How to remove Vypt ransomware

What is Vypt ransomware?

Vypt is one of the latest strains of STOP/Djvu, a ransomware virus. It encrypts your files (photos, videos, documents, etc.) with the intention of demanding ransom for them. It is very easy to tell that you’ve been infected by this virus, as it gives .vypt file extension to all encrypted files.
As a variant of STOP/Djvu, Vypt shares many similarities with other such variants. All of them have four-letter names: Coty, Boza, and Kifr are a few examples. More importantly, all STOP/Djvu viruses have identical ransom notes, and, consequently, identical demands. Vypt ransom note can be read on the image above.
The demands contained in these notes are pretty simple; the hackers want 980 US dollars. They do not mention how this money must be paid. Instead, the victim is simply told to contact the criminals via e-mail. To pressure hesitant victims into paying, the hackers also offer a 50% discount for those who pay within three days.
Paying the attackers is problematic for several reasons. Firstly, you’ll be encouraging them to carry out further attacks, which may once again target you. Secondly, criminals are not trustworthy; it is likely that they will not bother decrypting your files even after receiving payment.
This is why you should explore alternative ways to remove Vypt ransomware and decrypt .vypt files. Read our guide for an overview.

How to remove Coty ransomware

What is Coty ransomware?

Coty is a malicious program in the STOP/Djvu virus group. As a ransomware program, its main purpose is to encrypt the files on the infected computers, then demand payment from the victims on a promise to give them their files back afterwards. The virus may also engage in other nefarious activities, such as stealing passwords and other sensitive data.
Although STOP/Djvu group included many similar viruses, there is an easy way to identify Coty ransomware. Files encrypted by it have .coty file extension, and will be identified as “COTY File” by Windows Explorer.
Getting your files back, however, is more important than double-checking what virus you were infected by. The hackers leave a ransom note, “_readme.txt”, in which they offer a solution: pay them $980 and maybe you’ll get your files back. Maybe. These hackers often disappear after receiving money, so decryption is by no means a certainty. And it’s very expensive, too, even with that 50% discount the hackers oh-so-generously offer.
But there are other options you can pursue to remove Coty ransomware and decrypt .coty files. Read the guide below and learn about them.

How to remove Coza ransomware

What is Coza ransomware?

Coza is a new variant of the STOP/Djvu virus. This virus is a ransomware, which means it makes money by encrypting the victim’s files and requiring payment for the decryption.
STOP/Djvu has many strains: more than a thousand, in fact. And all of them are very similar to each other. So how can you tell that you’ve been infected with Coza and not with some other variant? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. If you look at the encrypted files, you’ll notice that they have a new extension. In this case, it’s .coza file extension. The files will also show up as “COZA File” in Windows Explorer.
Coza virus leaves a ransom note detailing its demands. This note is called “_readme.txt”, and you can read it on the image above. But to summarize, the hackers want almost a thousand dollars for decryption ($980, to be exact). There is a discount if you pay the hackers within three days, but $490 is still a lot of money.
It is quite obvious that you’d be better off if you didn’t have to pay. And – thankfully – you don’t. There are other ways to remove Coza ransomware and decrypt .coza files, and you can learn about them by reading our guide.

How to remove Boty ransomware

What is Boty ransomware?

Boty is a computer virus that makes money by encrypting all data on each infected computer and demanding payment for its decryption. This behavior is the defining trait of ransomware, a category of viruses that Boty belongs to.
Ransomware viruses are very common; they typically infect computers through shady advertisements, hacked websites, and deceptive e-mails. Boty itself belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family, a group of ransomware made from the same template. Other ransomware families exist as well, but STOP/Djvu is easily the most numerous one. It contains thousands of viruses; Boza, Kifr, and Kitz are merely a few recent examples.
Although STOP/Djvu viruses are all very similar, Boty ransomware can be identified by looking at the encrypted files: they have .boty file extension. The ransom note, on the other hand, is always the same. It is called “_readme.txt” and contains the hackers’ demands and contact information.
To put it simply, the criminals want $980, or $490 if you pay quickly (within three days). But it’s unlikely that you’ll see your files even if you pay; the hackers tend to simply take the money and disappear.
This is why you should investigate other ways to remove Boty ransomware and decrypt .boty files. We have prepared a helpful guide that should explain the process.

How to remove Boza ransomware

What is Boza ransomware?

Boza is a new virus in the ransomware group. After infecting a computer, it encrypts all files it can find, and demands money for decryption.
Boza is a strain of STOP/Djvu, a large ransomware family. It contains many viruses, all very similar to this one, like Kifr and Torm.
These viruses resemble each other to such a great extent that the only way to identify Boza ransomware is to look at the file extension. All STOP/Djvu strains (and most ransomware in general) rename the files they encrypted. In our case, the files are given .boza file extension, unique to this virus.
Another important part of the Boza virus is its ransom note, “_readme.txt”. In this note, the hackers mention how much money they want: 980 US dollars. There is a 50% discount for victims who pay within three days, bringing the price down to $490. But even with this discount, decryption is expensive.
Thankfully, there are some ways to get around this. It is possible to remove Boza ransomware and decrypt .boza files without contacting and paying the hackers. Read the guide below and learn how to do it.

How to remove Kifr ransomware

What is Kifr ransomware?

Kifr is a newly-discovered virus that infects computers through suspicious e-mail attachments, untrustworthy websites (especially 18+ websites), phishing links, and other means. Once it has infected a computer, Kifr virus encrypts all files it can find. These encrypted files can’t be opened. To reverse the procedure, Kifr demands money.
Kifr is very similar to other viruses that were released recently, like Kitz and Kiwm. That is not a coincidence; all of them belong to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family.
Despite this similarity, you can easily identify Kifr virus. It renames the files after encrypting them; all encrypted files have .kifr extension. Though, considering you’re reading this article, you already know that you’re dealing with Kifr ransomware.
So, what should you do about it? In the ransom note left by the virus (“_readme.txt”, see image above), the hackers suggest that you pay them $980 (or $490, but that’s still a lot). Not a very appealing prospect.
But there’s another way; several of them, in fact. The guide below contains methods that you can employ to remove Kifr ransomware and decrypt .kifr files without giving a single cent to the damned criminals.

How to remove Kiwm ransomware

What is Kiwm ransomware?

Kiwm is a malicious program (malware) that encrypts all files on your computer so that it can demand money for returning them. This category of malware is known as ransomware.
This virus is not unique in the slightest; it belongs to the STOP/Djvu ransomware family, which contains thousands of viruses very similar to this one (like Kitz and Jywd).
All STOP/Djvu viruses behave in the same way. They give a four-letter extension to the encrypted files (in our case, .kiwm file extension). They create a ransom note named “_readme.txt”, which always contains the same text (read it on the image above if you want). And they always demand $980 for decryption.
Which is a fairly steep price, don’t you think? The hackers provide a 50% discount if you pay quickly, but $490 is still a lot. Especially if you consider that many victims of ransomware attacks that choose to pay the hackers don’t get their files back. The criminals simply take the money and disappear.
This is why you should not pay the hackers and read our guide instead. It will help you remove Kiwm ransomware and decrypt .kiwm files without getting involved with these cyber-crooks.

How to remove Kitz ransomware

What is Kitz ransomware?

Kitz is a harmful program in the ransomware category. This type of viruses is known for encrypting the files on your computer and demanding money for their decryption.
Kitz is a part of the STOP/Djvu ransomware family (a group of viruses all based on one template). This is why it’s similar to other STOP/Djvu viruses like Torm ransomware.
Files encrypted by the Kitz virus receive .kitz file extension; in fact, this is how the virus got its name. This is useful for the purposes of identification, but not for much else. The ransom note left by the virus, “_readme.txt”, is much more useful. It contains important information about the virus, specifically, how much money the hackers demand.
This demand is always the same when it comes to STOP/Djvu malware: the hackers want 980 US dollars. There’s also a “discount” for those who pay quickly, but you should remember that this is a trick.
Considering how many STOP/Djvu strains exist out there, it’s unlikely that the hackers actually bother decrypting anyone’s files. More likely, they will simply take the money and stop replying; such situations are very common. This is why you should learn about other ways to remove Kitz ransomware and decrypt .kitz files. Some of them are described in the guide below, so go ahead and read it.

How to remove Proton ransomware

Proton ransom note:

				~~~ Proton ~~~
    What happened?
    We encrypted and stolen all of your files.
    We use AES and ECC algorithms.
    Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.

    How to recover?
    We are not a politically motivated group and we want nothing more than money.
    If you pay, we will provide you with decryption software and destroy the stolen data.

    What guarantees?
    You can send us an unimportant file less than 1 MG, We decrypt it as guarantee.
    If we do not send you the decryption software or delete stolen data, no one will pay us in future so we will keep our promise.

    How to contact us?
    Our Telegram ID: @ransom70
    Our email address:
    In case of no answer within 24 hours, contact to this email:
    Write your personal ID in the subject of the email.

Your personal ID: [REDACTED]

  - Do not go to recovery companies, they are just middlemen who will make money off you and cheat you.
    They secretly negotiate with us, buy decryption software and will sell it to you many times more expensive or they will simply scam you.
  - Do not hesitate for a long time. The faster you pay, the lower the price.
  - Do not delete or modify encrypted files, it will lead to problems with decryption of files.

This is the end of the note. Below you will find a guide explaining how to remove Proton ransomware and decrypt .kigatsu files.

What is Proton ransomware?

Proton ransomware, sometimes also known as Kigatsu ransomware, is a computer virus that encrypts all files on your computer. This behavior is characteristic to ransomware. This type of viruses holds your files ransom, that is to say, demand payment to decrypt them.
Proton renames the files after encrypting them. It appends the hacker’s e-mail, the victim’s unique ID, and .kigatsu file extension to the end of each name. For example, a file named “income.xlsx” could be renamed to “income.xlsx.[][3A67DF03].kigatsu”. This is why this virus is also known as Kigatsu ransomware.
The virus also leaves a ransom note, “README.txt”, which contains instructions for the victim. You may read it on the image above, however, you will not find anything particularly noteworthy there. Unfortunately, the hackers chose not to reveal how much money they want for decryption; they simply tell the victim to contact them.
Generally speaking, it is not recommended to pay these criminals, and even contacting them could be risky. Quite often, the hackers simply disappear after receiving payment, without decrypting anything at all. Alternatively, they might return the files, but attack you again sometime later.
This is why we encourage you to learn about other ways to remove Proton ransomware and decrypt .kigatsu files. The guide below is a good place to start.

How to remove Torm ransomware

What is Torm ransomware?

Torm ransomware is a virus in the STOP/Djvu family designed to encrypt your files (which makes them inaccessible) and demand ransom for them.
There are many STOP/Djvu viruses out there: Jywd, Tyos, and Typo are a few recent examples. If you compare these viruses with Torm, you will find that they are very similar. That is because they were created using the same template.
After encrypting the files, the virus gives them .torm file extension. This means that a file called “image.png” will be renamed to “image.png.torm” after encryption.
Torm virus also creates a ransom note, in which the hackers tell the victim how much they should pay and provide contact information. This note is called “_readme.txt”, and you can read it on the image above. There’s no need for that, though; we will describe the demands for you.
The hackers want to be paid $980 for them to decrypt the files. But if the victim pays quickly, the price is lower: $490. Of course, this is still a substantial amount of money, and so you may want to explore other ways to remove Torm ransomware and decrypt .torm files. The guide below describes several such methods, so keep reading.

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