What is Crown?
The one of the newest internet threats was called Crown ransomware. This virus belongs to the Dharma file-encryption ransomware family. It includes such members as Live and CU ransomwares. What about Crown ransomware, in the most cases it spreads by the means of various executable files, such as fake installers. Such files are usually shared for free, as if it’s important software or cracked one. Sometimes hackers even create webpages, that look like original sites of trustful and well-known companies. Some of these sites show pop-up messages, the purpose of which is to lure victims to download and execute such files. When the virus gets into the operating system, it immediately begins to change keys in the Registry and infects system processes. Then it modifies file structures (encrypts) of the certain files, and they get new “.crown” extensions. In the end it creates the ransom message, the purpose of which is to make a victim to purchase the decryptor, offered by hackers. Unfortunately, it’s the surest way to decrypt the data, but in the most cases, hackers just ignore their victims, once they’ve been paid, or even make the situation much worse. We strongly recommend you to avoid any contact with them. For this purpose we’ve prepared the detailed guide on how to remove Crown ransomware and decrypt .crown files for free.
Don't worry,you can return all your files!
If you want to restore them, follow this link:email firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR ID *ID*
If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail:email@example.com
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
- How to remove Crown Ransomware from your computer
- How to decrypt .crown files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Other software
How to remove Crown Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove Crown ransomware from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is MacAfee. MacAfee scans your computer and detects various threats like Crown, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .crown files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .crown files or at least restore them. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Restore .crown files with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Decrypt .crown files with other software
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Crown ransomware, there are no decryptors that can surely decrypt encrypted files. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Decrypt .crown files with Emsisoft decryptor
This software includes information about more than 100 viruses of STOP(DJVU) family and others. All that you need are two files or some luck. You can freely use it as it distributes free of charge. If it doesn’t work for you, you can use another method.
Restore .crown files with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore .crown files with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.