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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Cyron Ransomware

Cyron Ransomware is a highly malicious computer infection that can enter your PC via bogus emails posing as invoices, tax return forms and the like. It was designed to encrypt your files and lock its screen to prevent you from using it. Therefore, we recommend that your remove this malware. The cyber criminals that created it want you to pay a ransom to decrypt your files and unlock the PC. However, you cannot trust them to deliver on their promise because they are interested in getting your money and could not care less about your files. If this application were to infect your PC, then it will encrypt your files immediately because there is no delay whatsoever.

When Cyron Ransomware infects a computer, it kills the explorer.exe process that is responsible for the graphical user interface of Windows operating systems. It places a lock screen on the desktop to prevent you from using your PC never mind that the explorer.exe process was closed. This ransomware then proceeds to encrypt files located in %USERPROIFLE%\downloads and %USERPROIFLE%\desktop. The good news is that it was not set to encrypt the entire computer, so many of your most valuable, important files will not be encrypted. This ransomware uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to encrypt your files. It seems that there is no free decryption tool available yet, but such a tool might be developed to help you get your files back. Still, it is too early to tell whether such a tool will be created.

While encrypting your files, this ransomware appends the encrypted files with a “.CYRON” file extension which acts as a file marker. It does not, however, change the file names. Once the encryption is complete, you can press the Shutdown button location on the interface window of this ransomware, or you can just press the restart button on your PC. You will regain control of your PC once it restarts. Cyron Ransomware’s creators want you to pay a 50 Euro ransom via PaySafeCard. Evidently, this application was intended for distribution in Europe. You can attempt to pay the ransom but be warned that you might not get the decryption key once you have paid because the cyber crooks behind this program do not care about your files. Also, you have to send the criminals an email to once you have paid.

Now let us discuss how the developers distribute this malicious program. We have received information that Cyron Ransomware is disseminated using malicious emails that are sent to random email addresses. The emails can be presented as invoices, receipts, and so on that come from apparently legitimate, well-known companies. The emails are designed to trick you into opening the attached file that can be disguised as a PDF document using a double extension. If you open the deceptive email and then the attached file, then your computer will become infected with this ransomware. To prevent this from happening, you should invest in a powerful anti-malware program. However, if your P has already been infected with this ransomware, then the obvious solution is to delete it.

We hope you found the information presented in this article useful. Unfortunately, there is no free decryption tool, so if you want to get your files back, you might be inclined to pay the ransom. However, you cannot trust cyber criminals to keep their end of the bargain and send you the decryption key. Therefore, we recommend that you delete this application from your computer entirely. You can use an anti-malware application such as SpyHunter or make use of the manual removal guide that includes the most likely locations where you can find its main executable. If you cannot locate it, then use an anti-malware program.

Manual removal Guide

  1. Hold down Windows+E keys.
  2. Type the following file paths in the address box of the File Explorer.
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %TEMP%
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Locate the randomly-named executable.
  5. Right-click it and click Delete.
  6. Right-click the Recycle Bin and click Empty Recycle Bin.
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