Screenshot of CryptoWall:
Brief introduction about CryptoWall:
CryptoWall is an irritating computer virus which belongs to the ransom-ware family.Once it gets into the target PC, CryptoWall infection encrypts files by renaming them into DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.TXT, and the DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION and pops up the message which claims that in order to get the key to decrypt files you need to 500 US dollars. To further scare computer users, this nasty virus also sets a limited time.
However, only a few of victims are lucky and get their data back after paying the virus, most victims lost both their files and money. As there is little decryption possibilities and no guarantee whether your files will be encrypted or not after the paying, it is recommended that you do not pay the virus.
While, to protect another files from being damaged and infected, you should remove CryptoWall virus from your system as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will not only put your files into a dangerous situation but also give the virus a chance to mess up your pc. CryptoWall virus will cause the poor running speed, windows freeze, unstable internet connection and many other kinds of PC issues as time pass by.
Follow the manual removal guide and video as below to get rid of this nasty computer virus right now.
Video on how to remove CryptoWall:
CryptoWall manual removal guide:
Step one: Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc >> Click Task Manager >> More details >> Startup tab >> click on the items that added by the virus >> Click Disable
Step two: Show hidden files and folders in win 8.
1.Start screen >> Control Panel >> Appearance and Personalization >> Folder Options
2. The Folder Options box pops up >> Check Show hidden files, folders, or drives >> Apply
Step three: End all the harmful Processes in win 8:
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc >> Click Task Manager >> Right click all the harmful Processes >> End task
Note: If you want to check the background processes, please click More details. Click the processes you want to end, and click End Task.
Step four: Search the infected PC to find out all the malicious files as below and then delete all of them:
%AppData%\<random>.exe %CommonAppData%\<random>.exe C:\Windows\Temp\<random>.exe %temp%\<random>.exe C:\Program Files\<random>
Step five: Remove vicious registry entries of the virus:
1.Press Win+R to activate the Run window >> Type “regedit” or “regedit.exe” to the search bar >> Click “Ok” if you are asked if you want to open Registry Editor
2.Find out all the harmful keys, right click them and Delete.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
CryptoWall automatic removal guide:
Step one: click here or the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter
Step two: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step third: run SpyHunter to detect and automatically uninstall CryptoWall
There may be some other issues such as windows registry errors in your system. To avoid potential risk and to ensure your computer security, you are suggested to use RegCure Pro to optimize your system after CryptoWall removal.
Step four: click the icon below to download RegCure Pro
Step five: follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro
Step six: run RegCure Pro to optimize your computer
Note: If the manual steps are complicated for you to go through CryptoWall removal, you could feel free to download SpyHunter to uninstall CryptoWall program automatically.