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About this threat

SymmyWare Ransomware ransomware is a file-encoding malware infection that can cause a lot of damage. It is a highly severe infection, and it might lead to severe trouble, like you losing your files. It’s pretty easy to contaminate your system, which makes it a very dangerous malware. Spam email attachments, infected advertisements and fake downloads are the most common reasons why file encoding malware can infect. Soon after contamination, the encoding process will be carried out, and once it’s completed, cyber criminals will demand that you give money in exchange for a way to decrypt files. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what you’ll be asked to pay. Even if you’re demanded to pay a small amount, we don’t suggest giving in. There’s nothing stopping crooks from taking your money, providing nothing in exchange. You certainly wouldn’t be the first person to get nothing. Investing the money you’re asked for into some backup option would be a better idea. You will find a big variety of backups available but we are certain you will be able to find one that’s right for you. And if by chance you do have backup, simply uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware before you restore files. Malicious program like this is lurking all over the place, and you’ll possibly get infected again, so you need to be prepared for it. To guard a machine, one should always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

doesn’t use sophisticated infiltration methods and likes to stick to sending out malicious email attachments, compromised ads and infecting downloads. Occasionally, however, users get infected using more sophisticated methods.

Since you could have gotten the file encrypting malicious software through email attachments, try and remember if you have recently downloaded something strange from an email. The infected file is attached to an email, and then sent out to hundreds of possible victims. As those emails often use topics like money, plenty of people open them without even considering the results. You can expect the ransomware email to have a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, prompts to open the file added, and the use of a big company name. To clarify, if someone important sends you a file, they would use your name, not general greetings, and you wouldn’t have to look for the email in spam. Amazon, PayPal and other big company names are oftentimes used as people know of them, therefore are more likely to open the emails. Clicking on advertisements when on dubious web pages and using compromised web pages as download sources might also result in an infection. Be very careful about what adverts you press on, particularly when on suspicious sites. And try to stick to valid download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you are jeopardizing your system. You should never download anything from ads, as they’re not good sources. If an application was needed to be updated, it would notify you through the application itself, and not via your browser, and generally they update without your interference anyway.

What happened to your files?

One of the reasons why ransomware are classified as a dangerous-level threat is because it might encrypt your data in a way that makes decryption highly unlikely. File encryption does not take a long time, ransomware has a list of targets and locates all of them immediately. You will notice a strange extension added to your files, which will help you figure out which ransomware you’re dealing with. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to lock your files, which makes decrypting files for free probably impossible. If you are confused about what has happened, a dropped ransom note should explain everything. The note will offer you a decryption tool, for a price, of course, but our recommendation would be to ignore the requests. Remember that you’re dealing with crooks, and what’s stopping them from simply taking your money. And the money will probably go towards other malware projects, so you would be giving financial support for their future activity. Reportedly, ransomware made $1 billion in 2016, and such a successful business will just attract more and more people. Instead of paying the ransom, invest the money into backup. If this type of situation reoccurred, you could just ignore it without being anxious about losing your files. We encourage you ignore the requests and erase SymmyWare Ransomware. You can avoid these types of infections, if you know how they are distributed, so try to familiarize with its spread methods, in detail.

Ways to uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware

The presence of anti-malware tool will be needed to check for the presence of this malicious software, and its elimination. Because you have to know exactly what you are doing, we don’t recommend proceeding to uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware manually. If you implement reliable elimination software, everything would be done for you, and you would not unintentionally end up doing more harm. The program would scan your computer and if it can find the threat, it will eliminate SymmyWare Ransomware. If you run into some kind of issue, or are not certain about where to begin, use the below provided instructions. Unfortunately, the anti-malware will simply get rid of the threat, it won’t recover your files. However, free decryption utilities are released by malware researchers, if the ransomware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove SymmyWare Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove SymmyWare Ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove SymmyWare Ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove SymmyWare Ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Uninstall SymmyWare Ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

* SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. More info on SpyHunter. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter. If you wish to uninstall SpyHunter, click here.

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