Veracrypt Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Veracrypt Ransomware is?

If you notice one day that all the files you store on the computer have a new extension containing email, it must be true that Veracrypt Ransomware is inside your computer. Our team of experienced specialists has put this infection in this category not without a reason. Research has clearly shown that Veracrypt Ransomware has been designed to steal money from users. Like other similar infections from the same family (e.g. Ransomware and Ransomware), Veracrypt encrypts pictures, music, documents, other important files, and even applications, once it enters the computer. Then, it changes the Desktop background by setting its own picture containing the ransom note. As you can see, Veracrypt Ransomware does not try to hide itself; however, users are not told that they will have to pay money until they write an email to, as instructed.Veracrypt Ransomware Removal GuideVeracrypt Ransomware screenshot
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Veracrypt Ransomware is a sneaky infection that enters computers without permission. Users find out about its successful infiltration very quickly because they notice that their files cannot be opened. Of course, not all of them understand that they are locked because malware has entered the computer. The information the ransom note provides them with is not very helpful either:


To restore information email technical support

send 3 encrypted files

We can assure you that cyber criminals hide behind this email, and there is no such thing as the “technical support.” Of course, you should try to send those three files – there is a possibility that they will be decrypted free of charge for you. If you do so, be ready to receive an answer saying that you have to buy an expensive tool to unlock those personal files and applications. Yes, Veracrypt Ransomware uses the RSA-2048 encryption key and it might be hard, or even impossible, to unlock files without paying the required money; however, our security specialists suggest that you do not spend your money on software which might not even exist. Yes, you risk losing your money and not getting anything in exchange by paying money for cyber criminals. If you do not have very important files, you should keep the money to yourself, delete Veracrypt Ransomware, and then try to use the free decryptor (you can get this software from the web). If nothing works for you, do not delete those encrypted files (they will have the extension .id-(unique ID).{}.xtbl) because IT specialists might create the effective decryptor one day. Users who have a backup of files do not need to buy the decryption tool from cyber criminals either because they can easily restore their files (delete the ransomware first!), which shows the importance of doing backups of the data periodically.

Veracrypt Ransomware does not differ much from such well-known ransomware infections as Redshitline Ransomware, Ransomware, and Saraswati Ransomware, so our specialists were not surprised at all when they found that all these threats are distributed very similarly. Of course, they all enter computers without permission. Talking more specifically, Veracrypt Ransomware is spread through spam emails. It has been found that its malicious file is spread as an attachment. It usually does not seem to be dangerous, so users open it without fear. We cannot blame them – these spam emails are very deceiving. If you are a less experienced user, we do not recommend trying to prevent the malicious software from entering your PC alone because it is not that easy to do. Instead, you should install reputable security software. It will protect your system day after day.

It is always hard to delete ransomware infections because they make many modifications. Veracrypt Ransomware is no exception – it has placed its executable file to several different directories and made changes in the system registry. We hope that the manual removal guide you will find below the article will help you to take care of this threat. If not, scan your PC with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter to eliminate it in the blink of an eye.

Delete Veracrypt Ransomware

  1. Tap the Windows key + E.
  2. Check these directories one by one (type the path in the URL bar) and delete the .exe file that belongs to the ransomware infection: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %WINDIR%\Syswow64, and %WINDIR%\System32.
  3. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and remove the random name Value (it will have the data %WINDIR%\Syswow64 or %WINDIR%\System32, depending on the type of Windows OS you use).
  4. Open HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop.
  5. Right-click on the Wallpaper value and select Modify.
  6. Empty the Data field and click OK.
  7. Do the same with the BackgroundHistoryPath0 Value which can be found in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers.

In non-techie terms:

If Veracrypt Ransomware has found a way to your computer, there is a possibility that you have other threats too and know nothing about them. They act behind your back, slow down your PC, and can even make it inoperable. Therefore, it is a must to erase them. You can do that by scanning your PC with an automatic scanner. You do not need to launch the scanner again if you have erased Veracrypt Ransomware automatically with a reputable scanner because all these threats have already been deleted too.