Whycry Ransomware

What is Whycry Ransomware?

Although Whycry Ransomware is supposed to be a ransomware infection that takes your important files hostage, including your photos, videos, audio files, archives, documents, and even .exe files, you seem to be in the luck this time. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this first version of this threat seems to be unfinished and it actually crashes before it could start encrypting your files. This is certainly good news right now but it does not stop the authors of this malicious threat to come out with a new version that actually works. This can happen any time in the near future; and, if that hits you, it is quite likely that you will lose all your files if you do not save a backup to a safe place like cloud storage or a portable drive. Let this infection be a big warning that your PC's protection may not be the most effective. We advise you to remove Whycry Ransomware immediately to make sure that you can recover your system so that you can use your computer as this infection locks your screen. For further details on how this ransomware may sneak onto your system and what it could do, please read our full report.test

Where does Whycry Ransomware come from?

If you find this pseudo-dangerous malware program on your computer, it is quite likely that you have opened a spam e-mail recently and launched its attachment. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to filter out such a spam because it may have a totally authentic-looking sender name and e-mail address that may even have the feeling of authority or importance to the unsuspecting victims. This is exactly why cyber criminals tend to use this distribution method to infect as many users as possible. It is quite likely that this mail ends up either in your spam folder or your inbox but you will feel drawn to it and will want to open it most likely. The most probable subject matter this spam may refer to can be anything to do with an overdue invoice, a problematic booking of some kind (hotel or flight), an unpaid fine, bank account issues (e.g., suspicious activities detected), and so on. When you find such a mail in your list, it is quite likely that you would not simply trash it right away. But when you open this mail, you will not get any useful information about the subject in question, so you will be forced to open the attached file for more information. And, this is exactly what you should not do if you do not want to end up losing your files. It is one thing that right now you are lucky to be able to delete Whycry Ransomware without any damage to your files; however, next time you may not be this lucky. You should not open any doubtful mails. Always double-check with the sender of such a mail if they really want you to see the attached file because chances are the sender does not even exist.

You may also drop this ransomware onto your system after clicking on a download offer. Such an offer may come on your screen in the form of a third-party pop-up or banner ad. These can be quite tricky and misleading. For example, you want to download a free program and land on an unfamiliar file-sharing website that you cannot access right away because a pop-up covers your screen or it will be flashing somewhere on the page to draw your attention. This ad may claim that you need some software update or download right now to prevent system failure, to be able to watch some premium content, or to be able to download your wanted file. If you fall for this trick, you may easily infect your system with Whycry Ransomware. The only good thing is that you can relatively easily remove Whycry Ransomware to restore your system. However, you still need to make sure that you will be more cautious in the future to protect your PC from similar threats. We also recommend that you keep your browsers and Java and Flash drivers always up-to-date because crooks can also attack you if you land on their website created with Exploit Kits.

How does Whycry Ransomware work?

After launch, this malware infection locks your screen with a blue screen that will probably give you the shivers as this may remind you of bad memories of the infamous blue screen of death. Shortly afterwards, a grey screen shows up that has the ransom note. This note obviously claims that your files have been encrypted and that you need to buy the decryption key, which is the only alleged way out for you to save your files from loss. But, as we have said, this ransomware crashes at this point; therefore, no encryption is actually performed on your files. Nevertheless, our malware specialists have inspected the malicious source code and found that this infection could really encrypt your most important files, around 170 different extensions if it did not freeze. Your affected files would get a ".whycry" extension.

This note claims that once you pay the $300 ransom fee in Bitcoins to the given Bitcoin wallet address, you will see the decryption key automatically pop up unless you close this window or reboot your system, which is obviously not advised by your attackers unless you want to lose your files. Of course, once this "beast" gets finished, you may really lose your files to its encryption. Therefore, you should not take the protection of your system too lightly. We also need to mention that it is never a good idea to pay cyber criminals anyway because there is no guarantee for you to get the key. Right now, we recommend that you do not waste more time and remove Whycry Ransomware ASAP.

How can I delete Whycry Ransomware?

Since this unfinished ransomware crashes, first, you need to end the malicious process by using the "magical" Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination and opening your Task Manager. This infection stops your main Windows system process, explorer.exe, which needs to be restarted so that you can bin all suspicious files you have downloaded recently. Please follow our guide below if you like a challenge. But, if you want effective protection, we recommend that you start using a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. What could be easier and more comfortable than having an automatic security guard for your virtual world?

Remove Whycry Ransomware from Windows

  1. Open the Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Alt+Del combination simultaneously and selecting Task Manager.
  2. Select the malicious process from the list.
  3. Click End task.
  4. Click on the File menu to open it.
  5. Choose Run new task.
  6. Enter explorer.exe in the input field and press the Enter key.
  7. Exit your Task Manager.
  8. Tap Win+E.
  9. Find and delete any suspicious executable file you have saved recently from e-mails or otherwise.
  10. Empty your Recycle Bin and reboot your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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