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How to recover WannaCrypt encrypted files (decrypt .wncry)

Posted by Jean to Data Recovery 2017-05-15

Summary

Save the $300 in your pocket, and follow the right way to free recover Ransomware virus WannaCry/WannaCrypt encrypted files, and decrypt .wncry/.wcry files as many as possible. It's good to know that WannaCrypt only encrypts the copied files and deletes the original. Now, here is your chance to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore deleted files before they were encrypted and turned to .wncry or .wcry file formats.

Wannacrypt

Save $300 in your pocket and don't pay the ransom 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 are 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

WannaCrypt virus encrypts files and demand 300$ ransom

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.

2 typical ways that Ransomware/virus encrypts computer 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.

The way of WannaCrypt encrypting files

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 the encrypted files;
Step 3 _ delete the original files.

WannaCrypt encrypts copied files and deletes the original files

What do we learn from the WannaCrypt's way of encrypting files?

Good news if you've read and understood the 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. 

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.

Ultimate guide for .wncry/.wcry virus removal & file recovery

Before trying to decrypt .wncry/.wcry files and recover WannaCrypt encrypted files with the suggested data recovery software, click for the solution to remove WannaCrypt virus from your computer.

To recover WannaCrypt encrypted files, follow the 3-step guide

Step 1. Select the location where your files were encrypted by WannaCrypt and click "Scan".

select location where files were encrypted by WannaCrypt ransomware virus

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files that were deleted by WannaCrypt virus.

scan all deleted files that were deleted by WannaCrypt virus

Step 3. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files. You'd better choose a different location instead of the original hard drive to avoid data overwriting.

select files and click recover to get back WannaCrypt encrypted files

The 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 has not been overwritten yet, so EaseUS recovery tool will do it best to help you make through the hardtime, and maximumly reduce your pain and loss. 

Luckily you're not one of the WannaCrypt victims? Be serious, take the prevention measures right away. Read how to protect yourself from WannaCrypt ransomware.