Wallet Ransomware removal guide

Wallet Ransomware is a virus from the Dharma ransomware family that has appeared on our radars lately. It utilizes a powerful combination of two encryption algorithms – AES and RSA – to block users from accessing their valuable files.

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According to the latest reports, Wallet and Dharma have almost identical codes, but it is too soon to judge if there are no differences in Wallet’s behavior. Cyber criminals are always trying to improve their creations and provide new contact emails for users to contact them. In this articles, we will explain how to remove Wallet Ransomware and cover some other aspects regarding malware distribution.

When Wallet Ransomware gets into the system, it initiates a scan to find specific files on your computer. Those files mostly belong to the category of your private documents, media files, archives, so expect extensions like .MOV, .MP3, .MP4, .MPG .MPEG, .3GP, .7Z, .APK, .AVI, .BMP, .RAR, .RTF, etc. to be corrupted. All infected files receive a new extension of «.wallet» added to them which makes them unreadable.

When encryption is complete the user receives a ransom note – the desktop image transforms into one. Hackers promise to fix your files for the ransom. It is a common practice to threaten users with the removal of all infected files unless a decryption key is entered. Same story here – you have 72 hours to do what they want. We don’t recommend doing that. There are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one. Just go on with our Wallet Ransomware removal guide below.

But before that, we want to stress on the method which was used to infect your computer. According to our analysis and reports we receive, this locker infiltrates your computer via spam emails from the unknown sender. It comes in the form of suspicious attachment (it can be a text file, video, picture and so on). If you receive an email from the unknown source with a strange message and suspicious attachment, don’t rush to open it. Do not download and run executable files or applications from your inbox. There is a high chance of catching a virus, worm, Trojan, etc. by simply clicking infectious links.

There are two ways to get rid of the Wallet Ransomware. You can do it manually if you know where the original malicious file is hidden. But it might take time. Plus, if you don’t know where to look you can accidentally delete wrong files. To avoid this, we recommend using an anti-malware program such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter, for example. If your computer is infected with Wallet Ransomware, it will be eliminated along with other threats found. Having an additional protection against cyber-attacks is highly recommended because other threats might come your way after previous are eliminated.

Wallet Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Wallet Ransomware

Symptoms of Wallet Ransomware infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Wallet Ransomware threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Removal Wallet Ransomware with the help of technical experts

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Manual Removal Instruction for Wallet Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL WALLET RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Wallet Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Wallet Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Wallet Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Wallet Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Wallet Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE WALLET RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Wallet Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Wallet Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Wallet Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Wallet Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Wallet Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Wallet Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Wallet Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Wallet Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Wallet Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Wallet Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL WALLET RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the WALLET RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/03/2017 08:32 PM;