CryForMe Ransomware Description
CryForMe Ransomware is a file encoder program, first spotted in cyber space on June 14th, 2017 that demand 250 EURO in order to provide access to encrypted data. Its developers seem to be inspired by WannaCry ransomware project. However, the newly released ransomware as dangerous as WannaCry virus family. CryForMe file encoder program is completely based on HiddenTear project of Utku Sen that was upload on Github back in August 2015 as an educational project. At the time of writing, the HT project has been used for developing around 10,000 ransomware (file encoder software). Unknowingly, you may attempt to load the suggested macro-script which usually delivers the ransomware onto unsecured Windows operating systems. It is also detected as Gen:Heur.MSIL.Krypt.4, Gen:Heur.MSIL.Krypt.4 , MSIL.Trojan-Ransom.Cryptear.R , Ransom.HiddenTear , Ransom:MSIL/Ryzerlo.A and Ransom_HIDDENTEARCRYFORME.A.
Following intrusion, CryForMe Ransomware doesn't hesitate to start encryption engine and appends '.CFM' extension to encoded files and displays ransom message as program window that states “Your File Have been ENCRYPTED!!!.” according to ransom message a victim has to pay off ransom 250 Euro in Bitcoins within 7 days. After the deadline, the ransom amount will be doubled. You should also know that the threat actors behind CryForMe Ransomware only accepts payment via Bitcoins wallet. Next, you will be suggested to use TOR browser to proceed payment because none can track transaction details made using TOR browser. Even, Bitcoin portal is highly secured, surprisingly the federal agents also don't have permission to track transaction done on Bitcoin servers. If you are thinking to pay off ransom then you should remember that after paying ransom you can only hope to receive per computer based Decryption software/key from the threat actors.
What Should You DO Instead Paying Ransom to CryForMe Ransomware Developer
For recovering '.CFM' extension files, we suggest you to make use of alternative options wisely instead paying of ransom to threat actors. You should know that if you pay off ransom and they don't deliver decryptor or private key then what you can do against them … nothing. Though, it is better not to pay ransom and use Professional Data Recovery Software or System Restore Point or Free Decryptor to bring your important files back to life. These methods are described in details in the end of the article. These methods are far reliable than making payment of ransom.
Next, if you want to avoid CryForMe Ransomware infection in future then you need to keep security software installed and up-to-date to latest virus definition database. Next, you should follow the given guideline to get rid of CryForMe Ransomware and recover '.CFM' extension files:
What To Do If Your PC Get Infected By CryForMe Ransomware
The ransomware infection has been mainly designed with the purpose to scare users and trick their money. It take your files on hostage and demand ransom to return your important data. But now the question is what you can do when your system got infected by CryForMe Ransomware virus? Here are some option that you can use to get rid of this nasty infection.
Don’t Panic – Well the first thing is Don’t panic and then completely check out your system for any working files. If you got any working files then copy it to USB drive.
Pay Ransom – Other option is you can pay the ransom and wait to get your files back. (really a bad option)
Use Backup – Clean you entire system files, remove the infection completely from your PC and restore your files with any backup.
Remove Infection – You can also delete CryForMe Ransomware virus using malware removal tool and remove all the infected files. You can later recover all your data by using any data recovery tool. (In case you don’t have backup of your files.) – Recommended Method.
Reinstall Windows – The last option is reinstall your Windows OS. It will completely remove all your data as well as infection. You will get a completely new infection free PC.
How To Remove CryForMe Ransomware Virus From Your PC
Step 1 – Boot your computer in Safe mode.
Step 2 – Remove the infected registry entry files.
- Click Windows Flag and R button together.
- Type “regedit” and click OK button
- Find and delete following entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
Step 3 – Remove From msconfig
- Click Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to Startup tab and uncheck all entries from unknown manufacturer.
Step 4 – Restart your computer normally.
Check your computer now. If the virus has gone then you can start using your computer. If the infection still remains then head to the next step.
Step 5 – System Restore
- Insert Windows installation disk to CD drive and restart your PC.
- While system startup, keep pressing F8 or F12 key to get boot options.
- Now select the boot from CD drive option to start your computer.
- Then after you will get the System Recovery Option on your screen.
- Select the System Restore option from the list.
- Choose a nearest system restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Now follow the option on your screen to Restore your computer.
If the above manual methods didn’t removed CryForMe Ransomware virus then you have only option to remove infection using a malware removal tool. It is last and the only option that can easily and safely remove this nasty threat from your computer.
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