HacknutCrypt alerts with appeal to pay money for unlocking encrypted PCs have already scared many Internet visitors. This is ransomware attack, and all not perfectly protected computers are in danger. We classify this malicious software as really dangerous and offer netizens to read following information.
Stay away from the HacknutCrypt ransomware as it is hazardous item to appear in the system.The developers of this ransomware are not going to stop alerting users even if they decide to pay a revenue. Sadly, those who agreed to pay at least one time will see the same alerting messages again and again.
When HacknutCrypt blocks OS, it is really bad but still not the end of the world. User can detect malware and delete it stopping further encryption. Remember to have a backup of all vital files and data on the respectful resources. Mind all your online actions to stay away from this malicious app and never ever have problems with it. Keep applications up-to-date, do not ignore new features clicking on the “remind later”.
This HacknutCrypt malware is a dangerous problem, react on it immediately and eliminate with GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool and save your computer items before you still have time to do it.
HacknutCrypt automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove HacknutCrypt from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the HacknutCrypt, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying HacknutCrypt pop-up ads leave you in peace:
HacknutCrypt manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete HacknutCrypt from the system.
To delete HacknutCrypt extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the HacknutCrypt extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the HacknutCrypt extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a HacknutCrypt extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉