Cyclone Ransomware

What is Cyclone Ransomware?

If you still have time, you need to strengthen your system’s protection as soon as possible against a newly discovered infection, Cyclone Ransomware. If it has already slithered in and encrypted your files, we hope that your personal files were backed up in time because if they were not, most likely, they are now lost. Although the infection does not remove them, it encrypts them, and that is just as bad because decrypting them can be impossible. Of course, the cyber crook who has created this malware should have a decryption key, but there is no reason why they would give it to you. Naturally, you are asked a ransom in return for this key, but trusting malware operators is extremely risky, and it would be very surprising if you got the key after paying the ransom. Needless to say, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not recommend taking any risks when it comes to your savings. All in all, regardless of how you proceed, you must delete Cyclone Ransomware, and that is discussed thoroughly in this report.testtesttest

How does Cyclone Ransomware work?

Cyclone Ransomware is not the first threat to encrypt files and demand a ransom from its victims. In fact, there are thousands of threats just as this one, and many of them are more malicious and aggressive. Some of the latest infections from this group include Koler Ransomware, File Spider Ransomware, and ACCDFISA v2.0 Ransomware. All of these – and many others – have already been analyzed by our research team, and if you are interested in learning about them, use the search field at the top to find other guides. Of course, while all ransomware threats are created to encrypt files and demand payments, in most cases, they are very unique. The same can be said about Cyclone Ransomware. This infection has a list of specific files it targets once inside the Windows operating system. These include "jpg", "gif", "mp4", "avi", "docm", and "html" files. Once files are encrypted using a complex algorithm, all of them get the “Cyclone” extension appended to their names for easy recognition. Unfortunately, it is possible that you will be able to view the corrupted files only via the “View Encrypted Files” feature. You will find it on the “Cyclone Ransomware” window that will show up as soon as the encryption is done. This window cannot be closed normally, but if Task Manager works, you can kill it using this utility.

The message in the Cyclone Ransomware window informs that you have 48 hours to transfer 0.005 BTC (~$75) to the 1BJd8oipsaE16QGBhegj9wYfCMyYR143H7 Bitcoin Address. What will happen if you do as told and pay the ransom? Unfortunately, it is unlikely that anything will happen, besides cyber criminals earning money in a malicious way. Do you want to support cyber crooks? If you do not, why would you pay any money to them? It is understandable that you might be panicking about your personal files, but the thing is that if you allowed the ransomware to come in, it is unlikely that there is anything to be done about the situation. The only thing you might be in control of is the removal of the infection. The good news is that there are several ways in which you can achieve that.

How to delete Cyclone Ransomware

It is obvious that your operating system is weak when it comes to virtual security. If the security was strong, you would not be dealing with Cyclone Ransomware or any other kind of malware. It is high time you installed reliable anti-malware software, and we suggest installing it now because it will take care of all existing threats too. All of them will be eliminated automatically. Do you want to remove Cyclone Ransomware manually? If that is what you are choosing to do, refer to the guide below. Note that the threat extracts files to the %TEMP% directory, and so besides eliminating the original .exe file, you need to eliminate other components too. When it comes to the .exe file, it can be located anywhere, and its name is unknown, and so finding it might be the hardest part of the manual removal. If you have questions or you face problems, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below!

Removal Instructions

  1. Tap keys Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Start Task Manager.
  2. Move to Processes and terminate the malicious {process name} process.
  3. Tap keys Win+E to launch Explorer.
  4. Enter these paths into the bar at the top one by one to look for the malicious {launcher name}.exefile:
    • %USERPROFILE%/Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%/Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  5. When you find the launcher, right-click it and select Delete.
  6. In the %TEMP% directory delete malicious folders and files extracted by the ransomware.
  7. Tap keys Win+R to launch RUN.
  8. Type regedit.exe into the dialog box and click OK.
  9. Navigate to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\.
  10. Right-click and Delete the key named Crypter (it should give out the location of the .exe file too).
  11. Empty Recycle Bin to get rid of the malicious components.
  12. Perform a full system scan and if any leftovers are found, delete them at once. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Cyclone Ransomware*

Stop these Cyclone Ransomware Processes:

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Remove these Cyclone Ransomware Files:

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