This article will aid you to remove .Wyvern Files Virus effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end.
.Wyvern is the extension that will be placed to your files after they are encrypted by the Wyvern cryptovirus. Malware researchers have discovered that the virus is a new variant of the BTCWare ransomware. After the payload of the ransomware is executed, your files will become encrypted and the virus will leave a ransom note with instructions for payment to allegedly restore the files to their original state. Continue to read below to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.
|Name||.Wyvern Files Virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware virus encrypts files on your computer and a ransom note will be left demanding that you pay an unspecified amount of money in Bitcoins, after contacting the extortionists.|
|Symptoms||This ransomware will encrypt your files and then append the extension .Wyvern on every encrypted file.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable Files|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by .Wyvern Files Virus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss .Wyvern Files Virus.|
|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.|
.Wyvern Files Virus – Distribution
The .Wyvern files virus could spread its infection via various methods. One of these methods is seen as the main one for spreading it, which is with a payload file that executes the malicious script for the ransomware, which in turn infects your computer system. Such a payload file can be seen distributed around the Internet via different outlets. Below you can see the detections of one such payload file on the VirusTotal service:
The .Wyvern files virus could spread its payload file on social media sites and file-sharing networks. Freeware applications which are found on the Web could be presented as useful but at the same time could hide the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Avoid opening files straight away after you have downloaded them. That stands especially for ones that came from sources like suspicious e-mails or links. What you should rather do is to scan files before opening them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything dubious. Also, you should read the ransomware prevention tips given in the forum section.
.Wyvern Files Virus – In Depth
The .Wyvern files virus takes its name from the .Wyvern extension that it appends to all files that it encrypts. Malware researchers have made the discovery that the cryptovirus is a variant of the .BTCWare File Virus.
The .Wyvern files virus could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, launch and repress processes in Windows. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System, and one such entry is shown down below:
The ransom note of the virus will be put inside your computer system after the encryption process is finished. The note is written in English, but that doesn’t mean that English-speaking users are the main target of the malware. Inside the note, you will view the payment instructions for allegedly recovering your files. The ransom note is inside a file called “HELP.hta”.
That file will open up the following ransom note:
That ransom note reads the following:
All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 3 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Your ID: [redacted]
The developers of the Wyvern ransomware are using an e-mail address as a way to contact them. Instructions which are presented in the ransom note of the .Wyvern files virus should not be followed. You should NOT under any circumstances write to the cybercriminals. Nobody could give you a guarantee that your files will get restored if you pay the ransom. However, you could try to get 3 of your files decrypted, in case you need to use them with a potential decryptor tool released in the near future.
.Wyvern Files Virus – Encryption
If the .Wyvern files virus ransomware proves to be a variant of BTCWare or indeed uses its code, there is a high probability for it to target and encrypt files with these extensions:
→.1c, .3fr, .accdb, .ai, .arw, .bac, .bay, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .cfg, .config, .cr2, .crt, .crw, .css, .csv, .db, .dbf, .dcr, .der, .dng, .doc, .docm, .docx, .dwg, .dxf, .dxg, .eps, .erf, .gif, .htm, .html, .indd, .iso, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .kdc, .lnk, .mdb, .mdf, .mef, .mk, .mp3, .mp4, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .odb, .ode, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .orf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdd, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .png, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .psd, .pst, .ptx, .r3d, .rar, .raw, .rtf, .rw2, .rwl, .sql, .sr2, .srf, .srw, .tif, .wb2, .wma, .wpd, .wps, .x3f, .xlk, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .zip
All files that get encrypted will receive the .[email@example.com]-id-32015847.wyvern extension appended to them, where “32015847” is an example ID and can vary. That is a secondary extension appended after the original extension, where the filename and original extension are not renamed. Some malware researchers state that the algorithm being used for the encryption process is RSA but that information has not been confirmed yet.
The .Wyvern files virus might delete the Shadow Volume Copies of the Windows Operating System. That will make the encryption process more viable since it will eliminate one way for a possible file recovery. Continue to read and see what ways you can try out to potentially recover some of your file data.
Remove .Wyvern Files Virus and Restore Data
In case your computer got infected with the .Wyvern files virus, you should have some 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 more computer systems. You should remove this ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided down below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .Wyvern Files Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .Wyvern Files Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .Wyvern Files Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .Wyvern Files Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .Wyvern Files Virus 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 .Wyvern Files Virus 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 .Wyvern Files Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .Wyvern Files Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .Wyvern Files Virus.
Ransomware infections and .Wyvern Files Virus 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 .Wyvern Files Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .Wyvern Files Virus 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 .Wyvern Files Virus 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 .Wyvern Files Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .Wyvern Files Virus, 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 .Wyvern Files Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .Wyvern Files Virus 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.