About this threat

Cypher ransomware is a file-encoding kind of malicious program, which is generally called ransomware. It is a highly serious infection that could permanently stop you from opening your files. Furthermore, contamination happens very quickly, which is one of the reasons why ransomware is so dangerous. A big part in a successful ransomware attack is user negligence, as infection usually enters through spam email attachments, infected advertisements and bogus application downloads. As soon as a computer gets contaminated, the encoding process starts, and once it’s finished, you’ll be requested to pay a ransom for file recovery. The sum you are demanded to pay is likely to differ depending on the type of ransomware has contaminated your computer, but should range from $50 to a couple of thousands of dollars. Whatever you’re requested to pay by this ransomware, consider every possible outcome before you do. Considering criminals are not compelled to recover your data, it’s likely they’ll just take your money. There are plenty of accounts of users getting nothing after giving into with the requests. This kind of thing could reoccur or something could happen to your device, thus would it not be wiser to invest the requested money into some type of backup. Many backup options are available for you, you just need to select the correct one. For those who did back up files prior to infection, simply erase Cypher ransomware and restore files from where you’re storing them. These threats are not going away in the foreseeable future, so you need to be ready. To keep a system safe, one must always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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Ransomware spread methods

Users typically infect their computers with ransomware through malicious email attachments, pressing on malicious advertisements and acquiring software from sources they shouldn’t. It does, however, sometimes use methods that are more sophisticated.

It is possible you downloaded an infected file attached to an email, which would prompt the ransomware to initiate. Essentially, this method is just adding a file to an email and sending it to many users. Those emails may be written in an authentic way, often talking about money or related issues, which is why people open them in the first place. In addition to errors in grammar, if the sender, who should definitely know your name, uses Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the file added, it may be a sign that the email is not what it seems. Your name would be put into the email automatically if the sender was from a company whose email you need to open. Expect to encounter company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a familiar name would make people trust the email more. You may have also gotten the threat via malicious advertisements or bogus downloads. Certain pages might be hosting infected ads, which if engaged with could trigger malicious downloads. Avoid unreliable pages for downloading, and stick to valid ones. Sources like adverts and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. Applications generally update without you even knowing, but if manual update was needed, you would be alerted through the program, not the browser.

What happened to your files?

An infection leading to permanent file loss is not an impossible scenario, which is what makes a file encoding malicious program so harmful. The data encoding malicious program has a list of target files, and it will take a short time to locate and encrypt them all. What makes file encoding very obvious is the file extension added to all affected files, usually indicating the name of the file encrypting malicious program. Some file encoding malicious programs do use strong encoding algorithms for file encryption, which makes it hard to recover files without having to pay. A ransom note will then appear, which should explain what has happened. The ransom note will have information about how to purchase the decryptor, but think about everything carefully before you decide to do as crooks ask. By paying, you would be trusting crooks, the very people accountable for locking your files. Furthermore, you would be giving crooks money to further create malware. The easily made money is constantly luring crooks to the business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016. We suggest you consider investing into backup with that money instead. And your data would not be endangered if this type of infection entered your system again. We suggest you ignore the demands and remove Cypher ransomware. And ensure you avoid such infections in the future.

Cypher ransomware termination

We highly recommend obtaining malicious program removal software to get rid of this threat. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, which is possibly not the case if you are reading this, we don’t advise proceeding to eliminate Cypher ransomware manually. It would be better to use anti-malware software which wouldn’t be endangering your computer. If the ransomware is still present on your device, the security utility should be able to uninstall Cypher ransomware, as the purpose of those tools is to take care of such infections. So that you aren’t left on your own, we have prepared instructions below this report to help you. Sadly, the malware removal program will simply get rid of the threat, it isn’t able to decrypt data. It should be said, however, that in certain cases, a free decryptor may be released by malicious program researchers, if the data encoding malware can be decrypted.

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Learn how to remove Cypher ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Cypher ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Cypher ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Cypher ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to uninstall Cypher ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher 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 How to uninstall Cypher ransomware