Crowti Virus – Removal Instructions
Crowti is nasty, malicious software that works to encrypt a person’s data files including pictures, videos, music, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. The immoral individuals responsible then hold all your files and data for ransom and proceed to try and extort money from you.
Crowti is generally spread through various infected attachments to emails, or as another computer infection on systems that already have viruses that provide a back door for even more attacks.
Once a computer is infected, Crowti corresponds with a central server for the specific information it requires to activate, and then starts encrypting files in the computer that’s infected with that information. As soon as the files are encrypted, Crowti then posts a message requesting a payment in order to decrypt the files and literally threatens to destroy the data if it doesn’t receive the money.
Crowti is the given name of the malicious software that only infects Windows PCs running Windows 7 or 8, Vista, or XP. Therefore, if you’re using an Apple computer, you’re safe from Crowti. Likewise, smartphones are also safe from Crowti.