CryForMe Ransomware

What is CryForMe Ransomware?

CryForMe Ransomware is an extremely dangerous computer threat because there might be no way to revert the damage it causes. As a ransomware program, this infection encrypts your frequently-used files and then expects you to pay a ransom fee to get those files back. Of course, you should know better than to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that this infection would give you the decryption key. In fact, computer security experts always point out that the most important thing is to remove CryForMe Ransomware from the affected system. Only then can you think of ways to restore some of your files.test

Where does CryForMe Ransomware come from?

Judging from the existing research, this ransomware application is based on the Hidden Tear open-source ransomware. It means that someone has taken the code that is publicly available and they have modified it according to their liking. Also, it looks like the program under development, but it is possible that it will mostly target computer users in Italy. While the ransom message in the infection copy that we have is still in English, we can expect it to be translated into Italian quite soon. Ransomware programs that target specific countries or regions are not that rare. There are quite a few infections based on the open-source code that have been modified to target one specific country.

As far as the distribution is concerned, the program spreads around using the most common distribution method employed by ransomware infections. It goes around in spam email attachments. It also means that users download and launch the infection themselves, probably without even realizing it. It should be possible to avoid getting infected with CryForMe Ransomware and other similar programs if you refrained from opening attachments received from unknown senders. Also, if you think that you must open a particular file, you can always scan it with a security tool before launching it. If the file is malicious, the security tool will definitely let you know about it.

What does CryForMe Ransomware do?

It is easy to tell that this program encrypts your files. Upon installation, it displays a ransom note that says the following:

Your file have been ENCRYPTED !!!

- What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
If you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay. You only have 7 days to submit the payment. After that price will be doubled. Once the price doubled you have other 7 day for pay, otherside the price will be very high.

The program expects you to pay 250EUR in Bitcoin within the next two weeks. If you fail to transfer the money, there is a possibility that the ransomware will delete the encrypted files. Needless to say, it is not possible to restore the files yourself because the encryption algorithm used is very sophisticated. Unless the program leaves Shadow Copies intact, it is not possible to get the files back without a system backup, and lately, almost all ransomware programs have been really thorough about deleting the Shadow Copies the moment they enter target system.

It is possible to restore your files from a file backup if you have one. It can be an external hard drive or any other storage you may have. As far as your pictures are concerned, you might have a lot of them stored on your mobile device or a cloud drive, so it should not be much of problem to retrieve them. The point is that, to transfer the healthy files back into your computer, you need to delete CryForMe Ransomware first. Because you do not know if the program will start acting up, encrypting your healthy files again.

How do I remove CryForMe Ransomware?

It is not complicated to delete this ransomware program because it does not drop any specific files or change entries in Windows registry. You need to trace back the file you had launched right before the ransom note popped up on your screen. It must be a recently downloaded file, and it will be either in your Downloads folder or on your desktop. If you have some other directory designated for your Downloads, check it out as well. Finally, to ensure your system is secure, get yourself a licensed antispyware tool.

Manual CryForMe Ransomware Removal

  1. Go to your Desktop or open the Downloads folder.
  2. Look for recently downloaded executable files.
  3. Remove the files with random filenames.
  4. Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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