Cypher Ransomware

What is Cypher Ransomware?

Cypher Ransomware is a new malicious threat that is programmed in Python and capable of encrypting your important files. Our malware specialists at say that this ransomware started to spread at the end of this February and it demands an insane amount of ransom for the decryption key. In fact, our specialists believe that this new threat could be based on an older ransomware infection, which asked for a way smaller fee in Bitcoins; however, in the meantime this cryptocurrency soared through the sky and these attackers forgot to adjust the amount. In any case, we do not believe that any personal user would or could pay around 10,000 dollars for some old personal photos and documents. Normally, such demands are targeted at bigger corporations like private hospitals and IT firms. We think that even if you cannot get your files back this time, it is important to remove Cypher Ransomware from your system. For the details, please continue reading our article.

Where does Cypher Ransomware come from?

When it comes to ransomware distribution, cyber crooks have a few options. One of the most frequently used one is spam. Crooks can send out hundreds of thousands of spam e-mails to potential victims to fish. Of course, these spam mails are not like in the good old days of Internet when it was all about Viagra and Pharmaceuticals, which were so obvious. Nowadays crooks are more sophisticated and can play with your curiosity to related to matters that could interest anyone really; even if you would think at first sight that it cannot be true. You see, curiosity is a tricky thing because either a matter seemingly relates to you or not, you would still probably want to see the contents of this mail. But when you click to open it, you will not find too much information about the unpaid fine or invoice, the problematic online booking, and so, which are usually the subject of this spam. You need to save and open the attached file for more details; at least, allegedly. However, when you view this file, which could look like an image or a text document, you will actually initiate this malicious attack. This also means that you will not be able to delete Cypher Ransomware from your computer without leaving your files encrypted.

You can also infect your computer with such dangerous threats if you do not take it seriously that you need to update you programs (browsers and drivers included) regularly. Cyber villains can set up traps in the form of malicious websites that use Exploit Kits (e.g., RIG), which is able to take advantage of outdated software bugs and drop such serious malware infections without your noticing it. Also, if you use a remote desktop program, you need to make sure that it is set up securely because it is enough to have a weak password for such cyber criminals to gain access to your system. Then, it is only a matter of minutes to start up a devastating program like this on.

How does Cypher Ransomware work?

After encrypting your personal files, each get a ".cypher" extension. You can easily see how many of your files have been rendered useless if you search for this extension in your File Explorer. This ransomware program drops two files called "HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html" and "readme_decrypt.txt" on your system. The first file contains a link to a Tor website and the other, the ransom note. This note is not a lengthy one, it simply states that your files have been encrypted and the only way for you to decrypt your files is to pay 1 Bitcoin, yes, around 11 thousand dollars at current rate. After the transfer, you have to send an e-mail to "" and you are supposed to get a reply with the decryption key. This is an insane amount of money to ask for even important files, to be frank. Even big corporations would probably have a second thought while already calling the FBI. The problem is that you have no guarantee whatsoever that you will get the decryption key at all. This is why we suggest that you remove Cypher Ransomware immediately.

How do I delete Cypher Ransomware?

Since this ransomware infection does not seem to lock or block your screen and disable your main system processes (Task Manager, Registry, and explorer.exe), either, you can easily eliminate it from your system. All you need to do is follow our instructions below if you need help with what to delete. It is possible that you cannot defend your computer properly if you let such dangerous threats on board unknowingly. Becoming a more cautious web surfer may help you for some time. However, if you want proper and trustworthy protection for your PC, we suggest that you use a decent malware removal application, such as SpyHunter, which can automatically hunt down all known threats for you.

Remove Cypher Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find and delete the malicious file you have downloaded and launched lately.
  3. Delete "HOW_TO_DECRYPT_FILES.html" and "readme_decrypt.txt" from your desktop and wherever you can find them.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  5. Reboot your system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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