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- Recover Deleted Files in Windows 10
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Save Ransom in Your Pocket and Use Decryptor Tool to Decrypt Files
Worried? Anxious? Panic? We know exactly what you're suffering since May 12, 2017 - WannaCrypt, aka WannaCry/Wcrypt and its variant WannaCrypt0r, a type of computer virus, worm, ransomware has attacked an infinite number of worldwide computers, and the major group of victims is computers in the same LAN, for example, hospitals, banks, institutions or even the gas station. As you've already got the information, WannaCrypt hits initially UK's National Health Service, the logistics firm FedEx, and later PetroChina.
Please calm down in the large Cyber-attack chaos. The threat is real, so be bold and dig every way out to revive from the catastrophe. We're still not officially informed who created WannaCrypt, only know that it's crazily sweeping the world, encrypting hundreds of types of computer files, turning them into .wncry or .wcry file formats and blackmailing $300 bitcoin for encrypted file recovery within 3 days of the attack.
It announces the bitcoin investment of decrypting .wncry/.wcry files
May 12 - 14: $300
May 15: price doubled ($600)
May 19: your files will be permanently deleted
The shameful trick threatened people and organizations heavily because data loss is definitely the last thing they wish to happen from the WannaCrypt attack. Have you paid the ransom yet? Feel hesitated? Then you did the right thing! Don't pay the ransom, and here's your new chance to rescue encrypted files.
You got to know the 2 typical ways of how ransomware virus encrypts computer files. One, simply it encrypts the file; Two, copy the original file and encrypt it, after which delete the original. What's the difference?
The former way of file encryption is the most dreadful, only paying the secret key can users recover the encrypted files; the latter way then sounds not so scary, paying the demanded ransom fee, so your original files will be returned.
How Does WannaCry Work
Network engineers found that WannaCrypt takes the second encryption way to encrypt computer data files. We can easily understand the process by checking the diagram.
Step 1 _ read the original files into the ram and start to encrypt files.
Step 2 _ create encrypted files.
Step 3 _ delete the original files.
What Do We Learn from WannaCrypt's Way of Encrypting Files
Good news if you've read and understood WannaCrypt's way to encrypt computer files. It's not the only choice to spend hundreds of dollars to decrypt .wncry/.wcry files. Instead, the ultimate cost can be $0.
To search a ransomware file decryptor, we recommend you to apply a professional file decryptor tool - wanakiwi. This decryptor is available in Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008/2008R2/7.
Note: Make sure your PC won't turn on and keep the current system running.
Steps to Use .wncry Decryptor Tool:
Step 1. Download the wanakiwi program.
Step 2. Run the program and it will find the wnry.exe.
Sometimes it can not find infected files. You can use Task Manager to find the intruder.
Step 3. Then wait a minute, wanakiwi will decrypt files automatically.
Moreover, if it does not give what you want, move to Malwarebytes.
Step 1. Download and run Malwarebytes.
Step 2. Click "Scan" button.
Step 3. Remove the detected ransomware.
In this part, we will teach you how to recover WannaCrypt encrypted files with the suggested data recovery software and how to remove .wncry/.wcry virus.
The Simple & Free Recovery Tool You Need
Yes, it's proven to be possible to recover WannaCrypt encrypted files, only make it clear that we're not talking about the 'encrypted' but 'original' files that were deleted by the ransomware after it finished the encryption.
Speaking here, all you need is to download a professional third-party data recovery tool, which specializes in deleted file recovery with high reputation. With this in mind, give it a try with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the free data recovery software that has been serving the market for over a decade.
How to Recover Files Deleted by Virus:
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition which you want to recover data from, and click "Scan".
Step 2. Wait for the scan to complete. Then, select the files you'd like to recover.
Step 3. After selecting the files, click Recover and choose a location to save the recovered files at. Make sure not to pick your storage device that made you lose your files.
Step 1. Enter the Safe Mode.
Step 2. Press "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" to open "Task Manager".
Step 3. Find malicious process and end task.
The malicious process will take up a large amount of CPU and RAM. After finding the virus-infected process, right-click to click "End Task" or click the button on the bottom right corner.
Click for the solution to remove WannaCrypt virus from your computer.
Chances of Encrypted File Recovery with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
We've explained how EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard works and rescues the files that were encrypted by WannaCrypt ransomware virus, and you must notice that deleted files recovery is simple, easy, and fast, however, not including the situation in which new data has overwritten the deleted items.
Let's pray your deleted files have not been overwritten yet, so the EaseUS recovery tool will do its best to help you make through a hard time, and maximumly reduce your pain and loss.
Luckily you're not one of the WannaCrypt victims? Be serious, take the prevention measures right away.
Wanna Decrypt0r - How to Stay Safe from wncry
1. Back up your files.
Many users often ignore the backup. Backup is the obvious money saver. You can do it through File History or EaseUS Todo Backup Free.
2. Clean up problem files and links.
3. Update file system.
4. Monitor your PC regularly and fix system vulnerabilities.
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!
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