If you heard about the vicious WannaCry Ransomware, the name of Wannacryv2 Ransomware might sound terrifying. However, our specialists tested the newly created threat and what they discovered is it is nothing like the malicious application it is supposed to copy. At the moment of writing, the malware is capable of encrypting lots of different file types, but what seems to be unusual is that it drops a program that can decrypt victim’s data instead of asking to pay a ransom for it. Such behavior might mean Wannacryv2 Ransomware is still in the development process. Therefore, we are not sure whether it is possible to infect one’s computer with it yet. Nevertheless, we believe it would be best to be prepared, which is why, further in the article, we will talk about the ways the malware could be spread and how to avoid it as well as what to do if it settles in on your computer. Plus, users who need deletion instructions will find them below the article.
First of all, we would like to begin by explaining how a malicious application like Wannacryv2 Ransomware might be spread and how to stay away from it. In most cases, such infections are distributed via malicious Spam emails, harmful file-sharing web pages, suspicious pop-up advertisements, and so on. Thus, to protect the system users should be more cautious when opening doubtful email attachments coming from unknown sources or while interacting with material suggested on torrent and other untrustworthy file-sharing web pages, e.g., pirated software installers, game cracks, questionable freeware, etc. In other words, before opening any content downloaded from the internet you should make sure it safe to open. For instance, if you have any suspicions, you could scan the file that looks doubtful with a reputable security tool. Another thing we would suggest is keeping your chosen antimalware tool up to date and active so it could guard the system against possible threats.
If Wannacryv2 Ransomware gets in the malware should start encrypting various files right away. It would seem its targeted files are user’s photos, documents, or other data that could be considered to be personal. In addition, the infection might also damage files belonging to software unrelated to Microsoft. Because of this some of the programs running during the encryption process could suddenly crash. Once it is over, the user should notice the targeted files may now have .wannacryv2 extension at the end of their titles, e.g., picture.jpg.wannacryv2. Next, the malicious application should place an executable file named wanna cry v2 decryptor.exe on the victim’s Desktop. Launching it opens a decryption tool that starts restoring all damaged files if the user submits “123qwe” code in the provided box. Our specialists say this tool might not be able to restore all data fully and some of the affected programs may still need to be reinstalled.
Moreover, Wannacryv2 Ransomware should display a warning merely stating the fact user’s files were encrypted. We believe once the malware is fully developed it might show a pop-up message or open a text document with a ransom note. If this happens, we would recommend not to put up with any demands because the hackers may not keep up with their promises and your money could be lost in vain. What we advise instead is removing Wannacryv2 Ransomware. To eliminate it manually you should check the instructions located below, and if you prefer using automatic features, you could install a reliable security tool.
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