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.Weui Virus


.Weui

.Weui is an online hazard that belongs to the notorious ransomware category and is used for blackmail purposes. The complex encryption that .Weui uses and the unique extension it typically applies to the files it encrypts distinguish it from the other infections of this type and make it a serious threat to any digital data.

.Weui

The .Weui Virus will create a _readme.txt file with this message inside.

Many web users have recently come to look for assistance in removing the malware from their machines, as the infections with this new ransomware virus are becoming more frequent. If you landed on this page seeking the same, we won’t disappoint you and will provide you with valuable information about the nature of this infection and a free removal guide that contains instructions on how to remove .Weui from your computer.

ransomware viruses like .Weui, .Lisp and .Sglh follow identical approaches to achieve their objectives. For the first stage of their attack, they normally search the system’s hard disk to locate files that the victim uses the most. These files can be text documents, different data archives or databases, audio and video files, images, as well as system files. As soon as these files are detected, the ransomware produces an encrypted copy of each and every one of them. The original files are then removed and only the encrypted copies remain in the system. The final stage of the infection is when a pop-up notification appears on the victim’s screen. This notification typically contains a threatening message from the hackers who want a ransom to be paid for the recovery of the encrypted files.

The .Weui virus

The .Weui virus is a ransomware infection that extorts money from its victims by locking their files with encryption and asking a ransom for the decryption key. The .Weui virus spreads mostly in spam messages, malicious email attachments, attractive-looking fake ads and cracked software installers.

One of the worst aspects about being infected with ransomware is that your security software may not alert you about the file-encryption process and you may not have the chance to stop the attack on time. The reason is, file encryption is a commonly used data protection method that is used to limit unauthorized access to specific digital information and allows only the person who has the matching decryption key to unlock it. In general, the file encryption causes no file corruption or any system damage that can trigger the virus definitions of your security program. Thus, you won’t be notified when it runs and the antivirus program won’t do anything to stop it.

The .Weui file extension

The .Weui file extension is a special suffix that is added to the name of the files that are encrypted by the ransomware. If you detect the .Weui file extension on any of your files, it is advisable that you immediately turn off your computer and seek professional assistance.

.Weui File

The .Weui file encryption is complex and is not decryptable.

If this malicious software has attacked your computer, you might be thinking about paying the required ransom. But note that you’re probably going to lose your money if you make the payment, and there is no guarantee that you will receive a decryption key from the crooks. That’s why our suggestion is to hold onto your money and check out the removal guide below in order to find out what the methods to remove .Weui are and how you may recover some of your files for free.

SUMMARY:

Name .Weui
Type Ransomware
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 Not Available
Detection Tool

.Weui Ransomware Removal


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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.

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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.

    Step3

    Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

    hosts_opt (1)

    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:

    msconfig_opt

    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.

    Step4

    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:

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    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!

    Step5

    How to Decrypt .Weui 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!

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    About the author

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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