Velso Ransomware is a serious malicious application that usually slithers onto unprotected computers. It is one of those threats that are used for money extortion, so it will mercilessly lock files on your computer if it ever enters your system. It is not one of those sophisticated malicious applications that make a bunch of modifications in the system registry, but it does not mean that it is milder if compared to more sophisticated ransomware infections. As research conducted by specialists at 411-spyware.com has shown, it also encrypts pictures, documents, videos, movies, and all other valuable files. It even locks two popular browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, meaning that you could no longer use them after its successful infiltration. Luckily, this malicious application does not encrypt any files used by the Windows OS, which means that you could use your computer normally after its successful entrance. You could not unlock your personal files by removing this ransomware infection from your system, but you still need to delete this infection from your computer ASAP because you might click on the malicious file that launches it again and find all new files encrypted. We will help you to delete this nasty infection from the system, so continue reading this article.
Velso Ransomware is a new threat, so it has not affected a lot of computers. Consequently, it is still hard to make conclusions about distribution methods used to spread it. Of course, there is no doubt that users do not install this infection voluntarily on their computers. According to experienced researchers, it is very likely that this threat will be actively spread via spam emails as an attachment, so do not go anywhere near spam emails, especially if they have attachments. It should be noted that ransomware infections are often masqueraded as important documents, so they usually do not look harmful at all. Our security specialists say that users should also be careful with free applications they download from P2P websites because they might download harmful malware by mistake. It is not always very easy to recognize malicious software and prevent it from entering the system. Because of this, all users, no matter if they are experienced or not, should have security software enabled on their computers, experts say.
It will not take long for you to realize that Velso Ransomware is already inside your system if it ever finds a way to show up on your computer without permission because you will discover a bunch of encrypted files almost immediately. All files it affects get the .velso extension appended and, needless to say, you could no longer open any of them. Once this threat infiltrates your computer and locks your files, it will also drop get_my_files.txt to all affected folders. This file contains only one sentence: “Hello. If you want to return files, write me to e-mail MerlinVelso@protonmail.com.” Even though you are not told that you will need to pay a ransom to get your files back, we can assure you that nobody is going to unlock them for you for free, so we see no reason why you should bother contacting cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection. Yes, we are strictly against sending money to crooks because a) there are no guarantees that they will unlock encrypted data after receiving money and b) money they receive from users will encourage them to develop and start spreading new infections. There is not much you can do to decrypt files affected by Velso Ransomware for free because a free decryptor does not exist. You have a chance to restore them only if you have a backup of these files. Before you restore your files, erase the ransomware infection from your system fully.
Velso Ransomware needs to be removed from the system right away even if this does not mean that your files will be unlocked. Luckily, you will only need to remove the .txt file it drops to all affected directories and recently downloaded suspicious files. Below-provided instructions should help you to eliminate it more easily, but if you do not find them very helpful, you can clean your system using an automated malware remover – you can download it from the web but do not forget that there are many untrustworthy scanners available too.