Vortex Ransomware with Polish roots

Vortex Ransomware is a child of Polish cyber criminals as far as we know. It belongs to the same family of viruses that corrupt files on your computer and demand a payoff. Vortex does not waste time and quickly proceeds the encryption procedure.

Vortex Ransomware gives all infected files a new extension of « .aes». The AES-256 encryption algorithm is involved. This way your normal file, for example, «walk.mp4» becomes «walk.mp4.aes» and cannot be read by the system. It is easy to miss that something is wrong and your security along with the data is compromised if you don’t have any anti-malware protection. The malware corrupts only your personal files and does not attack any system folders to keep your machine operating properly.

When Vortex encryption procedure is completed, the virus leaves a ransom with instructions in the txt file named ODZSZYFRUJ-DANE. This file is simply placed on the desktop of the infected machine where users will surely notice it. It is also possible that virus creates copies of the ransom note in every folder that contains encrypted files.

Hackers provide their victims with two emails which are rsapl@openmailbox.org and polskiransom@airmail.cc. The initial amount of ransom money is $199, but if scammers do not receive the payment in four days, this sum is doubled. To avoid losing those files we recommend them backed up somewhere safe. We also strongly suggest against playing by the hackers’ rules. It is a common practice to threaten users with the removal of all infected files unless a decryption key is entered. But there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one.

Instead of contacting crooks via aforementioned emails, remove Vortex Ransomware with Plumbytes Anti-Malware or any another trustworthy anti-malware program. If you don’t know how to remove Vortex Ransomware from your computer, please read our guide below.

When your PC lacks anti-malware protection the chances of getting infected are increased dramatically. Viruses and Trojans can sneak in via loopholes and exploits or compromised websites. Furthermore, you must be aware of spam emails that are still one of the most popular methods of distributing malicious software like this one. Suspicious attachments, unknown links, executable files, etc. in emails should not be opened. It is always a risk to get infected in one click.

And now let’s clarify the process of Vortex Ransomware removal. You should do this immediately as leaving dangerous application might cause even bigger problems later on. You can get rid of the malicious file manually, but we recommend using a reputable anti-malware program to detect and clear the threat. Try using programs like Plumbytes Anti-Malware, SpyHunter, or Reimage.

Vortex Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Vortex Ransomware

Symptoms of Vortex Ransomware infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Vortex Ransomware threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Vortex Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL VORTEX RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Vortex Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Vortex Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Vortex Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Vortex Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Vortex Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE VORTEX RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Vortex Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Vortex Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Vortex Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Vortex Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Vortex Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Vortex Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Vortex Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Vortex Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Vortex Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Vortex Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL VORTEX RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the VORTEX RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/10/2017 11:14 PM;