Want To Cry Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove Want To Cry Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any Want To Cry Virus file can be recovered.

You are most likely visiting our page because the scary message (or a similar one) below sounds familiar to you:

“Your PC has been invaded by a virus called Want To Cry Virus. All the data you regularly access, or have to use on a regular basis, has been locked up. If you want the access to those files back, it is compulsory that you pay a ransom before ….”

In fact, this means your system has been targeted and infiltrated by a version of Ransomware. More precisely, Want To Cry Virus is a file-encrypting malicious program. Generally, what you can expect is the encryption of all the files you use the most, and perhaps some warnings and demands regarding their decryption. Usually, you are told you are to pay a ransom to the hackers. Disappointing as it may sound, this sort of malware is really harmful and difficult to deal with. However, we have gathered all the tips and instructions in the paragraphs below in order to try to help you solve your problem – just scroll down and read our entire article carefully.

Want To Cry Virus’s basic way of working and usual traits:

As a program, classified as Ransomware, the basic purpose of a virus like Want To Cry Virus is to search for the data, which appears to be most important to you, and lock it up. Nevertheless, there is one more specific trait of this kind of malware, which could raise even more concerns than the actual process of infection and this is the fact that most Ransomware doesn’t get around by itself. Typically, Want To Cry Virus invades your system with the help and assistance of other terrible threats – usually Trojan horse viruses. Actually, if a Trojan comes along with Want To Cry Virus, it normally serves as the instrument the Ransomware programs exploit for infiltrating your PC. A regular Trojan virus has the ability to search for, find and use even the tiniest weak spots of your system. For instance, if you haven’t updated your anti-virus and it has long been outdated, any normal Trojan will find a way to use this to help other viruses invade and harm your machine and you as an individual. Once this system/program vulnerability has been successfully used for infecting your system, the Trojan virus may hide and do whatever it has been programmed to perform, but stealthily.

Actually, Want To Cry Virus and all the other similar viruses do the same – they go on according to their agenda. To start with, such a malware version carefully checks all your disks and other storage spaces to define which data exactly you have used the most. Following that, the process of creating a detailed list of all such files is conducted, and the real contamination process- the encryption of your data, occurs right afterwards. Later on, after all that has been done, you get probably the scariest message on your screen, which informs you about the awful process that has taken place: the ransom-requiring message.

The first and most asked question – to pay the ransom or not to pay it?

Most importantly, the essential aspect of comprehending what this kind of malware really represents is to accept that you have been harassed by some dishonest criminals. Such people showed no scruples and mercy when they unleashed this cyber monster upon you and your PC. How will you ever ensure they will show even the slightest mercy and grant you back access to your files if you pay them? Indeed, you cannot expect such a positive consequence. Our most sincere recommendation to you is to make an attempt and see how all other options will work in your case. Only after you have tried other alternatives will you be able to decide what to do – to proceed with paying off the ransom or not. Furthermore – prepare to contact a professional, purchase special software or trust a Removal Guide, just like the one we have prepared for you at the end of this page. And do not ever forget that nothing can save your files or guarantee the removal of the infection – most of the time it’s a matter of luck.

Only prevention helps:

None of the known removal ideas or instructions may ever be so efficient as the tips we want to share with you here. Simply keep in mind that the act of developing some particularly healthy surfing habits can and will most certainly ensure the safety of your PC in general. When talking about Ransomware, the ultimate tip towards some really effective prevention is to avoid all its potential distribution means at all costs. Some of them include:

  • Any emails, fake ads generated by some suspicious websites; odd notifications and pop-ups that look like system requests; illegal webpages. Make sure to trust your gut feeling and if something looks just NOT right, simply ignore it.

 

SUMMARY:

Name Want To Cry
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms If there are any, they are normally unnoticeable. The infection usually reveals itself when the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method Many possible sources – from fake ads and fake system notifications to suspicious emails and contagious websites.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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.

Want To Cry Virus Removal


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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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Scan Results


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

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Want To Cry Virus 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!