What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that infects your computer or device and blocks you from accessing important data or performing vital tasks. To make matters worse, viruses like this one often display a pop-up message that claims to be from an authoritative figure like the FBI. This message will inform you that your computer is locked because you have been caught viewing adult content, visiting illegal gambling sites, pirating music and movies, or participating in other unlawful activities. These messages tell people they must pay a fine (in the form of either money via cash card/PayPal/Bitcoin) to unlock their computer.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware is typically delivered to computers as a Trojan Horse, meaning that it is disguised as a legitimate file. To make matters worse, ransomware can be contracted online by opening an infected attachment or link from an unknown or suspicious email sender. You should avoid doing this because the sender may be extorting your personal details or selling access to your computer to other people. Once it is installed on your device, the ransomware virus will encrypt all of the important files located in a certain folder. Because it can lock files without you knowing, people usually call this kind of malware "ransomware".
How Does Wwka Ransomware Work?
Wwka ransomware works by encrypting all of the important files on your device. Once this has been done, you'll be able to view on screen instructions that will tell you what you must do to restore the data back onto your device. These instructions will also contain a list of banks and institutions that can help in unlocking your files. To do this, you will have to pay a fine (in the form of either money via cash card/PayPal/Bitcoin) to the people who are claiming to be authorities.
If you fail to do this within the allocated time frame, it is possible that your files may become permanently locked and unusable.
How to Remove Wwka Ransomware
The best way to remove Wwka ransomware is to take your computer or device to a professional for IT support, but you can also try the following steps.
-Shut down your computer or device and disconnect any external hard drives, discs, flash drives or SD cards that may be connected.
-Disconnect your cable/DSL router from power if necessary and wait 10 seconds before reconnecting it.
-Try rebooting into safe mode by pressing the F8 key on your keyboard as soon as the computer boots up and keep tapping it until you see an option on screen with four options titled Safe Mode Boot Choices. Choose Safe Mode with Networking (or another safe mode option according to what is shown on screen) and then hit OK.
-Go to your device's Control Panel, hit Cancel Update and Remove Programs, tap on Wwka Ransomware and click on Uninstall .
-Now try rebooting your computer or device in normal mode.
-If you are unable to access important files that you need, try running a malware scan by going to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off. You should see a checkbox labeled as Diagnostic & Remediation Tools if this option is available. Tap on this option and then choose a Windows Defender Offline Scan .
-Check your accounts, settings, passwords and files for any suspicious signs of infections or changes.
-Secure your device by updating the security software.
If you can't seem to eliminate this malicious software from your computer or device, contact professional IT engineers for help in removing it.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
The best way to avoid your computer from being infected by ransomware is to update the security software on it. By updating this software in advance, you're ensuring that all of your devices are protected from malwares that may be spreading around the internet.
Your computer will then be able to recognize and protect itself against any waves of malware that are trying to enter through its system by blocking them before they can do too much damage.
You should also monitor your email inbox for suspicious attachments or link-backs, not opening any attachments or clicking on links if you're not sure where they're coming from and never opening suspicious emails sent from unknown senders.