WannaSmile Ransomware Removal Process (remove WannaSmileRansomware)

November 21, 2017

WannaSmile Ransomware is a malicious threat that roots out of the ZCrypt family of ransomware. WannaSmile Ransomware looks to primarily target computers located in Iranian areas where the language of the ransom note displayed on victimized systems will be tailored to Iranian-speaking victims.

The threat of WannaSmile Ransomware is not much different than other well-known ransomware even though it is written to target Iranians. The demand made by WannaSmile Ransomware is outrageous as it demands payment of 20 BTC, which is equal to well over $100,000 usd. Computer users attacked by WannaSmile Ransomware will not be able to pay the ransom, which leaves an alternative to resolve the WannaSmile Ransomware issue.

Resolving the issue of WannaSmile Ransomware instead of paying a ransom that is outrageous will be left to use of an antimalware program to detect and eliminate WannaSmile while allowing you to use a backup of your system to restore all encrypted files.

Are you getting popups from WannaSmile Ransomware? Have you identified that you have WannaSmile Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove WannaSmile Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove WannaSmile Ransomware?

If WannaSmile Ransomware resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that WannaSmile Ransomware may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking WannaSmile Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove WannaSmile Ransomware

Manual removal of WannaSmile Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual WannaSmile Ransomware removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic WannaSmile Ransomware removal process.

WannaSmile Ransomware can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate WannaSmile Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find WannaSmile Ransomware, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing WannaSmile Ransomware. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with WannaSmile Ransomware from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with WannaSmile Ransomware, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with WannaSmile Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\WannaSmile Ransomware folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed WannaSmile Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that WannaSmile Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic WannaSmile Ransomware removal process.

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math.
Please leave these two fields as is:
What is 4 + 4 ?