What Purpose Does Viki ransomware Serve?
First things first, security researcher Marcelo Rivero uncovered Viki ransomware and made some evidences public against it. Further, he said that to mark enciphered files, it adds .viki suffix to encrypted files. You may see ransom note written in Russian and English languages asking you to make ransom payment in order to get back your files. The ransomware is found using another name – CryptoViki to leave a great impact on Windows users. Its developers use [email protected] email ID to communicate with vicitms. Unlike thousands of other ransomware, ransom note of Viki ransomware is short and contains following phishing text:
“Attention! All your disks are encrypted !
The details are in the file README.txt”
Beware! This file encoder virus is destructive in nature and it could make entries in the Windows registry aiming to achieve a higher level of persistence. Please note that those malicious registry entries are designed to start the ransomware’s process automatically even you reboot your computer. Nowadays, Viki ransomware developers are highly active and trying to make money illegally. So that, you need to be curious and avoid becoming a victim.
Viki ransomware: Prevention Tips
In order to avoid becoming a victim of Viki ransomware, you have to pay closer attention while using your PC either for checking emails or installing software or downloading files etc. Mostly, the ransomware come bundled up with pirated software/games and fabricated updates as well. Hence, suggest you not to open spam emails containing suspicious attachments. You also have to avoid installing updates from certainly redirected domains. Even more, you have to pay closer attention while downloading files from Torrent sites or Pornographic sites. Remember that they can mislead you into installing malware. Above all this, you should keep a reliable Antivirus software installed and up-to-date on your each computer.
As of now, we highly recommend you to get rid of Viki ransomware using given removal guide and then proceed data recovery process safely:
Follow Steps to Delete Viki ransomware from PC
Step A: Know How to Reboot Windows PC in Safe Mode (This guide is meant for novice users)
Step B: Viki ransomware removal Using System Restore
Still, if you are facing problem in rebooting PC in Safe mode, opt for System Restore. Follow the steps given below.
Prss F8 continously until you get Windows Advanced Options Menu on Computer Monitor. Now Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt Option and Tap enter
In the Command Prompt Windows, you need to type this command : cd restore and Select Enter
Now type rstrui.exe as command and press on Enter
This will open a new window to Restore System Files and Settings. Click on Next to proceed.
Restore Point is to be selected from the date you want to restore back your system as it was earlier to Viki ransomware attack
Step C Another method for recovering your decrypted files are file recovery software
If above methods are not successful you can go for file recovery software. It can be helpful in recovering your encrypted files as Viki ransomware first makes a copy of original files and then encrypt it. After encryption it deletes the original files. So there is high probability that these file recovery software can help you in recovering your original files.
Step: D Know How to Restore Shadow Copies of Encrypted Data
In certain cases, if Viki ransomware has not deleted the Shadow Copies of the data then it can be easily restored using ShadowExplorer. (Know how to install and use ShadowExplorer)