Crypto-Blocker Ransomware

What is Crypto-Blocker Ransomware?

The name Crypto-Blocker Ransomware might give you the impression that it is a serious computer infection, but it is not, actually. If your PC has become infected with it, you can go right ahead and remove it without hesitation. It was designed to encrypt your personal files and demand that you pay a ransom for a decryption key. However, we have received information that there is a free decryption tool that is capable of dealing with this particular ransomware. To find out more about this rather dangerous application, we invite you to read this whole article.testtest

Where does Crypto-Blocker Ransomware come from?

Our cyber security experts are of the opinion that this particular ransomware should be distributed via malicious email spam. They say that the payload file is named Crypto-Blocker.exe and that it should be included in a file archive. You run or extract and run it afterwards, then this ransomware will start encrypting your files immediately. The emails that this ransomware comes in might look legitimate as this program’s developers can disguise them as tax return forms, receipts, invoices and so on. The email address from which the malicious emails are sent is unknown, but it is clear that its developers send them from a dedicated email server. Researchers have also received unconfirmed information that this ransomware is promoted as an anti-virus tool set to trick people into running it and getting their computer infected accidentally.

How does Crypto-Blocker Ransomware work?

Crypto-Blocker Ransomware like most ransomware-type applications. However, our malware analysts say that this program is constantly evolving as it was originally released half finished and its developers are now updating it. Nevertheless, it still remains a low-grade program. Researchers say that Crypto-Blocker Ransomware is set to use encrypt your files using the AES encryption algorithm. It should create unique encryption, and decryption keys and the decryption key is should be sent to a remote server. Nevertheless, according to our researchers, you can get a free decryption tool for this ransomware, so you will not have to pay the ransom.

While encrypting your files, this program appends them with the “.corrupted” file extension, some of its iterations are said to have a screen-locking feature that prevents you from using your PC post encryption. Once the encryption of your files is complete, this ransomware provides you with 5 hours to make the payments. However, there is a problem. The problem is that this ransomware might not indicate the method of payment or where you should send the ransom. Furthermore, the criminals did not include their email address or any other contact information to ask questions, so some versions of it might not allow you to pay the ransom. It is rather funny that the this ransomware allows you to select the currency for paying the ransom, so you can pay in US dollars, Euros, and other types of currencies.

How to remove Crypto-Blocker Ransomware

If you got Crypto-Blocker Ransomware on your computer via malicious emails, then you ought to delete its payload file named Crypto-Blocker.exe. It will be located where you extracted it. However, if you are unable to find it then, you should go to the Temp folder (eg. C:\Windows\Temp, %APPDATA%\Temp) and delete it. If you cannot find it still, then we recommend that you use an anti-malware application such as SpyHunter to detect it for you. Note that you can also have this particular anti-malware program remove it for you as well.

Removal Guide

  1. Visit
  2. Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe and run it.
  3. Launch the program and click Scan Computer Now!
  4. Copy the file path (possibly %APPDATA%\Temp) of the malware from the scan results.
  5. Simultaneously press Win+E keys.
  6. Enter the file path of the malware in File Explorer’s address box.
  7. Press Enter.
  8. Find and right-click the malicious file and then click Delete.
  9. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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