.wnx file extension virus is an infectious file encrypting virus that comes under the categories of ransomware family. It has been designed by the cyber criminals with the sole motive to earn huge money by cheating innocent users illegally. The main purpose of this threat is to infect all the versions of the Windows operating system like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Vista and the most recent version Windows 10. It locks all the files stored on the hard disk including Word, excel, powerpoint, image, audios, videos, documents, and database etc with a strong encryption algorithm to locks the files. It uses the combination of AES and RSA encrypting Algorithm to locks the files and appends .loptr File Extension to the end of every locked file name. Just after successfully encryption, it displays a ransom note on the desktop is written in the .html and .txt file format. In this ransom note, hackers stated that ‘your all files are encrypted and you have to buy a decryption key in order to unlock the files.
According to the Security experts, the users should not deal with the hackers with panic and never try to buy decryption key from the hacker. As there is no any guarantee to unlock all the files with the given decryption key even worst they may steal your financial and confidential information such as online banking details, credit card details, email contacts, passwords, phone number, IP address, and much other sensitive information for their evil use. This perilous threat also has the ability to disables the system security and privacy as well as inactivates the system files and Windows registry entry. it can also block the antivirus, firewall and internet security of the system. Additionally, it can open a backdoor to invites most dangerous online infection onto the system. So it is better to remove .wnx file extension virus as soon as possible to keep your system safe and clean against future infection.