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What is ransomware

WannabeHappy Ransomware is a piece of malware that is generally known as ransomware since it takes your files hostage. Ransomware normally arrives in PCs through spam emails or bogus downloads, and it’s highly likely that this one uses the same methods. Ransomware is seen as one of the most dangerous malware you could have as it encodes files, and requests that you pay to get them back. Sometimes, damaging program analysts are able to develop a free decoding key or if you have backup, you could get your files back from there. You not having backup might lead to data loss as data recovery using other ways is not always possible. Paying the ransom won’t necessarily result in data decryption so take that into consideration if you choose to pay. There are a lot of of cases when file-encrypting malware developers just take the money and leave files locked. Instead of paying, you should erase WannabeHappy Ransomware from your PC.

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How does ransomware act

Try to recall if you have recently opened an email attachment as that is where you might have gotten the contamination. Adjoining an infected file to an email and sending it to hundreds or even thousands of users is all that has to be done by malicious software creators so as to infect. As soon as the file attached is opened, the ransomware will download onto the device. This is why opening every single email attachment you receive is rather risky. You should be able to differentiate an infected email from a safe one quite easily, you simply need to learn the signs. A big red flag is the sender urging you to open the file attached to the email. Overall, be careful because any email attachment you receive might be malware. Another way to get corrupted with file-encoding malicious software is by downloading from not credible sources, which could be easily compromised. You should only download from dependable pages if you want to avoid file-encoding malware.

File encoding will start the moment the file-encrypting malware enters your computer. The major targets of the infection will be images, documents and videos. After encoding, you ought to be able to discover a ransom note, if it doesn’t launch on its own, it ought to be placed in all folders that contain the encoded files. If you have encountered file-encrypting malware before, you will know that you will be asked to pay for data decryption. Users, however, tend to forget who they’re dealing with and do not realize that putting trust in cyber crooks to stick to their word is quite risky. This is why paying is tricky. You aren’t guaranteed to receive a decryption application even if you give them money, so bear that in mind. Criminals can just take your money and not provide anything in return. If backing up files was something you did routinely, you could just terminate WannabeHappy Ransomware and then recover the data. Whether you have backup or not, we encourage you remove WannabeHappy Ransomware.

WannabeHappy Ransomware removal

We encourage you to get professional malware removal software and have it eliminate WannabeHappy Ransomware for you. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand WannabeHappy Ransomware removal can do more trouble than good. We ought to note, however, that the security program won’t decrypt your data, it will only uninstall WannabeHappy Ransomware

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Learn how to remove WannabeHappy Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove WannabeHappy Ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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