The Wesker ransomware is a dangerous new threat which is being sent out by an unknown hacking group. At this moment there is no information available about the targets we believe that this attack is being launched on a worldwide scale. This means that the hackers will use the most popular tactics which includes phishing emails and malware sites that pose as being sent out by criminals. They use stolen and similar contents and design. The sites and emails are usually hosted on similar sounding domain names and even be signed with stolen or self-made certificates.
To spread the Wesker ransomware further its virus code can be placed in the most popular carrier files. This includes dangerous documents which includes the most popular file formats: text files, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. The hackers can embed the necessary code into popular software. In many cases this can also include browser hijackers which are malicious plugins made or the most popular web browsers. Whenever they are installed the code will manipulate the settings of the compatible browsers in order to redirect the victims to a hacker-controlled page and the ransomware.
When the infections have been made the built-in code will usually be launched immediately. It can change depending on the local conditions or hacker instructions. Usually a common procedure is to set the virus files to automatically start at boot time. This can also disable access to the boot recovery options thereby rendering most manual user removal guides useless. In this case the victims will need to resort to a professional-grade solution. This can also be coupled with removal of sensitive data such as backups and restore points.
The virus can additionally extract information from the machines which can reveal user data that can be used in crimes such as financial abuse and identity theft. This information can then be used to scan the system for any security software that can stop the virus from running as intended. Usually this includes ant-virus engines, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and virtual machine hosts.
What follows are usually all kinds of system changes. This includes the modification of Windows Registry values — the creation of new one for the virus and the changing of already existing ones (both for the operating system and the third-party installed ones). This can lead to data loss and serious performance issues. Other dangerous actions that are related include the removal of sensitive data such as backups and restore points.
When all dangerous components have finished running the actual ransomware operations will start. Using a strong cipher target user data will be processed. This is made following a built-in list of target file type extensions, usually this includes data such as the following: documents, images, music, videos, archives, databases and etc. Unlike other ransomware the victim files will not be renamed using a certain extension, at least not in the current version. They are marked with the “WESKER_ENC” marker in the file properties.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer machine and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly restore them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will blackmail the victims to pay them a decryption fee. Sensitive user data may be encrypted by the ransomware code.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Wesker Ransomware |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
Wesker Ransomware – What Does It Do?
Wesker Ransomware could spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet. Wesker Ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.
Wesker Ransomware is a cryptovirus that encrypts your files and shows a window with instructions on your computer screen. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files. The main engine could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and interfere with processes in Windows.
The Wesker Ransomware is a crypto virus programmed to encrypt user data. As soon as all modules have finished running in their prescribed order the lockscreen will launch an application frame which will prevent the users from interacting with their computers. It will display the ransomware note to the victims.
You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that.
The Wesker Ransomware cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:
→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.
Remove Wesker Ransomware
If your computer system got infected with the Wesker Files ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Wesker Ransomware from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Wesker Ransomware from Mac OS X.
How to Remove Wesker Ransomware from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Wesker Ransomware
Step 2: Uninstall Wesker Ransomware and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Wesker Ransomware on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Wesker Ransomware there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Wesker Ransomware with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Wesker Ransomware.
Ransomware infections and Wesker Ransomware aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Wesker Ransomware from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Wesker Ransomware and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Wesker Ransomware via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Wesker Ransomware files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Wesker Ransomware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Wesker Ransomware on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Wesker Ransomware aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.