This article will help you remove V8Locker virus ransomware successfully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions below carefully.
V8Locker is a new ransomware virus that employs both AES and RSA ciphers and targets the most popular user files. Once encrypted, they receive the following extension !email@example.com__.v8.
|Short Description||V8Locker virus encrypts files using both AES and RSA ciphers.|
|Symptoms||Changes file extension of encrypted files to !firstname.lastname@example.org__.v8. Changes wallpaper to one with ransom instructions that have ransom e-mail.|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Data Recovery Pro by ParetoLogic Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
V8Locker Virus – Distribution
Typically, ransomware viruses are spread out via spam email campaigns, social media and compromised URLs. V8Locker is no different. It can easily sneak into your computer once you open an infected attachment. The attachment in most such emails usually contains a Microsoft Word file containing a macro that will download the malware. Once executed, your computer becomes infected with V8Locker ransomware.
V8Locker Virus – Detailed Description
V8Locker virus uses the complex combination of AES and RSA encryption methods. As much as this encoding technique is complex, it’s quite profitable for cyber criminals as well because it makes it nearly impossible to decrypt the files without a personally generated decryption key.
At the moment, V8Locker virus is under an active investigation and we don’t have details on its impact. However, we do know that once it downloads onto the victim’s computer, it encrypts the most used files and adds the !email@example.com__.v8 extension.
Once the files are encrypted, the victim will see a ransom note stating the following:
What happened to your files ?
All of your files were protected by a strong encryption with RSA-2048. More information about the encryption keys using RSA-2048 can be found here:
What does this mean?
This means that the structure and data within your files have
been irrevocably changed, you will not be able to work with
them, read them or see them, it is the same thing as losing
them forever, but with our help, you can restore them.
Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remove V8Locker Virus from Your Computer and Try to Restore Encrypted Files
It’s clear enough that the creators of V8Locker virus require you to pay a ransom in order to send you a decryption key for your files. However, paying the ransom only fosters cyber crime. After all, cyber criminals have started creating and spreading out crypto-viruses so massively in the last two years exactly because victims do pay the requested ransoms. Keep in mind that paying the ransom does not even guarantee that you’ll get your files back.
What should you do then?
The alternative to paying the ransom is to remove the virus and try to restore some of your files with a file recovery tool. And do not forget to backup your files next time as this is prevention is the best solution against crypto-viruses.
Manually delete V8Locker from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the V8Locker threat: Manual removal of V8Locker requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.