In the event that your machine has fallen victim to .Wallet Virus File Ransomware, we have prepared a removal guide that will help you effectively deal with this issue and remove the virus. Within the guide we’ve also featured a few steps that will attempt to help you retrieve the affected files.
Please note that it may not be possible to restore some of your data, but it will surely be worth trying, before resorting to other, more drastic measures. Prior to jumping over to the guide, we recommend you read through the following article first, as we aim to provide our readers with the most necessary information regarding the threats they are dealing with. This will help you better protect yourself from future infections and will also give you a clear understanding of the virus that has taken your data hostage.
What .Wallet Virus File Ransomware is and how it functions
.Wallet Virus File Ransomware is a typical ransomware program, which infiltrates one’s computer and encrypts certain files that are stored on it, thus rendering them unreadable for any existing program. This means you will be unable to access or open the files. The reason why ransomware is so popular and so feared by security experts is because often these encryptions are nearly impossible to breach, but also because the virus itself is notoriously stealthy and the encryption process runs without any detectable symptoms. However, it is possible that under certain circumstances a user would be able to smell something fishy and stop the process before it’s been complete. Those circumstances would be the availability of a large amount of data stored on the PC and a rather slow processor. If these two factors are present, the effects of a running ransomware infection will manifest in an extreme slacking in the machine’s general performance. A sure way to determine whether the slowdown is due to malware would be within the Task Manager: search for the process using the most CPU/RAM and if it’s one you’ve never seen before and is obviously suspicious you will have to shut down your computer immediately. Do not attempt to switch it back on without a specialist there to assist you.
How it travels
This is probably the most important part, because how would you be able to protect your system from malicious program, if you don’t know what paths it uses to get inside it? Luckily, despite the wide distribution of ransomware, once you know the main techniques hackers use in spreading their evil creation avoiding it shouldn’t really be an issue. The main distribution method is the so called malvertisements. In other words, these are ads that were either made by cybercriminals or were just taken advantage by them and injected with the malicious payload. Once you click on one of those you’re either redirected to a dangerous website that’s filled with viruses, or you directly download a virus, like .Wallet Virus File Ransomware. With this in mind, you would be wise to bypass any popups, banners or other forms of online advertising materials, even if they seem as legit as can be. Remember, the ad may have actually been genuine before but had been tampered with on a later stage and you will have no way of telling the difference before it’s too late.
The other popular method of infecting people with ransomware is by employing the help of another no less famous piece of malicious software – a Trojan horse. The Trojan is usually sent within a spam email, in most cases as an attached file. Beware of spam emails, because nowadays they’ve become so sophisticated that users are actually tricked into believing they’ve received a message from a given online shop or even utility company or something else of that scale. In other words, the hackers have become adept in masking their cunning emails and impersonating existing enterprises all in the name of extorting and taking advantage of unsuspecting users. Therefore, it’s paramount that you pay close attention to every detail of incoming messages. Take note of the sender’s name and address, the subject and the presence of an attachment. If there’s anything that arouses suspicious, you might be better off deleting the message before even opening it. If you’re having doubts, simply compose and send a new message to the sender’s address inquiring about the message they’d sent you or asking to confirm that they had indeed sent you something.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||In rare cases a severe slowdown of the PC might be experienced, but for the most part there are no detectable symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Malvertisments have shown to be the most effective method, along with Trojans that are usually sent via email.|
|Data Recovery Tool||[banner_table_recovery]|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove .Wallet Virus File Ransomware
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
- Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name.
Search for the ransomware in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful – you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt .Wallet files
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!