Remove VevoLocker Ransomware - Restore Encrypted Files
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This article will aid you to remove VevoLocker ransomware completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

VevoLocker is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. The VevoLocker cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files and demand 0.01 Bitcoin for their alleged restoration. The ransomware has hit some Danish web pages and the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy. Continue to read the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameVevoLocker
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on a computer system, connected to websites, and demands a ransom to be paid afterward, to allegedly restore things to normal.
SymptomsThe ransomware is known to encrypt .css., .htm, .html, .js, and .php files and preventing access to websites.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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VevoLocker Ransomware – Ways of Distribution

VevoLocker ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected.

Malware researchers believe that RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a viable way for the ransomware to gain access to a computer machine. The VevoLocker ransomware takes advantage of a few well-known vulnerabilities like Drupalgeddon2. Some malware researchers even believe that the virus might be exploiting the CVE-2018-7602 vulnerability, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Related Story: CVE-2018-7602 Highly Critical Drupal Bug Actively Exploited in the Wild

Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.

VevoLocker Ransomware – A Closer Look

VevoLocker is a virus that encrypts your files (mostly related to websites) and displays a ransom note message, with instructions inside the infected computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files. The ransom fee may vary depending on variants and what website got locked.

VevoLocker ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.

After encryption the VevoLocker virus shows a ransom message. You can see its contents from the following screenshot given down here:

The ransom note states the following:

Ooops, your website have been encrypted!

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According to Heimdal Security, the following extortion messages can appear throughout social media or via email:

  • Locked.
  • Ooops!
  • Locked by ALx
  • Website Locked!
  • HACKED BY CENTR1X
  • hacked by n00p
  • fils are descrypted

The price of the ransom sum is stated to be 0.01 BTC which amounts to around 100 US dollars at the time of writing of this article. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.

VevoLocker Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process of the VevoLocker ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. The ransomware is targeting websites mainly and some Danish webpages and the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy have already been hit by VevoLocker.

Files with the following file extensions are being encrypted by this ransomware threat:

→.css., .htm, .html, .js, and .php

If there are more file extensions that become locked by VevoLocker and become known, the extensions’ list will be duly updated.

The VevoLocker cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.

Remove VevoLocker Ransomware and Restore Encrypted Files

If your computer system got infected with the VevoLocker ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by VevoLocker and other threats.
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To remove VevoLocker follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove VevoLocker files and objects
2. Find files created by VevoLocker on your PC

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4. Try to Restore files encrypted by VevoLocker

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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