Remove HydraCrypt file extension Ransomware

Published February 23, 2016 by Marlin Spencer

HydraCrypt file extension Virus Information

Similar to CTBL file extension and .locky file extension, HydraCrypt file extension is also a malicious ransom virus which is created by hackers for generating profits from innocent PC users. Mainly, HydraCrypt file extension attacks PCs locate in Europe. It can be bundled with free programs, junk email attachments and hacked websites. You will be easy attacked if you are not careful on the Internet. For instance, if you open an email from a stranger you may be attacked. It is not appreciated to visit the hacked websites, or you will create a good chance for this virus to invade your system.

Once HydraCrypt file extension invades your system successfully, it will lock your personal files as well as others. And you will get a security message which stats that your files are encrypted because of you illegal activities on the Internet. Meanwhile, you will be required to pay an amount of money to unlock your system within 72 hours. If you don’t pay, you cannot get a code to decrypt your files. However, it is totally a scam. You should know that viruses including A and B always display this scam to cheat users of money. You should remove this HydraCrypt file extension once you find it. Only in this way, can you regain access to your files!

Screenshot of HydraCrypt file extension:

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Step 1: Remove HydraCrypt file extension virus using Safe Mode with Networking

For Windows XP, Vista and 7 users:

1. Restart your computer and keep hitting F8 key on your keyboard before Windows loads

2. Move your arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter
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For Windows 8 users, please watch this video:

For Windows 10 users, please watch this video:

After starting your system in Safe Mode with Networking, log in your infected user account, use this recommended malware remover to fully detect and remove all malicious items of HydraCrypt file extension virus.

Step 2: Remove HydraCrypt file extension virus using Safe Mode with Command Prompt

If you cannot start your computer into Safe Mode with Networking and you have another user account on your system, then you can try to log in another account, run a full scan with this recommended malware remover and delete all detected malicious items.

However, if you only have one user account on your system, then follow the guides below to create a new user account so that you can remove HydraCrypt file extension virus.

1. Start your system into Safe Mode with Command Prompt

For Windows XP, Vista and 7 users:

a. Restart your computer and keep hitting F8 key on your keyboard before Windows loads

b. Move your arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Command Prompt and then press Enter
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For Windows 8 users, please watch this video:

For Windows 10 users, please watch this video:

2. When the command window appears, type in net user anewaccount /add and press Enter key on the keyboard
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3. Then type in net localgroup administrators anewaccount /add and press Enter key on the keyboard
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4. After that, type in shutdown -r and press Enter key on the keyboard
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5. Click anewaccount and log in this clean account. This account may not be infected with this HydraCrypt file extension virus and you will be able to download and install recommended malware remover to remove this virus from your computer.

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6. Download and install this recommended malware remover to remove this virus from your computer:

Step 3: Remove HydraCrypt file extension virus using System Restore

In case your newly-created user account is also infected with this ransomware, please try to perform a System Restore.

1. Start your system into Safe Mode with Command Prompt as Step 2 shows

2. Type cd restore and press Enter key on your keyboard
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3. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter key on your keyboard
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4. Click Next to continue
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5. Select the restore point before this HydraCrypt file extension virus appears on your PC and click Next to continue
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6. Confirm the restore point you choose and click Finish to continue
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7. Click Yes to continue
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Removal assistance:
If you are having problems while performing HydraCrypt file extension removal from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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