Delete Vehu ransomware

Delete Vehu ransomware

Vehu ransomware is file-encrypting malware from the Djvu/STOP ransomware family. It’s considered a dangerous infection because it targets personal files, encrypts them, and demands payment for their decryption. For users without backup, it will not be possible to recover files for free as no free Vehu ransomware decryptor is currently available.



Vehu ransomware is essentially another version of the Djvu/STOP ransomware. The cybercriminals operating this malware family release new versions regularly, all more or less the same. The versions can be identified by the extension added to encrypted file titles. This particular ransomware adds .vehu. For example, an encrypted 1.txt file would become 1.txt.vehu. If your computer is infected with Vehu ransomware, all your personal files will have this extension because they are the main targets. That includes files like photos, images, videos, and documents. Unless you use a special decryptor on these files, you will not be able to open them.

When the ransomware is done encrypting files, it will drop a _readme.txt ransom note. The note contains information about how to get the decryptor. Unfortunately, if you want the Vehu ransomware decryptor, you need to pay $999. Supposedly, if you contact the malware operators within the first 72 hours, you’ll get a 50% discount. The malware operators also promise to decrypt one file for free as long as it does not contain important information as proof that they have a working decryptor. Whether that is true is not certain but either way, contacting cybercriminals is not recommended.

Paying the ransomware is not a good idea for several reasons. The biggest reason has to do with the fact that you are dealing with cybercriminals. There’s nothing to force them to send the decryptor after a payment is made, and they’re unlikely to feel any obligation. This has happened to many victims in the past. The ransom money being used for other criminal activities is another reason. Whether you pay the ransom is your decision but you should be aware of the risks.

The full _readme.txt ransom note text is as follows:


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.
Do not ask assistants from youtube and recovery data sites for help in recovering your data.
They can use your free decryption quota and scam you.
Our contact is emails in this text document only.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:

Price of private key and decrypt software is $999.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $499.
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.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

Your personal ID:

Users who have backups of files can connect to their backups and start file recovery as soon as they remove Vehu ransomware from the computer. The ransomware must be no longer present on the computer when users connect to their backups. Otherwise, backed-up files would become encrypted as well. To remove Vehu ransomware, a trustworthy anti-malware program must be used to avoid further damage.

If you do not have a backup, your only option is to back up the encrypted files and wait for a free Vehu ransomware decryptor to be released. NoMoreRansom is a great source for free decryptors, and if you cannot find a Vehu ransomware decryptor on NoMoreRansom, you won’t find it anywhere else.

How did Vehu ransomware enter your computer?

Vehu ransomware is distributed via the usual methods, including torrents, email attachments, malicious links/ads, etc. If you have good browsing habits, you’re much less likely to pick up an infection. Developing better habits is an effective way to avoid malware. As is becoming familiar with the most common malware distribution methods.

It’s not uncommon for malware to be spread using emails. Malicious files may be attached to emails disguised as parcel delivery notifications, order confirmations, etc. Users are more likely to interact with the email and open the attachments if money is mentioned. Thus, if a malicious email is made to look like an order confirmation, the mentioned sum would be at least a couple of hundred dollars. Such emails may also claim that the attached file is an important document that needs to be urgently reviewed. However, these malicious emails generally contain grammar/spelling mistakes, which is an immediate giveaway as you’d never see mistakes in legitimate emails.

How an email addresses you can also tell you a lot about whether it’s legitimate or malicious (or at least spam). You likely noticed this but emails from companies whose services you use always address you by your name (or rather, the name you have given them). However, malicious actors do not have access to personal information other than the email address, so they use generic words like User, Member, Customer, etc., to address users.

Malicious actors also target specific people with malware, and those malicious emails are much more sophisticated. They are mistake-free, address the recipient by name, and contain information that would make the email more credible. Such emails are why it’s important to scan all email attachments with anti-virus software or VirusTotal before opening them.

If you use torrents to pirate copyrighted content, you’re not only stealing content but also jeopardizing your computer and data. Malware is commonly found in torrents, especially in torrents for popular movies, TV series, and video games. Many torrent sites are poorly moderated, and there are plenty of users who do not know what a malicious torrent looks like, so it’s a great way for malicious actors to distribute malware.

How to remove Vehu ransomware

Ransomware is a very complex infection, so a good anti-malware program is necessary to remove Vehu ransomware from your computer. Do not try to delete Vehu ransomware manually because you could end up causing additional damage to your device. If you have a backup, you can connect to it as soon as you remove Vehu ransomware from your computer.

Vehu ransomware is also detected as:

  • Win32:BootkitX-gen [Rtk] by Avast/AVG
  • A Variant Of Win32/Kryptik.HXAQ by ESET
  • HEUR:Trojan-PSW.Win32.Tepfer.gen by Kaspersky
  • Trojan.MalPack.GS by Malwarebytes
  • Artemis!B17B3BB8FEB3 by McAfee
  • Trojan:Win32/Sabsik.FL.B!ml by Microsoft
  • Trojan.Win32.SMOKELOADER.YXEEMZ by TrendMicro

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