What is CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware?
If all your personal files on a computer have .crazy extension, then unfortunately your PC is infected with CrazyCrypt ransomware. The newest version of this virus is CrazyCrypt 2.1. It is able to encipher personal data by using AES encryption algorithm. The only difficult thing for any ransomware threat is to crawl into system, especially with a proper anti-virus. It may use trojans, infected spam emails attachments, fake updaters and pirated software to sneak into your PC Once CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware is in a system, it will immediately start encrypting procedures. This ransomware adds .crazy file extension to the name of all the encrypted data. In this article you can learn how to remove CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware and decrypt .crazy files.
Once enciphering procedures are finished and the data on your computer is encrypted, the ransomware will display a window with the ransom message. Cyber criminals will offer you a deal – pay for decryption of your files:
Here you may see an example of infected data:
CrazyCrypt 2.1 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. Once you’ve done payment, they are supposed to send you decryption key. However you should know that commonly cyber criminals ignore their victims. CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have all chances to restore your personal data.
How to remove CrazyCrypt 2.1 from your computer?
Unfortunately, there are no possible ways to remove CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware manually, because the infection goes too deep into your system. You can remove the virus only with automatic removal tools. You may try to use SpyHunter to clean your system from CrazyCrypt 2.1 ransomware.
How to decrypt files encrypted by CrazyCrypt 2.1?
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 files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of CrazyCrypt 2.1 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 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 CrazyCrypt 2.1?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including CrazyCrypt 2.1. 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 CrazyCrypt 2.1 infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.