This article will aid you to remove ViiperWare ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end.
ViiperWare is the name of a ransomware cryptovirus. The ransomware is a variant of HiddenTear and is written to append the extension .viiper to all encrypted files. The ViiperWare virus might still be in development, but it will encrypt files on your computer machine if it gets infected with it. Continue to read below and see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .viiper to them after it finishes its encryption process.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by ViiperWare |
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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.|
ViiperWare Ransomware – Infection
ViiperWare ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. 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. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right here:
ViiperWare ransomware 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. 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 found in our forums.
ViiperWare Ransomware – Details
ViiperWare is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to get them decrypted. Malware researchers have discovered that it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source project and that it might still be in development, but it encrypts.
ViiperWare ransomware might 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.
That ransom note window can be viewed from the below screenshot:
It reads the following:
ViiperWare – Ransomware
1.) What happened to my Files?
a. Your Files has been encrypted, what means you’re not able to use them anymore until you decrypt them.
2.) Can I recover my Files?
b. Yes of course you can recover them. It’s pretty easy to do that but of course it’s not free. Just Pay the Price wich is shown below and you will recive your Decryption Key after we recieved the Payment!
3.) How I got infected with this?
c. Probably you tried to Download something Illegal from the Internet or you got scammed by someone. You should …
Pay the Price
The note of the ViiperWare ransomware states that your files are encrypted. The ransom payment for potentially unlocking your files is 20 euros. However, even if it was, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or get involved with other criminal activities.
ViiperWare Ransomware – Encryption
As ViiperWare ransomware is a HiddenTear variant it could seek to encrypt files with these extensions:
→.txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .gif, .jpg, .png, .db, .csv, .sql, .mdb.sln.php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .frm, .myd, .myi, .dbf, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .rm, .wmv, .m4a, .mpa, .wav, .sav, .gam, .log, .ged, .msg, .myo, .tax, .ynab, .ifx, .ofx, .qfx, .qif, .qdf, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tax2015, .box, .ncf, .nsf, .ntf, .lwp
Every single file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to it, which is .viiper. The encryption algorithm which is implemented is probably AES since it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source ransomware project.
The ViiperWare 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
If the command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process even more efficient as it will eliminate one of the possible ways for restoring your data. If your computer machine was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your data.
Remove ViiperWare Ransomware and Restore .viiper Files
If your computer got infected with the ViiperWare 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.