Wise Ransomware

What is Wise Ransomware?

If you believe that Wise Ransomware has encrypted or deleted your personal files, we might have good news for you. It appears that this self-proclaimed encryptor is just a screen-locker, and, in fact, it does not do anything to harm your personal files. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found this while analyzing the obtained sample of the infection. Is it possible that new, more malicious variants of this threat could emerge? That is a possibility that you need to be aware of, but we hope that that will not be the case. Regardless of what happens, if your system is locked, the first thing you want to do is unlock it to check what is actually going on with your personal files. Needless to say, if you find that they are not encrypted or deleted, the only thing you need to worry about is the removal of Wise Ransomware. And what if files are encrypted or erased? Even if that is the case, you do not want to communicate with the creator of the infection and then pay money for some decryption key.test

How does Wise Ransomware work?

Wise Ransomware tries to pose as CryptoNar Ransomware, Kraken Cryptor Ransomware, Princess Evolution Ransomware, and other well-known file encryptors. To paralyze the user’s access to the system, the infection has to be executed first, and our researchers warn that spam emails, unreliable downloaders, and other well-known security backdoors could all be used to help the infection slither in without anyone’s notice. Of course, it is likely that the infection is still in development stages, and there is little information about the distribution techniques that it could be using. If we learn about this more, we will update this report immediately. In any case, once the infection is executed, it immediately launches a window that cannot be closed in a normal way. Luckily, it is easy to close the window via the Task Manager, and the process is shown in the guide below. Once you unlock your screen and realize that your files are perfectly fine, you should waste no time to delete Wise Ransomware. Unfortunately, not all users realize that it is all just a scam and that they can remove the infection.

The message that is represented via the window launched by Wise Ransomware suggests that “files are encrypted or deleted.” The message continues to suggest that a decryption key can be used to restore files using TeamSpeak, a VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) application, using which you can establish a conference call with the creators of Wise Ransomware. Should you communicate with them? Unless you want to be fed false information, scammed, and tricked, you definitely do not want that. Then how are you supposed to obtain the “decryption key” that you allegedly need to enter to restore files? Well, it is unlikely that you would get the decryptor even you paid money. Also, there is no point in taking the risk because your files are unlikely to be encrypted or deleted. Some say, that entering “BACKYOURSHITUP” into the decryption key area can unlock the screen, but this code did not work at the time of research. Even if it did, and your system was unlocked, you cannot forget to remove the malicious infection.

How to remove Wise Ransomware

If you want to make sure that your files are safe before you delete Wise Ransomware, we suggest you follow the instructions below that show how to terminate the malicious process that belongs to the infection. Once your system is unlocked, you can check your personal files. Hopefully, they have not been affected, and you can remove Wise Ransomware right away. If you are able to identify the malicious process, removing the launcher of the threat should not be too complicated. Just follow the guide. Another option is to employ an anti-malware program to have it find and erase malicious components that belong to the infection automatically. It is wise to install this program because you want protection against malware in the future. There is one more thing you can do to protect yourself, and that is to back up files. If you ever encounter a real file-encrypting infection, you might lose all your personal files, but if they are backed up, you are safe.

Removal Guide

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Start Task Manager.
  2. Look for a process that represents the infection and right-click it.
  3. Select Open file location to find the .exe file linked to the process.
  4. Go back to the Task Manager, select the process, and click End Process.
  5. Go to the location of the .exe file, right-click it, and choose Delete.
  6. Once you Empty Recycle Bin, thoroughly scan your system using a legitimate malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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