Nowadays the amount of ransomware attacks has greatly increased, compared with the last year. The experts from around the world are trying to keep up with the cyber criminals and release the removal tools and guides to prevent the infection. However, the cyber criminals trying to develop unusual viruses and ransomware and sometimes even mix and include the feature of both in one malware. Same with ToxCrypt ransomware – it is one of the newest ransomware that uses Tox Trojan to inject the malicious code and download the rest of the ransomware that will encrypt all of users’ files with an extension .toxcrypt and demand for ransom.
There is no too much information about ToxCrypt yet. However, we know that it uses the popular among ransomware AES algorithm to lock the files, which is impossible to crack without using a unique key. After the infection the ransomware will change victim’s default wallpaper with its own where will be displayed the conditions of ransom payment. It is important to understand that you should not pay anything to cyber criminals or get in contact with them. Otherwise you will encourage them to create more and more threats like this. ToxCrypt is quite harder to remove from your computer because it also has a Trojan that will be hiding in your system and may download ToxCrypt ransomware at any time.
As we mentioned before ToxCrypt uses the AES algorithm to encrypt victim’s data. The essence of this encoding method lies in using private and public keys which are randomly generated based on some mathematic formula. Those keys are unique and to unlock encrypted files victim needs the key, which is usually stored on the cyber criminals server somewhere in the TOR network. In other words, currently there is no way to decrypt encrypted files by ToxCrypt, however soon IT experts may release some decryption tool as they did for CryptXXX ransomware and others. Of course, some people can’t wait for the IT experts, but we have a good news for you. There is one method that you can perform to decrypt your files. However before applying this method you need to clean your computer from Tox Trojan, because it will download the ransomware immediately after you get rid of it. So, simply download our automatic removal tool and scan your computer for threats. It will detect any malware, adware or spyware in your system and remove it. After that you can restore your computer to previous date, which will remove the encryption and ToxCrypt ransomware.
Symptoms of ToxCrypt infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for ToxCrypt threat removal and it is easy to use.