CryptON ransomware seems to be the latest ransomware that seems to be troubling businesses and domestic users alike. Just like any traditional ransomware, it operates by hacking into the users’ PCs and then encrypts all of their data and files. It finishes off by leaving a ransom note on the user’s desktop demanding payment in the form of Bitcoin made to a specific wallet.
So, what makes the CryptON ransomware so unique and intriguing? It infiltrates the PCs using the Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once proper access has been gained to a PC, the ransomware proceeds to manually execute itself and start the encryption.
As you may have guessed, such a method makes it undetectable by the current ransomware removal tools. This has been a problem that a lot of users complain about i.e. the ransomware removal tools not only fail to remove ransomware but they cannot even detect it.
The only way for a user to know that their PC has been infected is when they’re notified by the program itself after the entire encryption of their files has taken place. In order to remove ransomware of this kind, a user must re-install their operating system and make sure that their Remote Desktop services are then updated as per the latest firmware.
There are other measures that you can take in order to minimize any chances of your PC getting infected with this ransomware. You should ensure that there aren’t any devices using remote desktop services connected to the internet. There’s currently no proper way to remove ransomware of this kind so you should make sure you’re taking the proper steps to ensure that your PC isn’t vulnerable to any attacks. This means that if you want to avoid the hassle of finding out that all of your files and data have been encrypted by the CryptON, you should make sure you properly scan emails before opening them.
The best approach would still be to keep a constant backup of all your data. This would mean that if you’re the victim of a ransomware attack then you should have it all properly backed up regularly. This would make it easy for you to re-install your operating system if necessary.