Wallet Ransomware is a typical file encrypting threat which was unleashed by malware researchers in November 2016. It is among the latest crypto-ransomware which is also considered as a new variant of the infamous Dharma ransomware. This nasty threat follow the same attack strategy which was used by a typical file encoding threat. Being a typical ransomware, it silently infects its targeted system and lock the available file by using a complex encryption method known as AES and RSA. If you are among those unfortunate computer user’s whose PC get attacked by this ransomware then you can’t access any of your file. The threat become a headache specially for those user who have not created backup of their files. After encryption, encoded files can be accessed only with the help of decryptor and to give that, criminals want the victim to pay ransom.
Wallet Ransomware : What happen after the attack?
Ransomware are developed to encrypt files and demand ransom from the victim and Wallet Ransomware is not different from that. After carrying out its attack, it start executing malicious process in the infected system. The victim is unable to run any application on the system and unable to open any file. After the attack, criminals ask the victim to pay ransom in the exchange of decryptor which is necessary to restore the affected files. It make the user know about the encryption by dropping a ransom note which also contain the ransom amount which you need to pay to get the decryption tool.
Ransom note of Wallet Ransomware
The ransom note of Wallet Ransomware contain scary message. According to the ransom note, victim will have to pay a certain amount of money in Bit-coin to get back their files. It also warn to pay the ransom within 72 hours otherwise the decryption key will be destroyed. The threat also alert user to not use any third party software otherwise it will corrupt your files. In order to know the decryption process, victim will be asked to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org email ID. However, it is not confirm that you will successfully get back your files even after paying teh ransom. Hence, it is recommended to remove Wallet Ransomware and try other alternative to recover files. Here is a snap of ransom note :
Wallet Ransomware : Intrusion method and how to deal with it?
Removing Wallet Ransomware
It is necessary to remove ransomware before restoring the files otherwise it also infect the backup files and then it is very difficult to get back your files. You can remove Wallet Ransomware through two ways manual or automatic (Recommended). To remove it manually, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: Restart system in Safe Mode with Networking
- Click on start menu >click Shutdown button.
- Click on the Restart button and click OK.
- Keep pressing F8 key once your PC become active.
- It open the Advanced Boot Options window.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking
Step 3 : Enable Hidden files and Folders
- Click on start button and select Folder option
- Then go to the advance settings
- Now, enable “show hidden files and folders”
- Check the box if it is unmarked
- Click on Apply and then OK
Step 2 : Stop malicious process From Task Manager
- Press Windows + R button simultaneously.
- It open the run box on your screen
- Type “taskmgr” and click on OK button.
- Select malicious process in process tab
- Click on End process tab
If you are unable to remove the ransomware manually then don’t worry. You can use Free-scanner which remove Wallet Ransomware automatically from your system in just few clicks.