CryptoLite Virus Removal – Restore .encrypted Files

CryptoLite Virus image ransomware note .encrypted extension

The CryptoLite Virus is a test release ransomware targeting users on a global scale. The currently released samples of it are probably test versions that may be updated in further iterations. Refer to our in-depth article for a technical analysis and full removal instructions.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .encrypted extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Malware Removal Tool

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CryptoLite Virus – Distribution Ways

The CryptoLite virus is currently being distributed in a test campaign. It is presumed that in the future the hacker or criminal group behind it will utilize several tactics to increase the number of infected hosts.

One of the main methods that can be used is the creation of email phishing campaigns that use the design elements of legitimate web services and sites in order to confuse the victims into interacting with them. The viruses are either directly attached or linked inthe body contents of the message.

The other method relies on the use of fake download sites that pose as legitimate vendor download sites, portals and other services that are frequently accessed by computer users. These two mechanisms are the primary ways to distributed payload carriers, two (Read more...)

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