Velso Ransomware

What is Velso Ransomware?

Researchers working at have discovered a new malicious application Velso Ransomware. It is one of those harmful threats that encrypt files on compromised machines so that cyber criminals behind them could obtain money from users. This infection locks almost all files it finds on affected computers, including documents, pictures, text files, music, videos, and even web browsers (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome). All this threat wants from you is your money, but you should not transfer a penny to cyber criminals even if you are told that it is the only way to get files back. We are strictly against sending money to crooks because you do not know whether they will return files to you. Second, users should not support malicious software developers by sending money to them because they might encounter their new creations in the near future. Of course, it does not mean that you can keep the ransomware infection active on your computer because it might be launched again and perform the encryption of files one more time. If it happens, all the newest files will become locked. We are sure you do not want this to happen to you, so we will help you to remove Velso Ransomware from your system completely. Continue reading!test

What does Velso Ransomware do?

The successful entrance of Velso Ransomware usually does not go unnoticed because it starts working the second it infiltrates users’ computers. Like a bunch of similar threats that belong to the crypto-malware group, it goes to encrypt files on compromised machines right away. Its entrance usually results in the encryption of all the most valuable files, for instance, movies, videos, pictures, etc. Additionally, you will have to reinstall your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers too after you delete Velso Ransomware fully because this infection affects them too. All encrypted files get the .velso extension appended to them, so users do not need to go to check their all files to find out which of them have been encrypted. The new extension appended to all files is not the only new thing you will notice after the entrance of this ransomware infection. You will also find a .txt file (get_my_files.txt) on your computer. Surprisingly, it does not contain a single word about a ransom users need to pay to get their files back. They are only told that they need to write an email to if they want to get their files decrypted. No doubt you will be told to send a ransom to crooks if you write an email to the email address you see, so do not even bother doing that if you are not going to make a payment. We hope that there will be no users who decide to transfer the ransom.

Where does Velso Ransomware come from?

Velso Ransomware is not one of those prevalent malicious applications. As a consequence, there is not much information about its distribution available. Of course, there is no doubt that it slithers onto users’ computers illegally. Our researchers say that this malicious application should not differ much from other crypto-threats even though it is a brand new infection. According to them, it should also be spread via spam emails. In most cases, ransomware infections are spread as .pdf and .doc documents so that users would open them fearlessly. It has also been noticed that they often pretend to be important documents, e.g. hotel reservation confirmations or invoices, which explains how ransomware infections manage to become so popular within a relatively short period of time.

How to remove Velso Ransomware

You cannot turn the clock back and prevent Velso Ransomware from entering your system. Unfortunately, it is impossible to decrypt files locked by it for free either. Luckily, you can still protect new files you will create by deleting Velso Ransomware from your system. It is not one of those threats that stay active after encrypting victims’ files, but you might launch it accidentally again. Make sure this does not happen – delete Velso Ransomware fully from your system. You will not need to do much – it will be enough to erase all recently downloaded suspicious files and the .txt file dropped.

Velso Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %TEMP%.
  3. Delete all suspicious files downloaded recently.
  4. Remove get_my_files.txt from all folders with encrypted files.
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