Do you know what Curumim Ransomware is?
If you live in a country where Portuguese is the main spoken language, Curumim Ransomware is a threat to beware of. This malicious infection introduces its victims to a ransom note that is written in Portuguese, and so it is unlikely that it would be spread in countries whose residents would not understand what is asked of them. The demand, in fact, is very simple, and all that the creator wants you to do is email email@example.com. That, of course, is just an initial request. If you contact cyber criminals, they will ask you to pay a ransom, and doing that is a terrible idea. If you believe that you will have your files decrypted if you follow the instructions presented by cyber criminals, you are sadly mistaken. All they want is your money, and once they get it, you should not expect anything from them. Hopefully, that does not mean that your files are lost for good. Continue reading to learn how to remove Curumim Ransomware from your operating system.
Just like with Kerkoporta Ransomware, Kristina Ransomware, Atchbo Ransomware, and many other file-encrypting threats, it is hard to say how exactly Curumim Ransomware is spread. Most likely, it is introduced to potential victims as a regular file (e.g., a .doc or a .pdf file) attached to an email message. This email could appear to be sent by post, an airline company, your bank, or some other reputable party, just so that you would open the malicious file without suspecting a problem. Once the file is executed within your operating system, no time is wasted, and the encryption starts right away. The malicious Curumim Ransomware not only encrypts files but also adds the “.curumim” extension to their names. This should help you spot the corrupted files right away. After the encryption, the infection also changes the Desktop background and creates a file named leia.txt to present the demands. Note that you will need to delete these components when you come up to the removal of the malicious ransomware.
The image showcased as the background on your Desktop suggests that you have one day to take action, which, of course, includes emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The TXT file mentions the same address, although it does not push you to take action right away. Presumably, if you email cyber crooks, they would send you additional information, and, most likely, you would be asked to pay a ransom. That is not what you should do because that would be a waste of money. Instead, you should think about existing backups. Maybe all of your valued photos and documents files are already backed up? If they are, you do not need to fear whatever would happen if you deleted Curumim Ransomware. On the side note, nothing would happen if you removed this malware; except that your virtual security would get stronger immediately. You certainly would not lose your chances at recovering your files, because you do not have such chances at all.Curumim Ransomware screenshot
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It is strongly suggested that you employ an anti-malware program right away. First of all, it will scan your system to identify the threats that are active. Next, it will automatically delete Curumim Ransomware along with other pests that are active. Finally, it will take care of your system’s security so that you would not need to think about dealing with malware again. That is not all that you need to take care of if you want to ensure complete protection. First and foremost, you need to become more careful overall because it is you who invites malware in whether you know it or not. Also, you need to back up your files because that is how you guarantee their safety.
Remove Curumim Ransomware
- Find the malicious .exe file that was used to launch the ransomware and Delete it.
- Delete a file named leia.txt (if copies exist, delete them as well).
- Change the Desktop wallpaper with the preferred image.
- Empty Recycle Bin and then scan the system with a legitimate malware scanner. Do not skip this step because you do not want to overlook leftovers and other threats.
In non-techie terms:
You need to keep your system protected against Curumim Ransomware, and if you cannot do that, you need to delete it as soon as possible. Hopefully, removing Curumim Ransomware manually is not very complicated, and you can take care of it yourself; however, we want to bring your attention to a bigger problem, which is your operating system’s protection. To take care of it, you need to install anti-malware software as soon as possible. Since this software can automatically remove existing threats as well, we suggest installing it now. You also need to be more careful when online because letting malicious threats in can be very simple. All it takes is one click, one download, one file. If you want to discuss the measures you could take to protect your operating system further, please add a comment below.