What is .vvv file extension and TeslaCrypt mechanism

If you had read our previous posts there are similar Trojan and Ransomware viruses whose only purpose is to lock important files and documents. The .vvv extension is widespread virus all over the world. It’s only target is to lock files , but mostly common document extensions – like Word(.doc),Excel(.xls) and other office programs . How do you find out that you were infected with that kind of Trojan virus – easily . The virus locks your files adding the extension .vvv after the extension of the file and you can’t open it. The virus creates executable files or HTML files in almost every folder of your computer to redirect you to site in which you can download decrypting program. Don’t foolish yourself if you see messages sort of – “Download this decryptor or application” , “Try to unlock/decrypt your files here” etc. This is fake . The idea of crypting your files is to get money from you,cause authors of this kind of harmful software knows that people have substantial information and they will do anything to get it back . Out of your browser may pop-up messages with “Pay to unlock” or to pay with bitcoins . You should never trust this type of messages no matter what. There is no guarantee that you will pay the money and get your files back .

Let’s find out details about .vvv file extension . This extension (.vvv) or (.ccc) are extensions of files crypted with TeslaCrypt. What is TeslaCrypt ? – TeslaCrypt is ransomware and wherever you get infected with it , it searches for many file extensions (over 100). Often this virus is crypting office related files . The type of encryption is RSA-2048 algorithm. Newest version of this Ransomware  affects gamers family .The virus detects files from saved games or Steam keys .You must know that this is very well targeted harmful programs , whose purpose is to make money of your priceless files. If you would like to know how did you get infected with this little monster – read the next paragraph.

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How did i get infected with .vvv ransomware?

There are many ways of infecting with that devastating virus. If your internet browsing is not safe . What that does means ? – It means that if you are opening or visiting unprotected or untrusted sites, there is way bigger chance to contaminate with that kind of virus.There are many hacked sites that contains some attachments or they will redirect you to other malicious sites. Most common way of infecting with that crappy virus is via opening e-mails from unknown sources . There are very tricky hackers that introduce themselves as known company in your country or forgotten friend of yours. You should aware of these like messages , of course if you are sure about the author of the e-mail . And the tricky part is to open a files that is attached to this e-mail. When you open this file the virus is succesful installed on your computer,and after that you are searching cure for this and that’s why you are here . We will give you a guide to try yourself eliminating this threat.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

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How to remove .vvv extension

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall any suspicious software.
  3. Use any type of anti malware software to remove .vvv.
  4. Decrypt .vvv files
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing TeslaCrypt manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

Step by step how to remove “.vvv extension”

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.