- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
There are many ransomware infections that can harm and damage the files, but the mysterious W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware is not one of those infections; at least, not yet. This threat attacks the system and launches a window that tries to convince the victim to send money to appropriate Bitcoin and Ether wallets. The thing is, however, that your files are fine, and the infection’s claims that they are deleted are completely bogus. Without a doubt, this infection is used to scam you, and you do not want to fall for it. That is why whenever you face a threat that claims to have damaged or erased your personal files, you need to check it out. Normally, file-encrypting threats want you to see for yourself that your files are locked. In this case, a full-screen window is supposed to prevent you from doing that, and that is a red flag. The good news is that the full-screen window can be closed, and you can remove W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware from your operating system. Just keep reading to learn more.
At the time of research, W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware was not spreading, and so we cannot say how it could enter your operating system. Quite possibly, attackers would use spam emails, malicious downloaders, system backdoors, and remote access to drop the infection’s launcher. After execution, it should launch its own full-screen window immediately. This screen is blue with the “OMG! W1F1SN1FF3R ATTACK!!!!” message. Below the message, you have two unique wallet addresses that can be used to transfer crypto-currency via Bitcoin and Ether. Do not do that. Your files are not removed, and you would be wasting your money by paying the ridiculous ransom. Instead, try to enter 0000 into the box on the left. You should be introduced to the “Thanks For The Bitchcoin Bro” pop-up. If you click “#WTF” button, you will see the “W1F1SN1FF3R 4EVER” pop-up. The “Yes” button opens the “Luv U So Much :3” pop-up. Finally, the “Ctrl+Alt+De” button shows the “Ur Taskmgr Was Accesible Again :)” message. At the time of research, W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware did not disable Task Manager, but it could have been a bug.
If Task Manager is active for you (tap keys Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click Start Task Manager), do not close the full-screen window just yet, because it might lead to the .exe file of W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware. This is the file you need to remove if you want to get rid of the annoying windows and notifications for good. The instructions you see below show how to find the file, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to find the file that way. You might find it yourself (check the Desktop, Downloads folder, and %TEMP% first), and if you do, do not hesitate to remove W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware as quickly as possible. After all, even if it did not delete/encrypt your files, it is a threat. If you are not able to eliminate the infection manually – which, we assume, most victims will not be – a trustworthy anti-malware tool should help you out. In this situation, the only thing you need to worry about is whether the tool you choose is legitimate and trustworthy. Note that the web is full of rogues and malware that pose as beneficial software.
Before you delete W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware, we need to discuss a few things. First of all, how are you planning on securing your operating system? If you will install an anti-malware program to automatically eradicate existing infections, you are covered. But if you choose to remove the infection manually, you need to think about tools, systems, and security measures you could take to keep malware away. Second, what are you doing to secure your personal files? W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware did not delete or encrypt them, but there are plenty of infections capable of that, and you need to secure your files because of that. A reliable anti-malware program can definitely add to the security, but you need to back up your files as well. That way, nothing and no one will harm them even if malware slithers in. Just don’t rely on your Windows restore point to reset to the time before malware because quite a few infections are capable of circumventing that by deleting shadow volume copies.
W1F1SN1FF3R Ransomware Removal
N.B. If Task Manager does not work, enter 0000 into the box on the infection’s window. That should restore it. Then, find and Delete the launcher file or use an anti-malware tool that will do it for you.