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Ransom.FileCryptor is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for ransomware executables.

Type and source of the infection

The Ransom.FileCryptor is based on the behavior of the malware and the detection name is often followed by an indicator the programming language the executable was written in.
Ransomware in general makes files on the victims system unusable until the ransom is paid. Ransomware as a service can be delivered in many ways, which depend on the affiliate that is deploying the ransomware.


Malwarebytes protects business and home users from Ransom.FileCryptor by using Anti-Ransomware technology and real-time protection.

Malwarebytes blocks Ransom.FileCryptor

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Ransom.FileCryptor without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Take note, however, that removing this ransomware does not decrypt your files.You can only get your files back from backups you made before the infection happened.

Business remediation

How to remove Ransom.FileCryptor with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

All component/technology detections are passed to the remediation engine for complete removal from infected systems. This industry leading technology uses patented techniques in identifying all cohorts or associated files for a single threat and removes them all together to prevent malware from resuscitating itself. If you are using Malwarebytes Ransomware Rollback technology, it allows you to wind back the clock to negate the impact of ransomware by leveraging just-in-time backups.

Associated threats

  • Ransom.FileCryptor.Python
  • Ransom.FileCryptor.MSIL