How to remove Cryptedx virus and restore encrypted files

If you've suffered from an encrypting infection and have causes to suggest that it’s the Cryptedx ransomware – here you'll find help. We propose simple and safe instructions for Cryptedx removal and possible methods to recover the spoiled data.

What is Cryptedx

Encryption virus can be considered a roadkill of our society, and every PC operator knows that if you can not access your data and there's a ransom note – the things are turning ugly. It’s a valid reaction, unfortunately. Ransomware threat is the most dangerous thing that can happen to you on the Internet as a common customer has no power to remove it. The exclusive situation when you're able to defeat an encrypting virus is when you’re not dealing with a true one, but a fake, that blocks your screen and attempts to trick you into making a payment. In all other cases, if a virus was developed and maintained in a proper way – you can only expect that specialists can beat it. If web-criminals committed an error, and there are any drawbacks, which let you to restore files – we will explain to you what to do in our item.



So, what we'd discover if we take a glance inside a Cryptedx? It consists of a totally legitimate encryption system which modifies all folders on customer’s PC and makes them useless without a key. The key is also encoded with another method. As usual, these algorithms are AES and RSA, that are known for their complicacy and reliability. These methods and the tools built upon them are in public access in the Net, so swindlers only have to develop defensive mechanisms, to block an admittance to a program, and make the perfect control and update scheme. Some viruses may work in standalone mode, and swindlers know of another victim as late as he contacts them and sets off the ransom. Other ransomwares are work in different manner, and deliver data to hundreds URL's, to confuse the malware-fighters and maximize the work required to defeat a ransomware.

Regardless of virus' sort, the RSA and AES methods are too tricky difficult to bruteforce them. It might take centuries to perform all required calculations on a common computer or, maybe, 2-3 decades in case of usage of an industrial computer. There are two efficient manners to beat an encrypting malware: to hack it, or hack the Command & Control website, to get a master key. In rare cases there is a breaker that can cease ransomware's activity completely or to drive it off the infected device. If any parson finds that breaker for Cryptedx, or develop a decryptor, we will provide you with full info in this article.


Here you can find a few methods to check, before you can give in and look for a decryption tool. As it is written in previous paragraphs, fraudsters make errors, and certain specialties of the system might serve you to recover information.


  • If you've made a copy of your information, and placed it on an external media – just eliminate Cryptedx and load it. Make sure that Cryptedx is eliminated in full, because if it isn't – all information will be messed up one more time, with those that were stored on a flash disc.
  • If you do not use the OS from an admin profile – you should compliment yourself. The matter is that your system replicates any files until their removal or change. These files are known as the SVC, and Cryptedx has the ways to erase them. If you're using the usual entry – the operating system requests for a confirmation at the very second Cryptedx starts to remove SVC. In case you saw such request and ignored it – it means that the SVC are secure, and you might use a specific program to get back the information.


If all of these advice didn't help and you have no chance to restore corrupted information – you better eliminate the ransomware from the PC and wait until a decryptor will be published.

How to remove Cryptedx

Unfortunately, there’s no chance to entirely avoid an installation of software. This virus is too tricky and you will definitely pass some parts and then suffer from it (for instance, when you line up a flash data storage with your saved information to a not-fully-cleared PC). It knows how to lurk pretty well, and you just can't remove it totally in manual mode. Here's your deletion directions that will suit all your needs. It consists of a few by-hand phases and an extra AV software stage.

Removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.




Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

When you deleted Cryptedx, it's time for the info recovery. As you know now, if you use an administrator account and you let the virus a pass into the system – there is no trick to recover your files aside from the previously saved copies. If you haven’t done this – you still have a chance, but it will require topical recovery tool. The most effective ones of them are ShadowExplorer and Recuva programs. You can get these tools easily on their official pages, with close guides.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore


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