What is Jew Crypt Ransomware?
If your computer is under attack by Jew Crypt Ransomware, this time you may be in luck and not lose all your important file in this hit. Although most ransomware programs do a devastating job by encrypting your photos, videos, documents, archives, and program files that you usually cannot even recover even if you pay the ransom fee, this malware infection seems to be the odd one out. In other words, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this ransomware program seems to be still in development since it does not encrypt anything at all. What's more, this infection has runtime errors popping up before the final window, the ransom note comes up on your screen. These amateurs want to extort a ridiculously low amount from you for the imaginary decryption key, which you could not even transfer as there is no Bitcoin address provided. Well, there is no need to think about paying anyway because if you are attacked by the version that we have found, you have nothing to fear. If you want to restore your system security, you simply need to remove Jew Crypt Ransomware immediately. But before you rush to do so, let us tell you how you may have infected your machine with this threat in the first place.
Where does Jew Crypt Ransomware come from?
Just like most of its predecessors in this deadly category of malware infections, this ransomware is also distributed in spam e-mails as a fake attached file. This file may look like a document, an image, or a video, and its icon will most likely indicate this fake file type, too. However, it is indeed a malicious executable file that may even have an .exe extension in addition to the .jpg or .docm. Most users do not even realize this trick because they take it for granted that they download and run an image or document. This spam can be very convincing and may even trick more experienced computer users. For this, authentic-looking user names and e-mail addresses are used that you may even be able to check online; however, sometimes these can be all made-up, too. But you would not possibly double-check on a name and address that seemingly come from the local police or some state department, right? Well, these cyber criminals bank on it as well.
Another line of convincing power is the subject matter this spam may refer to. This can be any matter that an average person would consider urgent; an unpaid speeding ticket, a parking fine, an unsettled invoice, a warning of unauthorized credit card use, and so on. You may think that you could recognize a spam right away but finding such a mail in your inbox or even in your spam folder, we believe that there is a chance that you would not be able to resist temptation. But the worst thing with regard to ransomware infections is that once you activate them, there is no way to stop them from encrypting your files. Fortunately, in this case, you can delete Jew Crypt Ransomware without any side effects, such as losing your precious files in the process. But, if you got hit by this malicious program, it should be taken as a warning sign to take backups seriously and also to consider installing a proper security tool.
How does Jew Crypt Ransomware work?
Although this ransomware claims that it encrypts your files, we have found that this is not true; at least, the versions that are spreading right now do not seem to function this way. In fact, once you run the downloaded malicious attachment, it simply displays an error pop-up with the number "20" in it, which might depend on the Windows OS version you use. If you click OK, another error pop-up may come up, an unhandled exception. This is definitely not a good start. As a matter of fact, this ransomware strikes us as the work of an amateur or a first-timer trying to make easy money. Speaking of which, the criminals behind this malicious program will definitely not buy a yacht within a month as they only demand 0.01 Bitcoin in return for the non-existing decryption key, which is around 9 dollars. Apart from the fact that your files have not even been encrypted, the other "problem" is that there is no Bitcoin wallet address mentioned in the ransom note. Nevertheless, you are given an e-mail address, "email@example.com," so that you can send the proof of transfer. As you can see, there is really no reason for you to fear that you may lose you files because they are most likely untouched by this threat; unless or until a new, finalized version hits the web. But until then we recommend that you remove Jew Crypt Ransomware without a second thought and as soon as possible.
How do I delete Jew Crypt Ransomware?
Before trying to delete the related files, you should end the malicious process via Task Manager. If you do not mind a bit of manual work, you can use our instructions below this article to eliminate this annoying threat. Also, remember how easily you infected your computer with this ransomware and how much worse it could be, if this were a proper infection. This is why we emphasize the need for decent protection if you want to defend your system and your precious files even if you make regular backup copies on a removable drive. Another important strategic step is to keep all your programs and drivers updated. Should you have any more questions about the removal of Jew Crypt Ransomware, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Remove Jew Crypt Ransomware from Windows
- Launch your Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Find the malicious process with the description of "Crypto" and click End task.
- Close your Task Manager.
- Tap Win+Q and enter regedit. Press the Enter key.
- Delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Run\Updater registry key.
- Close the editor.
- Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
- Delete the downloaded malicious file.
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your PC.
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