Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Remove CryptoWall 3.0 - Get Rid of CryptoWall 3.0 Completely

Many computer users have been attacked by CryptoWall 3.0 as of later which encrypted large number of data on the infected PC. CryptoWall 3.0 is a new type of crypto-ransomware. The same as other family members like OphionLocker, CryptoLocke, and CryptoWall, CryptoWall 3.0 is able to encrypt photos, videos, documents and other formats with ppt, txt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtf, rwl, srf, srw, as extensions in the target PC.

After the successful encryption of CryptoWall 3.0, every time you try to open the file, you will get notification that the file cannot be opened because it seems to be damaged, too large or corrupted. To decrypt all the files, CryptoWall 3.0 request victims to go to websites to buy the key and scares computer users that from now on they have only 72 hours to pay or the key will be permanently deleted from the server and the encrypted files will never be back.

However, you should note that there is no guarantee whether your files will be restored or not after you buy the key. Facts have proven that most of the victims still cannot get their files back after the payments. Therefore, we get the lesson, always make a backup for the important data, do not take the risk to lose the money if the encrypted files are not so important, and take immediate action to get rid of CryptoWall 3.0 completely from your system now.

In this post, I offer two effective methods (Manual removal guide and Automatic removal instruction) to get rid of CryptoWall 3.0 completely, choose the one you like to remove CryptoWall 3.0 from your PC once and for all.

Solution One: CryptoWall 3.0 manual removal instruction:

Step 1. Restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking.

Restart the computer and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.

Step 2. End all the harmful running processes
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.

Stop all the running processes of CryptoWall 3.0.

Step 3. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by CryptoWall 3.0.

For windows XP: click Start menu; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu; type msconfig in the search bar; open System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

Step 4. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about CryptoWall 3.0

Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Clean all the malicious files about CryptoWall 3.0 as below.

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Program Files\

Step 5. Remove all the malicious registry entries as follows:

Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

Find out all harmful registry entries as follows and delete all of them.
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\.exe"

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 the adware removal.

Step 6. download RegCure Pro

Step 5. follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro

Solution Two: CryptoWall 3.0 automatic removal instruction:

SpyHunter is designed as a simple way for the average computer user to protect their PC from online threats. It is automatically configured to give you the best protection. It provides reliable protection against all kinds of malicious threats including spyware, adware, hijackers, rootkits, and more. You can follow the instructions provided below to download and install SpyHunter successfully, and enjoy the immediate and ongoing protection.

1. Download SpyHunter by clicking the following download link:

2. Double-click on the downloaded file. If asked to allow program to make changes to this computer, click “Yes” button.

3. In this step, please accept the Licence Agreement and click “Next >” button.

4. After the definition database is downloaded, system scan will automatically start.

Note: Due to the changeable characters of CryptoWall 3.0, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing CryptoWall 3.0 and still not make any progress, you’d better stop and choose the automatic removal method - download and install Spyhunter here to remove CryptoWall 3.0 for you immediately.


Einexy said...

Is it possible to recover infected files after completely getting rid of CryptoWall?

Nian Thil said...


Nian Thil said...

search up how to recover corrupted files

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