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How to remove WannaCash and decrypt encrypted files


* What is WannaCash

* Download SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool

* Remove WannaCash manually

* Decrypt files after WannaCash infection

* Protect your PC from WannaCash and other crypto-viruses

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Threat indicator: HIGH

Threat's profile

Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

WannaCash

(random file).exe

Ransomware

Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)



WannaCash

WannaCash intrusion method

WannaCash copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (random file).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name WannaCash and value (random file).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name (random file).exe or WannaCash. Also, it can create folder with name WannaCash under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

If you have further questions about WannaCash, please, contact our technical support. It is free. Or you can use programs to remove WannaCash automatically below.


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Features of SpyHunter 5

* Removes all files created by viruses.

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Features of Stronghold Antimalware

* Removes all files created by WannaCash.

* Removes all registry entries created by WannaCash.

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* 24/7 Helpdesk Support and 5 hours of Remote Support via GoToAssist included into the package.


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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.

Here you can also learn:

* Technical details of WannaCash threat.

* Manual WannaCash removal.

* Download SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.


How to remove WannaCash manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with WannaCash, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by WannaCash. However, this threat may not allow you to do htis in some cases, thats why, we recommednd you to use one of the above options.

To get rid of WannaCash, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • ключи.exe
  • lock.exe
  • key.txt
  • Расшифровать файлы.txt
  • chrome.zip

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

**Trial version of SpyHunter provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

no information

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


How to decrypt encrypted files after WannaCash infection?

You may attempt to decrypt files infected by different versions of WannaCash manually. Modern ransomware threats use complex encryption algorithms and try to prevent users from decrypting their files by disabling System Restore option, removing Shadow copies and previous versions of user files. However, in most cases, there is still a chance to restore your files using one of the described metods. There is also special advanced data recovery software, that can revive lost data in several clicks. This is not a guarantee for data restoration, but it is worth giving a try.

Using advanced data recovery software

recuva
  1. Download and run 'Recuva Professional'
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Restore encrypted files using System Restore

System Restore constantly creates copies of files and folders before major changes in the system (windows update, software installation). You can also create restore point manually from time to time. WannaCash may remove system restore files, but you can check it using following instruction.

windows system restore
  1. Click Start and search for 'system restore'
  2. Click System Restore result (Recovery in Windows 10)
  3. Choose any date before the infection appeared
  4. Follow the wizard instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions are copies of files and folders made by Windows Backup (if Windows Backup option is turned on) 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 encypted by WannaCash. Available only in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions of files
  1. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  2. Click on the Previous Version tab
  3. Choose the latest version and click Copy
  4. Finally, click Restore

Restore encrypted files using shadow copies

shadow explorer
  1. Download Shadow Explorer and run it.
  2. Choose the drive and the folder, where encrypted files are located and date, when they were in normal state.
  3. Right-click on the folder, that you want to restore and choose Export.
  4. Select location folder for export and overview restored files.

Protect your computer from ransomware

Most of modern antivirus solutions have a module to protect from ransomware threats. However, there are also special solutions, that can detect cryptoviral activity and stop it, preventing modification of your files. One of the best is ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware utility, that will not use much resources for effective protection against latest ransomware threats.

zonealarm anti-ransomware
  1. Download and run ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware.
  2. Install it (works only on Windows).
  3. You are protected from encryption activity.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

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