What is WhiteRose?
WhiteRose is new data encryption virus released in March 2018. It uses the usual algorithm for this type of viruses – AES cipher, where the decryption key is generated during the encryption and stored on the remote server. Each affected file gets .WHITEROSE extension, for example, myfamily.jpg is changed to BT2wRDbNeYlaKJHP_ENCRYPTED_BY.WHITEROSE. In this article, we’ll show you how to remove WhiteRose ransomware and decrypt .WHITEROSE files without paying malefactors.
Following encryption, WhiteRose creates TXT file (HOW-TO-RECOVERY-FILES.TXT) that describes the way to get the files back. Here is used a typical scheme of all ransomware-type viruses – to make victims pay them. The only differences between them are the ransom price and encryption method. Cybercriminals state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay a ransom. Once payment is done, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that nobody can guarantee that they will fulfill their end of the bargain. The practice shows that cyber-criminals just ignore people who paid them. That’s why you should not be pushed about by them because you can remain without money and files. On the contrary, you only may encourage them to continue their dirty business. In any case, you will be simply scammed. You need to decrypt your files, but you should know that it is impossible without removing the virus from your computer. Below you will find manual method to decrypt your files using features of the operating system.
How to remove WhiteRose from your computer?
It scans your computer and detects various threats like WhiteRose, then completely removes it. One of the best features of this program – large threat’s database. SpyHunter’s newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan and show you a message about detection. After deep scanning of your system, it will easily find and delete WhiteRose. Use this removal tool to get rid of WhiteRose ransomware for FREE.
How to decrypt .WHITEROSE files encrypted by WhiteRose?
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.
Decrypt .WHITEROSE files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.