Cry9 Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

This page aims to help you remove Cry9 Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Cry9 Ransomware file can be recovered.

The information that you are going to find in this article will give you the answers to some very important questions regarding a freshly released Ransomware threat called Cry9 Ransomware. In the paragraphs that follow, we will tell you how exactly this nasty new file-encrypting virus spreads, how it operates, what are all the possible consequences of being contaminated with it and how to recover from its attack. For that, we will give you some instructions on how to find and manually remove Cry9 Ransomware from your system as well as some tips on how to eventually restore some of your files from its encryption. So, if you have recently become one of the numerous victims of this Ransomware, you have found the right place to be. We encourage you to keep reading so you can find a solution to counteract this dangerous infection and safely eliminate it from your system.

What is Ransomware and what is it capable of?

According to experts in the cyber security sector, Ransomware is one of the most harmful and tricky types of malware that one can get infected with. This type of dangerous software is usually created by criminal hackers, who use it to perform a very simple, but very nasty online blackmail scheme. At the basis of this blackmail scheme lies a malicious encryption, which locks the entire infected machine or just the data, found on it, and keeps it hostage until a fat amount in ransom is paid. Cry9 Ransomware is a freshly detected program, which operates on the same principle – it infects the computer secretly and applies a very complex encryption algorithm to all the data found on its drives. This is the so-called File-encrypting Ransomware, which is recently on the rise and is torturing hundreds of users all around the web. According to the victims, this is the most awful infection that could happen because it prevents them from having access to their own files, pictures, projects, work documents and all the important things that they keep on their computer. What is more, such threast usually sneaks inside the system without visible symptoms and the users come to know about it only after all the damage is done. Typically, after all the data on the machine has been encrypted, the hackers, who stand behind the Ransomware, place a threatening ransom note on the victims’ screen, asking them to pay a certain amount of money (usually requested in Bitcoins)  to release a decryption key for the restoration of the encrypted files.

Is there a solution, which can help you combat the Ransomware and save your data?

Unfortunately, most new Ransomware threats like Cry9 Ransomware are really hard to counteract. They are more advanced than any other Ransomware infection in the past and the encryption they use, in most cases are so complex that they may not be fully reversible. This means that the harmful consequences which these threats can cause to the targeted files may remain even after the victims remove the malware from their system. That’s why prevention is essential and is the best you could do to protect your computer and your files. For that, pay special attention when browsing the web and don’t click on sketchy ads, spam messages, emails with strange attachments, shady installers and insecure web pages. These may not be as safe as they appear and may eventually hide a Trojan horse, some virus or a nasty Ransomware. One smart way to eliminate the attempts of any hacker to harass you for your data via infection like Cry9 Ransomware is to have a full copy of everything that is valuable to you somewhere on an external drive or a cloud. This way, even if you, by any chance, get infected with a Ransomware, you won’t lose your data and will only have to remove the infection.

Once you have been contaminated, however, the chances of a complete recovering of the already encrypted files are really slim. Paying the ransom may seem as an option but in fact, security experts alarm that this is definitely one of the worst things you could do. Not only will it cost you a lot, but you will sponsor criminal people and at the end, you may not even get any decryption key to save your files. It is far better to try to minimize the consequences from the encryption all on your own rather than making the criminals rich. You can either look for some specialized decryptor tool, designed to combat Cry9 Ransomware, or use some manual instructions, like the ones in the removal guide below, to remove the Ransomware. Sadly, none of these methods can guarantee you success, but still giving them a try will cost you anything. You can also contact a professional for assistance if you need to, but don’t submit to the crooks – they don’t deserve to get a penny for the nasty way they are blackmailing you!


Name Cry9
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Remove Cry9 Ransomware



Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt Cry9 Ransomware files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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