Eliminate Whoopsie Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Jul 5th 2018 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Whoopsie ransomware? And how does it implement its attack?

Whoopsie ransomware is a new file-encrypting virus that was spotted as of late. According to security experts, it is created by some cyber crooks from Germany. It spreads over the web via a malicious executable file named “Tree.exe”. Once this malicious file finds its way into a targeted computer, it will install Whoopsie ransomware. From there, Whoopsie ransomware will start to implement its attack by first connecting to its remote server controlled by its developers. It then downloads more malicious files that are dropped into system folders. These malicious files are supposedly used to keep the crypto-virus undetected. It also modifies some registry keys in the Windows Registry so that the malware can run on every system boot.

Once these changes are applied, Whoopsie ransomware begins its search for files with specific file types like:

.3dm, .3g2, .3gp, .7zip, .aaf, .accdb, .aep, .aepx, .aet, .ai, .aif, .as, .as3, .asf, .asp, .asx, .avi, .bmp, .c, .class, .cpp, .cs, .csv, .dat, .db, .dbf, .doc, .docb, .docm, .docx, .dot, .dotm, .dotx, .dwg, .dxf, .efx, .eps, .fla, .flv, .gif, .h, .idml, .iff, .indb, .indd, .indl, .indt, .inx, .jar, .java, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .m3u, .m3u8, .m4u, .max, .mdb, .mid, .mkv, .mov, .mp3, .mp4, .mpa, .mpeg, .mpg, .msg, .pdb, .pdf, .php, .plb, .pmd, .png, .pot, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .ppj, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .prel, .prproj, .ps, .psd, .py, .ra, .rar, .raw, .rb, .rtf, .sdf, .sdf, .ses, .sldm, .sldx, .sql, .svg, .swf, .tif, .txt, .vcf, .vob, .wav, .wma, .wmv, .wpd, .wps, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlm, .xls, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlw, .xml, .xqx, .xqx, .zip

Whoopsie ransomware uses the AES encryption algorithm in locking its files. After the files became inaccessible, it adds the .whoopsie extension to each one of the affected files. After that a pop-up window labeled “Whoopsie” will appear on the screen. This program window contains the ransom note which states:

“Do NOT close this Window! (otherwise your Files are gone for even and cant be recovered!)

Your files has been encrypted with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and can’t be decrypted without a specific key (in this case a ransom generated String)

How to get the key?

It’s easier than it seems! Just pay a small fee of 50€ in BTC to {paymentadress} and you will get your decryption key”

How does Whoopsie ransomware spread online?

Whoopsie ransomware may spread online via malicious spam emails. This is one of the most popular methods commonly used by cyber crooks in spreading cyber threats like Whoopsie ransomware. The malicious executable file named “Tree.exe” is attached into these malicious emails and when opened, will automatically launch Whoopsie ransomware into the system.

You can eliminate Whoopsie ransomware successfully by following the given removal guide below.

Step 1: Close the program window of Whoopsie ransomware. If you find it hard to do so, tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.

Step 2: Go to Processes and look for the malicious process of Whoopsie ransomware like Whoopsie.exe and other suspicious processes then right click on each one of them and select End Process or End Task to kill their processes.

Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might be related to Whoopsie ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.

Step 5: Tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.

Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below and look for Whoopsie ransomware’s malicious components such as Tree.exe, Whoopsie.exe, and other malicious files then remove them all.

  • %TEMP%
  • %APPDATA%
  • %DESKTOP%
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • C:\ProgramData\local\

Step 7: Close the File Explorer.

Make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry before you proceed to the next steps below. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use Advanced System Repair, this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.

Step 8: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.

Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by Whoopsie ransomware.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Whoopsie ransomware.

Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.

Step 12: Empty the contents of Recycle Bin.

Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies

Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if Whoopsie ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.

To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.

Right after you followed the removal guide above complete the removal process of Whoopsie ransomware using Advanced System Repair.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, https://www.fixmypcfree.com/download.php?asr in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Nowbutton.

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