Home : File Types : WNRY File

.WNRY File Extension

File TypeWannaCry Virus Encrypted File

4.4 (5 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files

What is a WNRY file?

A file with a WNRY extension has been encrypted by WannaCry ransomware (also known as WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, and WCry), which is malware utilized by cybercriminals. It contains a file, such as an .MP4, .DOCX, .MPG, .BAK, or .PDF file, that has been renamed and encrypted by the virus. WNRY files became prevalent in 2017 and are variants of the .WCRY and .WNCRY encrypted files.

More Information

The purpose of the WannaCry virus is to take a user's files hostage then force the user to pay the cybercriminals (by way of bitcoin) to unlock his files. The virus is primarily spread via phishing spam emails designed to coax the victim into opening a malicious email attachment. Once the virus affects a user's computer it begins scrambling his files, renaming them, and encrypting them. It appends the WNRY extension onto the file extension. For example, a user's example.xlsx file becomes example.xlsx.wnry. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note informing the user of the takeover and what the user needs to do to recover his files.

NOTE: There is no program currently available to effectively restore WNRY files. If a user backed up his files he can execute a full system restore.

Open over 300 file formats with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open WNRY files

System Restore
Updated 2/8/2019

About WNRY Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.wnry suffix is and how to open it.

The WannaCry Virus Encrypted file type, file format description, and Windows programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.