How to recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack?

Posted by Juno to Home > Data Recovery Tips on May 15th, 2017

In recent days, a horrific virus named WannaCry virus has spread all over the world. It encrypts user's data and then asks for Bitcoin in exchange for decryption key. Even if you succeed in removing the infection, the data will still remain locked. To unlock the files, you have no alternative but through a decryption key which can only be obtained after paying a large sum of Bitcoin.

Most users think it's completely impossible to recover lost data attacked by WannaCry virus and give up to seek any solution, but actually that's not true.

How to recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack?

To accomplish this task, the only assisting tool you need is iBoysoft Data Recovery, a professional data recovery software that can recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack, ransomware or other virus, recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, recover lost data from deleted or lost partiton, etc.

Tutorial to recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Step 2: Choose the hard drive which you want to recover lost data from, and then click "Next" to start scanning.

Recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack

Step 3: Preview the scanning results. After that, select the lost data and click "Recover" button.

Step 4: Check to ensure you have recovered your lost data.

Aside from deleted file recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover lost data from RAW hard drive partition, RAW external hard drive, RAW SD card, RAW USB drive, formatted hard drive partition, formatted USB flash drive, formatted SD card, formatted external hard drive, inaccessible hard drive, inaccessible external hard drive, etc.

Why is it possible to recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack?

Generally speaking, most blackmail virus control files in two ways: one is encrypt the original file, the other is firstly creat a copy file and then encrypt the copy file as well as delete the original file. Under the first situation, it's almost impossible to recover lost data without a decryption key. Fortunately, under the second situation, there is still possibility to recover the deleted original file even though the encrypted copy file is unrecoverable due to the lack of decryption key. That's because the deleted original file keeps unencrypted.

After close analysis, WannaCry virus has been found to adopt the second way, which makes the data recovery possible after attacked by WannaCry virus. Actually, there is no completely valid way to recover lost data due to WannaCry virus attack. But, you still can try some solutions to get your lost data back. More or less, some of the files can be recovered.

We are here to offer you a data recovery method, you can have a try to recover lost data deleted by WannaCry virus attack.

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