Has Whycry Ransomware invaded your operating system and encrypted all of your personal files? If that is the case, you must find hundreds of unreadable files with the “.whycry” extension attached to their names. Of course, that is if you can circumvent the lock-down of your screen. Luckily, at this time, the victims of this malicious threat are likely to find that the message represented via the screen-size ransom note is misleading. When analyzing this infection, our researchers found that it does not encrypt files and that the ransom note is misleading. That being said, some users are likely to be tricked into thinking that their systems will stay locked up and their files encrypted until a ransom is paid. That is one of the scenarios. Another one is that this malicious ransomware is still in development and that it will become powerful and dangerous in the near future. In either case, deleting Whycry Ransomware is very important, and this report and the instructions provided below will help you decide on how to do that. Remember that if you have questions, you can add them to the comments section.
After analyzing the source code of Whycry Ransomware, our research team has come to a conclusion that this malicious infection could be used for file encryption. When encrypting the files, it should target TXT, DOC, PPT, FLV, MP3, PNG, GIF, and tons of other types of files. Needless to say, most of them are likely to be personal and irreplaceable, unlike, for example, Windows files. All ransomware infections that encrypt files (e.g., Scarab Ransomware, Kryptonite Ransomware, or SOREBRECT Ransomware) target personal files because victims are more likely to follow the demands to retrieve them. The good news is that more and more users back up their files, and so they can recover them after removing Whycry Ransomware, which is also known as Why-Cry Ransomware. This name is represented via the ransom note that the infection should display as soon as the encryption is complete. While our sample did not encrypt files, it did show the ransom note as soon as the launcher was executed. The infection takes the lock-down of the system to another level by paralyzing the cursor as well.
The ransom note that Whycry Ransomware uses is meant to push you into paying a ransom of $300 in Bitcoins to 1NgnRmq7eYeMR5BRr7tVR3fDJxmWwC6bVj. Since the infection does not work at the moment, naturally, no money has been transferred to this Bitcoin Address yet. The instructions represented via the ransom note include creating a Bitcoin Wallet, purchasing Bitcoins, transferring money, and applying the so-called “Decryption Key.”Does this key exist and will it be able to decrypt your files? We cannot guarantee this. All in all, considering that Whycry Ransomware was created by cyber criminals, it is naive to expect that they would keep their word and provide you with a decryption key. That is the main reason we do not recommend paying the ransom even if your files were, in fact, encrypted. If you are not sure whether or not they were, you should disable the screen-locking screen and enable explorer.exe (the ransomware kills it to paralyze the Desktop). The good news is that that is very easy to do, and we have added instructions below to help you with that.
If you do not have experience deleting malware from your Windows operating system, you might think that removing Whycry Ransomware is extremely complicated. Luckily, that is not the case, and you can even erase this infection manually. The guide below shows how to disable a malicious process and then a malicious executable that are representing the ransomware. Also, this guide shows how to enable Explorer. Once you eliminate the infection, you need to think what you could do to strengthen your virtual security. We recommend employing an anti-malware tool, which, of course, can be used for the automatic removal of the ransomware as well. Another thing you should take care of is the back-up of your personal files. If you have not backed up your files yet, do so as soon as possible because that is the only way to guarantee that your files are safe even when powerful ransomware attacks.
Whycry Ransomware has become decryptable. You should be able to unlock the computer and, hopefully, get your files decrypted (if they were encrypted) using this code: YANGTGTDKYFWSBDAUWPMFNHBUGPFUCKYOUBITCH. The instructions below are still valid, and you can still unlock the screen using them. If you have any questions regarding this decryption key, please post a comment below.