The article will aid you remove Curumim ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of the article.
Curumim is the name of a ransomware cryptovirus. The ransomware is a variant of HiddenTear and is written to append the extension .Curumim to all encrypted files. The Curumim virus features a ransom note written in the Portuguese language and also considered to be the new version of the LordOfShadow Ransomware. Keep on reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.
|Short Description||The ransomware is the new version of LordOfShadow Ransomware. Files get encrypted on your computer and ransom message is displayed after encryption.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .Curumim to them after it finishes its encryption process.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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Curumim Ransomware – Infection Spread
Curumim ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right here:
Curumim 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. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in our forums.
Curumim Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis
Curumim is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to get them decrypted. Malware researchers have discovered that it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source project, and also the new version of the LordOfShadow Ransomware Virus. The ransom payment is usually demanded in the BitCoin cryptocurrency. The name “Curumim” means “Little one” “a child”, etc.
Curumim ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.
That ransom note is written in the Portuguese language (not certain if Brazilian Portuguese) and can be viewed from the below screenshot:
That ransom note message reads:
Seus arquivos estao criptografados!
Voce tem apenas 1 Dia
Para entrar em contato ou seus arquivos serao totalmente perdidos!
A rough translation in English would be the following:
Your files are encrypted!
You only have 1 day
To get in touch or your files will be totally lost!
The note of the Curumim ransomware states that your files are encrypted. The ransom payment for potentially unlocking your files is not stated. However, even if it was, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit other crimes.
Curumim Ransomware – Encryption Process
As Curumim ransomware is a HiddenTear variant it could seek to encrypt files with these extensions:
→.txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .gif, .jpg, .png, .db, .csv, .sql, .mdb.sln.php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .frm, .myd, .myi, .dbf, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .rm, .wmv, .m4a, .mpa, .wav, .sav, .gam, .log, .ged, .msg, .myo, .tax, .ynab, .ifx, .ofx, .qfx, .qif, .qdf, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tax2015, .box, .ncf, .nsf, .ntf, .lwp
Every single file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to it, which is .Curumim. The encryption algorithm which is implemented is undoubtedly AES since it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source ransomware project.
The Curumim 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 the command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process even more efficient as it will eliminate one of the possible ways for restoring your data. If your computer machine was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your data.
Remove Curumim Ransomware and Restore .Curumim Files
If your computer got infected with the Curumim 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.
Manually delete Curumim from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the Curumim threat: Manual removal of Curumim requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.