About this threat

CreamPie ransomware will shortly start encrypting your files, because it’s ransomware. Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you may end up permanently losing your data. Because of this, and the fact that getting infected is pretty easy, ransomware is thought to be very dangerous. If your system is infected, you probably opened a spam email attachment, clicked on a malicious ad or fell for a fake download. As soon as it is running, it will begin encrypting your data, and once the process is complete, you will be asked to buy a utility to decode data, which should in theory decrypt your data. The sum of money demanded varies from ransomware to ransomware, some might ask for $50, while others might demand $1000. If you are considering paying, look into alternatives first. Don’t forget you’re dealing with cyber crooks who could just take your money and not give anything in return. If you take the time to look into it, you’ll definitely find accounts of people not being able to recover files, even after paying. Look into some backup options, so that if this were to happen again, you wouldn’t be jeopardizing your files. A lot of backup options are available for you, all you need to do is pick the correct one. Just terminate CreamPie ransomware, and if you had made backup before the malware entered your system, file restoration shouldn’t cause problems. This is not likely to be the last time you will get infected with some kind of malicious software, so you ought to prepare. If you want your computer to be infection-free, it’s critical to learn about malware and how it can infiltrate your device.

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How does data encrypting malicious program spread

Generally, file encoding malware uses pretty basic methods to distribute, such as via unreliable downloads, corrupted ads and corrupted email attachments. Seldom, however, users get infected using more sophisticated methods.

Remember if you have recently opened an attachment from an email which ended up in the spam folder. You open the email, download and open the attachment and the ransomware is now able to begin encrypting your data. We’re not really surprised that users fall for these scams, seeing as those emails might at times appear very realistic, often talking about money or other sensitive topics, which users are likely to panic about. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong encouraging to open the file attached, and obvious mistakes in grammar are what you should look out for when dealing with emails that contain files. A sender whose email you need to definitely open would not use general greetings, and would use your name instead. It would not be surprising if you see names such as Amazon or PayPal used, as that ought to make people trust the email much more. Pressing on advertisements hosted on dubious pages and getting files from unreliable sources might also result in an infection. Be very careful about what advertisements you click on, especially when on questionable web pages. Or you may have downloaded a ransomware-infected file from a questionable source. Avoid downloading anything from adverts, as they’re not good sources. If a program was in need of an update, you would be notified through the application itself, not via your browser, and most update themselves anyway.

What happened to your files?

Infection leading to permanent file loss isn’t an impossible scenario, which is why ransomware is believed to be such a harmful threat. And it will take minutes, if not seconds, for all files you think are important to become encrypted. If other signs are not obvious, the weird file extension attached to the files should make everything clear. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to lock your data, which could make decoding files for free likely impossible. When all target files have been locked, a ransom note should appear, with information about what has happened. The creators/distributors of the data encrypting malware will offer you a decryption program, which you will obviously have to pay for, and that’s not the suggested option. If you are expecting the crooks who encrypted your files in the first place to give you a decryptor, you might be in for a big surprise, since they might just take your money. Additionally, you’d be supporting the crooks’s future projects. The easily made money is constantly attracting cyber crooks to the business, which is thought to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. We would suggest investing in some type of backup, which would always be there if you lost your original files. If this type of situation occurred again, you could just remove it without being anxious about losing your data. We would suggest you ignore the requests, and if the infection still remains on your system, delete CreamPie ransomware, for which you will see guidelines below. And try to avoid such threats in the future.

CreamPie ransomware removal

For the process of completely getting rid of the ransomware, you will have to get malicious threat removal software, if you don’t already have one. Because you have to know exactly what you are doing, we do not advise proceeding to uninstall CreamPie ransomware manually. Instead of endangering your system, employ professional removal software. It shouldn’t have any issues with the process, as those types of utilities are created with the intention to erase CreamPie ransomware and similar infections. You will see instructions, in case you aren’t sure about how to proceed. Just to be clear, anti-malware will merely get rid of the infection, it cannot aid with data recovery. However, free decryption tools are released by malware researchers, if the ransomware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove CreamPie ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete CreamPie ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CreamPie ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete CreamPie ransomware.

Step 2. Delete CreamPie ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Get rid of CreamPie ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Get rid of CreamPie ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Get rid of CreamPie ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Get rid of CreamPie ransomware