.CreamPie Files Virus - How to Remove It and Restore Data
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.CreamPie Files Virus – How to Remove It and Restore Data

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This is an article that provides specific details on .CreamPie files virus as well as a step-by-step removal followed by alternative data recovery approaches.

The so-called .CreamPie files virus is classified as a data locker ransomware. This makes it an infection that plagues computer systems in order to corrupt target files and demands a ransom for a decryption tool. It is named after one of the associated extensions that appear at the end of the names of all files it corrupts. In case of infection with this ransomware, you may find out that your access to all files that keep important information is restricted.

Threat Summary

Name.CreamPie Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA ransomware that utilizes sophisticated cihper algorithm to encrypt target files stored on the infected computer so it can then demand a ransom for a decryption solution.
SymptomsImportant files are locked and renamed with .[[email protected]].CreamPie extensions. They remain unusable until a ransom is paid.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.CreamPie Files Virus – Distribution

As reported by security researchers active attack campaigns are spreading .CreamPie ransomware worldwide. The infection payload of this files virus like many others may be spread with the help of malspam e-mail campaigns. E-mails used for malicious purposes usually contain one or more of the following components:

  • A link that lands on compromised web page set to download and execute the infection file directly on the PC.
  • A malicious file attachment masked as a legitimate document and uploaded in a .rar or .zip archive. Such a file could be set to evade detection and this way tricks you into allowing the ransomware to start on your PC.

In addition, fake software installers, fake update notifications, compromised software setups, files shared on forums and other techniques may download and activate the ransomware module.

.CreamPie Files Virus – Overview

The so-called .CreamPie files virus is named after one of the associated extensions that appear at the end of the names of all files it corrupts. An infection with this ransomware begins with the execution of its payload on the system. This could be initiated by specific parameters that are set to access system resources and manipulate their functionalities.

Further activities performed by the threat may include the creation of additional malicious files or deletion of existing files that are likely to interrupt the completion of the attack. There are several folders that are commonly used for keeping ransomware files:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%
  • %Windows%

Beware, that ransomware creators often design their threats to auto-delete associated files from the system so you may not be able to find any malicious files. Anyway, all modifications implemented during the attack remain unchanged and you definitely need to remove all malicious traits before you can use your system regularly again.

And if there is a system component that should be definitely reviewed and fixed it is the Registry Editor. This is so because threats like .CreamPie usually apply changes that affect some major registry sub-keys in order to evade detection and ensure their persistent presence on the system. Fortunately, the damage is not permanent and with the help of specialized tools, it could be fixed fast and easy.

.CreamPie Files Virus – Data Encryption

After all needed system modifications are entered .CreamPie files virus is ready to begin with the main part of the infection which is data encryption. At this stage it utilizes a built-in encryption module that is set to encode parts of target files’ original code and mark each corrupted file with the following sequence of extensions:

As of the types of files that may be encrypted by .CreamPie ransomware they may be all your:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The encryption process happens with the help of sophisticated encryption algorithm that generates a unique decryption key once it corrupts all target files. Due to the fact that this key is possessed only by cyber criminals, they blackmail victims into paying a ransom for it.

At this point the amount of the ransom is unknown but what is likely is that hackers would demand it to be in Bitcoin. Happily, instead of financing their evil activities you could attempt to restore a few to all of your .CreamPie files with the help of alternative data recovery tools. You could learn more about this approach from the guide at the end.

Remove .CreamPie Files Virus and Restore Data

Below you could find how to remove .CreamPie files virus step by step. Beware that ransomware is a threat with highly complex code that plagues not only your files but your whole system. To remove it manually you need to have a bit of technical experience and ability to recognize traits of malware files. So security researchers recommend the help of an advanced anti-malware tool for the complete removal of this ransomware. Such a tool will also keep your system protected against devastating threats like .CreamPie and other kinds of malware that endanger your online security.

To restore files check the “Restore Files” step listed in the guide below. But before you take any further actions, don’t forget to back up all encrypted files to an external drive in order to prevent their irreversible loss.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by .CreamPie Files Virus and other threats.
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To remove .CreamPie Files Virus follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .CreamPie Files Virus files and objects
2. Find files created by .CreamPie Files Virus on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by .CreamPie Files Virus
Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections. She believes that in times of constantly evolving dependency of network connected technologies, people should spread the word not the war.

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