Cryptobot virus is a ransomware that can encrypt your files and try to make you pay in order to get a decryption key and recover your files. The program is usually distributed through spam emails. Once inside, it encrypts your files and drops some malicious entries in your system. After that, it generates notifications warning that you must pay $500 for decrypting your files, otherwise, you will lose them. Unfortunately, even after paying, you may not get your files back. It is better to restore them from a backup and remove Cryptobot virus from your computer.
About Cryptobot virus
Cryptobot virus is a malicious computer threat that can rip you off very easily. As soon as it is activated in your system, you will receive a message telling you to pay $500 to decrypt your files. According to this notification, if you don’t follow what it says, you will lose all your files. Pay attention that it only gives you 24 hours to do that. This way the program limits your ability to learn more about this encryption and use other methods to recover your files.
The truth is, you should just restore all the information you have lost from a backup. That is why it is strongly recommended to back up your files regularly. If you don’t have a backup, you may lose everything for good as even paying for Cryptobot virus cannot guarantee you will get the files back.
The ransomware encrypts files with various extensions, for instance:
arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, crt, dbf, dcr, dng, doc, docm, docx, dwg, dxf, dxg, indd, jpe, jpg , mdb, mdf, mef, nef, nrw, odm, odp, orf, pdd, pef, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, ptx, r3d, raf, raw,, rw2, rwl, srf, srw, wpd, wps, xlk, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx.
Distribution Methods of Cryptobot virus
As already mentioned, usually Cryptobot virus comes along spam emails. You should never open attachments that come with your spam emails, because there is a high chance you will get your computer infected. It doesn’t necessarily have to be ransomware. You can also install adware, malware, browser extensions, etc. this way.
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