.Wbxd is a virus program for Windows computers that targets the files of the attacked victims, seeking to lock them via data encryption. The .Wbxd data encryption can only be removed using a unique decryption key that only the hackers have access to.
The purpose of this harmful type of computer malware is to force the victims to pay money for the decryption key for their files. As soon as the malware enters a given computer, it secretly launches a data-encrypting process that quickly renders all targeted files inaccessible without the presence of the decryption key on the computer. Once the virus completes its encryption, it notifies the attacked users via a pop-up message about what has happened to their files and how they could restore them. The message typically states that, in order to recover their data, the victims need to make a payment to the hackers behind .Wbxd. The payment is usually demanded in the Bitcoin currency because Bitcoin transactions are almost untraceable, which ensures that the hackers can remain anonymous. In fact, the use of Bitcoin for the ransom transactions is what allows the criminals behind most Ransomware viruses to evade the law and to keep harassing more and more users without fear of ever getting caught.
The .Wbxd virus
The .Wbxd virus is a serious malware threat capable of causing severe data loss by permanently locking the files of its victims. The encryption used by the .Wbxd virus will keep the victims’ data locked even if the virus itself is removed.
This is one of the main issues that people face when trying to deal with a virus infection of this type like .Coos, .Qlkm . It is very difficult to bypass the encryption if you don’t have access to the access key for it. Even if you remove the virus, the encryption would still remain on the targeted files. This, however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to eradicate .Wbxd. Removing this threat is the first step towards securing your computer and potentially releasing your files.
Some users may be wondering if paying the ransom may be a possible solution, to which we must say that it is inadvisable to go for this course of action. The problem with the ransom payment is that you never know if the hackers are being honest in their promises of sending you the decryption key after you pay them. It is, therefore, advisable to first try the potential alternatives, as these do not involve putting your money on the line.
The .Wbxd file recovery
The .Wbxd file recovery is the process of making your files accessible again after the Ransomware has locked them. The .Wbxd file recovery typically requires a decryption key, but there are some other potential alternatives one could try that may also prove effective.
Some of the alternative options will be shown to you in our guide at the bottom of this post. However, you must first complete the removal instructions for .Wbxd. Removing the virus is highly important because it will prevent it from further encrypting any more data on your PC.
Remove .Wbxd Ransomware
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Also, it is advisable that you enter your computer in Safe Mode with the help of these instructions: Reboot in Safe Mode
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Start the removal process of .Wbxd by going to the Windows Task Manager (press together CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys from the keyboard) and then carefully searching for ransomware-related processes in the Processes Tab. Look for questionable-looking or unusual entries that eat up too much of your CPU and Memory but don’t forget that, sometimes, ransomware threats may disguise as legitimate processes and services.
If you have a reason to believe that a given process is malicious, there is a quick way to check it. Simply right-click on it and select Open File Location. Then, drop the files found on that location in our free online virus scanner below and run a scan:
When the scan completes, see the results and if the tested files are flagged as malicious, end the related process and delete the folders that contain them.
Next, use the Start and R key combination to open a Run dialog box on your screen. Once it appears, copy the following command in the text field and click OK:
The executed command will open the Hosts file on your computer. Scroll to the bottom of the file and search for “Localhost”. Look for questionable IPs below Localhost and if you detect any, please write to us in the comments. This could be an indication of possible system hacking.
The image below explains what you should be looking for:
After that, go to your Windows search field and type msconfig followed by pressing the Enter button. This will launch the System Configuration app on your screen:
Once in it, go to the Startup tab and seek for entries that are unfamiliar, have “Unknown” Manufacturer, or seem to be linked to the ransomware. Remove the checkmarks before the questionable entries and leave checked only the entries you trust. If you are not sure about a given entry in the list, make sure that you google it in order to check if it legitimate.
Next, move to your Registry Editor app – type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter to open it. Once it gets launched, press CTRL and F keys from the keyboard together and type the virus’s Name in the Find box that appears.
Click on the Find Next button to search for the ransomware in the registry. Delete any results that are found, but make sure that you are very careful because a wrong deletion may corrupt your entire system in a serious way.
Attention! Do Not delete entries that are not related to the Ransomware! If you need any help to detect the malicious entries, please use a trusted removal tool.
Next, go manually to each of these folders by typing them as they are shown (with the % symbol) in the Windows Search Field:
When you get to these folders, check if the ransomware has added something new to them. When you reach the fifth folder called Temp, make sure that you delete everything that is found there.
If during any of the steps you run into trouble or have questions, we encourage you to leave us a comment below this post so we can assist you.
How to Decrypt .Wbxd files
After you have removed .Wbxd from your computer with the help of the steps above, the next thing that you may want to do is to recover your encrypted files. This task may not be that easy, but the comprehensive and regularly updated guide on this link can surely help.