Remove Wise Ransomware

October 4, 2018

About Wise virus

Wise ransomware is a file-encrypting type of malicious program that may have serious consequences in regards to your data. While ransomware has been widely talked about, you may have missed it, therefore you might not know the damage it may do. Ransomware uses strong encryption algorithms for file encryption, and once they’re locked, your access to them will be prevented. Because data encrypting malware may mean permanent data loss, this kind of infection is very dangerous to have. You do have the choice of paying the ransom but many malware researchers won’t suggest that option. There are countless cases where paying the ransom does not mean file decryption. What is stopping cyber criminals from just taking your money, without giving you a decryptor. Furthermore, your money would go towards future ransomware and malware. Ransomware is already costing millions of dollars to businesses, do you really want to be supporting that. People are also becoming increasingly attracted to the whole industry because the amount of people who pay the ransom make data encrypting malware very profitable. Investing the money that is requested of you into some kind of backup might be a wiser option because you wouldn’t need to worry about data loss again. If backup was made before the ransomware contaminated your device, you can just uninstall Wise and unlock Wise data. We’ll discussed ransomware distribution methods and how to avoid it in the following paragraph.

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How did you obtain the ransomware

A data encoding malicious software can infect pretty easily, commonly using such simple methods as attaching infected files to emails, using exploit kits and hosting contaminated files on dubious download platforms. Quite a lot of ransomware rely on users carelessly opening email attachments and more elaborate ways aren’t necessary. It is also possible that a more elaborate method was used for infection, as some data encrypting malware do use them. Cyber crooks write a rather convincing email, while pretending to be from some trustworthy company or organization, add the malware to the email and send it to many people. You will often come across topics about money in those emails, as those kinds of sensitive topics are what users are more inclined to fall for. And if someone who pretends to be Amazon was to email a user about questionable activity in their account or a purchase, the account owner would be much more prone to opening the attachment without thinking. When you are dealing with emails, there are certain things to look out for if you want to secure your computer. First of all, if you’re not familiar with the sender, investigate them before opening the attachment. Don’t hurry to open the attachment just because the sender seems familiar to you, you first need to double-check if the email address matches the sender’s actual email. Obvious grammar mistakes are also a sign. Another rather obvious sign is your name not used in the greeting, if someone whose email you should definitely open were to email you, they would definitely use your name instead of a typical greeting, addressing you as Customer or Member. Vulnerabilities in a system may also be used by a data encrypting malware to get into your device. Those weak spots are normally identified by malware researchers, and when software makers become aware of them, they release updates so that malware authors can’t exploit them to infect computers with malicious programs. Still, for one reason or another, not everyone installs those updates. It’s crucial that you frequently patch your programs because if a vulnerability is severe enough, Serious weak spots may be used by malware so it’s crucial that all your programs are updated. Constantly having to install updates may get bothersome, so you could set them up to install automatically.

How does it act

Your files will be encrypted by ransomware soon after it gets into your computer. Your files will not be accessible, so even if you do not notice the encryption process, you’ll know something is wrong eventually. You will see that the encrypted files now have a file extension, and that helps people find out what kind of file encoding malicious program it is. Unfortunately, files may be permanently encoded if the data encoding malicious software used powerful encryption algorithms. In case you’re still not sure what’s going on, everything will be explained in the ransom note. If you believe the crooks, you will be able to decrypt files through their decryption program, which will not be free. The ransom amount should be specified in the note, but occasionally, hackers ask victims to send them an email to set the price, so what you pay depends on how much you value your data. Paying the ransom isn’t what we suggest for the already mentioned reasons. When any of the other option does not help, only then you ought to think about paying. Maybe you have forgotten that you’ve made backup for your data. Or maybe a free decryptor is an option. If the file encrypting malicious program is crackable, a malware researcher may be able to release a utility that would unlock Wise files for free. Take that option into account and only when you are certain a free decryptor is not an option, should you even consider complying with the demands. If you use some of that money on backup, you wouldn’t be put in this kind of situation again as you may always access copies of those files. In case you had made backup before the infection, simply fix Wise and then unlock Wise files. If you familiarize yourself with ransomware, you should be able to protect your computer from ransomware. Stick to legitimate download sources, pay attention to what type of email attachments you open, and ensure you keep your programs updated at all times.

Wise removal

If you want to entirely get rid of the data encoding malicious software, an anti-malware tool will be necessary to have. It might be quite difficult to manually fix Wise virus because a mistake may lead to additional harm. If you choose to use a malware removal tool, it would be a smarter choice. It could also help stop these kinds of infections in the future, in addition to aiding you in removing this one. So choose a utility, install it, have it scan the device and if the infection is found, terminate it. Sadly, such a tool will not help with file decryption. When your device is free from the infection, start regularly backing up your files.

Manual Removal Instructions

Wise Ransomware Removal from Windows

Uninstall from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
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  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
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  3. Select and Remove the undesirable software.
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Uninstall from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

1. Click the Windows icon on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
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2. Click Uninstall a program and find the undesirable software.
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3. Right-click and Uninstall the program you have chosen to remove.
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Uninstall from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu, right-click on the screen and select All apps.
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  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall.
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  3. Right-click the program you have chosen to remove and select Uninstall.
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How to remove Wise Ransomware from Browsers

Delete Wise Ransomware from Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click the IE shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Go to Shortcut tab and find the Target line.
  3. Delete the text that is written after iexplore.exe” and click OK.
  4. Launch your browser and press Alt+T.
  5. Choose Manage Add-ons and move to Search providers.
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  6. Choose the unwanted engine and click Remove.
  7. Click Close and press Alt+T again.
  8. Select Options and go to General tab.
  9. Change the Home Page and click OK.
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Remove Wise Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Right-click the Firefox shortcut and choose go to Properties.
  2. Move to Shortcut tab and find the Target.
  3. Erase the text after firefox.exe” and Click OK.
  4. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to search box.
  5. Click the search provider icon and choose Manage Search Engines.
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  6. Find the suspicious engine and remove it.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Press Alt+T and select Options.
  9. Move to General tab and choose Home Page.
  10. Replace the current Home Page with your preferred one.
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  11. Click OK.

Delete Wise Ransomware from Google Chrome

  1. Right-click the Chrome shortcut and go to Properties.
  2. Choose Shortcut tab and move to Target line.
  3. Delete the text after chrome.exe” and click OK.
  4. Launch Chrome and tap Alt+T.
  5. Go to Settings and check Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Choose Set pages and change the given default URL to your preferred one.
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  7. Click OK.
  8. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and select Change.
  9. Change the provided URL with the one you prefer and click OK.
  10. Under Search choose Manage search engines and find the URL of the unwanted engine.
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  11. Click X and delete it.
  12. Click Done.