Carote Virus File (.carote) - Remove and Restore Data
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Carote Virus File (.carote) – Remove and Restore Data

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What is Carote Virus? How does Carote Virus work? How to open Carote Virus files? How to remove Carote Virus and try to restore files, encrypted by it?

The Carote Virus is actually a ransomware infection, whose main idea is to make sure that you won’t be able to use your files anymore, until you pay ransom to the cyber-criminals who are behind it. The main idea of this is that your files get blocks of their data replaced with data from the encryption algorithm used by the Carote Virus. The virus then adds its own file extension and drops a ransom note file. This file’s main purpose is to get victims to pay ransom to get your files to be decrypted using the unique decryption key that is generated and held by the crooks. Read this article to learn how to remove Carote Virus from your computer and learn how to recover data encoded by it.

Threat Summary

NameCarote Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt files and then ad its custom file extension to them,
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and cannot be opened. The Carote Virus also drops a ransom note file, containing the extortionist message.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix 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.

.carote Files Virus – Update September 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP .carote ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie cracked the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.

So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free .carote decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of .carote ransomware infections.

Carote Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The primary method of distribution that is used by the Carote Virus is believed to be either via malicious web links or infection files. If by infection files. The Carote Virus may enter your computer as an e-mail attachment in an e-mail sent via various different types of convincing mail subjects. Such can pretend that you have received an invoice, receipt or a document from your bank.

Not only this, but you may also download various different types of files and objects that you believe are legitimate. They can however prove to be exactly the opposite as these files may turn out to be the virus infection file.

Once you have become infected with the Carote Virus, you may immediately notice it as your files may start to appear with the Carote Virus extension.

The first thing that happens after an infection with the Carote Virus is that the virus files are dropped in the following directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

When this happens, the Carote Virus will then begin to perform the following malicious actions on your computer:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Touch system files.
  • Modify the Run and RunOnce Windows registries.
  • Obtain system information from your computer.
  • Relay information.
  • Obtain rights as an administrator to read and write files.

Similar to other viruses just like it, the Nasom Virus, leaves the following ransom note:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-514KtsAKtH
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

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After it has becomes a reality, the Carote Virus begins scanning your computer for different files to encyrpt. Carote Virus carefully skips encrypting files in the default system directories of Windows and instead it begins to encrypt files that have the following file extensions:

“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After the files are encrypted, you cannot open them and a unique file decryption key is generated and transferred to the cyber-criminals. This makes them the only ones who can unlock your files immedaitely. Despite this being the fact, we strongly advise you not to pay any ransom for that matter, because paying means that you lay your trust in the same people who encrypted your files and this is not a good idea.

Remove Carote Virus and Try Restoring Files

To remove Carote Virus from your computer, we strongly recommend that you read the instructions underneath. They have been created with the primary purpose to help you remove the Carote Virus files and try to restore all encrypted data. For a faster and effective removal, we strongly recommend that you download and run a scan of your computer using a professional malware removal software. Such program has been made with the main idea to help you erase all traces of the Carote Virus from your machine by scanning for its files and objects. It can also protect you from future threats and intrusive software of this type.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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