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Type: Trojans

WCH Ransomware

WCH Ransomware is a threat you might encounter if you are carelessly open files received via spam email or other untrustworthy sources. Unfortunately, this malicious application encrypts personal victims’ files and then places a message claiming that the only way to get decryption tools is to contact the hackers behind the malware. We are almost one hundred percent sure that victims who put up with these demands will be asked to pay a ransom as most ransomware applications are created for money extortion. You should also know that hackers cannot be trusted and that if you pay the ransom, there is a chance that you might get scammed. If you do not want this to happen, we advise concentrating on the malicious application's deletion. To find out how you can remove WCH Ransomware as well as more details about it, we invite you to read the rest of this article.

We mentioned that your system could get infected by WCH Ransomware if you open attachments or links received via spam emails. It could also happen if you open data from unreliable file-sharing websites or files and links offered on questionable pop-ups and advertisements. Thus, if you want to guard your device against malware, you must be cautious with all questionable content received or downloaded from the Internet. Malicious installers can be disguised as documents, updates, pictures, and so on. Thus, if you are not one hundred percent sure that a file is harmless or comes from reputable sources, we advise scanning it with an antimalware tool first. If the file appears to be dangerous, a reliable antimalware tool should detect it and help you get rid of the file in question. Of course, for your tool to be able to identify various threats, you should make sure that it is always up to date, as should be your operating system and other applications you have on the device because outdated software is a weakness that might be easily exploited by hackers.

The malware might place some files that we mentioned in our deletion instructions after it gets in. Afterward, WCH Ransomware should locate targeted files and start the encryption process. Our researchers believe that the malware is after private data like photos and documents. Once they get encrypted, they should become unreadable, which is why your device should be unable to launch them. However, you do not have to try to open a file to know that it got encrypted. That is because the malicious application appends a second extension to all of its encrypted files. For example, it could look like id-H74047E7.[].wch. What happens after encryption? Victims should notice a message on their screens. To display it, the malicious application should create files called info.hta. The message might be available on text documents called info.txt too. The text ought to say that you can get all your files back if you contact WCH Ransomware’s creators. While the ransom note does not mention anything about paying for decryption tools, the sentence saying “Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price” suggests that payment will be demanded.

We have to wan users that hackers behind the malware might not deliver the decryption tools that you would need to decrypt your files. In other words, you could get scammed, which is why we advise you not to rush into anything but take some time to consider your options. If you have backup copies, you could replace encrypted files with them. Of course, we advise removing WCH Ransomware from your system as it could be dangerous to keep it. If you want to erase it manually, you could complete the steps available below this article. If our deletion instructions seem too tricky, we recommend getting a reliable antimalware tool. It should allow you to delete WCH Ransomware and other identified items as soon as you let it perform a full system scan.

Restart the computer in Safe Mode

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+I for Windows 8 or open Start menu for Windows 10.
  2. Click the Power button.
  3. Press and hold Shift, then click Restart.
  4. Pick Troubleshoot and choose Advanced Options.
  5. Go to Startup Settings and click Restart.
  6. Click F5 and restart the PC.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, select Shutdown options, and pick Restart.
  2. Click and hold F8 when the PC starts restarting.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. Press Enter and log on.

Remove WCH Ransomware

  1. Click Win+E.
  2. Find these paths:
  3. Locate the malicious application’s launcher (some suspicious file downloaded before the infection appeared).
  4. Right-click it and select Delete.
  5. Find these locations:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup
  6. Locate files called Info.hta, right-click them and select Delete.
  7. Find these specific Startup directories:
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup
  8. Find suspicious executable files, for example, file.exe; right-click them and choose Delete.
  9. Exit File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin.
  11. Restart the computer.
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