Velso Ransomware Removal (+ .Velso File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove Velso Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Velso file can be recovered.

In the event that your computer has been infected by ransomware, it’s important to remain calm and not let panic get the best of you. The most terrible aspect about ransomware viruses is the fact that they rob you of access to some important files on your computer. These can be vital for your work, or could contain valuable study materials. Not to mention that the affected data may have sentimental value and simply just be irreplaceable. That’s what makes this particular malware category so conniving, triggering emotional responses from people, which in turn makes them more prone to actually pay the ransom the hackers behind the malware demand. One of the latest ransomware variants that has been encrypting files and blackmailing users for money is Velso. We have designed the below removal guide to help the victims of this virus remove it from their systems. And possibly, with its help, they may also be able to recover at least some of the files that were affected by its encryption. However, before jumping over to the instructions included below, we do recommend you read through the following information about ransomware and .Velso in particular.

.Velso File Ransomware Extension

The specifics of ransomware infections

If you had never heard about ransomware prior to the infection with Velso, you should know that this happens to be one of the most dangerous and harmful types of malware out there. In addition to that, though, ransomware functions quite differently from other malware. And therefore, it is able to bypass even most security software. The thing is that viruses like Velso actually aren’t detected as malware by antivirus programs, because encryption is not in itself a harmful process. If anything, it’s actually something beneficial to us all that we all rely on to keep our information safe, e.g. when making online purchases.

Velso Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If 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.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file 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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Velso 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 anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

But at the same time, the encryption that these malware variants use is very sophisticated and used for evil. For the most part, cracking the code that the hackers use is impossible, even for specialists in the field. That’s why victims are usually faced with the dilemma of whether to pay the ransom and trust the hackers to keep their end of the deal or try and solve the issue themselves. Of course, whether to transfer the money to the criminals behind .Velso or not is entirely up to you. However, we wouldn’t recommend opting for the ransom payment, at least not just yet. For one, there’s no guarantee that the hackers may actually send you decryption key as they promise to. In fact, practice has shown the opposite to very often be the case. Furthermore, even those who’ve received a decryption key after transferring the ransom weren’t able to make it work. There could be a mistake in the code and believe us when we say, the cyber criminals will not go through the effort to find and correct it.

Besides, sending them money will just further encourage them to continue taking advantage of unsuspecting victims this same way. Ever since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were invented, the ransomware scene has been enjoying a level of success like nothing ever seen or heard of before. And the reason for that is because cryptocurrencies, also protected by encryption, ironically, cannot be tracked by anyone. They ensure the anonymity of those both sending and receiving money, which makes the hackers almost untouchable for the authorities.

For this reason we would recommend dealing with Velso with whatever resources you can find on your own. One of them is the removal guide we have prepared for you on this page. It will show you how to locate and remove the virus, which you will still have to do anyway, if you want to prevent further harm coming to your system. And in addition, the guide will also walk you through the process of recovering the files that were encrypted from system backups. We must warn you, however, that this may not necessarily work in all instances of infection. But it won’t hurt to try. In the event that it’s not possible to retrieve copies from your system, you can also refer to the list of decryptor tools we have published on our website. We strive to update it with new releases as soon as they are made available, so even if you don’t find the one suitable for you at this moment, you can check back shortly again.

SUMMARY:

Name Velso
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by 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 Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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