What is HacknutCrypt ransomware?
HacknutCrypt ransomware is the virus, that is infectious and dangerous for any system. HacknutCrypt ransomware can block all the personal files on your computer and make them unreadable. First HacknutCrypt infiltrates your system, then starts encrypting procedure with AES-128 (CBC mode) encryption algorithm. This ransomware adds .qweuirtksd file extension to the name of all the encrypted data. In this article you can learn how to remove HacknutCrypt ransomware and decrypt .qweuirtksd files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, HacknutCrypt will !!!ReadMeToDecrypt.txt ransom message. You can find demands and instruction on how to pay the ransom for decryption key in this file. This is what HacknutCrypt ransom note contains:
Attention, all your files are encrypted with the AES cbc-128 algorithm!
It’s not a virus like WannaCry and others, I hacked your computer,
The encryption key and bitcoin wallet are unique to your computer,
so you are guaranteed to be able to return your files.
But before you pay, you can make sure that I can really decrypt any of your files.
To do this, send me several encrypted files to firstname.lastname@example.org, a maximum of 5 megabytes each, I will decrypt them and I will send you back. No more than 5 files. Do not forget to send in the letter bitcoin address 1BhHZxek7iUTm1mdrgax6yVrPzViqLhr9u from this file.
After that, pay the decryption in the amount of 500$ to the bitcoin address: 1BhHZxek7iUTm1mdrgax6yVrPzViqLhr9u
After payment, send me a letter to email@example.com with payment notification.
Once payment is confirmed, I will send you a decryption program.
You can pay bitcoins online in many ways:
https://buy.blockexplorer.com/ – payment by bank card
If you have any questions, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a bonus, I will tell you how hacked your computer is and how to protect it in the future.
HacknutCrypt is a typical ransomware, its main purpose is to force you to pay them. After finishing encrypting process, the ransomware will state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay ransom – 500$ in BitCoins. Once you’ve done payment, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that cyber criminals are not going to give you a decryption key. Mostly they are just ignoring their victims. That’s why there is no need to contact them, it wouldn’t help. Still, HacknutCrypt ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have chance to restore your personal data.
How to remove HacknutCrypt ransomware from your computer and restore files?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove HacknutCrypt ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .qweuirtksd files encrypted by HacknutCrypt?
Once you’ve removed virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Decrypt .qweuirtksd files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of HacknutCrypt ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this virus yet. Still, there is no need to invest in malicious scheme by paying ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
Decrypt .qweuirtksd files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Recover data 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.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take 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 the system 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.
How to protect PC from HacknutCrypt?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including HacknutCrypt. But you can easily prevent any infection of your PC. HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard can help you with this problem. It’s one of the best anti-ransomware applications. No matter how sneaky it is, HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard will stop HacknutCrypt infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.