Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware is?

If you find out that Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware has hit your computer, you should be prepared that you may lose all your personal files on the altar of encryption. This is a severe threat that is actually the third variant of the world-famous and global damage causer WannaCry Ransomware. The first version managed to infect hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world and quickly became one of the worst nightmares that ever hit users. But thanks to a lucky find, an IT expert managed to detour the spread and contain it. Then a second version emerged from different hackers who tried to alter the code somewhat but cyber criminals did not wait long to come up with a third variant that once again uses a kill-switch similarly to the first. Thus, it did not take too long for the same expert to find it and use it as a sinkhole again. Nevertheless, it is still possible that you get infected with this dangerous ransomware. Therefore, we advise you to remove Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware immediately from your system.

It is possible that you have opened a spam e-mail only recently and it had an attachment that you downloaded and clicked to view. Unfortunately, it is quite easy to get tricked by this spam as it has some convincing power around it. First of all, it seems to come from a legitimate sender, such as a government agency, a bank, an Internet service provider, a hotel, an airline, and so on. This mail could be about a hotel room booking whose payment could not be processed because of a credit card issue, an unpaid speeding ticket, and so on. It is quite likely that you would want to see this mail even if you know for sure that it cannot relate to you. Opening this mail is not the biggest problem. The truth is that this mail does not usually contain any useful information regarding the supposed urgent matter. Instead, you are told to open the attached file. However, this file is the actual malicious executable that initiates this dangerous attack on your computer. When you delete Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware, you need to remember that it means that your files are all encrypted and the removal of this ransomware will not recover them. This is why prevention should be your priority and only open mails that you are certain about.

The other ways of distribution involves you clicking on corrupt third-party ads or links. It is possible that you encounter a third-party pop-up or banner ad that informs you that you need to update your driver or some software because otherwise you cannot see certain content. Cyber criminals often use such fake updaters to infect unsuspecting users with all kinds of malware programs, including Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware. But it can also happen that you simply click on a third-party ad on a suspicious website (torrent, freeware, gaming, or dating) and that is how you drop this deadly threat. Furthermore, you can end up on malicious pages that contain Exploit Kits that can take advantage of outdated browsers and drivers. You can easily land on such a page if you click on corrupt ads or links on modified search results pages generated by browser hijackers. You should know that once your browser loads this malicious page, the malicious code will be triggered and your PC will be instantly infected with this ransomware. Therefore, you should keep your browsers and drivers always up-to-date. But for now, we recommend that you remove Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware.

This dangerous ransomware can encrypt your personal files, including your pictures, videos, audio files, documents, and archives, once you launch the malicious executable. The whole encryption process should not take too long. Once you see the ransom note, you can be sure that deleting Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware will not stop the encryption process. These criminals may demand hundreds of dollars worth of Bitcoins from you in exchange for the decryption key, which you may never really get. The truth is that there could be technical issues like the Command and Control server shutting down and thus you could lose the possibility of getting your key even if your attackers would feel the need to send it to you. Unfortunately, most of these attacks do not end well for the victims unless they have a backup copy. We highly recommend that you remove Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware as soon as possible and start transferring your clean files back if you are lucky to have a backup.

Once you close the ransom note window and kill the malicious process via Task Manager, you can easily locate the related file and the Run registry entry, which is possibly created to start this infection up every time you boot up your system. Please use our instructions below if you need assistance with this. Nevertheless, you may not be the manual type of user so you would probably prefer to use an automated tool. Therefore, we advise you to install a powerful anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) if you want to automatically take care of all your virtual security-related issues.

Remove Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+R and type in regedit. Hit Enter.
  2. Find the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key.
  3. Remove the suspicious value name that could be related to this attack.
  4. Exit the editor.
  5. Press Win+E.
  6. Delete the malicious executable file that you have downloaded recently.
  7. Empty the Recycle Bin.
  8. Restart your PC.

In non-techie terms:

Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware, as its name suggests, is the third version of a successful global malicious attack. This dangerous program can encrypt your most important files and extort money from you for the decryption key. The problem is that there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will get this key even if you transfer the demanded fee. You should never trust cyber criminals because they mostly could not care less about your files once they get your money. We highly recommend that you save a backup of your files regularly to either to cloud storage or onto a removable drive. In order to restore your system, you need to remove Wannacry 3.0 Ransomware from your PC even if it means losing your encrypted files. If you do not trust your IT skills, we recommend that you start using a professional anti-malware program as soon as possible.