Cryptorium Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The Cryptorium ransomware is a new malware that is of unknown origin and is still under an active investigation by computer experts. Read our removal guide to learn more about it and discover how to remove existing infections.


Name
Cryptorium

File Extensions
.???

Special Feature
Screen Lock Function

Ransom
Varies

Solution #1
Cryptorium Remove Antix Ransomware easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

Solution #2
Cryptorium ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
The ransomware is spread mainly through spam email messages and untrusted download sites

Cryptorium Ransomware Description

Cryptorium ransomware is newly discovered malware strain that is still under investigation by the researchers. The virus follows typical the typical behavior pattern that is shared among the majority of this type of malwares. Upon infection the Cryptorium Ransomware encrypts target user files and appends the .??? extension to the compromised user data.

The encryption engine targets the most widely used user file types – various multimedia (photos, audio and video), documents, images, database files and etc.

The ransomware note is presented with a screenlocker window which reads the following:

CRYPTORIUM
Oh no, you had bad luck today. All your files are encrypted!
But! I have not deleted them yet! Purchase a “GBO KEY” to decrypt your files.
If not all encrypted files will be permanently deleted within 32h and then there is no way to recover them!
Be quick or no files!
*All servers are down at the moment!
You will have to find it out!
Oh and the gbo keys are all generated randomly! >:] “DECRYPT WITH CODE”

Cryptorium Ransomware Distribution

The first malware samples were identified in December 2016 being delivered primarily to English-speaking computer users.The virus is distributed as an infected software installer primarily through spam email campaigns, malicious ads and untrusted downloaded sites and P2P networks.

Cryptorium Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Cryptorium completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Cryptorium Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Cryptorium requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Cryptorium ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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