Cyspt Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Cyspt Ransomware is?

If your personal files were corrupted by Cyspt Ransomware, you must be thinking about your next move. Should you pay the ransom in return for your files’ decryption? Should you remove the infection and strengthen your system’s security to ensure that malware cannot invade again. Without a doubt, we suggest the latter. If you obey cyber criminals and pay a ransom, you are unlikely to get your files decrypted. This is just a simple scam to make you pay. Although the ransom is not that big ($40), that does not mean that you should waste your money. If you choose to take the risk, regardless of the outcome, remember that you must delete Cyspt Ransomware as quickly as possible. If you keep reading, you will learn all about the process, as well as the infection itself.

You might have let Cyspt Ransomware in by opening a spam email attachment, but the threat could have also used an existing vulnerability, or it could have been downloaded by a silently active Trojan. There are plenty of options when it comes to the distribution of malware. Without a doubt, the infection relies on disguises to attack because if you can suspect an infection, you are unlikely to let it in. If you do let Cyspt Ransomware in, it is unlikely that you will realize what happened until this malware launches a window with the ransom note. Before that, you might notice the “Error: Operating system incompatible. Exiting” message pop up. Ideally, you would find and remove the infection immediately, before it messed with your personal files, but, most likely, you will realize that that is necessary only after the encryption.Cyspt Ransomware Removal GuideCyspt Ransomware screenshot
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Cyspt Ransomware launches a window and informs that “Cyspt has locked your PC!!!” Of course, this infection has not locked your operating system. That is just an illusion. On the left of the window, you can see two timers. The first one counts 24 hours, and that is how much time you have to pay $40. The second time counts 72 hours. The ransom fee, allegedly, would go up if you did not pay within the first 24 hours, and files would be permanently destroyed if you did not pay within 72 hours. The main portion of the window, of course, is dedicated to the ransom message, which pushes to pay the ransom so that you could, allegedly, start the decryption process. At the bottom, you can see the price of the ransom, the Bitcoin wallet address (1CKAsRbfSnvpWvfkk9Y5p5yUzMk4fTbLu7), to which the ransom must be sent, as well as the unique ID number that you are meant to send to after the payment.

Were many of your personal files in Desktop, Downloads, MyMusic, and MyPictures folders (all in the %USERPROFILE% directory) encrypted? The “.OOFNIK” extension added to their names should give that away. If that is the case, the infection created using the ARESCrypt open-source code can be very scary. Unfortunately, your files can be salvaged only if copies exist in backup. The decryption offered by the creator of Cyspt Ransomware is unlikely to be legitimate. This is why we suggest that you delete the threat as soon as possible. If you are more experienced, you might be able to remove Cyspt Ransomware manually using the guide below, but if you are inexperienced, employ legitimate anti-malware software ASAP. Also, do not forget to back up all of your personal files to protect them hereafter.

Remove Cyspt Ransomware

  1. Delete the malicious [unknown name].exe launcher file. It could be found here:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  2. Move to %APPDATA% and Delete the malicious [random name].exe file.
  3. Move to %USERPROFILE% and Delete a file named files.txt.
  4. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys on the keyboard.
  5. Enter regedit.exe and click OK to access Registry Editor.
  6. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Delete the value with a random name that is linked to the ransomware (check value data).
  8. Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Install a malware scanner you can trust.
  10. Run a full system scan and if malware leftovers are found, delete them ASAP.

N.B. If you do not know how to access the directories, tap Win+E to launch Explorer and enter the specific path into the field at the top to access them.

In non-techie terms:

Securing the operating system against Cyspt Ransomware and similar threats is very important because once this malicious threat invades, there is no turning back. Your files are corrupted and, most likely, lost. Even if you pay the $40 ransom and email cyber criminals, you are unlikely to get your files back. You also should not expect them to just forget your email address. Be aware that they could use it to send you spam and phishing emails in the future. Overall, whether or not you get your files back, you need to remove Cyspt Ransomware from your operating system, and we suggest that you employ anti-malware software. Can’t you delete the threat manually? You might be able to do that, but will you be able to secure your system manually too? Only reliable anti-malware software can guarantee full-time protection.