The .recry1 ransomware is a newly discovered threat which is being spread using a worldwide distribution campaign. At the moment there is no information available about the hacking group behind it which leads us to believe that it my be a customized variant of a popular malware family or a custom order made on the dark underground markets. We anticipate that the most popular distribution tаctics are to be utilized. This includes the sending of email SPAM messages which use various phishing tactics in order to confuse the victims into believing that they have received a legitimate message from a well-known service or company. By interacting with its contents or file attachments the .recry1 ransomware infection will start.
A similar mechanism is the creation of malware sites that are designed to appear as legitimate search engines and Internet pages. The hackers behind it host them on similar sounding domain names and may even include stolen or self-signed security certificates n order to make them appear as more legitimate.
The virus code can also be placed in various payload carriers — there are several main types which are most commonly used by hackers. The first one relies on the creation of malware documents which can be of every popular format: spreadsheets, presentations, text documents and databases. As soon as they are opened a prompt will appear asking the users to enable the built-in scripts.
The hackers can also create dangerous application installers which are dangerous applications of the most popular end user software: creativity suites, system utilities, office and productivity apps and etc.
In some cases the infections can be caused by dangerous browser hijackers which represent malicious web browser extensions. They are frequently uploaded to the relevant repositories using fake user reviews and developer credentials.
Depending on the exact configuration a different behavior pattern can be observed each time. Common modules which are launched include a data harvesting component which is designed to acquire sensitive information both about the victims and the infected machines. This allows the hackers to expose the identity of the victims by leading to various crime including financial abuse and identity theft. The collected machine information can be processed via a built-in algorithm which will create an unique victim ID.
The collected information can be used to additionally scan the system for any security software that can interfere with the proper infection. This is based on the collected data which will target the most common applications and engines including the following: anti-virus suites, firewalls, virtual machine hosts and sandbox environments.
When this step has completed further system changes can occur. A common one is the setting up of the relevant virus to automatically start when the computer is powered on. In some cases this can block certain boot menu options thus rendering most manual user removal guides non-working. When coupled with data removal of backup files this calls for the use of professional-grade anti-spyware and recovery solutions. If Windows Registry values are changed then the victims can experience performance issues, data loss and errors.
When all modules have finished running the actual file encryption will begin. Using a strong cipher target user data will be processed — usually a built-in list of target file type extensions will be used: archives, backups, databases, images, music, videos and others. When done the files will be renamed with the .recry1 extension. The associated ransomware note will be created in a file called decryption_help.txt.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer machine and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly restore them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will blackmail the victims to pay them a decryption fee. Sensitive user data may be encrypted by the ransomware code.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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.recry1 Ransomware – What Does It Do?
.recry1 Ransomware could spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet. .recry1 Ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.
.recry1 Ransomware is a cryptovirus that encrypts your files and shows a window with instructions on your computer screen. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files. The main engine could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and interfere with processes in Windows.
The .recry1 Ransomware is a crypto virus programmed to encrypt user data. As soon as all modules have finished running in their prescribed order the lockscreen will launch an application frame which will prevent the users from interacting with their computers. It will display the ransomware note to the victims.
You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that.
The .recry1 Ransomware cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.
Remove .recry1 Ransomware
If your computer system got infected with the .recry1 Files ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .recry1 Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .recry1 Ransomware from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .recry1 Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .recry1 Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall .recry1 Ransomware and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .recry1 Ransomware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .recry1 Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .recry1 Ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .recry1 Ransomware.
Ransomware infections and .recry1 Ransomware aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of .recry1 Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .recry1 Ransomware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove .recry1 Ransomware via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .recry1 Ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .recry1 Ransomware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .recry1 Ransomware on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .recry1 Ransomware aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.