CryptoJacky Ransomware is a new ransom-virus that has been reported by security researchers on March 6th, 2017. It appears to be standalone project and cyber experts found it mainly spread through spam emails. This very new ransom-virus is capable to infect all the Windows computer and primarily targeting computer user of Spanish-speaking countries. However, analyst too reminded it widely spread over Internet and thus suggested every single computer user to be more cautious. If you are getting your computer file saved with some malevolent file extensions and are unable to open them then unfortunately your computer system too gets infected with CryptoJacky ransom-virus. This article help you remove CryptoJacky ransomware absolutely.
CryptoJacky Ransomware is one highly dangerous computer reported by security researchers on March 6th, 2017. On depth analysis, it found that CryptoJacky is not part of crypto- threat families alike Crysis, Dharma and Xorist, it appears to be standalone project. CryptoJacky ransom-virus is currently targeting Spanish-speaking countries computer user which include Spain, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Cuba. CryptoJacky Ransomware is primarily distributed through spam emails carrying a corrupted text document. Soon you respond or download the attachments it run a corrupted code on remote computer. Thus malware researchers urge computer user to be more cautious as according to a report spam email carrying CryptoJacky ransom-virus already reach some countries in Western Europe as well as found in North America as well.
Cyber security experts reveals that CryptoJacky Ransomware is equipped with customized AES cipher technique that anyone can download easily from Internet as it is an open source. The very ransom-virus is much similar to recently found Lock2017 Ransomware in term of functionality and its behavior. It is able to encipher data containers associated with photos, presentations, database, eBooks, audio, video, and spreadsheets. Soon after coming inside the PC it scan throughly the infected machine for accessible drives. The strange is that, CryptoJacky doesn’t bring any modification into their names and extensions, only the file header is modified by CryptoJacky Ransomware and thus prevents the Windows computer from reading content correctly.
File affected by CryptoJacky is notified either corrupted or deleted by Windows system. However, the very ransom-virus does not make modifications to files stored onto following directories:
AppData Program Files ProgramData System Volume Windows
Following successful encryption it show ransom notificationsaying ‘Ransom_ph! has detected immoral activity online and has retained your files.’ Users are then directed to click file named ‘ransom instructions’ which pop-up onto the desktop screen which reads as follows:
'To purchase the password, click on the "ransom-payment" icon. Once open the link select above the box "list" and then in the column on the left the option with which you will pay, on the right, select bitcoins. Click "Find the best rate". Go to one of the sites that will appear on the right and buy EUR 250 bitcoins then send to the following address (right click and paste where you want): [RANDOM CHARACTERS] Once the payment has been made let me know by sending me an email to the following address: email@example.com If so, the password will be sent to you. Click on "ransom of files" and enter it.'
CryptoJacky Ransomware ask victims to make the payment of 250 EUR in Bitcoins equals to 0.21 BTC. Although the demanded amount is not so high but still you are advised not to pay them as you may be cheated instead you are advised to make use of Free Scanner, an ultimate guide to remove CryptoJacky Ransomware from the Windows computer.
Manual Step to Remove CryptoJacky Ransomware from Windows Computer
From Control Panel
- First, Click on the Start Menu
- Now Select Control Panel.
- From control Panel >> Go to Uninstall Programs.
- Choose all suspicious program associated.
- Do right click >> Click Uninstall button.
- Last, Restart your PC.
From Task Manager
- Open Task Manager(Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc Keys altogether).
- Find out all processes
- Choose End process to get rid of it.
From Registry Editor
- First open Run window(Press Windows + R Keys together)
- Type regedit >> press enter.
- All harmful registry files related shown here.
- Delete them to get rid of CryptoJacky Ransomware
Hope you have successfully removed CryptoJacky Ransomware program from your Windows 7 computer but if situation continues to same then you are advised to make use of recommended Free Scanner to get rid of it.