Remove .SecureCrypted extension and Recover your Encrypted Files|100% Helpful Guide
About .SecureCrypted extension
.SecureCrypted extension is a newly detected ransomware, has started targeting incautious PC users randomly. First of all it infiltrates your PC and then copies its executable code silently in your system registry. After that it scans your system and encrypts most of all important files (like image, video, audio, pdf, doc, xls etc) and appends .SecureCrypted extension to each encrypted files and then it might ask you to pay money (ransom fee) in order to decrypt your files.
Since .SecureCrypted extension utilize an asymmetric file encryption algorithm to encrypt your important files. Thus it generates two keys: first public key (used to encrypt your files) and second private key (used to decrypt your files). Public key will be visible but private key will be stored on a secured remote server. Finally they will ask you pay around 500$ without any guarantee. Since it is a high level encryption algorithm, used by military force as well to secure their confidential information, so it becomes very difficult to decrypt files but it’s not impossible. Therefore, we will help you to remove .SecureCrypted extension and recover your file. Kindly, read this article to its end
|Symptoms||Files may be encrypted and inaccessible, might ask you to pay ransom fee to anonymous hackers, PC screen may be locked out|
|Distribution||Spam emails, freeware (free softwares and games), compromised website, USB devices|
|Description||Primarily it is designed to encrypt victim’s files and steal their confidential information so that it can install spyware or badware, it will contact with hackers to receive instruction|
|Affected OS||Windows OS (All version)|
How to prevent your PC from the infection?
You can save your PC from getting infected with .SecureCrypted extension if you know where is it come from? and how does it attack? So let us explain, usually .SecureCrypted extension ransomware target your PC
via spam emails that contains malicious source code or links, if you don’t know anything about mail sender or if you find anything suspicious, DO NOT open it, just move it to trash. But if you open it, your PC will get infected immediately.
from compromised website that may show you fake security alerts and suggest you to install fake system update, flash player/Java update or toolbars. Do not install it. This is just an smart trap to infect your PC, always ignore it and keep your PC safe.
From p2p file sharing networks that may contain malicious source code of the ransomware bundled with other files like free games or software or movie. So be cautious, scan those files before executing it in your PC.
How to remove .SecureCrypted extension?
Method 1: Manual Removal Of .SecuredCrypted extension
Step 1 : Start PC in Safe Mode With Networking
For Windows XP and Windows 7 Users
To start your computer in Safe Mode, click on Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard continuously until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the pop up list.
For Windows 8 Users
Go to the Windows 8 Search Screen, type Advanced, from the search results select Settings. Click on Advanced Startup options, from the “General PC Settings” window. Click on the “Restart now” button. Your computer will now restart into “Advanced Startup Options Mode”. Now click on the “Troubleshoot” button, then click on “Advanced options”. In the advanced option screen click on “Startup settings”. Now click on the “Restart” and then your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press “5” to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 2: Start PC in Safe Mode With Command Prompt
If you are unable to start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking, you can try a method called System Restore that is helpful to restore your PC on the date when your PC was not infected.
1. First Shut down and then Restart your PC, press the F8 key on your keyboard continuously until the Windows Advanced Options List appears, and then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list and press ENTER.
2. When Command Prompt mode loaded, enter the given command : cd restore and press ENTER.
3. and then enter this command: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.
4. Click “Next”on the opened window
5. Now you can select one of the available Restore Points and click “Next” (this process will definitely restore your computer system to an earlier time and date, when your PC was not infected with .SecureCrypted extension).
6. Now click “Yes” on opened window.
7. After restoring your computer to a previous date, download and scan your PC with recommended malware removal software to eliminate any remaining ransomware files.
For restoring particular encrypted files, first you should try using the Windows Previous Versions feature. This method works effectively only if the System Restore function was enabled on an infected Windows OS.
To use this feature right click the encrypted file and then click “Properties” there you will see option for restore Previous Version.
Note: This method may not work on all computers because some variants of ransomware remove shadow volume copies of the files.
Method 2: Automatic Deletion of .SecureCrypted extension
If you’re unable to remove .SecureCrypted extension completely from your system manually, you can remove it from your PC using automatic ransomware scanner tool. It removes ransomware viruses from your PC automatically so that you don’t need to put too much effort. It will be very helpful for keeping your PC and data safe from ransomware viruses. Only you need to install this tool and follow user’s guideline.