Do you know what CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware is?
CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware is a new malicious application that might illegally enter your system if you keep it unprotected, i.e. a powerful antimalware scanner is not installed on your computer, and, on top of that, you act in a careless way, e.g. download software from dubious websites, click on various random links and advertisements you find on the web, and check all attachments emails in the Spam folder contain. This ransomware infection is not a prevalent threat, and it seems to be still in development, but it does not mean that you are safe. It is hard not to notice the entrance of this malicious application – it will either place a window over your Desktop, or you will find a bunch of your files encrypted on your computer and a ransom note dropped on the system. Yes, there are two versions of the same ransomware infection available. Even though they act slightly differently, they are both used for the same purpose – to obtain money from users – by cyber criminals. Do not transfer money to crooks even if they have locked files that you need to access badly on your computer. Our specialists highly recommend that you fully remove CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware instead. By doing so, you will not allow this infection to lock new files on your computer.
No doubt CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware has been developed for money extortion, so no matter which one of the two variants of this infection you encounter, it will demand money from you. As mentioned in the first paragraph of this report, one variant of this threat only opens a screen-locking window but does not lock any files on victims’ computers. The opened window contains a timer, a short message for users (“Your files have been encrypted, in fourty-eight hours the key to decrypt your files will be deleted unless you deposit 0.3 BC into our BTC Wallet”), and a BTC wallet address indicated. Do not even think about sending Bitcoins to cyber criminals because the window opened by the ransomware infection can be closed quite easily – you just need to press Alt+F on your keyboard. Speaking about the second variant of CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware, it does not lock the screen, but it locks files on victims’ computers once it enters their systems successfully. Your files will be marked with the .CyberSCCP extension after the encryption, so it will be a piece of cake to find out which of your personal files have been encrypted. The ransomware infection should also drop READ_IT.txt to inform users about the encryption of files. This file also contains an email address users have to drop an email to if they want to get their files back. Do not expect cyber criminals to unlock those affected files for free.CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware screenshot
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CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware slithers onto computers illegally, but users contribute to the entrance of this malicious application themselves quite often. In most cases, they open malicious attachments spam emails hold and thus allow malware to enter the system. Malware is often distributed via spam emails, but it does not mean that it is the only way it is promoted. It might also be disguised as a useful application, so do not download software from dubious websites. It might be quite a challenge to protect the system against all kinds of malicious applications, so you should keep an antimalware tool enabled on your computer too. It will prevent malicious software from entering the system for you.
No matter which variant of CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware you have encountered, you must delete it from your system as soon as possible. It was not anywhere near sophisticated malware at the time of research, but it does not mean that it cannot be updated, so if you decide to erase it from your PC manually, you should first delete the malicious file launched recently and a ransom note READ_IT.txt (if you can locate it on your system). Then, it is advisable to perform an in-depth system scan with an automated malware remover since other malicious components you know nothing about might be active on your computer too.
How to delete CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Delete the malicious file launched recently (it might be located in %TEMP%, %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, or %USERPROFILE%\Desktop).
- Remove READ_IT.txt (if it has been dropped on your PC).
- Empty Trash.
In non-techie terms:
CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware is a malicious application that will lock your personal files if it ever slithers onto your computer. Since it has two variants, you might find a screen-locking window opened on your Desktop instead too. No doubt CyberSCCP Cryptor Ransomware has been developed by cyber criminals for money extortion, but you should not send a cent to them. They might not unlock a single file for you. In case you have encountered the variant of this ransomware infection that opens a screen-locking window, you could close it easily yourself. As for those encrypted files, they can be restored from a backup too.