How to remove the ransomware WannaCry? I got attacked

By Shekhar Sahu on

17 May, 2017  at 8:12 PM

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WannaCry ransomware has been giving nightmares to many of us now. If you got hit by it and lost the access to your data, chances are there that you didn't take the preventive measures. If the data is of utmost value to you, I may understand your pain. My external HDD got corrupt two years ago. I had lost all my photographs, some of important client's. I approached the data recover center in my cit. They charged me over 1000 USD for the recovery. Hell! it was nightmare.

How to remove the ransomware WannaCry?

4. If you have been attacked by WannaCry and the device is connected to internet.  first thing you should do is disconnect form any network to avoid further spreading of the virus. 

3. If you have the data backups in cloud or other storage medium, the best thing to do is clean format your system and restore the data from the backups.

2. If the data is of high importance to you or your business. Paying the ransom would be best option for you or your firm right now. But I would not advice you to do so, because there is no guaranty that you will get your files back after meeting their demands.

1. Use a decryption tool designed for the ransomwares. 
As of now there isn't any decryption method or decryptor available for WannaCry ransomware. Point to note is they will be available soon and we will notify you. 

There has been different decryption tool available for the previous ransomwares like 

Locky Ransomware [.Locky], Troldesh Ransomware [.xtbl], Crysis Ransomware [.CrySiS], Cryptxxx Ransomware [.crypt], Ninja Ransomware [$.777],Opentoyou Ransomware [], Globe3 Ransomware [.globe & .happydayzz], Troldesh Ransomware [.dharma]  Apocalypse Ransomware [.encrypted], Nemucod Ransomware [.crypted], ODC Ransomware [.odcodc], LeChiffre Ransomware [.LeChiffre] Globe1 Ransomware [.hnyear], Globe2 Ransomware [.blt], Globe3 Ransomware [.decrypt2017], DeriaLock Ransomware [.deria] etc.

But you need to be cautious before trusting any ransomware decryptor, because many fake tools are circulating in the internet right now. Hackers are taking the best advantage of the situation.


One initiative is NO MORE RANSOM by Kaspersky, Intel Security, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre. 
The goal of initiative is to educate people about prevention of ransomware attacks and help them unlock their files without paying an ransom to the hacker groups.

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