What is CryptoKill Ransomware?
CryptoKill Ransomware is a poorly made copy of Hidden-Tear, a ransomware-type program that was designed to encrypt your personal files and demand money for the decryption key. However, this new ransomware does not ask you to pay a ransom. It just encrypts your files and offers no method, no opportunity for you to get them back. It seems that it is a test version which would explain why it is missing this essential feature. Removing this malicious application is highly recommended because of this fact. For more information, please read this whole article.
How does CryptoKill Ransomware work?
Typically, ransomware can encrypt files or lock the desktop or even do both in some cases. However, CryptoKill Ransomware is not as sophisticated, so it just encrypts files. Now, as mentioned, it can encrypt your files, but it does not drop a ransom note that should feature instructions on how to make a payment and get the decryption key and tool. Our malware researchers say that, when this ransomware infects a computer, it searches for the “%USERPROFILE%\documents\test” file directory and drops a file named CRYPTOKILL_README.txt that is a note that explains what has happened to your files but has no mention of a decryption tool or key. The “test” folder indicates that this ransomware is not completed yet. Moreover, if you do not have the “test” folder already, then it will not create it and will not drop the text file.
Our malware analysts say that CryptoKill Ransomware uses the AES-256 encryption algorithm which is bad news for anyone whose computer has become infected with this malware. Our researchers say that, currently, there is no free decryption tool. Coupled with the fact that you cannot buy the decryption tool from the cyber crooks that developed it, it appears that you have no other option but to delete this ransomware and restore as many of your files from remote storage devices.
Where does CryptoKill Ransomware come from?
How do I remove CryptoKill Ransomware?
Without a doubt, CryptoKill Ransomware is one dangerous piece of programming. Due to the fact that it has not been completed yet, the current version does not offer you to purchase the decryption tool. Not only that, but cyber security specialists have not developed a free decryption program. So we suggest that you remove this ransomware from your computer manually suing our guide featured below. We recommend using SpyHunter’s free scanner to detect the executable file and then go to its location and delete it manually.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph
- Download Spy-Hunter-Installer.exe and run it.
- Run the installed application.
- Select Scan Computer Now!
- Press Windows+E keys.
- Enter the file path of the malicious file(s) in the File Explorer’s address box and hit Enter.
- Right-click the malicious file(s) and click Delete.
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