News • 31 May 2017
Wannacry Fixes For Windows 7, Vista, Server And XP Are Here
The WannaCry ransomware attack made headlines a couple of weeks ago when it left many NHS IT systems unusable
The WannaCry ransomware attack made headlines a couple of weeks ago when it left many NHS IT systems unusable. Press coverage has since died down, but WannaCry is still affecting thousands of PCs and businesses worldwide.
Thankfully, we have good news. There are now free WannaCry decrypters you can try, if your systems are still affected.
Option 1 : Wannakey
Security researcher Adrien Guinet, of French data security firm Quarkslab, was first with a program called Wannakey. The program extracts WannaCry’s encryption key from system memory. You can then use it to decrypt your files without paying the $300 ransom.
Wannakey originally only worked with Windows XP, but has since been updated to support Windows XP, Windows 7 (x86 version), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.
One major caveat you should be aware of is this: Wannakey only works if you haven’t rebooted your system since it was infected.
Option 2 : Wanakiwi
Another option is wanakiwi, created by French hacker Matt Suiche shortly after wannakey came out.
Wanawiki supports the same Windows versions as wannakey, but also explicitly mentions Windows Server 2008 R2.
Need some help?
If you need some technical assistance with these WannaCry fixes, the Delta Comtech team is here for you – just contact us.