Wcry Ransomware is very hazardous computer threats classified as ransomware. This was discovered by security reasearcher S!Ri on February 10th, 2017. On deep analysis security researchers found that Wcry ransom-virus based on the HiddenTear project resembles to some other critical ransom-virus alike Xampp Locker Ransomware and YourRansom Ransomware. Wcry Ransomware gained it named after the extension ‘.wcry File Extension’ Wcry used to append into affected computer files. This very harmful threats also classified as standard encryption Trojan that normally comes inside the PC via spam email and get installed soon you run a bad macro script.
Cyber security warn that Wcry Ransomware is very efficient and developed with advanced techniques. Going through the code malware researchers found that ‘.wcry File Extension’ Ransomware does not require lot of hardware resources. Just like other ransom-virus, Wcry comes inside the PC with the ill motive to extort money from victims. As soon as it comes inside the PC scans throughly the targeted computer. Wcry is excellently programmed so that it can target standard data containers. It is capable to infect all Windows computer including Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and also able to infect the latest one Windows 10.
Wcry Ransomware is able to infect computer file associated with GIMP, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Libre Office and Virtual DJ. Security experts too states that Wcry ransom-virus also interrupt working behavior of most media content creators, as well as affect database managers, database is the actually primary target ‘.wcry File Extension’ ransomware. This very nasty computer threats is able to lock all computer files on the USB drives, local drives, as well as portable media players that is connected to the PC while the encryption process is going on. As reported by infected user to Wcry is targeting currently following file types:
Wcry Ransomware encrypts compromised computer files making use of AES-128 cryptography. Affected files can be easily identified as it appends “.wcry” extension to the encrypted data. Following successful encryption, Wcry opens pop-up window showing a ransom-demanding message which reads as:-
'Your files have been safely encrypted! Most of your files are encrypted with strong AES-128 ciphers. To decrypt files you need to obtain the private keys, and it is the only possible way.
Wcry ransom-virus Ransom Note Content:-
Alternative name for Wcry ransom-virus:-
Trojan.FileCoder (A) Ransom.FileLocker Ransom.Locky.Gen!c
As said, this malicious program has only intention to make money from victims. It ask victims to make payment for 0.1 Bitcoin, which equals to 101 USD/95 EUR. Although demanding amount is not so high but still you are advised not to make payment as making use of Free Scanner you can easily remove Wcry Ransomware from your affected Windows computer.
Manual Step To Delete Wcry Ransomware From Windows Computer
Remove Wcry Ransomware Virus From Window XP
From Task Manager
- First Open Computer in “Safe mode with Networking”
- Open Windows Task Manager
- Select all malicious processes related to Wcry Ransomware.
- Lastly, click on End Task
From Windows Registry
- Go to Start menu >> Click on the run.
- Open Windows Registry Editor.
- Delete all corrupted registries.
From Control Panel
- Click onto the Start button >> Go to Control Panel.
- Now, Select Add / Remove Programs.
- Choose Wcry Ransomware Virus related programs
- Click on Uninstall button.
Remove Wcry Ransomware From Windows 7
From Control Panel
- Click on the Start Menu
- Select Control Panel.
- From control Panel
- Go to Uninstall Programs.
- Choose all suspicious program that’s related to Wcry Ransomware .
- Right click >> Click Uninstall button.
- Last, Restart your PC.
From Registry Editor
- Open Run window>> Type regedit >> Hit enter.
- All harmful registry files related to ransom virus are shown here.
- Delete them to get rid of Wcry Ransomware.
Hope you have successfully removed Wcry Ransomware program from your windows computer but in case if situation continues to same then you are advised to make use of recommended Free Scanner to get rid of it.