What is VaultCrypt Ransomware?
VaultCrypt Ransomware is a malicious infection that intends to steal your money by pushing you into paying a ransom fee. This program does not try to disguise its presence. It is an extremely obnoxious infection that will encrypt your files and hold your computer hostage until you remove VaultCrypt Ransomware from the system completely. Unfortunately, it might not be possible decrypt your files without the original decryption key, so it only proves the importance of keeping a file backup whether in an external hard disk or a virtual cloud drive. This way you would decrease the damage VaultCrypt Ransomware could cause.
Where does VaultCrypt Ransomware come from?
We have been dealing with ransomware programs that encrypt personal files for quite some time now. Quite obviously, VaultCrypt Ransomware is yet another application that intends to rip you off by crippling your computer.
VaultCrypt Ransomware has been created by Russian cyber criminals, and the infection has been terrorizing users in Russia ever since this February. All signs show that VaultCrypt Ransomware will be soon infecting multiple computers in the English-speaking regions; thus you need to protect yourself from this invasion.
What does VaultCrypt Ransomware do?
Just like the program’s name says, VaultCrypt Ransomware encrypts your files and then demands a ransom fee by redirecting you to a related website. According to our research, VaultCrypt Ransomware should encrypt *.xls,*.doc,*.pdf, *.mdb, *.1cd, *.dbf, *.sqlite,*.jpg,*.zip, *.rtf,*.psd, *.dwg, *.cdr, and *.cd extension files. It means that once the ransomware program enters your computer, and the installation file is executed, you will not longer be able to access most of your files.
The encrypted files will be changed into a lock, and you click any of the affected files, you will see the following notification:
STORED IN VAULT:
--> Visit for key: http://restoredz4xpumqr.onion
[accessible only via Tor Browser: http://torproject.org]
If you access the website indicated in the message, you will be asked to transfer a particular sum of money to the hacker’s account, and then the people behind VaultCrypt Ransomware would issue you a decryption key. On the other hand, this is only a theoretical supposition because there is no guarantee that the hackers would give you a decryption key in the first place.
How do I remove VaultCrypt Ransomware?
From our tests we can see that VaultCrypt Ransomware does not encrypt .exe files, so you can still access the Internet and get yourself a powerful antispyware tool that would help you delete this infection once and for all. On the other hand, it might be too challenging to restore your files without the original description key. Our piece of advice would be searching for file recovery programs and backing your files on multiple virtual and external drives.
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