Remove UmbreCrypt Ransomware Successfully from PC

Published March 4, 2016 by Marlin Spencer

UmbreCrypt Virus Information

UmbreCrypt is a very tricky and risky ransomware whose purpose is to encrypt the files stored inside the infected system and require victims to pay a lot of money as its ransom for the sake of recovering their personal files. If your PC is infected by UmbreCrypt, you will be threatened by it as well. First of all, it will sneak into your system to modify your default system settings, so as to encrypt your files as quickly as it can.

Once your personal files are locked, it will pop up a notice, saying that you have done something illegal, so you must be punished. Then it will ask you to pay some money if you want to access to the locked files. UmbreCrypt often demands you to make the payment through pre-paid cash vouchers, Bitcoins or MoneyPak. In this case, you should never believe it and please do not waste a penny on it because it is only a trap, which is set by cyber criminals to scare you to hand over your money.

If trust it and pay the money, you will find that your files are still locked, which you cannot do anything with it. Besides, this virus may induce other outside infections to damage your system. Then your machine will be pushed into an abyss. In fact, there is no sensible way out of this situation other than uninstalling UmbreCrypt as soon as possible.

UmbreCrypt Screenshot:

UmbreCrypt-Ransomware


Step 1: Remove UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt virus.

Step 2: Remove UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt 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 UmbreCrypt removal from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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