If you can’t open your pics, documents, or data and see the .vyia extension on them, your PC is surely infected with Vyia ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware group
Vyia ransomware ciphers personal documents found on the victim’s PC with the extension “.vyia” and after that creates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is pretty much similar to other examples of the same family: Ooif, Iiof, Xgpr.
What is Vyia Ransomware?
|Ransomware family1||DJVU/STOP2 ransomware|
|Ransom||From $490 to $980|
|Symptoms||The images, videos, and other documents have the “.vyia” extension and cannot be opened by any programs|
|Fix Tool||Trojan Killer – ransomware infections tool. 14-day free trial.|
Vyia is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and images by ciphering them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.vyia” extension. Then Vyia ransomware adds a ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain BTC wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to encrypt the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to find the decryption key.
How dangerous is the Vyia ransomware?
When Vyia ransomware gets on your PC, it will examine your system for photos, videos, and also 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 cipher them and also change their extension to “.vyia” to ensure that you understand what happened.
After the Vyia ransomware encrypted the data on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the desktop. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the emails to contact the crooks – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the ransom note that the Vyia ransomware shows to its victims:
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.
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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.
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How did the Vyia ransomware get on my computer?
The Vyia ransomware spreads by placing links to download hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals who distribute this ransomware are extremely foxy, and try to keep in touch with contemporary trends. New games introductions, new popular movies – Vyia creators make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most preferred tactics these criminals apply is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, pursuing the contemporary news is not the only manner these criminals use. Options that have already become classic, such as e-mail spamming, are likewise ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.
Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Considering the standard principles of PC hygiene will significantly reduce all dangers. Keep in mind that opening all files you get on email is not a good idea. Even worse case is to enable macros in Microsoft Office files. But it is far better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the email message. Inspecting the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, and also when you see the thing like “email@example.com”– it is likely a legit email. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipment notification, however, uses the e-mail address of “firstname.lastname@example.org”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the example of such a message.
Outlaw sources of different digital things need some extra explanation. Violating copyright law already exposes you to the danger of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs also exposes you to a wide range of malware. Nobody can control anonymous people who launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the site with pirated software.
Vyia virus removal instructions.
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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 Vyia ransomware
In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Vyia 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.
- You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
- When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
- Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Vyia files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
- 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 .vyia 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 Vyia 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.
VYIA Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?
Name: VYIA Virus
Description: VYIA Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific vyia extension. VYIA ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.
Offer price: 480
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Virus
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