A file with the .vesrato extension is a file that has been encrypted by Vesrato virus (ransomware). This security threat are also known as crypto malware that use a hybrid encryption mode in order to lock users’ files. It is not possible to open the files by simply changing the file extension. The photos, documents and music will be unlocked only if users pay for the special code key that will decrypt these files.
The files that will be encrypted include the following file extensions:
.orf, .wotreplay, .xf, .pdf, .zdc, .wmv, .re4, .t13, .xls, .zi, .lbf, .png, .dazip, .ncf, .sr2, .xlsm, .ws, .srf, .xyp, .sidd, .rw2, .py, .wmd, .zip, .p7b, .x3f, .cer, .xlsb, .gdb, .vdf, .odt, .pkpass, .wpl, .bkf, .cdr, .odm, .1, .webdoc, .xld, .bkp, .lvl, .fpk, .menu, .forge, .wps, .z3d, .mef, .crt, .rgss3a, .wmo, .wsh, .iwd, .wsc, .fsh, .y, .ai, .3fr, .crw, .blob, .dng, .bsa, .xxx, .pem, .yal, .wpd, .xml, .zip, .m4a, .vcf, .odc, .vpp_pc, .wmf, .apk, .wsd, .wot, .wpe, .p7c, .litemod, .wpt, .psd, .dxg, wallet, .mrwref, .wp4, .pak, .svg, .pef, .jpe, .big, .tax, .xdl, .rb, .x3f, .erf, .js, .tor, .sis, .snx, .pptx, .1st, .rar, .xyw, .sav, .t12, .mdbackup, .rwl, .csv, .lrf, .wp, .indd, .xlk, .jpg, .wma, .asset, .xmind, .yml, .mdb, .w3x, .ztmp, .wire, .wmv, .xlsx, .wpw, .xlsx, .wm, .rim, .wpa, .mddata, .m3u, .slm, .pfx, .arw, .ibank, .srw, .accdb, .wbd, .hvpl, .bay, .itm, .desc, .rtf, .3ds, .wpb, .xmmap, .flv, .db0, .ff, .itl, .sql, .pptm, .gho, .7z, .epk, .nrw, .hkdb, .mcmeta, .ptx, .m2, .xdb, .das, .kf, .ods, .qic, .ysp, .wp5, .wcf, .xlsm, .xy3, .zdb, .vtf, .wgz, .ppt, .ltx, .psk, .wbc, .wma, .xbdoc, .xlgc, .hkx, .vpk, .xbplate, .d3dbsp, .rofl, .upk, .zabw, .avi, .sidn, .docm, .bar, .wdb, .bik, .esm, .p12, .itdb, .css, .mlx, .webp, .iwi, .kdc, .jpeg, .ybk, .mp4, .fos, .kdb, .xpm, .xll, .z, .xar, .ntl, .map, .layout, .bc7, .qdf, .raw, .wpd, .x3d, .dwg, .dcr, .syncdb, .wn, .mdf, .docx, .cfr, .vfs0, .wav, .x, .hplg, .cas, .wp7, .wpg, .pdd, .wdp, .wbmp, .doc, .3dm, .odp, .mpqge, .dba, .zif, .cr2, .2bp, .xls, .wb2, .wri, .wps, .r3d, .raf, .sum, .odb, .wbk
All files that are encrypted with Vesrato ransomware receive the .vesrato extension, which allows users to identify the cause of the problem that caused their work to stop. Each user whose machine has been subjected to the Vesrato virus attack, receives a ransom message from cybercriminals, which indicates the amount of ransom for which they are willing to provide the victim with a private key and a decryption utility to recover the affected documents, photos and music.
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|Type||Ransomware, Filecoder, Crypto malware, File locker, Crypto virus|
|Encrypted files extension||.vesrato|
|Ransom amount||$490/$980 in Bitcoins|
|Symptoms||Photos, documents and music won’t open. Your files have new extension appended at the end of the file name. Your file directories contain a ‘ransom note’ file that is usually a .html, .jpg or .txt file.|
|Distribution methods||Malicious links in emails. Malicious downloads that happen without a user’s knowledge when they visit a compromised website. Social media, such as web-based instant messaging applications. Cybercriminals use malicious advertisements to distribute malicious software with no user interaction required.|
|Removal||To remove Vesrato ransomware use the removal guide|
|Decryption||To decrypt Vesrato ransomware use the steps|
- How to remove Vesrato file virus
- Decrypt .vesrato files with STOPDecrypter
- How to restore .vesrato files
How to remove Vesrato file virus
There are a few solutions that can be used to remove Vesrato virus. But, not all ransomware such as this ransomware virus can be completely uninstalled utilizing only manual solutions. Most commonly you’re not able to uninstall any crypto malware using standard Microsoft Windows options. In order to remove Vesrato you need use reliable removal tools. Most IT security experts states that Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or KVRT utilities are a right choice. These free programs are able to locate and delete Vesrato ransomware virus from your system for free.
Run Zemana to remove Vesrato ransomware virus
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a malicious software removal utility. Currently, there are two versions of the application, one of them is free and second is paid (premium). The principle difference between the free and paid version of the utility is real-time protection module. If you just need to scan your computer for malicious software and delete Vesrato ransomware virus and other security threats, then the free version will be enough for you.
Installing the Zemana AntiMalware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) from the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this task is complete, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your personal computer for the Vesrato ransomware virus and other security threats.
A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your PC. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will begin to remove Vesrato ransomware related folders,files and registry keys.
How to automatically delete Vesrato with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
You can remove Vesrato virus automatically with a help of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove crypto virus, adware software, malware and other unwanted software with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup such as the one below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the Vesrato crypto virus, other kinds of potential threats such as malware and trojans. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After the system scan is complete, MalwareBytes will show a list of all threats found by the scan. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now uninstall Vesrato ransomware virus, other kinds of potential threats such as malware and trojans and add items to the Quarantine. Once that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains step-by-step tutorial on how to remove browser hijacker, adware software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Run KVRT to remove Vesrato ransomware virus
KVRT is a free removal utility which can scan your PC for a wide range of security threats such as the Vesrato crypto virus, adware, PUPs as well as other malicious software. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is found, it will help you to delete all detected threats from your computer with a simple click.
Download Kaspersky virus removal tool (KVRT) from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is complete, double-click on the KVRT icon. Once initialization process is finished, you’ll see the Kaspersky virus removal tool screen as shown in the figure below.
Click Change Parameters and set a check near all your drives. Click OK to close the Parameters window. Next press Start scan button . Kaspersky virus removal tool program will scan through the whole machine for the Vesrato crypto virus and other trojans and harmful software. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
After KVRT has completed scanning your PC, Kaspersky virus removal tool will show a list of detected threats as shown in the following example.
When you’re ready, press on Continue to start a cleaning task.
Decrypt .vesrato files with STOPDecrypter
With some variants of Vesrato file virus, it is possible to decrypt encrypted files using free tools listed below.
Michael Gillespie (@) released the Vesrato decryption tool named STOPDecrypter. It can decrypt .vesrato files if they were locked by one of the known OFFLINE KEY’s retrieved by Michael Gillespie. Please check the twitter post for more info.
STOPDecrypter is a program that can be used for Vesrato files decryption. One of the biggest advantages of using STOPDecrypter is that is free and easy to use. Also, it constantly keeps updating its ‘OFFLINE KEYs’ DB. Let’s see how to install STOPDecrypter and decrypt .vesrato files using this free tool.
- Installing the STOPDecrypter is simple. First you’ll need to download STOPDecrypter on your PC by using the following link.
- After downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it.
- Right-click on the icon that’s named STOPDecrypter.zip. Further, select ‘Extract all’ and follow the prompts.
- Once the extraction process is complete, right click on STOPDecrypter, choose ‘Run as Admininstrator’. Select Directory and press Decrypt button.
If STOPDecrypter does not help you to decrypt .vesrato files, in some cases, you have a chance to recover your photos, documents and music, which were encrypted by crypto malware. This is possible due to the use of the tools called ShadowExplorer and PhotoRec. An example of recovering encrypted photos, documents and music is given below.
How to restore .vesrato files
In some cases, you can recover files encrypted by Vesrato crypto virus. Try both methods. Important to understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to restore all encrypted documents, photos and music.
Use ShadowExplorer to restore .vesrato files
An alternative is to recover .vesrato photos, documents and music from their Shadow Copies. The Shadow Volume Copies are copies of files and folders that Windows 10 (8, 7 and Vista) automatically saved as part of system protection. This feature is fantastic at rescuing files that were damaged by Vesrato ransomware virus. The steps below will give you all the details.
Installing the ShadowExplorer is simple. First you’ll need to download ShadowExplorer from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to ShadowExplorer-0.9-portable and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the ShadowExplorerPortable folder as shown below.
Double click ShadowExplorerPortable to launch it. You will see the a window as displayed below.
In top left corner, choose a Drive where encrypted documents, photos and music are stored and a latest restore point as displayed on the image below (1 – drive, 2 – restore point).
On right panel look for a file that you wish to restore, right click to it and select Export as shown on the screen below.
Use PhotoRec to restore .vesrato files
Before a file is encrypted, the Vesrato crypto malware makes a copy of this file, encrypts it, and then deletes the original file. This can allow you to restore your photos, documents and music using file recover apps such as PhotoRec.
Download PhotoRec from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is done, open a directory in which you saved it. Right click to testdisk-7.0.win and select Extract all. Follow the prompts. Next please open the testdisk-7.0 folder similar to the one below.
Double click on qphotorec_win to run PhotoRec for Windows. It will display a screen as displayed in the following example.
Choose a drive to recover as displayed below.
You will see a list of available partitions. Choose a partition that holds encrypted documents, photos and music such as the one below.
Press File Formats button and specify file types to restore. You can to enable or disable the recovery of certain file types. When this is complete, click OK button.
Next, click Browse button to select where recovered photos, documents and music should be written, then click Search.
Count of recovered files is updated in real time. All restored files 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 restored documents, photos and music are stored. You will see a contents as shown in the figure below.
All recovered photos, documents and music are written in recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2 … sub-directories. If you are looking for a specific file, then you can to sort your restored files by extension and/or date/time.
How to protect your machine from Vesrato crypto malware?
Most antivirus applications already have built-in protection system against the ransomware. Therefore, if your personal computer does not have an antivirus application, make sure you install it. As an extra protection, use the HitmanPro.Alert.
Use HitmanPro.Alert to protect your personal computer from Vesrato crypto malware
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 Windows OS from Windows XP to Windows 10.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of HitmanPro.Alert for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro.Alert desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will be shown a window where you can choose a level of protection, as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the Install button to activate the protection.
To sum up
Now your PC should be clean of the Vesrato ransomware. Uninstall MalwareBytes and KVRT. We recommend that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new malware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new crypto virus, harmful software and adware software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to uninstall Vesrato crypto malware from your machine, then ask for help here.