UltraCrypter Ransomware Removal Guide

UltraCrypter ransomware is one of the many win-lockers that have been developed in recent memory. This nefarious program has been spreading rapidly on a worldwide scale, encrypting the files of many users. UltraCrypter ransomware can infect all versions of the Windows operating system. We urge you to keep your guard up when browsing the web. UltraCrypter ransomware has a few custom extensions which it appends to each encrypted file: .cryp1, .crypz and .crypt. This suggests that there are multiple versions of the program. Our research has concluded that the separate variants of the win-locker do not exhibit significantly different characteristics. UltraCrypter ransomware targets text documents, images, archives, zip folders, audios, videos, tables, presentations and other essential data. The vulnerable file types include: .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .html, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .ini, .bat, .reg, .wps, .exif, .wsc, .zip, .rar, .sys, .ai, .raw, .mp3, .wav, .flac, .wma, .mid, .qic, .pak, .m3u, .m4a, .sql, .lnk, .mp4, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .mkv, .mov, .flv, .ogg, .arw, .sln, .csv, .mdb, .db, .bin, .dat, .ps1, .bmp, .psd, .png, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .psd, .js, .eps, .iff, .dng, .crw, .vb and others. Upon finishing the encryption, the virus creates three files. A .bmp wallpaper is set as the desktop background. The message of the cyber criminals is conveyed through a couple of ransom notes in .txt and .html format.

UltraCrypter ransomware is spread through spam e-mails. The win-locker can travel independently or use the help of an exploit kit to get distributed. The Angler and Bedep exploit kits have been cited as sources for the virus. UltraCrypter ransomware and the exploit kits are distributed in the same manner. The malware latches onto an attachment from the e-mail. Opening the file would give the clandestine program access to your computer. The sender of the spam message would try to make you believe the letter is genuine. To provoke you, the message can say that it contains information on an urgent matter. The spammers can describe the attached file as a recommended letter, a receipt for a delivery package, an invoice, a bill, a fine, a notice of another item of important documentation. Spam e-mails are often sent on behalf of legitimate companies and entities, like the national post, courier firms, e-commerce platforms, banks, social networks, government institutions and the local police department. You should always check the contacts of the sender before opening an attached file. Look up his name and e-mail address to see if he is really associated to the entity he claims to be representing.

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UltraCrypter ransomware uses RSA-2048 and AES CBC-256 ciphers to encrypt files. The malevolent program demands a ransom of 1.2 bitcoins to provide the private key, required for the decryption. This converts to about $694.68 USD. It gives users 4 days to pay this amount. If you miss the deadline, the ransom will be increased to 5 bitcoins, or approximately $2894.50 USD. Both amounts are very high. To back victims against the wall, UltraCrypter ransomware has set a final deadline of 7 days. The virus states that the decryption key will be destroyed after this point and your data would never be restored. The win-locker requires people to use bitcoins because this cryptocurrency protects the anonymity of the recipient. Additionally, the virus has added the requirement of using the Tor browser to process the transaction. To prove they have genuinely created a decrypter, the hackers allow users to have one file decrypted for free. However, it must be no larger than 512 kilobytes. UltraCrypter ransomware tries to scare its victims by warning them not to attempt removing the program on their own. The ransom note states that any action against the win-locker would result in the decryption key being destroyed and the encrypted files would never the restored. Be advised that paying a ransom to cyber criminals leaves no guarantees. They may not restore your files. Even if they do, the virus might remain on your system.

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It is advised to uninstall UltraCrypter ransomware with a professional AV program. There is a complete guide below. Research has shown that the win-locker deletes shadow volume copies. This means that a backup would not allow you to recover your files. There is no custom decrypter for this virus to date. A program may eventually be developed. Your files will remain locked, but the data will not be deleted.

UltraCrypter Ransomware Removal Instructions

Windows XP

1. Reboot your PC and press the F8 key.
2. Go to Windows Advanced Options and select Safe Mode with Networking, press Enter.
3. Type: http://www.xp-vista.com/download-instructions in the search bar of your web browser.
4. Download SpyHunter and install it on the computer.
5. Scan the system with the antimalware tool and erase any infected files and viruses.
6. Go to the Start Menu and then click Run.
7. Type “msconfig” in the search bar and click OK.
8. In the System Configuration Utility go to the “Startup” tab and select the option “Disable All”.
9. Press OK and reboot the PC.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

1. Reboot your PC computer and press the F8 key.
2. Go to Windows Advanced Options and select Safe Mode with Networking, press Enter.
3. Type: http://www.xp-vista.com/download-instructions in the search bar of your web browser.
4. Download SpyHunter and install it on your computer.
5. Scan the system with the antimalware program and erase any infected files and viruses.

Windows 8

1. Go to the Start menu and click on the Windows key.
2. Open the web browser.
3. Type: http://www.xp-vista.com/download-instructions in the search bar of your web browser.
4. Download SpyHunter and install it on your computer.
5. Scan the system with the antimalware tool and erase any infected files and viruses.

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