.dotmap Ransomware – How to Remove It (+ Restore Files)

.dotmap Ransomware – How to Remove It

What is .dotmap ransomware? What are .dotmap files? How to remove .dotmap ransomware? How to try and restore .dotmap files?

The .dotmap ransomware virus is the type of ransomware, whose primary goal is to attack your computer and encrypt your files, so that you can no longer open them. The ransomware’s main purpose is to get users to pay ransom in order to get the files back, which is not reccomended. If your computer has been infected by this .dotmap ransomware virus, then we strongly recommend that you read this article.

Threat Summary

Name .dotmap Ransomware
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Aims to encrypt the files on your computer and extort you into paying ransom to be able to open them again.
Symptoms Files are encrypted, having the .dotmap file extension. A ransom note could appear.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Data Recovery Tool Windows 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.

.dotmap Files Virus – Update May 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP .dotmap 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 .dotmap 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 .dotmap ransomware infections.

.dotmap Ransomware – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main method via which you could have gotten infected by the .dotmap ransomware is to possibly be added on the computers of victims as a result of being downloaded from a website, where the file could have pretended to be a legitimate file, such as:

  • Setup.
  • Software activator.
  • Portable version of a program.
  • Key generator.
  • Patch.
  • Crackfix.

Another way via which you could have possibly gotten the .dotmap ransomware virus is likely by downloading it from an e-mail the criminals behind the virus might have sent you. Such e-mails often make it seem that the sent files are important documents, like invoices, receipts or other similar files of this type.

When the .docmap virus infects your computer, the ransomware may immediately being performing the following malicious activites:

  • Modify your registries.
  • Create mutexes.
  • Obtain system information from your computer.
  • Make sure that it has not infected your PC before.
  • Obtain read & write administrator rights.

Then, the virus may begin to encrypt files. The encryption may be conducted via the AES-256 encryption algorithm. The encrypted files may be of the following file types:

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Archives.
  • Virtual drive files.
  • Database type of files.
  • Other often used file types.

After encryption, the .dotmap ransomware may set the following file extensions to the encrypted files:

The interesting thing is that the ransomware virus skips encrypting files in important Windows folders, so that you can still use your computer to pay the ransom. Paying is not reccomended, because you cannot trust the cyber-criminals to restore your files and by paying there is no guarantee to get your files back.

Remove .dotmap Ransomware and Try Restoring Files

In order to remove this ransomware from your computer, we recommend that you follow the removal steps underneath. They have been created with the main idea to assist you in removing this ransomware either manually or automatically from your computer. If manual removal (steps 1 and 2) does not seem to help much, then we strongly suggest that you remove the .dotmap ransomware automatically by scanning your computer, using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will guarantee that all virus files are removed from your computer.

The .dotmap ransomware virus is the type of malware that can encrypt your files beyond recovery, unless there is a decryptor. Usually decryptors get released eventually, so in the meantime we advise you to backup your files and try our alternative methods for file recovery In the “Try to restore” step underneath.


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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  1. AvatarNabilalhussiun

    Then sir how to restore files is spyhunter is able to restore files

  2. AvatarHallder Hans Ramos Martel

    Hola Ventsislav Krastev, me podrias ayudar, mi maquina se infecto con el ransomware .DOOTMAP, te lo imploro porque necesito alguna informacion de esa pc

  3. AvatarRichard Naces

    I installed and buy a lisenced spyhunter… it did kill all the viruses but sad to say IT WILL NOT RESTORE DOTMAP INFECTED FILES for NOW…

    1. AvatarMilena Dimitrova

      Hi Richard,

      SpyHunter is an anti-malware program and not a decrypter. However, the .dotmap ransomware is partially decryptable, you can use this article https://sensorstechforum.com/decrypt-files-stop-ransomware/ to try and restore your files. Let us know if you have any questions!

  4. AvatarYeyo

    j’ai été infecté par un virus dont j’ignore le nom véritable (Ransomware (.dotmap)). Mes fichiers ont été chiffrés (documents, films, images, pdf, enfin tout le disque dur externe). j’ai mis fin a l’activité du virus mais les fichiers restent chiffrés
    1 – Comment faire pour dechiffrés ces fichiers ?
    STOPdecryptor ne parvient pas a les déchiffrés
    le site web de Kaspersky offre une liste de déchiffreur mais hélas ne tiens pas en compte le (.dotmap)
    comment faire ????
    Besoin d’aide……

    1. AvatarMilena Dimitrova

      Désolé d’entendre parler de votre infection. Pouvez-vous s’il vous plaît utiliser notre support de chat ici: https://sensorstechforum.com/spyhunter-download-and-install-instructions/?nr=1
      Nos experts pourront peut-être vous aider.

  5. Avatarjosef

    please help me I need to decrypt my .dotmap files please!
    Decrypted 16 files!
    Skipped 5305 files.

    how to decrypt all files back?


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