The extremely aggressive ransomwareartige infection WANA Crypt0r Ransomware (also known as WanaCry Ransomware, WannaCry Ransomware, WanaDecryptor Ransomware and WanaDeCrypt0r Ransomware) was recently discovered by experts working in the field of cybersecurity. It has affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and an end seems to be not in sight, which means the number of infected computers will still continue to grow. Researchers have no doubt that this malicious application could draw so many users affected due to their special nature – it is a Ransomware infection as well as a worm. More specifically she spread like a worm that acts but like to Ransomware infection, meaning that they encrypt the personal files of users, after it has successfully infiltrated their computer by using network exploits. There is a reason which it behaves – Cybercriminals have they designed such that she can easily infect thousands of computers and then demand a ransom from its users. Yes, their main goal is to pull money out of your pocket to users. In your place, we would send the cybercriminals a penny because the developer of the WanaCrypt0r Ransomware be is to take your money, but may not provide the promised “decryption service” you.
If the system with the WANA Crypt0r Ransomware is infected, this malicious application installation program extracts an embedded file to the same folder in which it resides. This “embedded file” is a password-protected. ZIP archive that contains all components that are used by the Ransomware infection. The contents of this archive is extracted, some startup tasks are performed and the TOR client is downloaded from https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/6.5.1/tor-win32-0.2.9.10.zip (he is required to communicate with the C & C Server). Then the command is icacls. / grant Everyone: F / Q, T / C running and certain processes are terminated. Once the infection it is finished, it scans all drives and happens a number of files with extensions such as. bat, .dotm, .dot, .docb, .odt, .sxc, .frm, .myd, .xls, .xlsm,. java, .jpg, .jpeg, .mkv, .zip, .rar, and others. She finds so undoubtedly the most valuable files and encrypts it then all by appends the following new file name extension to them:. WNCRYT or. WNCRY. In addition to stores in each folder that contains encrypted files, a run file, which opens a window with a ransom demand, as well as a text file with FAQ.
Users who open one of these files, see immediately why they cannot access to a number of their files and why they have new extensions – it is encrypted all of the WANA Crypt0r Ransomware. As mentioned above, this Ransomware infection tries to pull money out of your pocket to users, so it is not surprising that their ransom demand users, says at the beginning that the only way to recover the files, is to pay a ransom. This must be done within 7 days; Users who decide to take the risk and the cyber criminals to send money, but should pay 3 days, because the price is increased if the ransom will be paid later (you can on the left side of the window by a double click on @WanaDecryptor @ .exe can be opened, see how many days are left). Users are prompted at the time of this writing, to transfer $ 300 in the digital currency Bitcoin; but, to be honest, is not recommended, because there is no guarantee that the files will also be decrypted after the money was transferred. Unfortunately, it must be said that the numbers of the ransom is the only way to recover the files because the WANA Crypt0r Ransomware deletes shadow copies, which means that no free data recovery tool could help you. Of course this does not mean, that we suggest you, to give the cyber criminals, what they require of you.
The WANA Crypt0r Ransomware is not only because of their behaviors on affected computers called sophisticated crypto threat, but also because it is distributed using the exploits ETERNALBLUE. It should be pointed out especially, that it is spread by a worm executable. Once this worm is in your computer, it checks if it is a link to the domain iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com can establish a connection. If this is the case, it places no Ransomware and terminates. Otherwise extracted a. ZIP archive into it’s own folder, if it is not able to connect to the above domain. As already mentioned in this article, it contains. ZIP archive the Ransomware infection. The method that is used for spreading this infection is undoubtedly unique, so it is not surprising, that so many users have been affected in such a short time.
Delete the WANA Crypt0r Ransomware as soon as possible, if you don’t want to pay for the decryption of the files. In fact, it is not very likely that this threat will disappear automatically from your computer, even if you pay the ransom. Unfortunately it will be not easy to delete them, because you all need to delete its components individually. This could be a challenge, so experts working in 2-delete-spyware.com, have provided (see below) statements for you. If you faster to remove this infection, scan your computer with a serious malware remover.
Manually deleting of the WANA Crypt0r Ransomware
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Crypt0r Ransomware.
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Crypt0r Ransomware Behavior
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Slows internet connection
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- Crypt0r Ransomware Connects to the internet without your permission
- Changes user's homepage
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Integrates into the web browser via the Crypt0r Ransomware browser extension
- Crypt0r Ransomware Shows commercial adverts
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
- Installs itself without permissions
Crypt0r Ransomware effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1025%
- Windows 838%
- Windows 722%
- Windows Vista6%
- Windows XP9%
Crypt0r Ransomware Geography
Eliminate Crypt0r Ransomware from Windows
Delete Crypt0r Ransomware from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove Crypt0r Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase Crypt0r Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete Crypt0r Ransomware from Your Browsers
Crypt0r Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase Crypt0r Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate Crypt0r Ransomware from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).