CYR-Locker ransomware

Technical Report On CYR-Locker ransomware

Threat Name

CYR-Locker ransomware

Type

Ransomware

Rick Impact

Medium

File Extensions

Unknown

Ransom Demand

10 millions

Special features

Screen Lock Function

Distribution Method

Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

Symptoms

Locked your PC screen

Afftected OS

All types of Windows OS.

Relevant Information About CYR-Locker ransomware

CYR-Locker ransomware is a screen locker malware that has been reported in the end of February 2017. The security experts suggest that it probably uses the most popular infections strategies. The initial reports indicate that it has been based on unknown code. Once installed, it launches a full-screen message that says "Your personal files are encrypted by CYR-Locker." However, if PC user see this message on their PC screen, do not rush to sorrow over lost files, because the ransomware is nothing more than a deceptive screenlocker.

It seems that the malware is either an attempt to make fun of unexperienced computer users who do not follow safe browsing rules or an in-development virus that will become more dangerous in the future. The ransom note asks "just 10 millions send through Bitcoin into account: CYR-Locker," which looks bizarre. It doesn’t provide any contact details, but it also warns victim to not delete it otherwise, it will destroy the decryption key. In reality, the screen-locker ransomware doesn’t encrypt data, so you do not need any decryption key. So, you should get rid of the virus, take it as a lesson and protect your PC to avoid more critical ransomware attacks.

 

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CYR-Locker ransomware

Channels To Drop CYR-Locker ransomware

Most common and yet efficient way of CYR-Locker ransomware is malicious spam emails. This ransomware distribution technique is based on social engineering. Hackers compose interesting looking emails that urge the victim open files attached to the message, which results in computer infection. Scammers send invoices, resumes, or other documents that the victim supposedly needs to open. If you receive an email from an unknown person, so it is better to ignore them.

Rogue Activities Caused By CYR-Locker ransomware

CYR-Locker ransomware locks your PC screen and display a message that contain full information about the decryption tool. It tells you sent a huge amount to their decryption tool but they not mentioned the address. You should not believe them and also avoid it. Therefore, it is very necessary to eliminate CYR-Locker ransomware from the Windows OS.

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How to Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

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  • Click on System option

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

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  • Now Click on CYR-Locker ransomware to remove it from PC.

How to Eliminate CYR-Locker ransomware from Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the CYR-Locker ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by CYR-Locker ransomware infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware From Window 7/vista

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with CYR-Locker ransomware one by one then click on End Task.

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Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

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Now select CYR-Locker ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate CYR-Locker ransomware from Windows XP

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the CYR-Locker ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by CYR-Locker ransomware.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the CYR-Locker ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware From Your Infected Browser

A. Guidelines to Remove CYR-Locker ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as

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B. How to Delete CYR-Locker ransomware from Google Chrome

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions

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Select all the malicious extensions including CYR-Locker ransomware and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall CYR-Locker ransomware From Mozilla Firefox

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find CYR-Locker ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove CYR-Locker ransomware From Internet Explorer

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.

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Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select CYR-Locker ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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