What is SymmyWare?
SymmyWare is a new crypto-virus that encodes users’ sensitive files like photos, documents, video and audio files. Cybercriminals spread this virus using spam campaign with the attached malicious executable file, launching which, the user will activate the virus. SymmyWare ransomware may also be distributed together with pirated software, games, cracks, phishing sites, and various fake updates (Adobe flash update). Following the successful penetration, the virus encodes most of the stored data, so the victim will not be able to use them until they are decrypted. To do so, the user is forced to pay a ransom. Our team recommends you not to pay anything since nobody can guarantee that they will fulfill their end of the bargain. The practice shows that cybercriminals just ignore people after payment is done. In this article, you can learn how to remove SymmyWare ransomware and decrypt .SYMMYWARE files.
In order to encode victim’s data, SymmyWare Ransomware uses AES encryption algorithm. Under this method, the private ID key required for data recovery is created during the encryption process. All affected files will be appended with “.SYMMYWARE” extension, for example, myfamily.jpg turns into myfamily.SYMMYWARE. Once encryption process is done, it creates SIMMYWARE.TXT that contains following information:
All your files was ciphered by Strong algorythm AES-128.
Take your time, no one will be able to decrypt your files without our decryption service.
To decrypt files, pay $ 0 in Bitcoins. If you do not have 0 bitcoins (everyone has it) then go to the site localbitcoins.com and there send to our wallet (which we do not have) and write to the mail email@example.com to get the key and the decoder.
We advise you not to mess around because you still do not restore their hands.
We’ve also encrypted all your drives, files on your hard drives and network drives.
AES-128 is the Most reliable military-grade cryptographic algorithm.
There’s no way to hack it, not even with a supercomputer.
The file cutter will start in 48 hours.
Don’t be stupid and ugly like Patrick.
Any hacking attempts can fuck all of your data and the locker will turn them into pee-pee.
Good luck. Goodbye.
P.S I’m not spreading, and I can’t.
P.P.S. The best time to send a letter: after November 25 (while we register the mail), and the fact that we wrote about 48 hours – it was a joke. We do not count down the time until the system is removed.
Still, SymmyWare ransomware does very sophisticated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have a chance to restore your personal data. For this, the first thing you got to do – to completely remove SymmyWare ransomware from your computer in order to exclude reinfection. You may take advantage of the benefits of an automated removal tool that will do it for you. Or you may use our manual guide, but keep in mind that this way is only recommended for experienced users.
How to remove SymmyWare from your computer?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove SymmyWare ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt .SYMMYWARE files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of SymmyWare ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.