Easy methods to delete CoronaCrypt Ransomware from PCs (Ransomware removal and data recovery solution)
CoronaCrypt Ransomware or “.ENCRYPTED File Virus” is considered as ransomware that designed to locks all files stored in your computer, modifies their filenames with .ENCRYPTED.txt File Extension and display “How_To_Restore_Your_Files.txt” ransom note on your machine. For more details, you can read this article carefully. Let’s starts the discussion.
What is CoronaCrypt Ransomware?
CoronaCrypt Ransomware is very notorious crypto-malware and computer infection that is belongs to Ransomware family. This nasty file virus get enters into your computer accidently from spam emails which contain some messages along with suspicious hyperlinks and infected attachments. It is made using very powerful encryption algorithm techniques by cybercriminals. This dubious file virus attempts to prevent you from accessing or opening your files stored in your computer by encrypting them.
CoronaCrypt Ransomware renames files in pattern like “[Original FileName] + CoronaCrypt[[email protected]]-[Unique Victim’ ID].ENCRYPTED”, for example “1.jpg.CoronaCrypt[[email protected]]-[ID-XXXXX]. ENCRYPTED” names after encryption. In simple word, we can say that you can’t access or open your personal files anymore. When you try to open such locked files, then you get ransom note “How_To_Restore_Your_Files.txt” on machine. It does bogus promises to decrypt or recover all encrypted files immediately, once you pay ransom money to them.
CoronaCrypt Ransomware’s ransom note contains some information about the ransomware, technical support’s email ID, how you can recover files locked by ransomware and ransom money details as well. According to ransom note, the only way to decrypt encrypted files is to purchase and use its fake decryption keys/tools/software. It also claims that in order to rename the locked files or use third parties’ decryption tools, you will lose your all files permanently.
CoronaCrypt Ransomware provides “[email protected]” email ID on ransom note and asks you to send some encrypted files within the size of 1MB on this email address for free decryption test. After successful decryption test, it asks or forces you to pay demanded extortion money to decrypt rest of the files. But it is bogus at all. You should never trust on them at any cases. If your System has detected this malware, then you should try to remove CoronaCrypt Ransomware from machine immediately.
Let’s take have a look at message displayed on ransom note:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail [email protected]
Write this ID in the title of your message –
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Threat Name: CoronaCrypt Ransomware
Threat Type: File Virus, Crypto-Malware, Ransomware, File Locker
Description: Due to malicious behaviours of this nasty ransomware, you can’t open or use stored files on your computer. Previously functional files now have a different extension and you see ransom note in order to open encrypted files. The ransom message states that payment of extortion money is required to unlock your files.
Distribution methods: Spam email messages, infected attachments, torrent websites, malicious ads or popup messages, fake software updates or security alert messages, bundles of freeware or shareware and many other tricks.
Motives of crooks: Aims to collect your sensitive information and shares it to other hackers or third parties to generate some revenue. They also want to steal your money from your wallet or e-wallet.
Removal & recovery solution: In case if your System has infected from CoronaCrypt Ransomware or related infection, then you need to scan your System with powerful antivirus software. After complete scan and malware removal, you can use powerful data recovery software to restore files encrypted by ransomware.
Should I pay extortion money?
It is strongly recommended not to trust cybercriminals/pay a ransom. According to cyber security researchers, CoronaCrypt Ransomware is very harmful file virus creation of malware programmers who wants to earn some illegal online profit and cheat with innocent users. They never do any mercy with you. In order to pay ransom money, cybercriminals can keep record of your some information such as IP address, URLs search, login ID & password of various accounts, credit card & ATM number, banking information and more details as well. So, it is important to delete this malware from System as soon as possible.
How your System gets infected from CoronaCrypt Ransomware?
You should be alert while surfing online and avoid opening attachments coming from unknown emails especially if you received from suspicious email address. On other hand, you should always try to install software and files from official websites or sources and via direct links. Unofficial WebPages, third parties’ downloaders and other channels can used as tools to triggers harmful malware in your machine that can very dangerous for you. You should keep up-to-date your operating System and all the software running in your computer with latest one if available, and remove all the faculty software as soon as possible. To all these tasks together, you can use powerful antivirus software that has the ability to delete all types of malware or spyware, clean System registry, remove faculty software, fix all types of bugs or errors and improves System performance as well. After Ransomware removal, you can use strong data recovery software to restore files encrypted by CoronaCrypt Ransomware.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove CoronaCrypt Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete CoronaCrypt Ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove CoronaCrypt Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.
Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.
For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.
For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.
Step 2: Delete CoronaCrypt Ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with CoronaCrypt Ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.
In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”
- During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”
- In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.
- Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”
- Click “Next” on the new windows
- Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to CoronaCrypt Ransomware infiltration in the PC.
- In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.
Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove CoronaCrypt Ransomware files if they left in the work-station.
In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.
Important Note: Some variants of CoronaCrypt Ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.
How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:
In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.
Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like CoronaCrypt Ransomware.
Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.
It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.
How to Recover the Files Encrypted by CoronaCrypt Ransomware?
Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with CoronaCrypt Ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.
Use of Data Recovery Tool
This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove CoronaCrypt Ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.
Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.
Step 3: Follow all on screen instructions to install the app successfully on your machine and run it.. When its interface appear before you. Just select what you want to recover from your computer and its drive. For options, check the image below as the app offer you to recover everything, document, folders or emails, or multimedia files. Depending upon your requirements, select any of options and proceed to next step.
Step 4: At this step, you will have to specify the past of data or files from where you are interested to recover lost or deleted data. The application offers you to recover data from common locations, connected drives, and other locations as well. Just choose what you need. Following selection, click on Next button and the app will start to scan the selected drive.
Step 5: Once the scanner finishes to scan, it will show you detected kinds of deleted data or files which you may require to recover. It will offer you various recovery options based on file types. Even it allows you to see preview of file types you select in order to recover those efficiently.
Step 6: Now, you may need to specify the path where you want to recover the selected files and saved. Just do it according to your requirements, and you are done.