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Remove .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware (Free Instructions) - Decryption Methods Included

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Ransomware

.WORMCRYPT0R ransomware is a cyber threat that displays WORMCRY.txt file on the system with the ransom demand

.WORMCRYPT0R ransomware

.WORMCRYPT0R ransomware is a cryptovirus that gives you only 24 hours to pay the demanded payment if you want to get your files back. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the payment is going to help. When this virus gets on the system, it starts affecting the speed and performance of your device. Lastly, the encryption process starts, and various files like photos, videos, documents or even archives get encrypted. Typically, they are appended with .WORMCRYPT0R file extension. This file marker indicates which data has been changed to the different state and cannot be opened anymore. Ransomware typically uses strong army-grade encryption algorithms to lock targeted data on the device.[1] There is no specific information about the ransom amount in the ransom note which is displayed next. The file WORMCRY.txt only claims that you need to pay within 24 hours, what you shouldn't do.[2]

Name  .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware
Type  Cryptovirus
Ransom note  WORMCRY.txt
File extension .WORMCRYPT0R
Time for payment  24 hours
Another name WormCryptor ransomware v1
Distribution Spam email attachments
Fix  Use Malwarebytes for .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware removal

.WORMCRYPT0R files virus is focusing on data encryption process and marks affected files with the specific file extension. As a result, these files become useless because of the RSA, AES or similar encryption algorithm. Unfortunately, no official decryption tool hasn't been released for files' recovery.

The best option is to remove .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware and then focus on data recovery using file backups or software designed to restore data after accidental deletion or ransomware encryption. We have a few suggestions below the article for alternative programs that can help with file restoring.

The initial .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware attack starts with system modification and changes in the system of your device. Windows Registry entries can be altered to keep the malware persistent and running after every reboot. Modified or added registry keys ensure virus developers that the malicious payload is launched automatically.

After these changes, .WORMCRYPT0R files virus begins the system scan. This way crypto malware creators know the specifics of the device and can find data suitable for the encryption. This virus encodes personal files, not located in the system folders.

.WORMCRYPT0R ransomware displays ransom message in the WORMCRY.txt file that shows the following message:

Whooooooooooooooops! Your Files Has Be Encrypted!
Your Files Has Be Encrypted With WormCryptor Ransomware v1
GO to
To Get Your Unlock Key!
Your Personal Key > [redacted 32 uppercase hex] Personal ID> E013CDCC657C44E2
Your Have Exactly 24 Hours To Pay! !@
For More Info Send Email To
Enter Unlock Key >

You shouldn't even consider paying the ransom demanded by these crypto-extortionists. Paying or contacting the people who are hiding behind .WORMCRYPT0R file extension may lead you to permanent data or money loss. Security experts[3] note that this is not a good idea because cybercriminals are not trustworthy.

For .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware removal, employ a reputable anti-malware program like Malwarebytes but remember to clean the virus damage after the malware termination process with PC repair tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. A thorough system clean can affect the performance of your device significantly. Also, we have provided a few additional tips down below.

.WORMCRYPT0R file extension virus.WORMCRYPT0R ransomware virus is a cyber threat that belongs to the cryptovirus category because it demands payment in cryptocurrency.

The primary method to distribute payload dropper is spam email campaigns

Ransomware payload comes via infected email attachments because malicious macros are loaded on the safe-looking MS files or PDFs attached to the email itself. The Word or Excel files, unfortunately, look safe and legitimate, so users tend to open them without considering the purpose or possible danger.

However, malicious scammers use this habit or a busy time of the year like Holidays[4] and distribute their products using this technique. Once the file is downloaded and opened on your device, it loads the malicious script and infiltrates the malicious ransomware or any other malware.

You should avoid emails with file attachments or subject lines like “Invoice,” “Order information,” “Financial details.” Make sure to check if the sender is familiar or the company that sends you the Invoice is the one you frequently used yourself.

Eliminate .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware from the system and clean the device further from virus damage

For the .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware removal, we recommend getting reputable anti-malware tools and scanning the computer fully. We can suggest employing Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes for the job, but feel free to choose antivirus program of your choice.

The best time to remove .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware is as soon as possible because a virus can change additional parts of the system if you leave it running for a while. Also, 24 hours is the time ransomware gives for making the payment, and after that, your data may be destroyed.

Make sure that .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware virus is completely deleted from the system and only then try data recovery using file backups or file restoring software. You may also need additional help. For that follow our tips and step-by-step guides.

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To remove .WORMCRYPT0R virus, follow these steps:

Remove .WORMCRYPT0R using Safe Mode with Networking

You may need additional help in .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware removal. Enter the Safe Mode with Networking before a full system scan:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove .WORMCRYPT0R

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete .WORMCRYPT0R removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove .WORMCRYPT0R using System Restore

Try System Restore as an option for malware termination. Follow this guide to know how to employ System Restore feature:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of .WORMCRYPT0R. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and make sure that .WORMCRYPT0R removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove .WORMCRYPT0R from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by security experts.

If your files are encrypted by .WORMCRYPT0R, you can use several methods to restore them:

Data Recovery Pro is a method to restore files using software

Try this program as a file recovery method for encrypted or accidentally deleted data

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Windows Previous Versions feature works after .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware attack

If System Restore was enabled before you can use Windows Previous Versions for data restoring

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

Try ShadowExplorer for data recovery after .WORMCRYPT0R ransomware termination

When Shadow Volume Copies are left on the system, you can employ ShadowExplorer and recover your files

  • Download Shadow Explorer (;
  • Follow a Shadow Explorer Setup Wizard and install this application on your computer;
  • Launch the program and go through the drop down menu on the top left corner to select the disk of your encrypted data. Check what folders are there;
  • Right-click on the folder you want to restore and select “Export”. You can also select where you want it to be stored.

Decryption tool is not available

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from .WORMCRYPT0R and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Olivia Morelli
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