CYR-Locker ransomware: Threat summary
- Name: CYR-Locker ransomware
- Class: Ransomware
- Description: It locks the screen after completing file encryption process.
- Demanded ransom: 10 millions
- File extension: It adds .cry extension with infected files.
- Removal: Its removal can be done through manual methods and antimalware tools.
Introduction about CYR-Locker ransomware
In recent time CYR-Locker ransomware has been detected which acts as deceitful screenlocker. Upon getting inside PC it follows the process the encryption for saved files. The files which get encrypted is recognized with extension .cry. Thereafter a folder “old_shortcuts” is created to store all those infected files which were lying on desktop. Later CYR-Locker ransomware creates two files .txt and .html as “!Recovery_[6 random characters]” through which developers send information about encryption and further users are instructed to pay ransom of amount $ 150 within approx 100 hrs to purchase Cry decryption kit. They are also threatened that if they fail to pay ransom within the stipulated time then the demand will be doubled around as 10 millions.
Users may go through following message which finally appears on desktop
More facts about CYR-Locker ransomware
The files that get affected are PDF files, text files, images files, archives, photos. CYR-Locker ransomware is also efficient in changing Windows configuration, removing shadow volume copies and backup images. Its websites is contained with logos”Central Security Treatment Organization (Department of pre-trial settlement)” because of which unexperienced users believe on it easily considering it as legitimate.
How CYR-Locker ransomware succeeds in getting onto PC
CYR-Locker ransomware succeeds in getting onto the PC by tricky methods that is being used by developers in frequent manner. The one and most common is spam email which sent in the face of resumes, invoices or other important documents. Generally it happens that users fail to avoid these. In addition visiting unverified websites, making clicks on doubtful links also takes PC in high risk of getting victimized by CYR-Locker ransomware.
What are impacts of CYR-Locker ransomware.
- Upon getting inside PC CYR-Locker ransomware follows the process the encryption for saved files and adds .cry extension with them.
- Further users are instructed to pay ransom of amount 10 millions within approx 100 hrs to purchase Cry decryption kit.
- CYR-Locker ransomware is also efficient in changing Windows configuration, removing shadow volume copies and backup images.
Experts advise users that they must select the effective anti malware tools. Further they should check their entire PC in proper way and remove all the related files immediately. They must carry the back up images in external drive for recovery of files.
Follow Steps to Delete CYR-Locker ransomware from PC
Step A: Know How to Reboot Windows PC in Safe Mode (This guide is meant for novice users)
Step B: CYR-Locker ransomware removal Using System Restore
Still, if you are facing problem in rebooting PC in Safe mode, opt for System Restore. Follow the steps given below.
Prss F8 continously until you get Windows Advanced Options Menu on Computer Monitor. Now Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt Option and Tap enter
In the Command Prompt Windows, you need to type this command : cd restore and Select Enter
Now type rstrui.exe as command and press on Enter
This will open a new window to Restore System Files and Settings. Click on Next to proceed.
Restore Point is to be selected from the date you want to restore back your system as it was earlier to CYR-Locker ransomware attack
Step C Another method for recovering your decrypted files are file recovery software
If above methods are not successful you can go for file recovery software. It can be helpful in recovering your encrypted files as CYR-Locker ransomware first makes a copy of original files and then encrypt it. After encryption it deletes the original files. So there is high probability that these file recovery software can help you in recovering your original files.
Step: D Know How to Restore Shadow Copies of Encrypted Data
In certain cases, if CYR-Locker ransomware has not deleted the Shadow Copies of the data then it can be easily restored using ShadowExplorer. (Know how to install and use ShadowExplorer)