You go about your day and, suddenly, you learn that VegaLocker Ransomware has encrypted all – or, at least, most – of your personal files. Although the threat does not add a unique extension to the files it corrupts, like most other file-encryptors, the files become unreadable, and a ransom note created by the infection’s developers can be found along with these files. Unfortunately, once the data of your personal files is changed, you cannot restore it. Although third-party decryption tools exist, they are unlikely to help you in this case because the encryptor is highly complex. The attackers behind the infection want you to corner you so that they could trick you into paying money for a decryption program. First of all, no one can confirm that this program exists. Second, no one can guarantee that you would get it after paying money. Unfortunately, when personal files are in question, victims might be willing to do anything just to get them back. Regardless of what you do and what you achieve, you must delete VegaLocker Ransomware, and the tips you will find in our guide will help you remove the threat successfully.
Just like Amnesia 2 Ransomware, Rsautil Ransomware, Extractor Ransomware, and many other well-known infections, VegaLocker Ransomware was written using the Delphi language. We do not know who created this malware and if they are responsible for any other threats of this nature. There is a good chance that the developer of this ransomware is based in Russia because the ransom note is written in Russian, but that could be just a decoy. While there is little known about the distribution of this malware, we have to warn you about spam emails, remote access vulnerabilities, and malicious downloaders because this is how ransomware is spread most frequently. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is the carelessness of the victims that allow threats like VegaLocker Ransomware to slither in. Once this threat is in, you need to delete it as soon as possible but because it is clandestine and stealthy, you should not realize that. If you do not remove the threat quickly, it kills Task Manager, deletes shadow volume copies to mess with the system restore point, and also implements “temp.txt” (in %TEMP%) with vbs script to record and transmit data. It is worth mentioning that this file should eliminate itself automatically after data is transferred.
Arguably, the most important file for VegaLocker Ransomware – besides its launcher, of course – is the text file called “Your files are now encrypted.txt.” Although the name of the file is in English, the text inside is in Russian. The message inside the file informs that your personal files are encrypted and that you must email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to restore them. It is stated that instructions on how to pay for a decryption program would be send to you. The attackers also offer to contact them using BitMessage at BM-2cVK1UBcUGmSPDVMo8TN7eh7BJG9jUVrdG. Besides that, there are a few warnings. The first of them suggests that removing VegaLocker Ransomware would be a bad move. You are also discouraged from decrypting files manually or using other tools. The goal here is to make you contact the attackers and, eventually, pay the ransom. Would you get a decryptor in return? That is very unlikely.
If your files are backed up, you do not need to worry too much about the encrypted files. Remove VegaLocker Ransomware files along with the corrupted files, and, once your operating system is clean, transfer personal files onto your system from backup. If backups do not exist, you might be tempted to follow the instructions created by cyber attackers, but remember that they are doing what is best for them, and their promises to help you after you pay the ransom cannot be trusted. The only logical direction in this situation is to delete the ransomware, even if that means that you are left with no options to recover personal files. If you choose to take the risk and follow the instructions of cyber attackers, remember to be cautious! When the time to delete the infection comes, please choose your path wisely. Removing VegaLocker Ransomware manually can be difficult, and because anti-malware software can eliminate malicious files and, at the same time, reinstall protection, we suggest installing it without hesitation.