Q. What is .crypt Virus?
A. .crypt Virus is a harmful and dangerous computer infection which affects the files on the computer. This vicious virus belongs to the category of ransomware. It locks all files which are present on the system. The virus is also known to change the extension of locked files so the user can’t open these files.
Q. What is the function of .crypt Virus?
A: .crypt Virus is a ransomware which encrypts files on the attacked system. The virus encrypts file using advanced techniques. It demands money from the user to unlock the files. It asks the user to pay money in bit coins.
Q. What kind of files are encrypted by .crypt Virus?
A: Almost all known file formats can be encrypted by .crypt Virus. This ransomware can encrypt images, documents, excel sheets, data base files and many more file types. There is no file format that is not known to this virus. Even audio and video files are encrypted by this virus and its extension is changed so the user can’t start these files.
Q. Is there any exception for this ransomware?
A: For any ransomware virus found till date, there are two major and important files found which are kept in the exception list of ransomware virus. These files are exe and dll files. They are not encrypted by the virus as they are essential part of the computer and they can’t be attacked as the system will seize to start or function normally.
Q. What is bit coin?
A: .crypt Virus asks the victims to pay money in bit coin format. This is a new kind of currency. It is also known as digital currency. This currency is in trend from last few years. It is a private currency which is not created by any government. Hence they are also unable to track this currency. Any one can buy bit coin from internet in exchange of few dollars.
Q. Should I pay the ransom money?
A: The crooks at .crypt Virus will force the user to pay the ransom as soon as possible. However, you must not pay any money to these crooks. First, there is no guarantee that your files will be fixed even after paying the ransom. Second, there are many solutions developed which will remove ransomware from your system and recover your files.
Q. Is there any harm from not removing the .crypt Virus?
A: .crypt Virus is a ransomware application. It will encrypt all personal and work files on your computer. Even if the crooks will decrypt your files, they will for sure encrypt files once again after a few days. This time you have to pay the ransom money once again. This process will continue. That is why it is important to remove .crypt Virus.