wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The wuciwug Globe 3 ransomware is the newest reported strain originating from the Globe family, read our removal guide to learn more about it.


Name
wuciwug Globe 3

File Extensions
.wuciwug

Ransom
0.7 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove wuciwug Globe 3 with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
wuciwug Globe 3 ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware Description

Malware researchers have revealed a new cyber security threat, the new wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware. This virus originates from the Globe family of viruses and it builds upon its code base.

Like previous versions of these viruses it targets specific user data, changes several Windows system configuration values and then extorts the victims for a ransomware payment to restore their files and computers.

Upon infection it immediately starts its encryption engine which targets predefined usr data and encrypts it using the AES cipher. At the moment we do not have the full list of target extensions. However we assume that it remains the same as previous versions and affects the most commonly used documents, photos, music, videos, backups, configuration files, backups and etc. As usual the affected files receive the malware extension .wuciwug.

The crafted ransomware note is then shown to the victim. It contains the following message:

Your personal identifier is
0276896204477477679261634832606582593734523411902923309068452658071422300547646545237362813 9647120366668200395589918100545605873578858507980050257824167436340725231209174689252693380 8698365606478051002929301913556996492607808796868584516737960273180138897748399059518061209 0389335401316101647911649497070502347413469635813427218544081492598690704419044365752997109 1720463916389123992745459259312454407993555954947066874017559825442149188271307203220344520 1169060951662197233272471078096026244484757348907600619680229866440824299382660231198036977 836973966460313889
Most of your important data has been encrypted. To get your unique key and decode your files, you need send 03 bitcoin on adress 131.7bYDCEpyliWwX8kYrktRyL1A4R7Cv7G4 and write us at email Karriroluckndiscom your personal identifier and screenshot of the payment or Transaction ID. Attention’
Do not try to restore the data individually (only with ow instructions) or rim the and-virus tools Attempt, to decrypt the files manually, on your own without my participation may lead to loss of your data
Outside decoders from internet is incompatible with your data as each user has unique encryption key Everyone will get decoder after payment, without exception!

The virus may also introduce significant changes to the Windows registry or other key components of the operating system for persistence. In addition some of the Globe variants also obstruct data recovery options by deleting all Shadow Volume Copies from the connected hard drives.

The virus operators demand the ransom sum of 0.7 Bitcoins from the victims.

wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware Distribution

The virus is distributed via the usual ransomware channels. Most of the malware samples are sent via spam email messages that may use phishing strategies to try to increase the infection ratio.

Other sources include infected software installers downloaded from malicious or hacked download sites and various P2P networks like BitTorrent.

The wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware has already been used in several large spam email campaigns against various users – both individuals and companies.

wuciwug Globe 3 Virus – How To Remove it and Prevent It From Coming Back

There are two ways of removal:

wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete wuciwug Globe 3 completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely wuciwug Globe 3 Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of wuciwug Globe 3 requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete wuciwug Globe 3 ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

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STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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