SymmyWare Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what SymmyWare Ransomware is?

If you do no take necessary security precautions, SymmyWare Ransomware might slither in without any warning. Just like most infections of this kind, the ransomware is likely to employ clever spam emails to trick targets into executing the infection themselves. If you are tricked into doing that as well, you might not even realize that malware attacks when you open a seemingly harmless file attachment or a link. Other methods could be employed to spread the infection too. Overall, regardless of the entrance path, this ransomware is set out to encrypt personal files, and, unfortunately, it is most likely to succeed at that. Whether or not your files are encrypted, you MUST remove SymmyWare Ransomware from your operating system, and we suggest that you waste no time to do it.

We cannot talk about SymmyWare Ransomware without mentioning at least a few other Hidden Tear infections, such as Qinynore Ransomware, Suri Ransomware, or ShutUpAndDance Ransomware. All of these infections were created using the same open source code (Hidden Tear), but they might have been created by different parties, of course. The basic structure of these infections is the same, but there are certain differences too. The ransom note and the extension added to the corrupted files, for example, are usually unique. In our case, the extension is “.SYMMYWARE,” which, clearly, is based on the name of the threat itself. The ransom note is called “SYMMYWARE.TXT,” and it is dropped to every affected location. Without a doubt, we recommend that all copies of the SymmyWare Ransomware ransom file are deleted when the time comes. Of course, there is no harm in opening the file before removing it.

The ransom note is meant to inform you that the AES-128 algorithm was used for the encryption of files. Unfortunately, the files encrypted by this malware are indeed encrypted, and there is not much you can do to fix that situation. According to the ransom note, you can restore files by paying a ransom to a specific Bitcoin Wallet and then emailing We do not recommend doing any of this. If you pay the ransom, you will not get anywhere with the decryption of files, and if you email cyber criminals, they might send you malicious files and expose you to different scams in the future. This is all pretty standard. The only quirky thing about SymmyWare Ransomware is that it seeks to connect to the Internet and open a YouTube video that shows a little segment from Futurama. The purpose of that is unclear.SymmyWare Ransomware Removal GuideSymmyWare Ransomware screenshot
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Although SymmyWare Ransomware does not encrypt files in Windows, Program Files, and Program Files (x86) folders, it certainly can encrypt files in your private folders. Once files are encrypted, there isn’t anything you can do, and that is meant to push you into paying a ransom in Bitcoins. Since that is unlikely to help with anything, we do not recommend wasting money. Instead, we suggest focusing on deleting SymmyWare Ransomware. The removal of this threat can be complicated if you choose to do it manually, but if you install an anti-malware program, you can have it deleted automatically in no time. The sad news is that your files will not be decrypted if you remove the infection. Hopefully, you have backups.

Remove SymmyWare Ransomware

  1. Open the local drive (e.g. C:\) and Delete malicious {random letters}.exe file.
  2. Enter %TEMP% into the field at the top of explorer to access the directory.
  3. Delete the malicious {random letters}.tmp and {random letters}.bat files.
  4. Look for a malicious {random name}.exe launcher of the ransomware in these directories:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  5. If you cannot find the launcher, employ an automated anti-malware program.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the malicious files permanently.
  7. Install a malware scanner and use it to check if you need to delete any malicious leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

You do not want to face SymmyWare Ransomware because this ransomware can encrypt your most personal files and hold them hostage. The creator of the infection wants you to pay a ransom, but doing that is a terrible idea because the creators of ransomware are almost never helpful, and your money is likely to go to waste. If you have backups, you do not need to worry about losing your files. All in all, regardless of what happens, you need to delete SymmyWare Ransomware, and while you might be able to do it manually, we strongly recommend installing anti-malware software instead. Not only will it erase existing threats but it will also help you secure your operating system against malware and cyber attacks in the future. If you also back up your files online or using external drives, you will be invincible.