Researchers have recently spotted Wannacryonclick Ransomware, a new ransomware-type infection. According to specialists at 411-spyware.com, it is a new imitation of a well-known infection WanaCry Ransomware. Frankly speaking, it is not the first imitation detected by malware researchers, but it surely differs from those released some time ago. What differs it from those older threats are the emails it uses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (these two emails have been found in the source code). Also, Wannacryonclick Ransomware does not lock files at the time of writing, so we believe that you will find your personal data intact as well after its entrance. Close the window you see on Desktop and check your files. If you can access your files easily, it means that they have not been locked, and, as a consequence, there is no point in sending money to cyber criminals. Do not pay a ransom even if you have discovered your files encrypted (yes, a new version of Wannacryonclick Ransomware might do this) because you might still not get your files unlocked. Unfortunately, you could not get your money back in such a case.
Wannacryonclick Ransomware is not a typical ransomware infection, for sure. As mentioned in the first paragraph of this report, it does not encrypt users’ personal files like similar ransomware-type infections. You might, of course, wonder what the reason it has been classified as ransomware is if it does not lock any files, so we want to clarify this first before we continue talking about this infection. The reason it has been classified as ransomware is the fact that it tries to extract money from victims as well. Following the successful entrance, this threat opens a window with a padlock on Desktop. Although this window contains a few sentences in English, the main language it uses is Turkish, so, according to specialists, it targets Turkish-speaking users primarily. It, of course, does not mean that you cannot encounter this infection if you are not one of them. No matter what language you speak, ignore the message you see completely and do not even think about sending a ransom of $7000 to malware developers. We are 99% sure that you do not need the decryption tool, but if it happens that a new version of Wannacryonclick Ransomware that encrypts files is ever released and you encounter it, do not give cyber criminals your money either because you might be left without your files and money. To put it differently, you might not be given the tool that can unlock files even if you do as instructed, i.e. make a payment.
Be very careful in the future because Wannacryonclick Ransomware is not the only available ransomware infection. In fact, ransomware is among the most actively developed types of malware these days. These infections are often distributed via spam emails, and Wannacryonclick Ransomware is one of them. Ransomware infections usually end up on users’ PCs when they open malicious attachments or click on malicious links inside these emails. Needless to say, these attachments and links look harmless. Spam emails might bring many problems, so staying away from them all is highly recommended. Something else you should do to protect your files is to install a security application on the system as soon as possible. It, of course, it does not mean that you can start acting carelessly. That is, you are still not allowed to open spam emails, click on suspicious links, or download suspicious software from the web.
Wannacryonclick Ransomware is not one of those sophisticated ransomware infections, researchers say. They say so because it does not apply any changes that would be hard/impossible to undo. Also, it does not drop any additional files on victims’ PCs. As a consequence, you should not find its removal extremely complicated either. Your one and only job is to delete suspicious files from your system. This must be done to delete the launcher of the ransomware infection. Theoretically, these suspicious files might be located anywhere, but their usual locations are these: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads. If our manual removal guide does not help you at all find and erase potentially malicious files, let a malware remover take care of them for you automatically.