Cry36 Ransomware is a treat that might make all of your files unusable if it finds a way to infect the system. In other words, the computer should function normally as the malicious application is not supposed to harm Windows files, but data like your photographs, music files videos, documents, and so on, should get locked with a strong cryptosystem. The malware is programmed to act this way so its developers could take the user’s files as hostages and try to convince him to pay a ransom. Users should be careful with these people because they might seem friendly only until you deliver the money, but when the time comes to send the promised decryption key the infection’s developers may not be willing to do so. Thus, we would advise against it. If funding these hackers is not what you would like to do, we recommend eliminating Cry36 Ransomware while using the removal steps added at the end of the text or a trustworthy antimalware tool.
There are two ways the malicious application could have entered the system. Firstly, you could have infected it accidentally by opening a doubtful file received via Spam email, a malicious setup file, a fake update installer, and so on. Secondly, the threat might have been dropped on the system if Cry36 Ransomware’s developers found a way to hack the computer. One way or another the malware’s appearance suggests the system is vulnerable to threats. To make it stronger, we recommend keeping all software up to date, changing old passwords, and installing a trustworthy security tool that could maintain it protected from threats, which may weaken the PC. What’s more, you should do all you can not to endanger the system yourself, for example, try not to launch suspicious files or installers that might be bundled with malicious programs, such as setup files downloaded from P2P file sharing networks.
If you do not realize the system is infected, you may notice Cry36 Ransomware only after it displays a ransom note. It might be shown on a pop-up window opened by the malware and on a text document dropped on the user’s Desktop or other locations. According to our specialists, the ransom note does not say how much the ransom is. Apparently, users are asked to contact the malicious application’s developers themselves and find out further details. As we already mentioned at the beginning of the text, you could lose the money you transfer in vain since despite what the hackers promise there are no reassurances they will give you what you need for data recovery. Consequently, we advise you to erase the infection instead of gambling with your money.
Users could erase the malware manually, but it might be not an easy task. There are still things we do not know about Cry36 Ransomware, so we cannot be sure it does not create any other malicious files besides the ones we listed in the instructions available below the text. Therefore, under such circumstances, it might be better to employ a reliable antimalware tool that could do all the job for you. If you do not have such a tool yet, you can always install it and when it is ready to use you should do a full system scan right away. Wait until the scanning is finished and press the deletion button to clean the computer.