Elimination of CYR-Locker Ransomware

CYR-Locker Ransomware is a typical representative of its class which has arrived two or three days ago. If it manages to sneak in and activate two malicious executables within your system, you will be in danger of losing private files on your PC.

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You have only 24 hours to pay a ransom if you want to prevent the worst scenario. However, there is one thing that actually prevents anyone from doing so – this locker asks victims to pay 10 million dollars. Yes, exactly. TEN million which is about 7888 in Bitcoins. We are not sure if this a joke or mistype or maybe a test but it is clear that no one is going to pay that sum. If you have found that you’re infected with CYR-Locker ransomware, you should look for an option to recover your files and eliminate the threat. Please, read this article to find more details.

Besides the ridiculous ransom, CYR-Locker has some other noticeable features that we should mention here. This ransomware is capable of altering Windows Registry which allows launching the virus whenever Windows OS starts. In addition to that, Shadow Volume Copies of the corrupted files. In addition to that, CYR-Locker prevents users from accessing their system – victims won’t be able to read their desktop, they will only see the ransom note appearing again and again.

The ransom note itself is simple and non-informative: no ID numbers, BTC wallets, etc. It makes us think that this version of the malicious application is a testing tool for the creators and they are just messing around with people. CYR-Locker ransomware does add any abnormal extensions to the files corrupted by yet unknown encryption algorithms.

This ransomware in its current iteration aims to infect as many users as possible. We still don’t have a full list of the main spreading techniques for this ransomware, but it is safe to say that most common strategies are in use. We’re talking about typical stuff like:

–    Software installers: malware programs often come bundled with other software you might need. Unchecking all unneeded boxes during the installation is a must. Be careful with the programs that come from untrusted sources.

–    Malware spam: emails are still one of the most popular methods of distributing malicious software like this one. Suspicious attachments, unknown links, executable files, etc. in emails should not be opened. It is always a risk to get infected in one click.

–    Redirects: sites are getting hacked each day, and malicious ads and hijackers are there for unsuspecting users ready to infect users with viruses and other malware.

When you already know that you have been struck by the CYR-Locker ransomware, you must delete it immediately. Your best bet would be to use one of the advanced anti-malware programs such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter. Or can try manual deletion. However, the last one is not recommended since you might miss some malware-related components or delete wrong files or even folders causing more damage to the system. Plus, remember that viruses like this one can block or disable your security measures or prevent the installation of the required tools. In this happens, use Safe Mode with Networking which renders the virus helpless.

CYR-Locker Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for CYR-Locker Ransomware

Symptoms of CYR-Locker Ransomware infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for CYR-Locker Ransomware threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for CYR-Locker Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL CYR-LOCKER RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    CYR-Locker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    CYR-Locker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall CYR-Locker Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the CYR-Locker Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    CYR-Locker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE CYR-LOCKER RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the CYR-Locker Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled CYR-Locker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select CYR-Locker Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove CYR-Locker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the CYR-Locker Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove CYR-Locker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove CYR-Locker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL CYR-LOCKER RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the CYR-LOCKER RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/03/2017 08:37 PM;