Infected with CreamPie Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is CreamPie Ransomware

CreamPie is another cryptovirus that encrypts user files of different formats using AES algorithm. The beginning of the activity of the crypto-hijacker was detected in August of this year, however, the virus spreads more and more all over the world. It encrypts documents office, archives, PDP, media files (video, audio, photo) and others. After encryption, the virus changes the extension of these files to .CreamPie. In fact, the file extension becomes composite, namely .[backdata@cock.li].CreamPie. Of course, you can not use these files after encryption. Info.hta file is a note with the requirements of the attackers, at least so it is written in the encryption program, but in fact, we can only bring the screen of the program with logs.

CreamPie Ransomware

Analyzing the activity of the virus, it can be argued that scammers require a ransom, reaching several hundred dollars. It is worth noting that the ransom must be made in bitcoins. Of course, the attackers will not return your files to you, no matter how much you pay them, so we strongly recommend that you try to remove CreamPie and decrypt your files. Like similar crypto hackers, CreamPie comes through unprotected user network settings. Sometimes, it takes the form of fake updates for programs and utilities or it comes as an attachment to spam mailing. Be that as it may, read our guides to remove CreamPie right now.

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How CreamPie Ransomware infected your PC

Like similar crypto hackers, CreamPie comes through unprotected user network settings. Sometimes, it takes the form of fake updates for programs and utilities or it comes as an attachment to spam mailing. Be that as it may, read our guides to remove CreamPie and decrypt your files right now.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the CreamPie virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

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Restore your files using shadow copies

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  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of CreamPie:

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How to decrypt files infected by CreamPie?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

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Restore the system using System Restore

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Although latest versions of CreamPie remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

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  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

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Written by Rami Douafi

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