What is .vival file virus?
Also known as Dharma ransomware1, it encrypts files and asking for the ransom. Vival virus uses firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact.
Dharma ransomware is back with a new cryptovirus variant. The current version of the Dharma virus encrypts files by appending the .vival extension to them, making them inaccessible. It also may add a unique identification number as previous versions do. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. The ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly recover their files.
Vival Threat Summary
|Name||.vival file virus|
|Extension||[email@example.com].vival file virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||Dharma will encrypt your documents by appending the .vival extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .[firstname.lastname@example.org].vival extension as a secondary.|
|Distribution Method||Spam, Email attachments, Compromised legitimate downloads, Attacks exploiting weak or stolen RDP credentials2.|
|Fix Tool||See If Your System Has Been Affected by .vival file virus|
.vival File Virus – Dharma Ransomware
What Is It and How Did I Get It?
.vival File Virus might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. That is being spread around Internet, and you can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service on the right of this text. Vival File Virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.
.vival File Virus is a cryptovirus that encrypts your files and shows a ransomware note. This is how the ransom note looks:
It says the following:
All your files have been encrypted! All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail email@example.com Write this ID in the title of your message XXXXXX In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails:firstname.lastname@example.org You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files. Free decryption as guarantee Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.) How to obtain Bitcoins The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price. hxxps://localbitcoins[dot]com/buy_bitcoins Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here: hxxps://www.coindesk[dot]com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins/ Attention! Do not rename encrypted files. Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss. Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Remove [email@example.com].vival File Virus (Dharma)
Reasons why I would recommend GridinSoft3
There is no better way to recognize, remove and prevent ransomware than to use an anti-malware software from GridinSoft4.
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
You can download GridinSoft Anti-Malware by clicking the button below:
Run the setup file.
When setup file has finished downloading, double-click on the install-antimalware-fix.exe file to install GridinSoft Anti-Malware on your system.
An User Account Control asking you about to allow GridinSoft Anti-Malware to make changes to your device. So, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
Press “Install” button.
Once installed, Anti-Malware will automatically run.
Wait for the Anti-Malware scan to complete.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware will automatically start scanning your system for Vival infections and other malicious programs. This process can take a 20-30 minutes, so I suggest you periodically check on the status of the scan process.
Click on “Clean Now”.
When the scan has finished, you will see the list of infections that GridinSoft Anti-Malware has detected. To remove them click on the “Clean Now” button in right corner.
How to decrypt .vival files?
You can download and use this decrypter that Kaspersky released if you were hit by .[firstname.lastname@example.org].vival extension.
What the next?
If the guide doesn’t help you to remove Vival virus, please download the GridinSoft Anti-Malware that I recommended. Also, you can always ask me in the comments for getting help. Good luck!
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- Read more about Dharma Ransomware: https://howtofix.guide/about-dharma-crysis-ransomware/
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- GridinSoft Anti-Malware Review from HowToFix site: https://howtofix.guide/gridinsoft-anti-malware/
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