What is CryptoDefense Virus?
CryptoDefense Virus is treated as a very dangerous ransomware infection and once it reaches your computer, you will be in high danger to lose all the data that is saved inside your machine. The main idea of this risky infection is encoded in its name: CryptoDefense Virus can ‘encrypt’ all the documents, files, videos, pictures and other information that is inside your computer. You have to know that this virus (sometimes called as CryptoDefense) can easily act on all versions of Windows (Windows Vista, 7 or 8).
As soon as this sneaky ransomware reaches your computer, you will be displayed with a huge notification that CryptoDefense has encrypted all the files that are detected in your computer’s system and now if you want to decrypt those files you have to download a particular key. Mostly, this false application requires you to pay about $500 or Bitcoins (which is a sort of electronic money). However, if you don’t want to become another gullible victim you have to start CryptoDefense Virus removal as soon as possible.
How can CryptoDefense Virus infiltrate your computer?
You have to remember that if your computer is infected by CryptoDefense Virus there is a little possibility that you will be able to encrypt and restore all your documents and files by yourself. Because of this reason, you should better pay more attention to the files that you want to download into your computer. CryptoDefense Virus can be bundled together with unreliable freeware that is usually distributed by potentially malignant third party. Moreover, you have to stay away from any false updates (especially Flash and Java). Keep in mind that CryptoDefense Virus can also infiltrate your computer when you open the infected spam letter. In general, you should avoid downloading any illegal applications because even the reliable-looking file can bring you more problems that you can even suspect.
How does CryptoDefense Virus act?
From the moment when this dangerous infection enters your computer you will be displayed with this or very similar notification:
‘All files including videos, photos and documents on your computer are encrypted by CryptoDefense Software.
Encryption was produced using a unique public key RSA-2048 generated for this computer. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private key.
The single copy of the private key, which will allow you to decrypt the files, located on a secret server on the Internet;
the server will destroy the key after a month. After that, nobody and never will be able to restore files.
It means that all the data in your computer is encrypted and you may have to buy the offered unique public key. However, this false notification is just another step that helps cyber criminals to damage your computer’s system even more. The difference from other ransomware infections is that CryptoDefense Virus does not lock your computer’s screen, but generates some files that have an information of how you could encrypt all the files. However, you should know that all the information provided by this dangerous program is not credible and the unique public key will definitely not encrypt all the files. The tricky part of this infection is that the longer it stays inside your computer the more money (or Bitcoins) you are asked to pay. Sometimes the amount of Bitcoins can grow up from 500 up till 1000. However, as you already know that this infection is really serious and it can totally destruct your computer’s system, so you shouldn’t hesitate anymore and remove CryptoDefense Virus from your computer right now.
How to delete CryptoDefense Virus?
There are two different options whether the users can decrypt and restore the files encrypted by CryptoDefense Virus. On the one hand it is said that the files can’t be restored but on the other hand, you can always try to restore them by yourself. However, at the beginning it is essential to download and install a reliable anti virus tool such as SpyHunter. Once this reliable application is installed, you can begin to scan the full system of your computer. We can assure you that this reputable application will remove all the malignant files that are detected inside your computer.
How can you decrypt your files?
- Click once on the ‘Start’ menu.
- After that, move to the ‘Control Panel’ section.
- Here you have to click on ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’ section and then choose ‘User Accounts’.
- After that click on ‘Manage your file Encryption Certificates’ (once displayed with a Encrypting File System wizard, click on ‘Next’ option).
- Now you should choose all the files that you want to decrypt.
- After that, click the ‘Next’ button.
- Select ‘All Logical Drives’.
- Finally, click on ‘Next’ option.
However, you should keep in mind that you are not always successful about decrypting the the encrypted data. So, it is always better avoid similar infections rather than search for the way to eliminate them. Besides that, due to various dangers and threats that you might find in cyber space, it is counseled to protect your computer with the latest version of reliable anti virus tool. So, if you download SpyHunter, you can be assured that this reliable application will not only uninstall CryptoDefense Virus, but also protect your computer from any further infections.