.Vpsh is a Ransomware virus for Windows that denies its victims access to their data. .Vpsh uses a sophisticated encryption algorithm through which it locks the targeted files and keeps them unavailable until a ransom is paid by the victims.
This harmful computer threat has the potential to cause loss of many gigabytes of highly important data, especially if it attacks users who don’t regularly back up their most important files. Since Ransomware viruses as a whole are quite different from other, more conventional forms of malware, while at the same time being one of the most widespread forms of computer threats, being well acquainted with their abilities and characteristics is very important.
The first thing that many users may be confused about is the damage caused by this malware. The goal of infections like .Vpsh is to lock up the files of its victims and then force the users to pay money to the hackers in return for a unique decryption key that is different for each computer and that is supposedly the only thing that can set the files free. However, as far as the health and safety of the computer itself are concerned, most Ransomware infections do not possess the ability to damage the system. Because of this, users who don’t store sensitive or overly important files on their computers, or ones who regularly back up their data aren’t that threatened by potential Ransomware infections because they won’t have to be worried about the ransom payment.
The .Vpsh virus
The .Vpsh virus is a new and highly-problematic file-targeting form of malware that can block all data on your computer. The .Vpsh virus belongs to the widespread Ransomware virus family and it typically spreads with the help of assisting Trojan horse viruses functioning as backdoors.
The fact that this Ransomware could be distributed in this way is important because it means that if you have been infected by .Vpsh, there could also be a second piece of malware in your computer (a backdoor Trojan). Unlike Ransomware, Trojan horse threats can be used in all sorts of ways and they oftentimes have system-damaging abilities. Therefore, it is crucial that you scan your computer if there’s Ransomware in it, to see if there aren’t any additional hidden threats you don’t know about yet.
The .Vpsh file encryption
The .Vpsh file encryption is the method that this virus employs while locking up your files. The .Vpsh file encryption cannot be removed from the locked files through regular means – a special key must be used to unlock the encrypted data.
Paying for this key to the hackers, however, is not something we’d advise you to do because the hackers may still refuse to give you the key even after you pay them. Instead, we recommend that you complete the removal guide from below and maybe use the tool linked there to remove the Ransomware and any other threats that may be hiding in your computer. Afterwards, you can go to the second part of the guide, where you will find some alternative suggestions on file recovery that may help you bring back at least some of your inaccessible files.
Remove .Vpsh Ransomware
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.