.grovat Files Virus - How to Remove It + Decrypt Files
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.grovat Files Virus – How to Remove It + Decrypt Files

remove grovat files virus ransomware guide

What is .grovat Files Virus? How to remove it from infected PC? Can files encrypted by this ransomware be recovered?

When you see the extension .grovat at the end of files’ names it means that STOP ransomware is running on your system. Ransomware is a computer virus that plagues essential system settings in the interest of reaching target files and encrypting their code. Following encryption, it leaves all corrupted files inaccessible. Then it displays a ransom message that demands ransom payment in cryptocurrency in exchange for a decryption tool.

Threat Summary

Name.grovat Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts files on your computer machine and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.
SymptomsYour important files are locked and renamed with .grovat extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.grovat Files Virus – Update April 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP .grovat ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie cracked the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter. You can download it via the .grovat decryption tool link. Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of .grovat ransomware infections.

.grovat Files Virus – How Does It Infect and What Does It Do?

The so-called .grovat files virus is yet another strain of STOP ransomware discovered by security researchers. It has recently been released in active attack campaigns. These campaigns could be realized with the help of several common spread techniques among which are malspam, malvertising, freeware packages, and corruption of web pages. The one that hackers prefer the most is believed to be malspam. With the help of massive email spam campaigns, they attempt to deliver the ransomware payload on users’ devices. To conceal the presence of their malicious code, they usually set the emails to pose as representatives of legitimate institutions. As of the malicious code, it could appear in the form of a file attachment or a URL address.

When this payload file is started on your machine, it triggers a long sequence of malicious activities. By doing this the .gorvat ransomware becomes able то misuse the functionalities of legitimate system processes and this way prevent being detected by currently active security measures. In this course of action, the threat passes through several attack stages including data encryption.

In fact, the main goal of .grovat files virus is to trick you into transferring hackers a ransom fee in cryptocurrency. In order to complete it, the ransomware scans all drives for valuable files of yours and transforms their code. The encryption process is supported by two strong cipher algorithms – AES and RSA. Once encoded the files are renamed with the extension .gorvat. At the same time, access to their information is restricted. Encrypted by STOP .grovat ransomware might be your:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The extortion stage occurs soon after the data encryption is done. During this stage, .grovat files virus drops the file _open_.txt on your desktop and then loads it on the screen. When this happens you could read the following message:

ATTENTION!
Don’t worry my friend, 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:
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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.
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Under no circumstances, you should pay cybercriminals the demanded ransom fee as this action does not guarantee the recovery of your .grovat files. Since the code of their threat may be full of bugs, their decrypter may not be working properly.

Furthermore, previous versions of STOP ransomware have been cracked by security researchers. Hopefully, they will soon manage to decode this STOP variant too. So keep up with our article to learn how to cope with this ransomware in a secure manner. And as soon as there is news on a .grovat decryption tool we will update this article with all the fresh details.

Remove .grovat Files Virus and Attempt to Restore Data

The so-called .grovat files virus is a threat with highly complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, in the guide, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by STOP .grovat ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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