This page aims to help you remove Vesrato for free. Our instructions also cover how any Vesrato file can be recovered. Ransomware viruses have been around for some time, but it wasn't until the last few years that this malware category gained some serious momentum. Millions of new and sophisticated versions of Ransomware are getting published each year, and the numbers keep growing exponentially.\u00a0One of the latest versions is Vesrato, and we\u2019ve received quite a few reports from our readers about it. Just like most other Ransomware viruses out there, Vesrato secretly encrypts the files stored on the infected computer, and then places a ransom-demanding message, telling the user that the only way they could get their data restored is through the payment of a ransom.\u00a0The attack of such malware is an extremely uncomfortable experience, where your most valuable information is kept hostage, and you cannot open or use it unless you pay money to some anonymous hackers. So should you do in the event of such an infection with Ransomware? The .Vesrato virus\u00a0 The .Vesrato virus is a strain of the Stop Ransomware primarily targeting users in North America and Indonesia. The .Vesrato virus displays the following Ransom Note to victims: One of the most essential things is to remove the malware, and with the help of our detailed removal guide below, we can show you exactly how to do that. There are also some steps to restore your files from system backups, which you will find in a special file-recovery section. But please, take a few minutes to first read the information in the next lines before starting the removal process.\u00a0 Ransomware is considered one of the most harmful and dangerous types of viruses in existence, and there are a number of important reasons for that. One of them is the fact that those viruses happen to be incredibly hard to detect once they sneak into your system. Unfortunately, most antivirus programs do nothing to stop this type of malware because of the encryption processes that is being used. Here, it is important to mention that the encryption is not a damaging method, and it effectively serves as a means of protecting important data from people parties who aren't authorized to access it. We're using encryption daily to protect our financial details, and other sensitive digital information. Yet, people with malicious intentions have found a way to use it for blackmailing purposes, by secretly locking down the users' information, and by extorting money from them in exchange for the liberation of the encrypted data. The .Vesrato file encryption\u00a0 If you see . Vesrato files as in the picture below and they have fully taken over your folders, then the encryption process has been completed. If you see a .Vesrato file but not all of the files have the extension, immediately shut down your computer and enter in safe mode.\u00a0 Users may have the ability to stop this blackmailing scheme, though. What one can do to counter any of the most dangerous Ransomware types out there is to first refuse to pay the requested ransom. For one, there is no assurance that you will be given access to your information regardless of how strictly you may comply with the ransom demands. The hackers behind Vesrato or Nasoh may not send you a key for decryption or they may ask you for more money after the initial payment. This is often the case for many victims out there. Secondly, even if you obtain a decryption key, this does not necessarily mean that you will decrypt your information effectively. The key may not work, and also you'd still have the malware present in your computer on your hands. This is the reason why we\u00a0typically\u00a0suggest that our readers to\u00a0focus on the removal of Vesrato,\u00a0as\u00a0this\u00a0will prevent further\u00a0harm.\u00a0As far as your files are concerned,\u00a0you could use file backups if you have any, or give a try to the file-recovery methods shown in the guide, as potential alternative means of restoring your files. SUMMARY: Name Vesrato Type Ransomware Danger Level High\u00a0(Ransomware is\u00a0by far the worst threat you can encounter) Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up. Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages. Data Recovery Tool Detection Tool Vesrato Virus Removal Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Go in\u00a0Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer. \tPlease note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.\u00a0Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus's Name.\u00a0 Search for the ransomware\u00a0\u00a0in your registries and delete\u00a0the entries. Be extremely careful - \u00a0you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware. Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field: \t%AppData% \t%LocalAppData% \t%ProgramData% \t%WinDir% \t%Temp% Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added.\u00a0Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble! \u00a0 How to Decrypt Vesrato files We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here. If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!