This page aims to help you remove .Werd Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Werd file can be recovered.
.Werd is a ransomware type of a computer virus. .Werd is a very dangerous file encrypting malware that would cripple a user’s computer and demand a ransom payment in the form of Bitcoins.
Being attacked by Ransomware can be both very dangerous and incredibly problematic. Not only may people and companies compromised by this malware lose access to their essential files, but they may also lose a significant amount of money trying to restore the lost data. One of the latest Ransomware infections that is capable of blocking your access to your personal data goes under the name of .Werd. This malware is a cryptovirus and its task is to secretly encrypt the files on the infected computer by applying a very complex code to them. Once the file encryption procedure is over, the attackers demand from the victim a ransom payment in order to restore the files to their previous state. They place a ransom-demanding message on the screen of the victim, and then promise to send a special decryption key immediately after they receive the payment.
If you have been infected, you are probably feeling discouraged and you are most likely seeking a method that would allow you to bypass the ransom payment. Fortunately, on this page, we are happy to provide you with some alternatives, which don’t involve giving your hard-earned money to some anonymous crooks. Below, you will find a step-by-step removal guide, which you can use remove .Werd and potentially recover some of your encrypted files.
The .Werd virus!
.Werd is what is known as a ransomware computer virus. .Werd would encrypt the affected user’s files and render them completely inaccessible.
Threats like .Werd, .Reco, .Leto have on significant difference when compared to other malware types – unlike other popular infections like Trojans or Worms, this malware type usually does not damage anything. It utilizes encryption as the main tool, which is in fact not a harmful process. People use encryption every day, in many areas of their life, where digital information should be kept safe. For instance, when browsing the Internet, or whenever people exchange sensitive information with other computers or web servers, encryption is used to secure the transferred data, making it inaccessible to third parties. This is the reason why most of the antivirus programs out there do not consider the encryption process as a malicious process, and why they normally do nothing to quit it. This helps the Ransomware to remain under the radar of such antivirus programs and apply its encryption without being interrupted. In addition to that, you probably won’t notice any visible symptoms that might indicate the presence of the infection on your computer, and that’s one more unpleasant trait of this particular malware category – its lack of symptoms.
The .Werd file encryption
.Werd is a file encrypting type of a computer malware known as Ransomware. .Werd is a very dangerous virus which could completely distort a user’s system.
The main purpose of the hackers behind Ransomware is actually to extort money from as many people as possible. The crooks ask for BitCoin transactions, that cannot be traced, from the users, so they can remain completely anonymous. Giving money to the blackmailers with the hopes of having your encrypted files restored, however, only stimulates the crooks to keep on developing similar threats and infecting more people with them. There is no guarantee that the hackers will help you restore your files or send you the corresponding decryption key. This is the reason why we often advise the web users to explore other alternative options of coping with the Ransomware. One of them is the removal guide below, which will certainly assist you in detecting and deleting .Werd. Once you successfully remove the infection, you may even give a try to the file-recovery instructions listed there, and see if they can help you get back some of your information.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.|
|Distribution Method||From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.|
|Data Recovery Tool||[banner_table_recovery]|
Some threats of this type reinstall themselves repeatedly if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
.Werd Ransomware Removal
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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 .Werd files
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!