The CryptoHost Ransomware is a Trojan infection that you can not take lightly, if it shows up on your computer. As soon as you notice it, it’s actually already too late because all of your documents, pictures, videos and archives are already encrypted and locked. Well, at least it is what this malicious software you believe by the warning message that displays on your screen, do want. But we found that this Ransomware in fact move all affected files to a folder in a password-protected RAR archive. This most likely makes them the most benign trojan Ransomware, that is there, and you can estimate is “happy” to have been attacked by this malware and not by other malicious Trojans, whose encryption you could not decrypt without the unique key. This could mean the loss of all your valuable files. But in this case here, we are to help you to remove the CryptoHost of Ransomware, and the really good news is that we can offer you a solution to “Decrypt”, i.e. to restore your files through the extraction of the protected archive.
Most Ransomware Trojan infections are about spam emails as infected attachments (image -, video -,. PDF and .doc files) or spread malicious links on social networking sites. We have found out that the CryptoHost of Ransomware is spread especially bundled with ÂµTorrent. Such bundles can be downloaded when you visit unreliable file-sharing Web sites such as torrent – and freeware sites. These sites are full of potentially harmful third-party ads. If you click on one of them, you can download a number of malware infections bundled. If you have been infected with this Trojan, the likelihood is great that it happened this way. If this is the case, it is probably not even enough if you delete only the CryptoHost of Ransomware, because there are very likely other infections. To make sure your computer and maintain that the main priority should be if you want to take seriously your virtual world and use your PC safely. Therefore, you should determine all other threats, and as soon as possible take care.
Though this Trojan Ransomware in bundles over the Web is common, you should be still careful when opening your emails because Trojans can be very sophisticated and trick your spam filter. Some spam emails are equipped with malicious code, which can dump a Trojan or other infections on your computer at the moment you open them, are raised and in the background. You would not even get anything until you see the unpleasant or sometimes nightmare-like results. Try to make sure that you open only those E-Mails which are actually intended for you. Also, make sure that the attachments that you click are also meant for you. In this way, you have a good chance to be able to prevent the next attack of Trojan on your PC.
Once the CryptoHost is Ransomware underway, ensuring that it will be started automatically together with Windows. This means that every time, when you restart your operating system, this malicious program also starts in the background. Therefore, it represents a constant danger, as long as it resides on the computer. After careful testing, we found that is this Ransomware on the usual document, photo -, video – and archive files effect with the following extensions: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, psd, ppd, tiff, avi, flv, mov, qt, rm, wmv, asf, mp4, mpg, mpeg, m4v, 3gp, 3 g 2, pdf, docx, pptx, doc, 7z, zip, txt, ppt, pps, wpd, wps, xlr, xls, xlsl. This Trojan not really encrypted these files by using the standard AES and RSA encryption algorithms. Instead, he simply places them in a password-protected RAR archive, which is located in the % AppData % folder.
When the archiving process is complete, the CryptoHost of Ransomware displays their ransom demand above all active Windows on the desktop; It seems however to disable anything. This notice informs you, that your files have been encrypted and locked, and that you have to pay the ransom in the form of Bitcoins, and although 0.38 BTC (162 USD at today’s rate). To ensure that you do the transfer right, the necessary knowledge of Bitcoin is gives you. All you have to do is click the “How it works” to click (how it works). Then appears an another small window that contains all the information for this procedure, including how to buy Bitcoins Bitcoin guides & how-to, and some useful websites (coinbase.com and localbitcoins.com).
To “decrypt your files”, you should click (check payment status) on the button “Check Payment Status”. This program blockchain.info checked whether a payment the Bitcoin address indicated or not referred. If you have paid the ransom, this software to recover your files. We must warn however, that you have to do it with cybercriminals, which simply means that there is no guarantee, that you will again see your files even if you pay. This is your decision and your responsibility. Please, read on to find out how to easily remove the CryptoHost of Ransomware and recover your files using our guide.
The CryptoHost Ransomware starts also, certain processes, Web sites, and strings like anti virus, anti virus, antivirus, avg, bitdefender, eset, mcafee, dr.web, f-secure, internet (Internet Security), obfuscator, debugger, monitor, registry, system restore, kaspersky, norton, ad-aware, and others that are used to monitor Web sites. In addition this Trojan is able to monitor YouTube also, and if you are looking for a video, instead may get a warning that reminds you to pay the ransom, if you want to use this Web site or your browser.
Not knowing how to address the CryptoHost of Ransomware, could turn into a dangerous and costly experience. We are however available, to give you the knowledge so that you can immediately delete this malicious program. First, you must stop the process of CryptoHost.exe via the Task Manager. Next, you need to delete CryptoHost.exe. Finally you need to worry about the registry entry which allows the startup. Once you are done with it, you can extract your files from the protected archive. Below, we have listed the necessary steps for you so you can emerge victorious against the malware threat. If you want to make sure that your PC is completely clean and will remain so, we advise you to use a reliable anti-malware tool.
How to remove the Ransomware CryptoHost from Windows
- At the same time, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESCto open the Task Manager .
- Find You the process called CryptoHost.exe and then click end task.
- Closing You the Task Manager.
- Press Win + E.
- Find and delete you dieCryptoHost.exe -file in the % AppData %-folder.
- Press Win + Q and enter regedit . Press the Enter key.
- Find and Remove you the name of the registry value HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\software that has the following value data : “% AppData%\CryptoHost.exe”
- Closing You the Editor.
How to restore your files
- Press Win + E.
- Find You the % AppData %-Directory.
- Find You Protected RAR archive, which contains the encrypted files. This file has no extension and has a 41 letters long name that is composed of the “processor ID + Disk serial number C: + motherboard serial number”.
- The password for the archive in this example would be “filename + user name”, i.e.: “A69CC4A91E86934CFD0753D5E928F1E026222D0BBenutzername”.
- Extract You your files into a directory of your choice.
- Start You your computer.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CryptoHost.
|VIPRE Antivirus||22702||Wajam (fs)|
|K7 AntiVirus||9.179.12403||Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )|
- CryptoHost Shows commercial adverts
- Integrates into the web browser via the CryptoHost browser extension
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
- Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Slows internet connection
- CryptoHost Connects to the internet without your permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- CryptoHost Deactivates Installed Security Software.
- Common CryptoHost behavior and some other text emplaining som info related to behavior
- Changes user's homepage
CryptoHost effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1030%
- Windows 836%
- Windows 720%
- Windows Vista8%
- Windows XP6%
Eliminate CryptoHost from Windows
Delete CryptoHost from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove CryptoHost from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase CryptoHost from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete CryptoHost from Your Browsers
CryptoHost Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase CryptoHost from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate CryptoHost from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).