How to remove Writehere virus and restore encrypted files

Writehere ransomware virus

Writehere is a Dharma family ransomware. The malicious program penetrating computers mainly with help of e-mail spam and Trojans. Also, hackers use exploits to infect the PC, but well-known program vendors quickly correct them. When infection takes place, the virus inspects the PC memory to find the files for encryption and their approximate worth. Currently, each modern virus knows how to encrypt text, image, audio and video info in all known extensions. Virus corrupts all folders, but the ones that look like business documents go first. All programs on PC will be unaffected because criminals want only information. The operation is performed through famous encryption algorithms, and it is so complicated that that decipherment of files without a key is impossible. Such complexity creates root for unbelievable efficiency of this sort of viruses in last years: common PC operator, even having a fairly good knowledge of the computer, will never recover the files, and will need to pay the price. The sole manner to recover the data is to hack the fraudster's website and get the master key. Some experienced hackers can obtain the keys via faults in the code of the virus itself. The encrypted files get .Writehere extension.

The entry is dedicated to ransomware called Writehere that gets onto customers' systems in diverse countries of the world, and corrupts their data. Here you will find full info about Writehere's essence, and how to eliminate Writehere from the system. In addition, we will tell you how to get back the cyphered information, if possible.

For any kinds of hazardous programs, one thing is true: it's much easier to dodge it than to cure it. For ransomware it's very relevant, as, in contradistinction to regular viruses, when you delete ransomware from the PC, the effects of its actions will stay. You easily can decrease the chances to get encrypting virus by following these advices:

    • Do not disregard the red flags that your workstation displays. File encrypting is a intricate process that uses a lot of hardware resources. If you detect a strange fall in PC power or notice a suspicious string in the Process Manager, you should switch off the workstation, start it in safe mode, and run the anti-malware. This, in case of infection, will guard some of your files.
    • Be cautious with the messages which contain files. The most effective pattern of fraud letters is the story about prize winning or package obtaining. The second very popular type of fraud letters is a "business messages". It is OK to be interested and read the letter even if it is obviously not for you, but remember that a single click on the attached file can cost you lots of time, efforts and money.
    • Pay attention to the pop-ups. If the machine is infected by malware, it will endeavour to eliminate all copies of the data, to lower the possibility of restoration. The removal of copies requires administrator rights and operator's confirmation. The moment of thought before confirming the checkbox can save your data and your money.

Virus deletion is not the happy end - it's only a one step from many until the complete file recovery. To decrypt the files you should read the tips in the special section of this entry. In case of ransomware we do not give the manual deletion instruction, since its complexity and the possibility of faults will be very high for regular user. We do not advise anyone to eliminate ransomware in manual mode, because it has many protection mechanics that could counteract you. The very common viral defensive technique is the removal of data on the chance of data decryption or Writehere removal attempt. To avoid this, follow the tips under this paragraph.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

After eliminating the virus from the workstation, you just need to restore the encrypted information. Actually, this is not about decipherment, since the encrypting manners used by scammers are very complicated. There are the lucky chances, but usually data recovery takes lots of time and efforts. If you are more interested in the independent file recovery - read our item, which shows all the safest methods.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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