Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Remove CryptoDefense and Tips on Decrypting files-Manual Removal Guide

Brief Description of CryptoDefense

Have your computer been messed up by CryptoDefense? What is it? Do I have to pay for it to get my files back? CryptoDefense turn out to be the variant of Cryptolocker which is the malicious ransomware virus to trick your money via encrypting your infected files.

CryptoDefense is classified as the malicious ransomware virus which is similar with Howdecrypt or Cryptolocker ransomware virus. How does this malicious virus come into your computer? usually it can bundle itself with free software downloads or online games downloads or get into your computer via embedding its codes onto the unsafe websites. if you always visit the questionable websites, this kind of virus will get the change to invade into your computer. after it get itself installed on your computer, it is capable to add the registry to the startup items so that it can automatically run itself every time you launch your computer. besides, the key point is that this CryptoDefense can encrypt your doc, xls, pdf, etc. to decrypt the infected files, we have to get the public and private key to get your infected files decrypted.

How to Remove CryptoDefense Efficiently?

To completely get rid of this CryptoDefense ransomware virus, we have to deal with the program process, dll files, registry. Some encrypted virus even can be removed via control panel while others cannot done this way. Then you are welcome to follow the removal guide listed below:

Step by Step Guide to Manually Remove CryptoDefense

Solution one:Get rid of CryptoDefense manually
Firstly, please restart your computer and before Windows interface loads, hit F8 key repeatedly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.

Secondly, you can follow these steps to get rid of CRYPTODEFENSE manually: it’s to end virus related processes, search and remove all other relevant files and registry entries. Follow the removal guides below to start.

Step one: Launch Windows Task Manager by pressing keys Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc, search for CRYPTODEFENSE processes and right-click to end them.

Step two: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step three: Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by CRYPTODEFENSE:

%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

Step four: Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys, type regedit in Run box and click “OK” to proceed. When Registry Editor is open, search and get rid of the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

Thirdly, reboot the computer normally to check whether the virus is completely removed or not.

Solution two: Get rid of CryptoDefense by automatic scan of SpyHunter removal tool

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to help computer users to clean up the infections like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. It is important to note that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step one: Click the icon to download SpyHunter removal tool
Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter removal tool


Step two: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC

Step three: Select the detected malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to clean up all viruses.

Note: If you have any questions during the removal process,  if you are not a computer savvy, you are welcome to download Spyhunter to remove it ASAP before it causes further damages on your computer.

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