Is this a serious threat
CrystalCrypt ransowmare file-encoding malicious program, usually known as ransomware, will encrypt your files. Infection could have severe consequences, as encoded files may be permanently inaccessible. What is worse is that it’s fairly easy to infect your computer. Spam email attachments, malicious advertisements and fake downloads are the most common reasons why file encoding malicious software can infect. Once the encryption process is finished, a ransom note will be delivered to you, asking you to pay for data decoding. The sum of money demanded varies from ransomware to ransomware, some demand $1000 or more, some might settle with $100. Think carefully before you agree to pay, even if it asks for very little money. Who is going to stop criminals from just taking your money, without giving you a decoding tool. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll certainly find accounts of users not recovering files, even after paying. Look into some backup options, so that if this situation was to happen again, you wouldn’t risk losing your data. From external hard drives to cloud storage, you have plenty of options, you just have to choose the right one. You may restore files after you erase CrystalCrypt ransowmare if you had backup already prior to infection. This is not the last time you will get contaminated with some kind of malware, so you have to be ready. In order to guard a device, one must always be ready to run into potential malware, becoming informed about their spread methods.