.VisionCrypt Virus File – Remove It and Restore Your Files

.VisionCrypt Virus File – Remove It and Restore Your Files

This article will help you remove the VisionCrypt virus file completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the bottom of the article.

The VisionCrypt virus is the name of ransomware which was recently discovered by malware researchers. This virus encrypts files and places the .VisionCrypt extension to all files after the encryption is finished. Afterward, a ransom note will be displayed with a design similar to that of WannaCry ransomware, with instructions about the ransom payment. Continue to read and find out what ways you could try to potentially recover some of your data.

Threat Summary

Name.VisionCrypt Virus File
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and it shows a ransom note afterward.
SymptomsThis ransomware virus will encrypt your files and place the .VisionCrypt extension on each one of them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.VisionCrypt File Virus – Ways of Delivery

The VisionCrypt virus file ransomware might spread its infection in different ways. The payload file which executes the malicious script for the cryptovirus which in turn infects your computer system, is circling around the Web. Samples of this ransomware have been found by different malware researchers. You can see the detections of security vendors for one such sample spreading inside an executable file by checking the image taken of the VirusTotal service here:

The VisionCrypt virus file ransomware might be using other ways to deliver the payload, like social media sites and file-sharing services. Freeware applications found on the Internet could be promoted as useful but also could hide the malicious script for the virus. Before opening any files after you have downloaded them, you should first scan them with a security program. Especially if they come from suspicious places, like e-mails or links. Another good idea is to check the size and signatures of such files for anything that seems out of place. You should read the ransomware preventing tips from the forum.

.VisionCrypt Virus File – Detailed Description

The VisionCrypt virus is ransomware, which is from the encrypting variety. When the VisionCrypt ransomware encrypts your files, it will put the .VisionCrypt extension to every file and display a ransom note with payment instructions.

The VisionCrypt ransomware is probably set to make new registry entries in the Windows Registry to achieve a higher level of persistence. Such entries are usually designed in a way that will start the virus automatically with every launch of the Windows Operating System, such as the example displayed below:


The ransom message is displayed inside a window that has a design similar to that of the Wana Decrypt0r 2.0 Virus. This is how it looks:

The ransom note states something along the lines of the following:

What happened to my files?
Many of your pictures, documents, databases and all other important files are no longer accessible, as they have been encrypted using AES-128 government grade encryption.
Can I recover my files?
Of course you can! But be quick, time is running out. (Refer to countdown clock)
You have two days (48 Hours) to deliver the payment. After payment, refer to the button, and email us the Payment Hash, along with your victim ID.
The payment will then be confirmed, and decryption key will be sent to you.
You will then have all your files back!

Decryption Password:

Send 25$ Worth Of Bitcoins to this Address:
Your Victim ID:

The cybercriminals want you to pay the ransom sum of 25 US dollars within a time frame of 48 hours. You should NOT under any circumstances pay or write to those criminals. Nobody can guarantee that you will get your files back to normal upon payment. Plus, in that way you will support the criminals and probably motivate them to keep making ransomware viruses.

.VisionCrypt Virus File – Encryption Process

There is no list with all file extensions that the VisionCrypt ransomware seeks to encrypt and the article will be updated if such a list is discovered. However, all files which get encrypted will receive the .VisionCrypt extension appended to them. The encryption algorithm which is used for the virus is not known.

The ransomware could encrypt files, which are from the following file types:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Database
  • Document
  • Picture

The VisionCrypt virus file could be set to erase the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows Operating System by executing the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

The execution of the above-stated command, will make the encryption process more viable, as one of the main ways for file recovery will be eliminated. Keep on reading to find out what methods you can try out to potentially restore some of your files.

Remove .VisionCrypt Virus File and Restore Files

If your computer got infected with the VisionCrypt 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.

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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