Want To Cry Virus Removal

How to Remove Want To Cry Ransomware?

Want To Cry is a dangerous virus. It is one of the deadliest active ransomware. Want To Cry is special. It will wreck your system in no time. This pest works behind your back. Once on board, it will scan your HDD and encrypt all important files. Pictures, documents, archives, everything you care about. Then, the ransomware will drop a note. No, this is not a joke. The virus is blackmailing you. Its ransom note includes a brief introduction to the virus, information about what had happened to your files, and, of course, it explains what you can do to recover your files. Don’t trust a word you read. Yes, the virus is dangerous. Yes, there are no decryption tools for this parasite. However, if you pay the ransom, you will lose your money. The crooks demand about 3 000 USD in Bitcoins. Chances are, they will bother sending you a decryption key. They got your money. You cannot find the hackers, even authorities can’t do it. Sending you a way to decryption key will be a waste of time. Time which can be used for something productive. Like developing their virus. Do yourself a favor and remove Want To Cry immediately.

How did I get infected with?

To penetrate your machine, Want To Cry relies on your negligence. You are the one who let this tool in. The good old spam emails are the reason you suffer. It is hard to distinguish the spam mail from the legit letters. Hackers tend to write on behalf of well-known organizations. They will steal logos and fabricate stamps. They will do anything to lure you into downloading an attached file. If you do so, a virus will infect your machine. The email attachments are not the only thing that can be corrupted, however. The email may contain corrupted links and pictures. Before you open an email, check the sender’s contacts. You can simply enter the questionable email address into some search engine. If it was used for shady business, someone might have complained online. If you receive a message from an organization, go to their official website. Find their authorized email addresses and compare them with the one you have received a letter from. If they don’t match, delete the spam email immediately. Other ransomware distribution techniques include freeware bundling, corrupted ads, and fake software updates. Only your caution can spare you troubles. Download your software from legitimate websites only. Don’t follow questionable links. And, of course, keep your anti-virus program up to date.

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Why is Want To Cry dangerous?

Just like a kidnapper, Want To Cry locked your personal files. Now, it demands a hefty ransom. This virus is blackmailing you. If you don’t pay within seven days, your files will be lost “forever”. Be rational! You have enough time. Take a moment to consider the situation. Yes, your files are unavailable, but the hackers are not the only IT experts that work on this infection. Security experts are working hard on decryption tools. If you decide to pay, you must know that the hacker’s decryption tool may not work properly, if it works at all. You are dealing with criminals. Don’t expect them to play fair. They, after all, penetrated your computer’s security. We recommend against paying the ransom. The crooks may not send you a key at all. What will you do if this happens? You can’t ask for a refund. The hackers demand Bitcoins. This currency cannot be tracked down. Even authorities can’t help you. And one more thing. When you use your computer to pay the ransom, the virus will record your paying details. The hackers can use this information to steal more money from you. Stay on the safe side. Discard your files if it is necessary. There is hope, however. If you have a system backup you can use it to restore your files for free. There is a catch, of course. The backup must be saved on an external hard drive. Want To Cry has deleted all shadow copies of your system. Before you proceed with the file-recovery plan, delete the virus. You must clean your machine first. Otherwise, the ransomware will infect your external memory and encrypt your newly restored files. Use a trustworthy anti-virus program to clean your PC!

Want To Cry Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Kill the Malicious Process

STEP 2: Reveal Hidden Files

STEP 3: Locate Startup Location

STEP 4: Recover Want To Cry 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 Want To Cry 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 Want To Cry 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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