Dalle file virus is a new ransomware virus. Like other ransomware, it’s basically a malicious program that gets on your system and runs. It locks up your personal files and changes their extensions to .dalle file extension. Read below a brief summary of information related to this ransomware and how to restore or decrypt .dalle files for free.
Dalle file virus will prevent you from viewing your files. It forces you to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to get your files back. The files that will be encrypted include the following file extensions:
.xlk, .map, .sie, .xmind, .nrw, .ztmp, .wp7, .cfr, .mdb, .upk, .xf, .syncdb, .wps, .ai, .ybk, .jpeg, .orf, .wps, .ws, .doc, .hkdb, .wma, .xlsx, .sidd, .bc7, .vfs0, .docm, .sidn, .vpp_pc, .t12, .wbk, .wot, .xyp, .z3d, .mlx, .iwi, .wbd, .wbc, .xbplate, .wp5, .bsa, .cer, .wpa, .wmf, .wpt, .m4a, .dwg, .lbf, .hvpl, .docx, .wmo, .wgz, .bik, .asset, .dxg, .wn, .ods, .pkpass, .dng, .lvl, .big, .zi, .vcf, .mddata, .lrf, .mp4, .zip, .itdb, .xar, .odm, .1, .svg, .xlsm, .sb, .rofl, .xxx, .wmv, .xlsm, .ppt, .bar, .arw, .itl, .xld, .ff, .pak, .x3d, .1st, .odb, .odc, .fos, .pef, .7z, .flv, .mrwref, .apk, .rar, .zdb, .hkx, .t13, .odt, .3dm, .wsh, .webp, .wcf, .zabw, .sav, .dmp, .wpl, .wpd, .kdb, .zdc, .gho, .cdr, .ncf, .m2, .accdb, .y, .png, .mef, .xmmap, .pem, .wri, .dazip, .xx, .wotreplay, .arch00, .psd, .srw, .erf, .kdc, .desc, .xy3, .wdb, .iwd, .ysp, .kf, .txt, .esm, .webdoc, .zif, .snx, .w3x, .rtf, .xlgc, .db0, .rw2, .p12, .mcmeta, .wav, .p7c, .menu, .dcr, .vpk, .sql, .rgss3a, .xyw, .sid, .pfx, .wb2, .xls, .re4, .wp, .epk, .2bp, .xml, .hplg, .slm, .pptm, .ntl, .gdb, .blob, .xpm, .tor, .zw, .p7b, .eps, .x, .wp6, .pst, .z, .tax, .layout, .wdp, .r3d, .ptx, .m3u, .der, .icxs, .0, .x3f, .jpe, .xdb, .mdbackup, .mov, .wire, .xll, .wpd, .rim, .bkp, .wmd, .ltx, .3ds, .pdf, .litemod, .vdf, .jpg, .sis, .ibank, .xbdoc, .xlsx, .x3f, .xlsb, .wpg, .vtf, .yal, .qic, .sum, .wp4, .xls, .bc6, .odp, .cas, .xdl, .wbz, .bkf, .forge, .wm, wallet, .fpk, .rwl, .d3dbsp, .qdf, .wbmp, .3fr, .wsc, .dba, .fsh, .pptx, .crw, .crt, .wpb, .itm, .wmv, .css, .csv, .yml, .mpqge, .psk, .bay, .wma, .indd, .raf, .wbm, .js, .rb, .mdf, .dbf, .py, .cr2, .wsd, .pdd, .wpe, .zip, .xwp
Having finished encryption the crypto virus creates a ransom note named ‘_readme.txt’. This file contain instructions that informs the victims that their personal files are encrypted with a stronger encryption algorithm and demands a ransom payment for bringing the data back to its state at the time of the encryption.
ATTENTION! Don't worry, you can return all your files! All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key. The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you. This software will decrypt all your encrypted files. What guarantees you have? You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free. But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information. You can get and look video overview decrypt tool: https://we.tl/t-i9Z5mq0D52 Price of private key and decrypt software is $980. Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490. Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment. Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours. To get this software you need write on our e-mail: email@example.com Reserve e-mail address to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Telegram account: @datarestore Your personal ID:
|Type||Filecoder, Crypto virus, Crypto malware, File locker, Ransomware|
|Encrypted files extension||.dalle|
|Contactemail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @datarestore|
|Ransom amount||$980, $490 in Bitcoins|
|Detection Names||Win32:Malware-gen (Avast, AVG), TR/AD.InstaBot.FA (Avira), A Variant Of Win32/Kryptik.GUEY (ESET-NOD32), Trojan.MalPack.GS (Malwarebytes), UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic (Kaspersky), Trojan:Win32/Gedese.YA!MTB (Microsoft)|
|Symptoms||Photos, documents and music won’t open. Your files now have new extensions that end with something like .locked, .crypted or .cryptor. Your file directories contain a ‘ransom note’ file that is usually a .html, .jpg or .txt file. Ransom note in a pop-up window with cybercriminal’s ransom demand and instructions.|
|Distribution methods||Malicious e-mail spam. Malicious downloads that happen without a user’s knowledge when they visit a compromised website. Social media posts (they can be used to trick users to download malware with a built-in ransomware downloader or click a malicious link). USB stick and other removable media.|
|Removal||Dalle ransomware removal guide|
|Decryption||Dalle Decryption steps|
Use our steps below to detect and remove Dalle ransomware virus from your personal computer as well as recover (decrypt) encrypted personal files for free.
- How to remove Dalle file virus
- How to decrypt .dalle files
- Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt .dalle files
- How to restore .dalle files
- How to protect your machine from Dalle ransomware virus?
- To sum up
How to remove Dalle file virus
Manual removal does not always allow to completely remove the Dalle file virus, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of ransomware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely remove crypto malware off your computer. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the ransomware. The optimum method would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.
Run Zemana Free to remove .Dalle file virus
You can remove Dalle file virus automatically with a help of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). We suggest this malware removal tool because it may easily remove crypto malware, trojans, adware and worms with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware from the following link.
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When downloading is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the image below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your PC system.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the Dalle file virus, other malicious software, worms and trojans. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan is finished, Zemana Free will show you the results. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove Dalle file virus related files, folders and registry keys and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
How to remove Dalle file virus with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
Manual .Dalle file virus removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the crypto malware can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware that are completely clean your computer of crypto virus. Moreover, this free program will allow you to remove malware, PUPs, adware software and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
First, visit the page linked below, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of MalwareBytes.
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Once the download is done, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the Dalle ransomware related files, folders and registry keys. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When that process is finished, MalwareBytes will prepare a list of unwanted applications and ransomware. In order to remove all items, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove Dalle virus related files, folders and registry keys. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to get rid of adware, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
Remove Dalle file virus with KVRT
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana anti-malware cannot remove Dalle file virus, then we advises to run the KVRT. KVRT is a free removal tool for ransomware, trojans, worms, spyware and other malicious software.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is finished, double-click on the Kaspersky virus removal tool icon. Once initialization procedure is done, you’ll see the Kaspersky virus removal tool screen as shown in the following example.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next click Start scan button to perform a system scan for the Dalle file virus and other trojans and harmful apps. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
As the scanning ends, it will open the Scan Results as displayed on the image below.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click on Continue to begin a cleaning procedure.
How to decrypt .dalle files
The Dalle file virus encourages to make a payment in Bitcoins to get a key to decrypt documents, photos and music. Important to know, currently not possible to decrypt .dalle files without the private key and decrypt application.
There is absolutely no guarantee that after pay a ransom to the creators of the Dalle crypto virus, they will provide the necessary key to decrypt your files. In addition, you must understand that paying money to the cyber criminals, you are encouraging them to create a new crypto virus.
With some variants of .Dalle file virus, it is possible to decrypt or restore encrypted files using free tools such as STOPDecrypter, ShadowExplorer and PhotoRec.
Use STOPDecrypter to decrypt .dalle files
Michael Gillespie (@) released a free decryption tool named STOPDecrypter (download from download.bleepingcomputer.com/demonslay335/STOPDecrypter.zip).
STOPDecrypter has been updated to include decryption support for the following .djvu* variants (.djvu, .djvuu, .udjvu, .djvuq, .djvur, .djvut, .pdff, .tro, .tfude, .tfudeq, .tfudet, .rumba, .adobe, .adobee, .blower, .promos, .dotmap. STOPDecrypter will work for any extension of the Djvu* variants including new extensions (.dalle).
Please check the twitter post for more info.
How to restore .dalle files
In some cases, you can recover files encrypted by Dalle crypto malware. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to recover all encrypted files.
Restore .dalle files with ShadowExplorer
In some cases, you have a chance to recover your documents, photos and music which were encrypted by the Dalle crypto malware. This is possible due to the use of the utility named ShadowExplorer. It is a free application which designed to obtain ‘shadow copies’ of files.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of ShadowExplorer for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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After downloading is complete, extract the saved file to a directory on your PC. This will create the necessary files as displayed on the screen below.
Run the ShadowExplorerPortable application. Now select the date (2) that you wish to restore from and the drive (1) you wish to restore files (folders) from as shown in the following example.
On right panel navigate to the file (folder) you want to restore. Right-click to the file or folder and click the Export button as displayed in the following example.
And finally, specify a folder (your Desktop) to save the shadow copy of encrypted file and press ‘OK’ button.
Use PhotoRec to restore .dalle files
Before a file is encrypted, the Dalle ransomware virus makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your personal files using file restore apps like PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec on your system from the following link.
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When the downloading process is done, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and choose Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder as shown in the following example.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for MS Windows. It will show a screen as displayed below.
Select a drive to recover as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of available partitions. Choose a partition that holds encrypted documents, photos and music as displayed on the image below.
Click File Formats button and choose file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the restore of certain file types. When this is done, click OK button.
Next, click Browse button to select where recovered personal files should be written, then click Search.
Count of restored files is updated in real time. All recovered documents, photos and music are written in a folder that you have selected on the previous step. You can to access the files even if the restore process is not finished.
When the recovery is done, click on Quit button. Next, open the directory where recovered documents, photos and music are stored. You will see a contents as shown in the figure below.
All restored personal files are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you’re searching for a specific file, then you can to sort your recovered files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your machine from Dalle ransomware virus?
Most antivirus programs already have built-in protection system against the ransomware. Therefore, if your PC system does not have an antivirus application, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, use the HitmanPro.Alert.
Run HitmanPro.Alert to protect your machine from Dalle crypto virus
All-in-all, HitmanPro.Alert is a fantastic utility to protect your PC from any ransomware. If ransomware is detected, then HitmanPro.Alert automatically neutralizes malware and restores the encrypted files. HitmanPro.Alert is compatible with all versions of MS Windows operating system from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 10.
First, click the following link, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro Alert.
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Once the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro Alert desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will be displayed a window where you can choose a level of protection, as shown in the following example.
Now click the Install button to activate the protection.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step guidance above, your computer should be free from Dalle crypto virus and other malware. Your system will no longer encrypt your files. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new ransomware, and then the best way – ask for help here.