Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware is?

There are two possibilities when it comes to Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware. First, you are a family member of a malware hunter who tried to test his family by sending them a dummy version of this major threat. Or, two, you infected your computer with a new, hacked version of WannaCry Ransomware. Obviously, our researchers tested the latter one in our internal lab as being the dangerous one. Unfortunately, this malicious program can encrypt your programs that you may only be able to recover if you get hold of the decryption key. You may even consider paying the high ransom fee to get your files back but we need to warn you that there is no guarantee whatsoever that these crooks will send you this key. If you want to restore your system even risking losing your files, we suggest that you remove Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware right away.

Most computer users do not even realize how easy it is to infect their system with such a beast of a ransomware program. It is enough, for example, to click on a fake updater notification that may pop up while you are surfing the web. If you are not an experienced user, you may believe that you really need to update your driver or software, and you may click on this pop-up to install the update. However, instead of an authentic Flash driver update you may drop this awful infection onto your system. Therefore, you need to stop clicking on such third-party ads and remember that these are all scams to infect your computer with useless, potentially unwanted programs, let alone dangerous ransomware threats such as this one.

Another way this dangerous program can infect your system also relates to mouse clicks since if you click on the wrong content on questionable webpages, you may be redirected to malicious websites that are set up with the specific reason to infect victims with this ransomware. This infection happens behind you back as you only need to load such a page in your browser and a malicious Flash or Javascript code is triggered and drops the infection. This is the so-called Exploit Kit attack that can only be averted if you keep your browsers and drivers updated regularly. Remember that deleting Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware only becomes possible after your files have been encrypted since you will not see this threat coming.

The same is true for spam e-mails. It is quite possible that you infect your computer through a spam mail as this infection could be disguised as an important-looking image of an unpaid invoice or a document proving that you gave the wrong credit card details while shopping online. If you open the attached file, you practically initiate this attack and there will be no way back. Removing Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware will not give your files back, it will only make sure that no further files will be encrypted by this beast.

When you activate the executable, this ransomware program targets your photos, videos, audio files, databases, archives, and more. After the damage is done, your screen will be overruled by the ransom note window. This note tells you about the fact that your files have been encrypted and that there is no use trying to recover them. You have to pay 600 US dollars in Bitcoins if you want to receive the decryption key and then click on the Decrypt button and see what happens. You are given 3 days to transfer this money and the price doubles. If you fail to pay within 7 days, you will lose the possibility of restoring your files. Well, we do not encourage you to pay any ransom ever. This is always risky because you may not get anything in return, let alone you would support cyber criminals to commit further crimes. We highly recommend that you remove Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware from your computer because this threat may have created registry entries on your system to start up automatically with Windows every time you log in.

If you manage to close this ransom note window or kill the malicious process via Task Manager (press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open it), you can delete the related file and registration key. If you cannot seem to succeed, it is possible that you need to reboot your system in Safe Mode to be able to bypass the screen lock. Please follow our guide below this article if you want to take matters into your hands. If you would prefer an automated solution, we can recommend that you install a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. This security software can automatically detect and erase any known malware infection, including Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware.

How to remove Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Find and delete the malicious .exe file you saved from the spam.
  3. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  4. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
  5. Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key and see if there is any suspicious new entry (probably with random name) and delete it.
  6. Close your editor and reboot your computer.

In non-techie terms:

Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware can hit you very hard since it is quite possible that you are going to lose all your important personal files in this attack unless you have a backup. This is a hacked version of the original and rather successful WannaCry Ransomware created by a different team of hackers. You are asked to pay 600 US dollars worth of Bitcoins to be able to recover your files. However, we do not recommend that you comply with such a demand. Although you may lose your files, we still advise you to remove Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Ransomware ASAP from your system if you want to use your computer again. Protecting your PC with a powerful up-to-date anti-malware program would be a wise decision to feel safe every time you switch on your computer.