|⇒ Category:||Encoded Files|
📌 In particular circumstances, the .CRYPT format area may concern a file encrypted by the CryptXXX virus, generally identified as a trojan horse employed by cybercriminals. The .CRYPT extension items normally consist of a user’s file, such as .MP4 or .DOC, that has been packaged and encoded with the intervention of RSA4096 algorithm to prevent it from being later opened. The following .CRYPT embraced mechanism became especially prevalent in 2016 and until now is frequently taken into practice for stealing vital user data, such as passwords, credit card numbers, etc. The CryptXXX virus serves as a particular category of ransomware purposes to intentionally hijack your files hostage and oblige you to pay the perpetrator to unlock the content blocked or stolen by the .CRYPT trojan object. The virus is a trojan horse file component that is ordinarily involved through fake downloads or updates, as well as spam email attachments. After your computer becomes affected by the .CRYPT trojan, it starts scrambling your file resources, encrypting and renaming them in the subsequent background procedure.
|⇒ Category:||Database Files|
|⇒ Developer:||WhatsApp LLC|
📌 A .CRYPT data instance is usually comprehended as an encrypted, encoded backup package generated by the Android edition of WhatsApp messenger, a popular messaging toolkit. Specifically, the .CRYPT items are composed of either archives of a user’s WhatsApp settings or backup messages of a certain WhatsApp applet instance. As a matter of fact, WhatsApp periodically generates encoded .CRYPT backups of the user’s message history. These backup items are normally stored as a particular variation of a CRYPT file sample. In order to prevent decoding of archived CRYPT resources being stolen by malicious and harmful third-party groups, WhatsApp frequently updates the encryption applied to create the file items. When WhatsApp is used to update encryption methodology of the .CRYPT records, they also attach a new integer number value to the format tagged label. Therefore, you may tackle with such entry definitions, as .CRYPT4, .CRYPT12, .CRYPT16, and so on.
📌 The .CRYPT file composition is accurately reviewed, extracted, opened, and processed by WhatsApp Viewer desktop client, oriented on Windows architecture. Besides, you may decode the .CRYPT backup structure by involving mobile WhatsApp messaging applet, as well as WhatsApp Xtract utility, both of which are runnable within up-to-date Android shell editions. In the rarer conditions, the .CRYPT sample can be defined as a trojan horse or virus, distributed by cybercriminals in order to steal your personal financial or confidential data and force you to pay the perpetrator. For this particular cause, it is highly recommended to scan the .CRYPT entry build-up by antivirus software in order to ensure that the target .CRYPT element doesn’t consist of any potentially harmful or dangerous virus schemas. Before scanning, check out whether antivirus databases were updated recently, as long as the methods of the cybercriminals’ activities are constantly advancing and become more and more artful and ingenious. Do not attempt to open suspicious .CRYPT records without properly accomplished checking out.