It is highly unlikely that you will ever face WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, but it is our obligation to inform you about this suspicious application. Although it poses as a file-encryptor, it is not a regular infection because it simply does not work. That being said, it was created by someone who might have malicious intentions, and so we cannot just brush it off. We suggest reading this report to learn more about the suspicious infection and to find out how you can remove it and keep your operating system malware-free in the future. Keep in mind that a single careless step could help malware invade your system, which means that you need to be cautious at all times. Even if you successfully delete WannCrypto V6 Ransomware from your system – which is unlikely to be something you will need to do – your Windows operating system will remain vulnerable, and so you need to take appropriate steps to ensure full-time protection.
In the words of our malware analyst, WannCrypto V6 Ransomware is a “joke.” The creator of this strange program is unknown, but if we had to take a guess, we would say that it was created by someone who does not have much experience and who wanted to see how hard it would be to build malware. If this is the first attempt – and it might not be, considering the “V6” part of the name – it certainly has failed. The program does not work, and the only thing it can do is launch a window that displays what seems like a ransom note. The window displays an image of a lock, and a fake timer that is permanently stuck at “22:59.” This is somewhat reminiscent of the infamous WannaCyrpt Ransomware, but, of course, the complexities of these two infections are incomparable. The buttons at the bottom of the window displayed by WannCrypto V6 Ransomware do not work as well. Also, the alleged victim has no way of paying the ransom of 0.9 or 0.3 Bitcoin. If the payment was possible, most gullible users could be tricked into believing that it must be made because the infection threatens to delete personal files. The files are NOT encrypted, and they can NOT be removed by this pseudo-ransomware.
The sample of WannCrypto V6 Ransomware obtained by our research team did not work at all, and it is unclear how it could have been distributed. Unfortunately, most ransomware infections are not as weak as this one. They successfully use deception and security vulnerabilities to invade operating systems, and they can encrypt personal files using complex algorithms. Once files are encrypted, they cannot be read, and, unfortunately, in most cases, victims of real file-encryptors are unable to restore their photos, documents, and other private files. In many cases, such infections are even capable of deleting shadow volume copies and making it impossible for users to restore files from backup. Speaking of backups, it is essential to set them up, but we recommend using cloud storage or external drives. If copies of personal files are safe, it does not really matter if the originals get corrupted or even removed. Of course, you also want to take security measures that would keep malware and threats like WannCrypto V6 Ransomware away.
Have you considered installing anti-malware software? You definitely should because reliable anti-malware software can solve many security-related issues. Most important, it can ensure protection against malware in the future, and you must remember that there are far worse infections than the suspicious WannCrypto V6 Ransomware. While this malware cannot encrypt or delete files as it claims to, there are hundreds and thousands of infections that can do that successfully if given the opportunity. The right anti-malware tool can also successfully find and eliminate malicious components. So, if you do not know which file to get rid of to remove WannCrypto V6 Ransomware, this tool can help you greatly. If you have other questions about the strange program, or you want to discuss virtual security, use the comments section below. Our research team will help you as soon as possible.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||WannCrypto.exe||134656 bytes||MD5: 794309f3e8f1752c2f75b609691c0c3a|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|