WannaCryptor Ransomware – Brief Description
WannaCryptor Ransomware is a new file-encrypting Trojan recently detected on March 2017. Samples of this ransomware reveal that it shares code with the previously released “.wcry File Extension Ransomware” and “Spora Ransomware”. Developers of this ransomware create a macro-enabled text document which acts as an installer for the ransomware Trojan. This terrible ransomware infection is mostly distributed through spam email attachments. Once installed it encrypts system files and thus make them inaccessible.
WannaCryptor Ransomware – Working Mechanism
Once WannaCryptor Ransomware gets activated in your system firstly it loads command line utility of the infected system and deletes shadow volume copies of the encrypted files so that they couldn’t be recovered. WannaCryptor Ransomware is powered by the highly advanced AES-256 cipher encryption algorithm and it targets more than hundreds of different file including audio, video, images, doc files, PDF, presentations and much more. This ransomware virus runs in the system as”Message.EXE” and pretends to be a genuine system process. One more thing about this ransomware is that same like “.wcry File extension ransomware” it also adds “.wcry” file extension to each of the file which it encrypts and it covers desktop with a black image named “!WannaCryptor!.bmp” which contains a ransom message that says:
Ooops, your important files are encrypted.
If you see this text, but don’t see the “Wanna Decryptor”, window, then your antivirus removed the decrypt software or you deleted it from your computer.
If you need your files, you have to recover “Wanna Decryptor”, from the antivirus quarantine, or download from the address below:
Run “Wanna Decryptor”, to decrypt your files!’
This message suggests users install! WannaDecryptor!.exe program through provides DropBox link to know all the process for payment of ransom and how to recover encrypted files. It demands an initial ransom of $300 that needs to be paid in bitcoin currency. It also says that if the ransom is not paid in time than the ransom money will be increased. But it is strongly recommended to not to pay any money as there is no guarantee of getting decryption key and paying money will provide your bank details to the cyber criminals. So instead of paying money, you need to take immediate steps to delete WannaCryptor Ransomware from the system.
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STEP 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode With Networking
Booting Into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10
Numerous ways are there to get into the safe mode with networking option on your Windows computer system, but with Windows 8 & 10 OS. Few of those functions are need to be accessed with a little longer procedure. Well, here we are available to help you with the simplest way to access safe mode in Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.
Here we will share the simplest method to access safe mode in networking.
1. Boot your PC to the login screen and then hold SHIFT key, while holding it click on RESTART button.
2. This will take you to the troubleshooting option screen where to enable the Safe Mode.
In other scenarios, there are options that you could not boot your login screen, here-
You could see another screen known as Recovery screen. To access this window you can hold the SHIFT key and keep tapping on F8 key. This will let you enter the advanced “recovery mode”. Here you can easily choose advanced repair options.
Now go to the Start Up settings.
There click on the Restart option available there.
When the computer finally restarts, press the number that says Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Usually number 5 from the list.
Enter your admin login details and Enter Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Restart Your PC and keep tapping on F8 key.
It will open and advanced menu option from there you need to choose the Safe Mode with Networking Option. You can easily make the selections with the help of arrow keys.
After choosing Safe Mode with Networking option. Click on Enter.
STEP 2: How to Show Hidden Files & Folders
Windows 8, 10
You need to Press Windows Key+E.
From the upcoming window you need to get to the View tab on the menu option.
Locate the Options icon and click on it.
A dialog box will get appear and you will need to click on “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option and click on Apply and then OK.
Press Windows Key + E.
From currently appeared window click on Organize option. (Usually appear on top left corner)
Clicking on it will result in a drop-down list, select Folder & search options.
Go to the view tab of the next appeared Dialog box and click on “Show hidden files and folders”.
Click on Apply and then OK.
STEP 3: Stop WannaCryptor Ransomware Related Processes From Task Manager
Windows XP, Vista, 7
To Open the Task Manager All you need to do is to press CTRL+ALT+DEL buttons simultaneously.
Or you can simply right-click on the taskbar and select task manager to open Task Manager on your screen.
Go to the processes tab and click on it. A list of running processes will appear on the screen.
Select all those processes which are related with WannaCryptor Ransomware and end those immediately.
Now go to the Service Tab and Stop all unknown services running there.
Windows 8, 10
In Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can simply open the Task Manager with the help of CTRL+SHIFT+ESC buttons.
There is another way to do the same thing and open the Task manager, is to right-click on the task bar of your desktop and select Task Manager from the list which appears.
Go to the Process Tab to see all the running processes which are associated with WannaCryptor Ransomware, after that click on End Process. It is important to end all unidentified processes to make your PC threat free.
STEP 4: How to Remove WannaCryptor Ransomware From Your Windows Control Panel
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Navigate to the Start Menu and click on Control Panel option as shown in the Image below.
Next window will appear with the options which are available within the control panel where you need to select Uninstall a program option.
Again next window will display you a list of programs which is installed on your PC. From here you need to uninstall all those kind of programs which are unknown/unidentified or associated with WannaCryptor Ransomware.
Note – Although we have shown the images of Windows 7 here, but the options and navigation for Windows XP and Vista are the same.
Windows 8, 10
Click on the Search Box of your Windows Explorer and search for Control Panel.
Click on the Control Panel icon that appears and then click on Uninstall a Program from the Control Panel window that appears next.
Next window will get to uninstall any program option with a list of options. Uninstall all WannaCryptor Ransomware associated programs along with it if it appears.
STEP 5: How to Remove WannaCryptor Ransomware From Your Browser
If WannaCryptor Ransomware has stuck in your web browser and always keep appearing with your web browsing things then you need to check and remove it away from your browser. Few of the popular web browsers are described below with WannaCryptor Ransomware removal steps.
Open your IE browser and Click on the Tools button.
After that click on Manage Add-ons.
From left-side of next window that appears to click on Toolbars and Extensions and then select WannaCryptor Ransomware, if it appears there.
Also, remove all kind of BHOs which you don’t recognize or don’t know.
Click to remove those extensions or click on disable whichever is possible.
Restart your browser.
Open your Google Chrome browser and click on the three horizontal lines icon available on Chrome menu on the top right corner of the browser toolbar.
Now choose the option appear as Settings.
Go to the Extensions tab. (Click on it)
Locate WannaCryptor Ransomware extension and click on its trash icon and remove it from Google Chrome browser.
Remove all those extensions which you do not need or you do not know.
Then a confirmation box will appear which you have to confirm.
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser and Go to Tools.
- Click on Add-ons and Open Add-ons manager tab.
- In the Add-ons manager tab click on Extensions Panel.
- Remove all kinds of unknown extensions and also remove WannaCryptor Ransomware extension if available there.
- Click to Disable or Remove WannaCryptor Ransomware.
- Click to restart browser if it pops-up on your screen.
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