Cryptoboss Ransomware is another file encoder threat which is recently spotted by malware researchers. According to the security report this encrypting threat mostly target the user of Germany. Nevertheless, the ransomware can also target computer user of other region too. The working behavior of this threat is very similar to the Globe Ransomware. Like other encoding threat, the one and only mission of this ransomware is to encrypt files of targeted system and force the user to pay ransom. To start its malicious process it silently enter its targeted PC using some deceptive ways and then encrypt files stored on it. Remember, the ransomware is designed to encode large number of files including the most commonly used one. To encrypt its targeted file the ransomware employ AES-256 and RSA-1024 ciphers. Once file get locked then you can decrypt them only with an unique decryption key.
Cryptoboss Ransomware : How It Works?
After attacking its targeted computer, Cryptoboss Ransomware make several changes in the system settings. To let its process start automatically with the system boot, it create new entries in the Windows registry. The ransomware is capable of encrypting data saved on local drive as well as network shares. It mainly target work document, photos, videos, audio, database etc file types. After encrypting its targeted file, it employ an unique extension to each of the encrypted file which is known as .cryptoross. The modified files can be recognized with the .cryptoboss extension with a white icon in the Windows explorer. Some researcher also expect that this ransomware is a new version of Amnesia Ransomware, but it is not clear at all.
Once Cryptoboss Ransomware accomplish its encryption process, a ransom notification will be displayed on the victims system. The ransom note alert the victim about file encryption and also want them to follow the given step if they want to decrypt their files. According to the ransom note user have to pay 1 Bitcoin if they want to get back the files. It want the victim to purchase Bitcoin from the following address :
In addition, the ransom note also instruct the victim to contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org email address if they want to restore their data. If the victim delay ion paying the ransom then the ransom amount get increased. Even so, expert are against paying the ransom and want user to remove Cryptoboss Ransomware as soon as possible.
How To Protect PC Against Cryptoboss Ransomware?
There are several thing which you can do to protect your system from ransomware attack. Ransomware are mostly delivered via spam email campaign, so you need to be alert from such email. If you got any email from unknown person then don’t open its attachment without proper verification. Because such attachment contain malicious link or code which immediately activate the threat in your system. Beside that you should always create backup of important files. It is a best precaution through which you can get back your encrypted data without paying any ransom amount.
Removal Instructions Of Cryptoboss Ransomware
Ransomware not only encrypt files, they also invite other dangerous threat in the PC. So if your PC got infected then you should remove it immediately. To remove the ransomware manually you can use the following steps.
Step 1 : Show the hidden files and folders
- Click on the “Organize” option
- Select “Folder and Search Options”
- Then select the “View” option
- Go to the “Hidden files and folders”
- Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
Step 2 : Kill Ransomware Related Process From Task Manager
- Press ‘ALT+Ctrl+Del’ button together
- Select Windows Task manager option
- Now select all the ransomware related process
- Finally click on the End Task button
Step 3 : Remove malicious entries from Windows registry
- Press Windows + R key together, to open Run Box.
- Type “regedit” to launch Windows registry
- Search for malicious and ransomware related entries
- Click on Disable option, to remove the entries.
Note :- Removing the ransomware manually can be tricky and may not remove it completely. Therefore, it is suggested to use Free-scanner that deeply scan the system and remove the threat completely from it.