Fuckunicorn Ransomware


Fuckunicorn is a malicious piece of Windows software that will lock all of your valuable files if it manages to infect your computer. Fuckunicorn employs data encryption to seal the files of its victims and then it demands a ransom payment for the data’s release.

Fuckunicorn Ransomware

The Fuckunicorn Ransomware encrypted files

If you are among the numerous victims of this devastating piece of malware, know that within the next lines, you will find some important information about Fuckunicorn that should allow you to make an informed decision with regard to what to do next in order to handle this unpleasant situation in the best way possible.

The first thing you need to understand about this harmful program is that its sole purpose is to keep your data locked and use this as leverage to blackmail you. Viruses like this one don’t normally damage or corrupt anything in the system. This means that if there aren’t files of any particular importance stored on your PC, the attack from this malware would actually not be all that problematic. You will still need to remove the virus but this is actually quite manageable.

The Fuckunicorn Ransomware

The Fuckunicorn ransomware is a criminal blackmailing software tool that targets valuable user data and locks it with the help of encryption. The Fuckunicorn ransomware displays an intimidating notification once it finishes locking the files, where it tells the user about the demanded ransom.

If such a note has already appeared on your screen, this means that this virus has managed to lock the files it has targeted on your computer and those files can no longer be accessed via regular means. Of course, the hackers behind Fuckunicorn offer you a possible way of restoring those files – if you closely follow the ransom-payment instructions from the Ransomware note, you will, supposedly, be sent a special key that is capable of making your data available again.

Indeed, the main way of accessing encrypted files is through the use of the corresponding decryption key. However, whether the hackers would truly send it to you once you’ve provided them with your money is a whole other story. After all, the people controlling Fuckunicorn are online criminals that can’t really be trusted so it is not very advisable to go straight for the payment option without having tried any possible alternatives.

The Fuckunicorn file encryption

The Fuckunicorn file encryption is the method used by this virus to ensure that none of the important files of its victims can be accessed. The Fuckunicorn file encryption has a special decryption key that corresponds to it and which can unlock the encrypted files.

As we said, paying the ransom to get this key may not be the best idea. However, there could be some other options. Our suggestion is to first remove the Fuckunicorn virus itself – the guide that you will see below will help you with that. After the Ransomware is removed, you can try some of the suggestions available in the second part of the guide – those may help you recover some of your data for free, without the need to interact with the hackers behind the Ransomware.


Name Fuckunicorn
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Ransomware almost never reveals its presence in the computer until it is ready with the data encryption.
Distribution Method A Ransomware virus can be distributed via spam letters, fake ads, or with the help of a backdoor Trojan Horse.
Data Recovery Tool Not Available
Detection Tool

Remove Fuckunicorn Ransowmare

Fuckunicorn 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).

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

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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.

    Fuckunicorn Ransomware

    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:

    Fuckunicorn Ransomware

    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:

    Fuckunicorn Ransomware

    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.

    Fuckunicorn Ransomware

    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!

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    How to Decrypt Fuckunicorn 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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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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