Allcry Ransomware

What is Allcry Ransomware?

Allcry, also known as Allcry crypter, is a threat that supposedly takes files hostage in order to obtain money from the victim. The Allcry ransomware is not fully functional, which is only to the advantage of the victim. Allcry do not encrypt files; it only displays a fraudulent warning claiming that some files are affected and that they can be restored only within seven days. If you have this deceptive piece of malware on your computer and want to remove it straight away, move down to the bottom to find our removal guide.test

How does the Allcry ransomware work?

The Allcry threat is known to be circulating as four different versions, all of which aimed are at infecting computers of Chinese or Korean-speaking computer users. The program window displaying the ransom warning has a button opening a drop down window where the user can choose the language of the warnings. All the versions of the infection are not coded to encrypt files, but the code of the threat suggests that encrypted files would have the file extension .allcry.

Upon installation, the Allcry ransomware creates a .txt file named readme, which has now become a typical feature of ransomware.  The file is created on the desktop so that the victim can find the requirements for money submission after closing the program window.

According to the ransom warning, a sum of 0.2 BTC should be send to 1BSJXEPpBybtXZiXNh9xDBdJdNYdvnzXru and the attackers reached at by providing them with the unique ID created by the infection. Since the Allcry ransomware leaves your files intact, there is no need to worry about their release. Following the attackers' requirements is inadvisable because fraudsters tend to ignore the users' need to regain access to their data. Considerable numbers of affected computer users experience financial losses because of their mistaken belief that paying the ransom leads to the guaranteed data recovery. Cyber criminals working with ransomware has earned as much as $25 million so far, and the number is likely to be growing even though authorities are trying to raise computer users' awareness of this type of cyber haux.

How to prevent  the Allcry ransomware?

In general there are multiple methods of malware distribution, and  if you keep your OS unprotected, it can be easily infected once you connect to the Internet. Malware differs in its complexity and function. For example, a virus can be attacked to a PDF file and executed once you open the file. A Trojan horse may arrive at your PC unnoticed as a drive-by-download, without any sign of installation. If you click a malicious URL in a spam email, a piece of malware might start its payload, which may include data destruction or the delivery of spam emails to your email contacts through your personal email account. In order to prevent all of this from taking place stealthily, ignore clicking on pop-up ads, questionable URs and unrecognized email attachments and, most important, keep the operating system protected against malware.

How to remove the Allcry ransomware?

Every piece of malware can be removed manually, which in most cases requires extraordinary technical skills. Fortunately, the Allcry ransomware is not so difficult to remove even for a user having basic skills in computing. The infection creates its key in the registry, which is a database where information about system settings and preferences is stored. The registry should be edited very carefully in order not to cause more damage, so you should bear in mind that you access the registry and remove its components at your own risk. Below you will find a removal guide which will help you access the Windows registry.  If you find the removal too complex, our team at suggests installing the recommended security tool, which is available below the removal guide.

Remove the Allcry ransomware

  1. Delete the readme.txt file and other questionable files downloaded recently.
  2. Access the Downloads folder and check for malicious files. Delete them if any spotted.
  3. Check the Temporary folder for malicious files.
  4. Press Win+R and type in regedit. Click OK.
  5. Use the file path HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Allcry Software to access the Allcry Software folder and delete it.
  6. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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