Remove Cryptbase.dll Virus | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove Cryptbase.dll Virus. This Cryptbase.dll Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Cryptbase.dll is the nth Trojan horse that is roaming the web. As you may know, Trojans, together with ransomware infections, are considered the two most dangerous cyber viruses. They are indeed extremely hazardous. Yet, they also differ from each other. For instance, unlike ransomware pests which reveal themselves with a ransom note once in, Trojans continue to work behind your back. They remain in the shadows and corrupt your PC from there. Cryptbase.dll does the same. It enters in silence and it may be a while before you even realize you are infected. If you are aware, consider yourself lucky. You know what you are up against and this gives you the chance to take immediate measures.

Trojans are dreaded for a reason. They exhibit numerous malicious traits and you are about to experience every single one of them. That’s why it is crucial that you don’t waste any time. As soon as you realize Cryptbase.dll is in your system, start looking for its hiding place. Once you locate it, delete it immediately. The sooner you do so, the better. Time is not your friend in this situation. Cryptbase.dll uses every second on board to cause damage some of which may turn out to be irreversible. Don’t allow that. Act.

Cryptbase.dll makes a complete mess of your system. For starters, it disturbs your online experience by hijacking your browsers and injecting them with ads. It also redirects you to shady pages all the time and doesn’t let you find what you are looking for. Also, the Trojan messes with your PC settings. It alters your system registry without your permission by adding and/or removing entries. It also corrupts or fully damages important OS files as a result of which, some of your programs fail to run properly if at all. The pest doesn’t need your permission to make these reshuffles. In fact, it has control over your entire machine. To be more accurate, the crooks behind it have control over your machine. Cryptbase.dll communicates with its developers via a Command and Control server and performs whatever they want it to perform.

Due to all the malicious processes which Cryptbase.dll runs, your computer starts to underperform. It gets very sluggish and struggles to work properly. Its speed slows down to a crawl, it crashes and reboots, your browsers freeze, your Internet connection becomes unstable, and so on and so forth. But that is even worse than all of this is the security risk you are constantly exposed to.

Cryptbase.dll spies on you and collects sensitive data. Nothing is beyond its reach. Not even your personally identifiable and financial credentials. The infection records them all and sends them to the hackers who published it. Let that sink in. Are you going to allow this virus to steal your private details or are you going to remove it and save yourself tons of issues? Make the right choice. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of this pest once and for all.

How did Cryptbase.dll manage to enter your PC? Trojans usually rely on one of the oldest tricks to enter your system – spam email messages and malicious attachments. This technique may be simple but still very effective mostly because users tend to throw caution to the wind. How many times have you been warned not to open emails from unknown senders? Numerous time! But the majority of people still does it. This is the mistake they make. Hackers pray for your negligence and haste. Without them, no infiltration trick will succeed. Stop making yourself an easy target by being careless. Always think twice before clicking on a suspicious looking message from a person that you don’t personally know. A little extra attention goes a long way.

Cryptbase.dll Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Cryptbase.dll Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Cryptbase.dll Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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