How do I clean a Crypt888 infection using the ESET Crypt888 decrypter?


  • Your personal files became encrypted and the following information may be displayed in your computer, or in a .txt, .html or .png file:

    "To recover your files, send an email to"

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  • Your ESET product detects the infection Win32/Filecoder.Crypt888
  • How to decrypt your files using the ESETCrypt888Decryptor.exe tool



Win32/Filecoder.Crypt888 is a trojan that encrypts files on local drives. To decrypt files, the user is asked to send information/certain amount of money via the Bitcoin payment service.



We do not recommend running the decryptor on files located on USB flash drives. 

  1. Download the ESETCrypt888Decryptor.exe tool and save the file to your Desktop.
  2. Click StartAll Programs Accessories, right-click Command prompt and then select Run as administrator from the context menu.
    • Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 users: press the Windows key + Q to search for applications, type Command prompt into the Search field, right-click Command prompt and then select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  3. Type the command cd %userprofile%Desktop (do not replace "userprofile" with your username–type the command exactly as shown) and then press Enter.
  4. Type the command ESETCrypt888Decryptor.exe and press Enter.
  5. Read and agree to the end-user license agreement.
  6. Type ESETCrypt888Decryptor.exe C: and press Enter to scan the C drive. To scan a different drive replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.

Crypt888Decryptor Switches

In most cases, running the decryptor tool as shown in step 6 is the best choice. If you are familiar using command line switches, you can make use of the following switches available for the Crypt888Decryptor tool:

  • /n —only list files for cleaning (files will not automatically be decrypted)
  • /h or /?— show usage
  1. The Crypt888 cleaner tool will run and the message "Looking for infected files..." will be displayed. If an infection is discovered, follow the prompts from the Crypt888 cleaner to clean your system.

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