to be able to perform a system restore, you have to have a valid copy of your hard disk that was made before the virus infected your computer. See the instructions how to perform a system restore: https://www.2-viruses.com/how-to-do-a-system-restore
- About Crypto1coinblocker ransomware
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- How to recover Crypto1coinblocker encrypted files and remove the virus
- Step 1. Restore system into last known good state using system restore
- Step 2. Complete removal of Crypto1coinblocker
- Step 3. Restore Crypto1coinblocker affected files using Shadow Volume Copies
- Step 4. Use Data Recovery programs to recover Crypto1coinblocker encrypted files
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How to recover Crypto1coinblocker 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 Crypto1coinblocker has infiltrated to your system and then click “Next”.
- To start System restore click “Yes”.
Step 2. Complete removal of Crypto1coinblocker
After restoring your system, it is recommended to scan your computer with an anti-malware program, like Reimage and remove all malicious files related to Crypto1coinblocker. You can check other tools here.
Step 3. Restore Crypto1coinblocker affected files using Shadow Volume Copies
If 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 Crypto1coinblocker 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 Crypto1coinblocker encrypted files
There 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 Data Recovery Pro (commercial)
- Install and scan for recently deleted files.
Note: In many cases it is impossible to restore data files affected by modern ransomware. Thus I recommend using decent cloud backup software as precaution. We recommend checking out Carbonite, BackBlaze, CrashPlan or Mozy Home.
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Crypto1coinblocker, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.