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Just got hit with a ransomeware that dropped !C59F88476E1C and .crypz

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 02:05 PM

About a year or so ago, I was hit with CryptoWall 3.0. It encrypted a lot of my files and I was only able to remove it thanks to the help of the people on this forum. Now I have been hit with a newer version of an encryption virus. All of my encrypted files now have the extension of ".crypz" and won't open. Luckily, I had most everything backed up that was important, but I am sick to death of getting these viruses! Can someone please help me get rid of this again? I am frightened it is going to encrypt more and more of my stuff as time goes on. I currently have an Avast! and a Malwarebytes scan running, but I don't know what else to do. I'm note sure if the virus is still present or if it has done it's damage and is gone. I thought I was done with this, but I guess it was lying dormant in my PC. Or I caught it from somewhere, though I don't use this computer for much.

Thanks in advance for the help.


I just finished up the Avast and Malwarebytes scans. Malwarebytes found nothing, but Avast found a single High Threat file. However, when I click for it to fix/move to chest/delete, etc. the file, it says "Error: File cannot be located". I don't know if the file deleted itself after Avast found it or what has happened, but I am scared to death it's going to get worse. Can someone please please help me make sure this awful virus is gone, and also help me prevent this from happening again? Thanks so much.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

If using Avast, only Internet Security. Avast Free does not protect by Crypto-Ransomware's.

If not use Avast, better use Norton Security or the Norton Internet Security. Or other Internet Security. 

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 03:26 PM

check out malwarebytes anti ransomware im running it at home its only in beta AFAIK


also as far as I know ransom ware will run encrypt everything and then remove itself (if im wrong someone please correct me)

Edited by TheTripleDeuce, 21 June 2016 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 03:49 PM

Could also install "Cryptoprevent".

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

Crypto malware ransomware is typically programmed to automatically remove itself...the malicious files responsible for the infection...after the encrypting is done since they are no longer needed. The encrypted files do not contain malicious code so they are safe. Unfortunately, most victims do not realize they have been infected until the ransomware displays the ransom note and the files have already been encrypted. As such, they don't know how long the malware was on the system before being alerted or if other malware was installed along with the ransomware. If other malware was involved it could still be present so be sure to perform full scans with your anti-virus.

If your antivirus did not detect and remove anything, additional scans should be performed with other security programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Anti-Malware. You can also supplement your anti-virus or get a second opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan...ESET is one of the more effective online scanners.

If you need individual assistance only with removing the malware infection, follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide...all other questions or comments should be posted in the support topics. When you have done that, start a new topic and post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Any files that are encrypted with CryptXXX 3.x (UltraDeCrypter/UltraCrypter) will have the .cryp1, .crypz or a random 5-character hex extension (i.e. .60FCC) appended to the end of the encrypted data filename. CryptXXX 2.x/3.x variants will leave unique Personal ID files using random 12 hexadecimal characters with names like <id-number>.html, <id-number>.txt, <id-number>.bmp (i.e. S45CC72F3463.txt, !4AD604B8AE89.txt), !Recovery_<id-number>.html, !Recovery_<id-number>.txt, !Recovery_<id-number>.bmp (i.e. !Recovery_4582C8FAEB15.txt). The newest version of CryptXXX 3.x will have ransom notes with a name like @<12 hex>.txt.

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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