Ransomware attacks continue to be very threatening because recovering the files damaged during an attack may be next to impossible. One of the recently identified file-lockers is called the FuuCry Ransomware, and, unfortunately, it appears to use a flawless file-locking mechanism that cannot be reverse-engineered. Victims of the FuuCry Ransomware cannot rely on a free decryption tool, and they may need to resort to 3rd-party data recovery options, which may not yield flawless results.
The FuuCry Ransomware may be spread online with the use of fake downloads, pirated media/software, misleading advertisements and other deceptive content. The best way to stay safe from FuuCry Ransomware's attack is to use an up-to-date anti-virus tool, as well as maintain regular backups of important files and folders. This way, even if you fall victim to a ransomware attack, you should be able to restore your important files without paying money to the criminals.
When the FuuCry Ransomware executes its attack, it will encrypt the majority of the files found on the victim's hard drive. It uses the '.cry' suffix to mark the names of locked files, and it drops the ransom message 'READ ME FOR DECRYPT.txt.' In addition to this, it spawns a bogus Windows error containing a shortened copy of the ransom message. Victims are told to prepare to pay a ransom fee via Bitcoin and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We assure you that paying the ransom sum is not a good idea because FuuCry Ransomware's creators will probably end up either tricking you or asking you to send more and more money to their wallets. Instead of cooperating with anonymous criminals, you should run an anti-virus scanner to disrupt and remove the FuuCry Ransomware. After the threat is gone, you can try to restore your data through a backup or alternative data recovery options and software.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to FuuCry Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
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