VLFF Virus (.vlff File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you cannot open your photos, documents, or files and see the .vlff extension on them, your system is surely infected with Vlff ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Vlff ransomware ciphers personal documents located on the victim’s PC with the extension “.vlff” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is basically similar to other examples of the same family: Iios, Kqgs, Xcbg.

What is Vlff Ransomware?

NameVlff Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.vlff
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.vlff” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Vlff is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by ciphering them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.vlff” extension. Then Vlff ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a specified BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it uses to encrypt the files is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum PCs that already exist will spend thousands of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Vlff ransomware?

When Vlff ransomware gets in your system, it will examine your system for photos, videos, and important documents. It [ciphers all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these files are located, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.vlff” to make sure that you understand what happened.

After the Vlff ransomware encrypted the data on your PC, it will drop the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the cybercriminals – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Vlff ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, 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:
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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.

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How did the Vlff ransomware get on my computer?

The Vlff ransomware spreads by posting websites to download hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all buzz themes which can be used to spread ransomware. New games releases, new popular movies – Vlff developers make whatever to get their victims on that. Some of the most favored strategies these crooks put to use is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. Nevertheless, pursuing the current things is not the only tactic these crooks use. Methods that have already become standard, such as e-mail spamming, are also normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Vlff ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Considering the regular principles of PC hygiene will substantially decrease all dangers. Bear in mind that opening all files you receive on e-mail is not a good idea. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is much better to prevent the malware intrusion at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Checking the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and when you see the thing like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legitimate e-mail. On the other hand, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, but uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you get on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Outlaw sources of various digital things require some extra explanation. Violating copyright policy surely throws you to the chance of being fined. However, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can regulate unidentified people that launch the torrent seeding or publish the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Vlff virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Vlff virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Vlff ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Vlff ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Vlff files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .vlff files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Vlff ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

VLFF Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: VLFF Virus

Description: VLFF Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific vlff extension. VLFF ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.