WanaCry ransomware almost damages million of computers all over the world. Past few weeks this malware virus killed trillion of important documents and files. Those who come across this ransomware they almost devastated by them. It is so powerful that high-security tool also unable to block them. This is only because they coded almost every extension file which helps a computer to store data. They are encrypting file inside your computer through an anonymous link or through email attachment. Once your computers hack by them, you will receive a popup asking for ransom amount in the form of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a virtual currency. If you make a payment through Bitcoin you won’t able to recover back. One thing keeps in your no one has to pay them if you do so you will encourage crime.
A New Crime in the cyberworld called WannaCry ransomware. Beware! you might be a victim of this cyber crime
How ransomware affect? How any virus reacts on your computer without your knowledge?
Ransomware only attacks to your computer if you are not alert. A virus will only infect your computer if you will allow them to access your computer. When you are using a computer through the internet your computer is connected with www- World Wide Web. The Internet allocates random IP address to identify an individual identity. When you are surfing the internet you may visit numbers of websites with your allocated IP address. This IP address linking with them. Hacker is very smart they generally attach their malware anonymously.
Most of the case this type virus attached with email, anonymous website or any unsuspicious link some time virus also attached with a video file as well. If you are surfing the internet with your open eye no virus will attack I mean chances could be less. A virus can insert from anywhere it could be possible from your Pendrive, pdf file, email attachment etc. No one knows how a virus can attack your computer but if you will little alert with some basic awareness virus cannot infect your computer
Now the question is how we can rectify the infected link. How could we stop them? Some of my readers ask me there are millions of website on Google and other search engines. When we required any answer we simply type our keyword and get the result. Now how we could know which website is virus-free.
My answer is no one can give you the dam surety but most of the case virus planted on porn sites, link sharing sites travel site, I mean they generally plant to those websites where money transactions take place.
We talked about how the virus can react. Let me tell you this is just general acknowledgment.
This information is for those who are not expert and unable to understand the psychology of virus attack.
A virus can be performed on any platform. Hackers are a coding virus in such a way that normal user and unprotected organizations can easily trap without any difficulties.
Virus-like ransomware affected thousand of the hospital, atm machine online shopping site, government institution etc. Now you can imagine how dangerous this virus is. Past few weeks this wannaCry ransomware holds million of computers and asking for payment. If don’t pay then they will damage your data.
How you can you prevent your computer from wannaCry ransomware virus?
In order to remove ransomware -First of all, you need to check whether your computer is infected with a virus or not. If you protected from any antivirus then it fine if not then kindly install a strong antivirus to your system.
To remove the malware, you need to scan your computer/system /device with the tools recommend below and take steps to improve the security of your computer/system / device.
We suggest you, visit the following page from the antivirus company Quick Heal who is providing free bot removal tools for this initiative.
Free Bot Removal Tool
The antivirus company Quick Heal is providing the free bot removal Tool. Click the below-mentioned link to download the tool.
Note: To identify, the architecture of your system whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit, kindly follow the below mentioned steps:
Right click on “My computer”/ “This PC” -> Properties-> Check your system architecture
These are the current threat active in the cyber world.
- Avalanche Botnet
- Ransomware Advisory
- Mirai Botnet
You can also try this security tool to stop ransomware and other malware threat. These are safe and secure and the best part is these websites are recommended by Indian govt. Anyone can use these links. No matter from which country you belong to.
ESET Online Scanner
Microsoft Safety Scanner
Norton Power Eraser
Indicator of Compromise (IOC)
In order to prevent infection user and organization are advised to apply patches to window system as mention in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010
Note– Microsoft patches is unsupported to version such as window XP, vista, server 2003, server 2008 etc. so the user has to update their system in order to prevent this ransomware because of highly chances to attract this unsupported version.
The best way to prevent is to keep a backup offline. In case if you lose your critical data then you can get it back.
WannaCry encrypts files with the following extensions, appending .WCRY to the end of the file name:
.lay6 .sqlite3 .sqlitedb .accdb .java .class .mpeg .djvu .tiff .backup .vmdk .sldm .sldx .potm .potx .ppam .ppsx .ppsm .pptm .xltm .xltx .xlsb .xlsm .dotx .dotm .docm .docb .jpeg .onetoc2 .vsdx .pptx.xlsx .docx
There is certain file extension, ransomware is targeting to encrypt files in order to block data.
- Commonly used office file extensions (.ppt, .doc, .docx, .xlsx, .sxi).
- Less common and nation-specific office formats (.sxw, .odt, .hwp).
- Graphic designers, artists and photographers files (.vsd, .odg, .raw, .nef, .svg, .psd)
- Virtual machine files (.vmx, .vmdk, .vdi).
- Archives, media files (.zip, .rar, .tar, .bz2, .mp4, .mkv)
- Emails and email databases (.eml, .msg, .ost, .pst, .edb).
- Database files (.sql, .accdb, .mdb, .dbf, .odb, .myd).
- Developers’ sourcecode and project files (.php, .java, .cpp, .pas, .asm).
- Encryption keys and certificates (.key, .pfx, .pem, .p12, .csr, .gpg, .aes)
You may use this following steps in order to prevent your computers
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