In the following article we have done our best to provide some help to you regarding the fight against a particular malicious variant: Want To Cry Virus. This encryption-related Ransomware virus is among the most horrifying threats you could ever encounter while browsing the Internet. Not only is it more than incredibly dangerous, but this malware’s also awfully hard to fight and remove. Thus, even many of the experts in the virus field may consider it a challenge to try to deal with this kind of malware and save the infected system. Not to mention that decrypting the encrypted by such a virus data could be the most difficult process you may ever face. In the text below we will share some free advice regarding the removal process of Want To Cry Virus, as well as some prevention tips, which are supposed to function against such threats in general.
Want To Cry Virus – a typical file-encrypting Ransomware variant. Its features include:
The exact virus we are describing here is called Want To Cry Virus. It’s a member of the data-encrypting Ransomware group. What it may be up to as soon as it has infiltrated your PC is:
- To conduct a full and thorough scan of your hard disks and all the other storage space of your computer;
- To create an elaborate list with all the data that you have recently used/accessed;
- To undertake a process of encoding every file from the aforementioned list using an incredibly difficult to crack encryption code;
- To produce a horribly sounding ransom alert on your screen;
- To warn you even further and even threaten you to pay the demanded ransom if you really need your encoded data back.
Speaking in general, Ransomware includes the data-encrypting, desktop-locking and mobile-blocking subcategories. The data-encrypting subgroup has been elaborately discussed in the paragraphs above. What the viruses from the other two subcategories can do is deprive you of your access to the desktops of your PCs; or to the screen of your mobile devices. The rather relieving news is that your files are not influenced by a virus from these subgroups. You are just going to receive a message that covers your screen, which is going to stop you from accessing your icons and apps. Once again, a ransom is going to be wanted from you for the purpose of removing the huge ransom notification.
The way you should act after you have been shown the ransom-demanding notification:
Ultimately, all you can do and HAVE to do is to SIMPLY STAY PATIENT AND WAIT before making a decision to pay off the requested ransom. Never is sending your money to some awful hackers a wise thing to do. Here you will see why. It’s just that that you can never be sire that the restoration of your encrypted files will actually be completed, even if you have paid the demanded money. Don’t foolishly trust those criminals and hurry to pay them off! Simply stay calm and wait to see how the other removal means will work in your particular case.
Is there a guaranteed way to get rid of an Want To Cry Virus-inflicted infection once and for all?
Indeed, it is very hard for us to give you any advice about what to do in case of an infection with this terrible virus. In spite of the odds being against you, it is necessary that you should try the Removal Guide down here. It may be the solution to your problem, however, do not act out of any expectations as your case might be particularly challenging.
Only prevention can guarantee a positive outcome against Ransomware:
Furthermore, it is suggested that all the probable sources of this malware should be avoided. Always. Some of them we are going to share with you here:
- Some emails: yes, that’s right, these viruses usually come from emails with suspicious content. Do not open anything that doesn’t seem trustworthy to you.
- Some links on websites, or those you received on messaging platforms, even if they were sent to you by someone you know – their account may have been hacked.
- Almost all the ads that you may happen to notice on the web might lead to potentially shady content. We cannot say for sure which of them are dangerous, so stay away from all the ones you come across.
- You could happen to receive some desktop alerts, which could say you need to update a component of your system – avoid such messages as they might be malicious.
Want To Cry Virus Removal
Prior to starting to execute the steps from the guide, we advise you to either bookmark this page or open it on a separate device since throughout the process of completing the guide, you might need to exit your browser.
1: Using Safe Mode
Before beginning to troubleshoot the issue, you are advised to enter Safe Mode on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, use this guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
2: Spotting the process
Open your Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Next, go to the processes tab and carefully look through the list for any shady entries. Usually, malicious processes will be consuming large amounts of CPU and RAM and will either have no description or will have a suspicious-looking one.
Once you identify the virus’ process, right-click on it and select Open File Location. Delete everything in the folder that opens if you are sure that the process was malicious. If you are not sure, contact us in the comments.
Go back to the Task Manager and end the potentially harmful process.
3: Hosts file IP’s
Go to your start menu and in the search field, paste the following address: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Select the first result and look at the bottom of the newly opened notepad file. See if there are any IP’s below “Localhost” and tell us in the comments if there were any IP addresses.
4: System Configuration Startup Programs
Type System Configuration in the Windows search bar and open the first result. Go to the Startup tab and take a look at the list of startup programs (on Windows 10, the Startup programs can be seen in the Startup Section of the Task Manager). If any of them look shady or have unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer with a sketchy name, uncheck those entries and click on OK.
Open the Run window (WinKey + R), type regedit and press Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus. Select Find Next and delete whatever gets found that has the virus’ name. Do that with all search results.
6: Deleting potential virus files
Open the Start Menu and separately type each of the following locations: %AppData% %LocalAppData% %ProgramData% %WinDir% %Temp% . Open each of those folders and sort their contents by date. Delete the most recent files and folders. When you open the Temp folder, delete everything in it.