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AVCrypt ransomware ransomware is a piece of malicious program that will encrypt your files. Ransomware is categorized as a very serious infection and may lead you to permanently losing access to your files. Due to this, and the fact that getting infected is quite easy, file encrypting malware is considered to be a very harmful threat. A large part in a successful ransomware infiltration is user neglect, as contamination commonly happens by opening an infected email attachment, pressing on a dangerous advertisement or falling for bogus ‘downloads’. And once it’s launched, it will start encoding your files, and once the process is complete, you will be asked to buy a decryptor, which in theory should decrypt your data. The ransom varies from ransomware to ransomware, some may ask for $50, while others may demand $1000. Paying is not something you be considering doing do, so think through all scenarios. We very much doubt crooks will have a moral obligation to help you recover your files, so you may end up receiving nothing. If your data still remains locked after paying, we wouldn’t be surprised. Instead of paying, it would be wiser to invest the money into backup. There are plenty of options to choose from, and you’ll definitely be able to find the one best suiting you. You can recover data after you terminate AVCrypt ransomware if you had backup already prior to infection. You’ll come across malicious program like this all over, and contamination is likely to occur again, so you have to be prepared for it. If you wish your machine to be malware-free, it’s necessary to learn about malware and what to do to prevent them.

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Ransomware distribution ways

You normally get the ransomware when you open a corrupted email, press on an infected advert or download from unreliable sources. However, it is possible for file encoding malicious program to use methods that need more skills.

The most probable way you got the data encoding malware is via email attachment, which could have came from a legitimate appearing email. The contaminated file is added to an email, and then sent out to possible victims. Cyber crooks can make those emails very convincing, normally using topics like money and taxes, which is why it isn’t that surprising that plenty of people open those attachments. When you’re dealing with emails from senders you do not know, be vary of specific signs that it might be dangerous, such as grammatical mistakes, strong encouragement to open the file attached. If the sender was a company of whom you are a client of, they would have automatically put in your name into the email, and a regular greeting wouldn’t be used. You are likely to come across company names like Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as known names would make people trust the email more. You could have also gotten the infection through some other ways, such as compromised adverts or bogus downloads. Some advertisements might be harboring malware, so avoid clicking on them when visiting suspicious reputation pages. Stop downloading from unreliable websites, and stick to official ones. Sources such as ads and pop-ups are infamous for being not trustworthy sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. If a program needed to update itself, it would do it itself or alert you, but never via browser.

What does it do?

If you contaminate your machine, you may be facing permanently locked data, and that makes ransomware so dangerous. And it is only a matter of time before all your data are encoded. You will notice that your files have an extension added to them, which will help you identify the data encoding malicious program and see which files have been encoded. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which could make decrypting files for free probably impossible. When encoding is finished, you will get a ransom note, which is supposed to explain to you how you should proceed. The creators/distributors of the data encoding malware will offer you a decryption tool, which you evidently have to pay for, and that isn’t suggested. If you’re expecting the crooks to blame for locking your files to keep their word, you might be disappointed, as there is nothing preventing them from just taking your money. By paying, you wouldn’t be just risking losing your money, you would also be funding their future criminal activity. And, more and more people will become attracted to the already very successful business, which allegedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. You may want to consider buying backup with that money instead. If this type of situation occurred again, you could just get rid of it without worrying about possible data loss. Uninstall AVCrypt ransomware if it’s still present, instead of giving into requests. These types infections can be avoided, if you know how they spread, so try to become familiar with its spread ways, at least the basics.

AVCrypt ransomware removal

For the process of completely terminating the ransomware, you will have to acquire anti-malware utility, if it’s not already present on your computer. If you want to erase AVCrypt ransomware manually, you could end up causing more harm, which is why we can’t recommend it. It would be better to use professional removal software which would not be jeopardizing your device. Such security tools are made to terminate AVCrypt ransomware and similar threats, so it shouldn’t cause issues. If you scroll down, you will find instructions to help you, in case you run into some kind of issue. Sadly, the anti-malware will simply terminate the threat, it will not recover your data. But, you ought to also keep in mind that some ransomware can be decrypted, and malware researchers may develop free decryption tools.

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Learn how to remove AVCrypt ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove AVCrypt ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove AVCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove AVCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove AVCrypt ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove AVCrypt ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove AVCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove AVCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove AVCrypt ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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