Ransomware continue threating the cyber world and VisionCrypt Ransomware another member of this family. This nasty threat was first detected by a malware researcher Lawrence Abrams on May 19th, 2017. The ransomware got its name after the ‘VisionCryptor.exe’ file which it use to drop in the infected system. However the purpose of this ransomware is not different from its other family member but it is little bit different from them. It silently make its entry in the targeted system and immediately start its encryption process. It want the victim to keep open the VisionCrypt 2.0 Window in their system if they want to cooperate in decrypting the file. According to its infection report, this file encoder is designed to aim the English speaking users, but researcher also not deny that it can’t infect computer located in other part of world. Researcher suggest to remove it with the help of strong antivirus.
VisionCrypt Ransomware : How It Execute Its Purpose?
Just after its invasion VisionCrypt Ransomware create entries in the Windows registry which provide it persistence. Such entries help the virus to start automatically when the operating system start. Not only this it also delete the shadow volume copies from the Windows which make the encryption more workable. The ransomware is designed to encrypt different kind of file types such as audio, video, database, picture, document etc. To encrypt these data it use AES-128 encryption algorithm and after encryption the file become inaccessible. User can easily recognize the encrypted files because the ransomware append .VisionCrypt extension to each of the affected files. Different antivirus vendor detect the files associated with VisionCrypt Ransomware as following name :
VisionCrypt Ransomware is programmed to collect sensitive information such as IP address, computer name, system GUID and send to its developer. It also find out the running antivirus of the system and block it to not get interrupted in its malicious process. As mentioned above it open a window named as VisionCrypt 2.0, which contain the ransom note. The ransom window inform the user what happens with their files and warn them to not close the window. It also contain a timer which run a countdown of 48 hours. Criminals want the victim to pay ransom if they want to get the private decryption key. According to a report the crooks want user to pay 25 USD in the exchange of decryptor. Here you can see the text written in the VisionCrypt 2.0 Window.
Dealing With VisionCrypt Ransomware
We know that the files stored on your system are important but it is still not suggested to pay ransom to criminals. Maybe the 25 USD not seems to a big amount for you but it is not guaranteed that you will get the private key even after paying. This clearly means that paying ransom help the criminals to exceed their business. Keeping backup of important files is always helpful in such situation because you can easily restore the files without any clamor. You can also use a proper recovery program to get back your files.
Instructions To Remove VisionCrypt Ransomware
Before you restore your file, make sure to remove VisionCrypt Ransomware otherwise it will invite more dangerous threat. To remove it from your system you can use the following manual removal steps.
Step 1 : Remove VisionCrypt Ransomware From Control Panel
- Click on start button >> Go to Control Panel
- Now Select Add/Remove programs
- Locate VisionCrypt Ransomware from installed program
- Finally select them and uninstall.
Step 2 : Remove suspicious files from control panel
- Close all the programs and select control panel.
- Choose uninstall a program option.
- You will get all the installed program.
- Find out program related to VisionCrypt Ransomware.
- Click on Uninstall option to remove them.
Step 3 : Remove Ransomware related entries From Windows Registry
- Press Windows + R key together, to open the Run Box.
- Then type “regedit” to open Windows registry
- Look for entries related with ransomware
- Click on Disable option, to remove related entries.
If you are still having problem in removing the ransomware then don’t worry. It is recommended to use Free-scanner, it deeply scans the system and remove the threat completely from it.