It seems Wyvern Ransomware is a new version of a malicious application called Globe Ransomware. Just like the previous variant, the malware appears to be capable of encrypting a huge part of data located on the targeted computer. Consequently, users might experience a huge loss of private files. As usual, hackers behind the threat seek to gain money from their victims as they leave a ransom note asking to contact these people and learn how much the decryption tool is. Of course, we would advise against it since you cannot know if the hackers will keep to their end of the deal. In case they decide to do nothing, you could lose money you paid as ransom in vain. Thus, it seems to us a better option would be not to put up with any demands and eliminate Wyvern Ransomware at once. Users who decide to follow our advice could also follow our recommended removal steps available below.
It might be still too early to say what is the primary Wyvern Ransomware’s distribution method, but in most cases, with similar infections, it is Spam emails or direct attacks on computers with weak passwords. Therefore, at this point, we can only advise being cautious with suspicious emails, especially if they carry attachments Plus, you should make sure your system’s password is not weak. However, if the malicious application manages to settle in it should begin the encryption process to make the data it targets unusable. Unfortunately, the malware might work silently, so the user may not notice anything is happening until the damage is already done and there is nothing to do about it.
According to our specialists, Wyvern Ransomware could even delete all shadow copies to make it less possible for the user to be able to restore locked files on his own. As for data that gets encrypted it should be marked by an additional second extension, e.g.,[firstname.lastname@example.org]-id-D087664E.wyvern. Clearly, the ID number could be different for each victim, but the remaining parts of the extension like the email address or the random letters at the end should remain the same. Since the malware is rather similar to Globe Ransomware and there is a decryption tool for this threat, there might be a chance it could work for this variant too. Still, we cannot be one hundred percent sure, so if you decide to try it, you should take extra precautions like testing it first on copies.
The next Wyvern Ransomware’s step is to display a ransom note. The message looks rather identical to the one shown by Globe Ransomware or other versions of the same infection. It stresses the user should contact the hackers if he wants to get his files back. There is also an email address and some instructions about making the payment, but the note itself does not say how much the ransom is. Needless to say, we do not recommend contacting the malware’s creators or paying the ransom. You can never know if they will bother to send you the decryption tools and not just trick you by taking your money even though they promised to help.
It seems to us anyone who does not wish to risk losing their savings for nothing, should ignore the ransom note and continue with the malicious application's removal. There are two ways to get rid of Wyvern Ransomware. Firstly, you can try to eliminate the ransomware manually by following the instructions located below; they will list the files you need to restore or erase. The other solution would be to employ a reliable antimalware tool with which you could perform a system scan and use the deletion button to erase the malicious application or other possible threats at once.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||HELP.hta||13678 bytes||MD5: 465f5a1c62bd576ddbf24438ac140279|