What is KRIPTOVOR virus?
KRIPTOVOR virus is a dangerous ransomware-type application that has been noticed spreading around in Russia. That’s why its name can be translated like that: “kripto” is Russian means “crypto” and “vor” means “thief”. However, no matter that its name is related to Russia, this cyber threat can also be noticed in other world’s countries, such as France, UK, the USA and others. Just like other crypto-ransomwares, KRIPTOVOR starts its malicious work as soon as it infects computer. In most of the cases, it does that with a help of misleading emails saying that user has to download the ‘important’ attachment. Of course, this attachment is infected and you should never download it to your machine. After being installed, this reansomware starts what it was created for – encrypting important victim’s files that are kept on the system. After doing so, he/she is asked to pay a ransom of $100, $500 or even $1000 for getting a spacial key that is needed for decrypting these files. Please, do NOT pay this fine because there is no guarantee that such key really exists. Instead of doing so, you should remove KRIPTOVOR ransomware from the system. Besides, it seems that this is not the end of its work. According to some of PC security experts, this ransomware may also open the backdoors of the system for giving its owners (hackers, of course) an ability to connect to the system and initiate such crimes as identity theft. If you want to protect yourself from that, you should install a reputable anti-spyware on your computer that will help you to prevent such threats like this one. If you think that your computer is already infected, you should scan it with a help of Reimage or other reputable anti-spyware.
How can KRIPTOVOR infect my computer?
As we have already mentioned, KRIPTOVOR malware is mostly spread with a help of misleading emails that are designed to inform people about such important things as missing payments, delivery of their purchased goods and similar things. However, before you fall for such email and download its attachment, make sure you check it for grammar or typo mistakes. In addition, you should try to contact the sender and make sure that he/she is real. Besides, this ransomware can also be spread using fake alerts telling people that they need to update such programs as Java, Flash Player, FLV Player and similar applications. Unfortunately, this technique is mostly used for spreading adwares, browser hijackers and such cyber threats as this ransomware. If you don’t want to download it, you should visit the official website of each of these programs and download what you need. If KRIPTOVOR virus infects the system, it drops its files and download required components. In addition, it scans the system and encrypts predetermined files with such and similar extensions: .zip, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rar, etc. When trying to open each of these files, victim is presented see a MESSAGE.txt containing instructions for the ransom payment. Please, do NOT fall for this threat and don’t pay this fine that is asked by this virus because you can easily lose your money. If you want to keep all your money in your bank account, you should use a guide below and get rid of this threat using other methods.
How can I remove KRIPTOVOR virus?
Unfortunately, if KRIPTOVOR infects your system, it leaves you without an ability to decrypt your corrupted files. For that you need to pay a ransom and get a decryption code. Nevertheless, you can also try a backup or using file recovery tools. If you have been performing backups, you should be capable of restoring your files. In addition, for that you can also try such programs as R-Studio or Photorec.
Finally, we must add that we highly recommend thinking about the prevention of such infections. For that you can use previously mentioned programs. Besides, don’t forget to think about the immunity of your files and make backups as frequently as possible. In addition, you can use USB external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, or simply rely on Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr and other solutions.