Crysis Ransomware

Crysis Ransomware Description


The Crysis Ransomware is a file encryption-based Trojan. The Crysis Ransomware exploits data encoding algorithms which typically would protect digital content for the purpose of making that data inaccessible and holding them for ransom. Since con artists will not honor any obligations regarding delivering a decryptor necessarily, malware researchers always espouse the use of backups as a safe and reliable data recovery strategy. A full removal of the Crysis Ransomware also requires edits to your system Registry and other OS components that are most easily handled by your automated anti-malware products.

The Danger of Playing a Game of the Crysis

A great many PC owners think of malware as being a mostly silent threat that only can harm your machine when you don't identify it. However, this narrow view of threatening software overlooks one of the most popular types of Trojans for 2015 and 2016: the file-encrypting Trojan. Threats like the Crysis Ransomware conduct initial attacks without significant symptoms, but, afterward, show clear signs of their presence that detach the visibility of the infection from the extent of potentially irreversible damage already incurred.

The Crysis Ransomware's initial installation includes a Registry-modifying exploit that enables the program to launch when Windows starts. The first half of its payload scans your computer for files falling within formats it deems worthy of being encrypted. While the Crysis Ransomware includes the usual documents, images and audio formats, the Crysis Ransomware also attacks some niche ones, compared to the older file encryptors malware experts have examined in the past few months. Some examples include Access databases, components of Apple software like iTunes, and replays of online gaming sessions.

All content following under the Crysis Ransomware's relatively broad net runs through an encryption algorithm, preventing your programs from opening them. They also are given a new extension, the '.the Crysis' string, appended to the end of every name.

The Crysis Ransomware's last act is to place ransom notes in different formats on your PC, as well as lock your desktop background to a BMP-based note. E-mail communications are its recommended method for procuring a decryption solution, which victims typically are expected to pay for in Bitcoin currency.

Taking the Crisis out of Your Computer Files

There is always the risk of gaining nothing from paying a ransom for your content. Given time, some PC security institutions may develop decryption solutions for the Crysis Ransomware's attacks that will not require a purchase. Before then, your clearest means of self-defense is to keep multiple backups in locations unlikely to be scanned by the Crysis Ransomware, such as password-protected servers or unattached devices.

Although a clear majority of file encryption threats travel through disguised e-mail attachments, malware researchers also have seen other infection vectors in use. The Crysis Ransomware's extension of choice could be a symptom of its sharing an installation strategy with the Mahasaraswati Ransomware: pirated installers for Crytek's the Crysis video game. Downloading illicit media is one of the shortest routes to exposing your PC to more than one kind of threat.

Properly deleting the Crysis Ransomware also requires deleting components that will conceal themselves in default Windows folders and other areas of your OS. Average PC operators can do so most comfortably and efficiently through scanning their systems with one or more anti-malware products. Since the Crysis Ransomware has no self-distribution mechanisms of note, malware experts warn to expect the possible presence of associated threats, as well, such as a Trojan downloader.

However you choose to remove it, the Crysis Ransomware clearly is only a crisis to the wallets of the ill-prepared.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%WINDIR%\System32\3A13.tmp.exe\3A13.tmp.exe File name: 3A13.tmp.exe
Size: 641.53 KB (641536 bytes)
MD5: cced409e95d6c2e44823381df3880d96
Detection count: 319
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\3A13.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 13, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\67E7.tmp.exe\67E7.tmp.exe File name: 67E7.tmp.exe
Size: 614.4 KB (614400 bytes)
MD5: 846b068b46c7e07fd375c5337b50476b
Detection count: 213
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\67E7.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 16, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\DA69.tmp.exe\DA69.tmp.exe File name: DA69.tmp.exe
Size: 816.12 KB (816128 bytes)
MD5: 563dcf99dcde57acd27af5d8c3106d63
Detection count: 213
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\DA69.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 2, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\731.tmp.exe\731.tmp.exe File name: 731.tmp.exe
Size: 916.48 KB (916480 bytes)
MD5: 7c7d821e85b6f5d237612a0ad63c5244
Detection count: 194
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\731.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 9, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\B7C9.tmp.exe\B7C9.tmp.exe File name: B7C9.tmp.exe
Size: 901.63 KB (901632 bytes)
MD5: 9390d7fcb41867482a31c355c311ba03
Detection count: 115
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\B7C9.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 28, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\3CD.tmp.exe\3CD.tmp.exe File name: 3CD.tmp.exe
Size: 615.42 KB (615424 bytes)
MD5: 299ed986a6988eb277a59c377d72f538
Detection count: 103
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\3CD.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 2, 2019
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Arnicsc\AppData\Roaming\992C.tmp.exe\992C.tmp.exe File name: 992C.tmp.exe
Size: 272.38 KB (272384 bytes)
MD5: aed9c97d4e7c2271d16029b4049d179a
Detection count: 101
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Arnicsc\AppData\Roaming\992C.tmp.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 27, 2019
6ed029b9794717d305103e9eb20a8d1f File name: 6ed029b9794717d305103e9eb20a8d1f
Size: 94.72 KB (94720 bytes)
MD5: 6ed029b9794717d305103e9eb20a8d1f
Detection count: 82
Group: Malware file
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Usuário\AppData\Roaming\d2c14b63.exe\d2c14b63.exe File name: d2c14b63.exe
Size: 502.27 KB (502272 bytes)
MD5: 062943859cf1e395aafde8be2bfbf750
Detection count: 66
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Usuário\AppData\Roaming\d2c14b63.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 10, 2019
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\nologyadmin\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\svhost.exe File name: svhost.exe
Size: 94.72 KB (94720 bytes)
MD5: 801175d89e13fdc031597dff0d129c63
Detection count: 63
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\nologyadmin\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 6, 2018
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Administrator.APPSERVER\AppData\Roaming\0402.exe\0402.exe File name: 0402.exe
Size: 699.9 KB (699904 bytes)
MD5: 300e91cb7b02efe7bcaa66463779bd0f
Detection count: 59
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\Administrator.APPSERVER\AppData\Roaming\0402.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
%WINDIR%\System32\0303.exe\0303.exe File name: 0303.exe
Size: 594.43 KB (594432 bytes)
MD5: d3fb9d3162b8a5526658a82737700194
Detection count: 37
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\System32\0303.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 9, 2019
C:\Users\ANTONINO\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\113_1.exe File name: 113_1.exe
Size: 358.91 KB (358912 bytes)
MD5: d514d2c83259736eb02e9c21c70cf7ce
Detection count: 28
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Users\ANTONINO\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 17, 2019
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\arcgis\appdata\roaming\1data.exe File name: 1data.exe
Size: 94.72 KB (94720 bytes)
MD5: de280727b467a3c874321e0d9faf9084
Detection count: 23
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\arcgis\appdata\roaming\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 13, 2019
c:\users\julius\appdata\local\temp\y5sxvjna.part File name: y5sxvjna.part
Size: 528.38 KB (528384 bytes)
MD5: 681949435d7ea0b71d91078943411a39
Detection count: 21
Mime Type: unknown/part
Path: c:\users\julius\appdata\local\temp\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2019
190a1da8c89f7d4f296ff387f4a5fc40.exe File name: 190a1da8c89f7d4f296ff387f4a5fc40.exe
Size: 326.68 KB (326687 bytes)
MD5: 190a1da8c89f7d4f296ff387f4a5fc40
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\expiorer.exe File name: expiorer.exe
Size: 94.72 KB (94720 bytes)
MD5: f27dc437b99c49104a40c36c92e7605c
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 19, 2018
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\system.exe\system.exe File name: system.exe
Size: 1.29 MB (1294336 bytes)
MD5: e78a07edb2dff90e3e1269d0aebfbe6f
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\system.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 13, 2018
%WINDIR%\system32\chrome64b.exe File name: chrome64b.exe
Size: 94.72 KB (94720 bytes)
MD5: 911de1532d32bf09732f12263487f2f1
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %WINDIR%\system32\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 13, 2019
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\invitado\appdata\roaming\v51es5bd.exe File name: v51es5bd.exe
Size: 1 MB (1004544 bytes)
MD5: d710195d502051950c9d69c9ec037473
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\invitado\appdata\roaming\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 20, 2018
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\ry\appdata\roaming\cc08.tmp.exe File name: cc08.tmp.exe
Size: 457.21 KB (457216 bytes)
MD5: 2cd0b38ee73521578c487b744606c63c
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\ry\appdata\roaming\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 16, 2020

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%APPDATA%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_201[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\_legend.exe%APPDATA%\braker_.exe%APPDATA%\break_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\chrone.exe%APPDATA%\CompilFinish.exe%APPDATA%\cryptoman[NUMBERS]_cr[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\dick in a box.exe%APPDATA%\exe.exe%APPDATA%\inter[NUMBERS]_bendix_cr[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_201[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\_legend.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\braker_.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\break_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\chrone.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\cryptoman[NUMBERS]_cr[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\inter[NUMBERS]_bendix_cr[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\pl_c.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\setap[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Skanda[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\valer[NUMBERS]_heyhey_cr[NUMBERS].exe%APPDATA%\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup\winhost.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Startup\antimalware.exe%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Startup\load[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe%APPDATA%\osk.exe%APPDATA%\pl_c.exe%APPDATA%\setap[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe%APPDATA%\Skanda[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe%APPDATA%\valer[NUMBERS]_heyhey_cr[NUMBERS].exe%userprofile%\documents\system.exe%WINDIR%\System32\_legend.exe%WINDIR%\System32\braker_.exe%WINDIR%\System32\break_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\System32\chrone.exe%WINDIR%\System32\CompilFinish.exe%WINDIR%\System32\cry.exe%WINDIR%\System32\cryptoman[NUMBERS]_cr[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\System32\dick in a box.exe%WINDIR%\System32\inter[NUMBERS]_bendix_cr[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\System32\mtapu.exe%WINDIR%\System32\pl_c.exe%WINDIR%\System32\Skanda.exe%WINDIR%\System32\valer[NUMBERS]_heyhey_cr[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\_legend.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\braker_.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\break_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS]_[NUMBERS]-[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\chrone.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\CompilFinish.exe%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\cry.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\cryptoman[NUMBERS]_cr[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\dick in a box.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\inter[NUMBERS]_bendix_cr[NUMBERS].exe%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\mtapu.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\pl_c.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\Skanda.exe%WINDIR%\Syswow64\valer[NUMBERS]_heyhey_cr[NUMBERS].exe

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