CrypVault Removal Guide

Do you know what CrypVault is?

CrypVault is a ransomware application that is also known as VaultCrypt ransomware. This malicious infection spreads through spam email attachments, and when users open the corrupted attachments, CrypVault enters their computers. It might be hard to remove CrypVault on your own, considering that it is not that simply to revert everything this application has done to your files, but you should get yourself a licensed antimalware tool and terminate CrypVault along with other malicious applications that might possibly be hiding in your system as well. After all, dangerous computer infections seldom travel on their own.

Computer security experts point out that CrypVault mostly affects computer users in Russia and other Russian-speaking countries. However, lately this application has been detected in the computers of the English-speaking users as well. Thus, it means that with this malicious infection in the wild, no one can feel safe. Usually, to get into a target computer, CrypVault exploits a vulnerable JavaScript in a website that contains several security loopholes. For example, this malicious JavaScript exploit could be embedded in a pop-up that offers you to download some upgrade. Clicking the corrupted pop-up would initiate a batch file download. When the batch file is executed on your computer, you get infected with CrypVault.

As you can probably tell from its name, CrypVault is a ransomware application that encrypts files on the affected computer. Based on our list, it affects file with extensions *.xls,*.doc,*.pdf, *.rtf,*.psd, *.dwg, *.sqlite,*.jpg, *.zip, *.cdr,*.cd, *.mdb, *.1cd, *.dbf, and so on. Basically, the infection affects almost all the most frequently used file extensions, and it means that you can no longer access all of your most important files. CrypVault then displays a message that says all of your files are “STORED IN A VAULT.” You must have noticed already that all the encrypted files have now an extension .vault. In order to open the “vault,” you are urged to access a particular website where you will be given instructions on how to transfer the ransom fee to the people behind this infection.

CrypVault wants to make you think that the only way to restore your files is to transfer a particular amount of money to the hackers, but the truth is that there is no guarantee that you will be issued a decryption key. In fact, it would be for the best to restore your files from the backup drive and then invest in a legitimate antimalware application to remove everything related to CrypVault from your computer.

You may also refer to various decryption tools online, if you want to restore your files, but it is strongly recommended that you do not try to do that manually because it should be left to computer security specialists. Your job right now is to safeguard your system against similar infections so that you would avoid an ultimate computer system crash.

In non-techie terms:

CrypVault is a malicious infection that denies access to your files by encrypting them. Remove CrypVault from your PC right now and do invest in a licensed computer security application if you want to avoid similar threats in the future. You can refer to the instructions below this description for the alternative software removal method.