Remove Cry9 Ransomware (Restore Files)

How to Remove Cry9 Ransomware?

Cry9 Ransomware is a Portuguese parasite. It may not make you cry but it will surely put your nerves to the test. This virus belongs to the file-encrypting family of infections and brings along serious trouble. Have you had to deal with ransomware so far? No? Make sure you check out today’s article to learn all you need to know about the virus. Those of you who have been unfortunate enough to cross paths with ransomware know how bad things are. There’s a reason why file-encrypting viruses are so immensely dreaded. Plenty of reasons, actually. The Cry9 Ransomware will quickly prove to you just how well-deserved its malicious glory is. This program uses the AES encrypting algorithm to lock your data. As you could imagine, it succeeds. Immediately after installation, the virus performs a thorough scan of your computer. This is the beginning of ransomware’s long, long list of tricks. The parasite locates all your files. That includes the most commonly used file formats out there. In other words, Cry9 Ransomware goes after your most important, most precious files. It targets personal photos, favorite music, funny videos, work-related MS Office documents. Consider all files stored on your machine encrypted. This program turns your files into unreadable gibberish. By messing with their original formats, Cry9 Ransomware makes them unrecognizable. That means your computer won’t be able to open your data. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the virus also demands money from you. Do you see why ransomware is so efficient? It relies on your despair and panic. Note that your anxiety could cost you a hefty sum of money. Over 600 dollars, to be more precise. While locking your information, the parasite drops detailed ransom notes. You will find those in all folders that contain locked data. You will also notice that your wallpaper desktop is modified as well. Hackers are trying to force their ransom messages on you as often as possible. As a result, they are attempting to blackmail you. According to the payment instructions, a decryption key would cost you 0.5 Bitcoins. That equals 639 USD at the moment. What’s even worse is that you’re supposed to pay the very people who encrypted your data. Should hackers really get rewarded for locking your personal files? Keep your Bitcoins and stay away from the email address. Nobody should negotiate with cyber criminals.

How did I get infected with?

Ransomware applies stealthy infiltration techniques. It could have gotten installed via some corrupted message or a fake email. This is one of the oldest methods for malware to travel the Web. As you can see, though, it is still super effective. If you click open the wrong message/email, you let loose a whole bunch of infections. Does that seem like a fun thing to do? Infecting your PC only takes several minutes. Having to uninstall a virus, on the other hand, would take much more. Do not allow cyber criminals to harass you. The key to your safety is prevention so keep an eye out for parasites. Delete anything untrustworthy you may receive in your inbox. You may save yourself quite the hassle that way. Also, stay away from third-party pop-ups, unverified websites and illegitimate software bundles. Always be careful when surfing the Internet. Hackers are full of ideas when it comes to spreading infections. Ransomware might also get installed with some help from a Trojan. Check out your computer for Trojan horses and other sneaky infections. Last but not least, there are bogus program updates and malicious torrents out there. It is your job and yours only to prevent virus installation so be cautious.

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Why is Cry9 dangerous?

You should never give money away to cyber crooks. Hackers only develop ransomware infections to trick you into paying. Thus, paying is the last thing you should do. Take action instead and get rid of the ransomware. Every single promise made by Cry9 Ransomware is fake. That means crooks will not provide you any decryption tool even if you pay. Freeing your locked data was never really part of the deal. Thanks to the parasite’s complicated cipher, your files will remain locked. Forget about the decryptor right away and uninstall the ransomware. Are you trying to become a sponsor of greedy cyber criminals? No? Then don’t even consider paying the ransom. Please follow our detailed manual removal guide down below.

Cry9 Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Cry9 Encrypted Files

STEP 1: Stop the malicious process using Windows Task Manager

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of the ransomware. Have in mind that this is usually a random generated file.
  • Before you kill the process, type the name on a text document for later reference.


  • Locate any suspicious processes associated with Cry9 encryption Virus.
  • Right click on the process
  • Open File Location
  • End Process
  • Delete the directories with the suspicious files.
  • Have in mind that the process can be hiding and very difficult to detect

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

STEP 3: Locate Cry9 encryption Virus startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:

Navigate to your %appdata% folder and delete the executable.

You can alternatively use your msconfig windows program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they might be generated randomly, that’s why you should run any professional scanner to identify malicious files.

STEP 4: How to recover encrypted files?

  • Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your data from a recent backup, in case that you have one.

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  • Method 2: File Recovery Software – Usually when the ransomware encrypts a file it first makes a copy of it, encrypts the copy, and then deletes the original. Due to this you may try to use file recovery software to recover some of your original files.
  • Method 3: Shadow Volume Copies – As a last resort, you can try to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies. Open the Shadow Explorer part of the package and choose the Drive you want to recover. Right click on any file you want to restore and click Export on it.

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