Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa is a detection for hazardous type of ransomware with sole objective of locking the entire computer user’s files. The principal distribution technique for Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa is typically via spam email campaign where it is in disguise as legitimate correspondence from reputable organization. Once recipient opens the file attachment, Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa runs the attack and starts to look for important files. Subsequently, the virus encrypts the data with a complex algorithm method.

Threat Behaviour

Email purporting to be originating from reputable organization, which contains subject about Business deals, Product inquiry, Payment report, Invoice, Payment request, and similar are the usual carrier of Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa. The virus is often attached to this email and the message is about enticing recipients into opening the file.

Once user opens the attachment, the virus executes and starts to infect the computer. It drops several files under System folders and inserts registry entry to have an automatic run during Windows start-up.

The virus drops the following files:
C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\1c_buckupeer.exe
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\1c_buckupeer.exe

Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa proceeds to encryption of common files like documents, spreadsheet, images, photos, videos, and so on. Most of the time, variants from this virus group appends the encrypted files with unknown extension to distinguish that it is already infected.

How does this malware operate?

The entire community of ransomware including those that were identified as Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa have similar objective and that is to deny user’s access to their file. The attackers will make use of this beleaguered situation to extort money from victims. This will serve as payment for the decryption tool and unique keys that are needed to restore back the files to original format.

Technical Details
Virus Name Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa
Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus
Threat Type Dharma Ransomware, CrySis
Applies to Flyu, Cve, Fresh
Similar Detections Acronis : Suspicious
Ad-Aware : Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E
AhnLab-V3 : Trojan/Win32.Crysis.R213980
Antiy-AVL : Trojan/Win32.AGeneric
Arcabit : Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E
Avast : Win32:RansomX-gen
Avira : TR/Dropper.Gen
BitDefender : Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E
ClamAV : Win.Trojan.Dharma-6668198-0
Comodo : TrojWare.Win32.Crysis.D@6sd9xy
CrowdStrike Falcon : Win/malicious_confidence_100% (D)
Cybereason : Malicious.f8b350
Cylance : Unsafe
Cynet : Malicious (score: 100)
Cyren : W32/Trojan.ILHO-9216
DrWeb : Trojan.Encoder.3953
Emsisoft : Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E (B)
eScan : Trojan.Ransom.Crysis.E
ESET-NOD32 : A Variant Of Win32/Filecoder.Crysis.P
F-Secure : Trojan.TR/Dropper.Gen
FireEye : Generic.mg.ae29011f8b3506e2
Fortinet : W32/Crysis.W!tr.ransom
GData : Win32.Trojan-Ransom.VirusEncoder.A
Ikarus : Trojan-Ransom.Crysis
Kaspersky : Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crusis.to
Malwarebytes : Ransom.Crysis
McAfee : Ransom-Dharma!AE29011F8B35
Microsoft : Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa
Panda : Trj/GdSda.A
Sophos AV : Troj/Criakl-G
Symantec : Ransom.Crysis
TrendMicro : Ransom.Win32.CRYSIS.SM

How to remove Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa?

To totally remove Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa from the computer and get rid of relevant viruses and trojans, please execute the procedures as stated on this page. Make sure that you have completely scanned the system with the suggested malware removal tools and virus scanners.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted computer security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of computer virus like Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa malware, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the computer virus and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Start Windows in Safe Mode With Networking

The method of running Windows in Safe Mode before running a virus scan is effective in getting rid of Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa. This process can prevent most viruses and malware from loading, making it easier to detect and remove them.

1. On the Windows Search bar, please type msconfig.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

2. Select and open System Configutation on the list of found results.

3. Once you are in the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab.

Screenshot of Msconfig Win 11

4. Under the Boot Options area, please check Safe Boot so that it starts in Safe Mode after restarting.

5. Next, select Network. This will allow Windows to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

6. Lastly, click on Apply and OK to save the changes.

7. Please restart Windows.

Do not forget to restore the normal boot process of Windows after running the virus scan. Simply repeat the method above, and this time, uncheck the Safe Boot option to run Windows normally.

Step 3 : Run Sophos Home Virus Scanner

To remove Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware; it is also effective in discovering harmful files associated to Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa, as well as associated malware and viruses.

After executing the above instructions, Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa should have been completely removed from the computer. If there are still signs of infection or the computer is displaying unusual behaviors, please continue with the remaining procedures.

Another alternative for Windows 10/11 users is to scan the computer with Microsoft Defender Offline. This will run a virus scan in the recovery environment.

Step 4 : Double Check with Windows Security Apps

Microsoft Windows has a built-in security application that you can use to double-check if your computer is still infected with Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa. For Windows 10/11 users, please run Windows Security.

Windows 10 / 11 Instructions:

Windows Security is a free tool that was built to help you remove Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa, viruses, and other malicious items from Windows 10/11 systems. Follow these procedures to scan your computer with the tool:

1. Tap or click the Search charm and search for Windows Security

2. Click Open to run the program.

Screenshot of Win 11 Search

3. On the Dashboard, click Virus and threat protection from the sidebar.

Screenshot of Win 11 Virus Protection

4. On the right panel, click on Scan Options to see different levels of checking the computer.

5. Next, please select Full Scan button.

Screenshot of Full Scan Win 11

6. Lastly, click on the Scan now button to start scanning for the presence of Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa. The process may take a while to complete.

7. After the scan, Delete/Quarantine identified threats, whether they were relevant to Ransom:Win32/Wadhrama!hoa or not. You may now restart Windows to complete the virus removal process.

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, you can scan the computer for free with the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT 64-Bit). It is a stand-alone virus scanner tool that targets prevalent malware groups.

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