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Files Held Ransom with CryptXXX

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#1 Tauni


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:34 PM

I have been infected with the new Trojan-Ransom.Win32.CryptXXX Variant of the virus and all my files have .cryptextensions... and the ransom note is named !Recovery followed by my personal ID.  I tried Kaspersky Rannohdecryptor that i read handles the .crypt extension but had no luck.  I get a popup that states this variant is not supported.  Does anyone know of any recent decryption software in the works that is capable of handling this variant?  Or are my files going to be in lockup till one comes out in the future?  I have tried system restore but does not go back far enough and I have no shadowcopy.


This was originally posted into wrong area of the forum, so I am adding it here.  I also have been informed that there is no  decryption software available at this time.  I hope there is something in the works for handling this variant. Until then, I will wait patiently. These MOFOs will not get the best of me, and DEFINITELY won't be getting my money. 

Edited by Tauni, 23 May 2016 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:41 PM

Any files that are encrypted with CryptXXX Ransomware will have the .crypt extension appended to the end of the affected filename and leave files (ransom notes) named de_crypt_readme.txt, de_crypt_readme.html, de_crypt_readme.bmp, de_crypt_readme.png. Newer CryptXXX 2.0+ variants have been reported to leave unique Personal ID files using random 12 hexadecimal characters with names like !Recovery_<id-number>.html, !Recovery_<id-number>.txt, !Recovery_<id-number>.bmp (i.e. !Recovery_4582C8FAEB15).

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. Doing that will also ensure you receive proper assistance from our crypto malware experts since they may not see this thread. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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