WannaCry encryption process
WannaCry ransomware is a new type of Phobos encryptor and it has nothing in common with legendary WannaCry. This type of malware usually spreads by the means of malicious email attachments. Once you open an attached file, the virus immediately injects into your system and then proceeds encryption processes or waits for a trigger (special event that activates the virus). You may not even notice this process, as it’s important for hackers that no one interferes the encryption. The results of these processes are unreadable files, as WannaCry has changed the structures of them, and, of course, their extension to .[firstname.lastname@example.org].WannaCry ones. We must warn you not to try to remove WannaCry ransomware encryption by yourself, as any manipulation possibly can damage all your data! The very interesting feature of this virus is a special pop up window, that contains the following information:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail email@example.com
Write this ID in the title of your message
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 5 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 4Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
You don’t have any reason to trust in them and their words. They won’t give you any guarantee and you can’t be sure that they stick to their words, so you can easily be deceived. Try to avoid any contacts with them, as it can make your situation even worse! So, if you wonder how to remove WannaCry ransomware and decrypt .[email@example.com].WannaCry files, you can easily use our guide for free!
- How to remove WannaCry Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove WannaCry Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove WannaCry Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove WannaCry from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like WannaCry, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .[firstname.lastname@example.org].WannaCry files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .WannaCry files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of WannaCry ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.