What is wannacryV2 ransomware?
wannacryV2 ransomware – is a dangerous virus that is developed from AutoIt ransomware. It is able to encrypt all the important files like documents, photos, videos. Most unique feature of this ransomware – cyber criminals do not offer to pay for decryption. Fortunately, this ransomware may be decrypted quite easily, because the decryptor comes with the virus and you may find it on your computer. This ransomware adds .wannacryV2 file extension to the name of all the encrypted data. For example, summer2018.jpg file turns into summer2018.jpg.wannacryV2 file. In this article you can learn how to remove wannacryV2 ransomware and decrypt .wannacryV2 files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, wannacryV2 will display a little window with the message. This is what wannacryV2 note contains:
All your files encrypted! By wannacryV2
Spent time on encryption: 318 seconds
So, as we already mentioned, if your PC is infected with wannacryV2 ransomware, you may find the decryptor on your computer. The file is called wanna cry v2 decryptor.exe, it will ask for a key. Type this – 123qwe – then press OK.
How to remove wannacryV2 ransomware from your computer and restore files?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove wannacryV2 ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
Restore .wannacryV2 files manually
If the decryptor would not work, you can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
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 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.
How to protect PC from wannacryV2?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including wannacryV2. But you can easily prevent any infection of your PC. HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard can help you with this problem. It’s one of the best anti-ransomware applications. No matter how sneaky it is, HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard will stop wannacryV2 infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.