Rote File Virus (.rote Extension) - Removal Recovery (Update Jan. 2020)

Rote File Virus (.rote Extension) – Removal and Recovery Guide


Rote virus removal guide and instructions. What is Rote virus? How to remove Rote virus from your system? Is the recovery of Rote virus files possible?

Rote Ransomware

Rote Ransomware is a serious threat and should not be taken lightly, even though there is a decryption software that is being worked on and many of its past variants have been successfully decrypted. With that said, Rote Ransomware is the newest variant of the threat and might not be decrypted within months to come. If you need more information on this threat continue reading this post as all details of the Rote Ransomware virus will be discussed below.

Rote Virus

Rote virus or otherwise known as .rote file virus is ransomware based on the code of STOP ransomware. It encrypts files by appending the .rote extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the .rote extension as a secondary one. Another extension will be added before it that is generated on a random principle. The Rote ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data.

.rote File Extension

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .rote Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .rote extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like .rote. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

Threat Summary

NameRote Virus
File Extension.rote
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the extension .rote to them making them inaccessible. Ransom fee demanded.
Ransom Demanding Note_readme.txt
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar 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.

Rote Ransomware

Rote Files Virus could spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet. The cryptovirus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

As a strain of STOP ransomware which is the top ransomware threat in the past few months, the Rote virus is an infection that modifies integral system settings in order to infect said system and achieve persistence.

The so-called .rote Files Virus is a cryptovirus that encrypts your files and shows a window with instructions on your computer screen. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files. The Rote Virus is proven to be a variant of the STOP ransomware family as malware researchers have found a lot of similarities in their code. Rote Files ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and interfere with processes in Windows.

After encryption the .rote Files virus will place a ransom note message inside files scattered across your computer. You can see the message in the file _readme.txt.

The ransom message inside the text file, states the following:


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:
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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

Your personal ID:

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your .rote files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that.

The extortionists have set the ransomware to encrypt all files with the .rote extension. All types of files such as documents, archives, backups, video, audio, pictures and even banking data can be encrypted by the Rote virus variant of STOP ransomware.

The ransomware 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

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove Rote File Virus

Rote Ransomware Removal

If your computer got infected with the .rote File 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.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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  1. AvatarSteve and Jennifer

    Hello, we have our family photos encoded by this thing. We read a lot on other forums and your articles and from what I understand there are online and offline keys and the online are hard to recover, is that so? Then, for the .rote virus infection are the files recoverable?

  2. Tsetso MihailovTsetso Mihailov (Post author)

    @Steve and Jennifer
    Unfortunately, the .rote variant of STOP ransomware is not recoverable (decryptable) yet. This is the latest iteration of the ransomware and it will take months if the virus is to be recovered.

    Keep checking the article, as if there is such an update, we at SensorsTech will keep you posted.

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