The Vovalex Ransomware is a file-locker whose creators are distributing it with the use of pirated copies of popular computer software. It is likely that the installers laced with malware are hosted on warez websites, torrent trackers, and other websites used to spread pirated software and games. What is special about the Vovalex Ransomware is that its authors have relied on the fairly obscure Dlang programming language, which is not popular among malware creators, certainly.
Thankfully, the usage of an obscure programming language does not give the Vovalex Ransomware any special characteristics. Its attacks are still fully preventable with the use of a reputable anti-virus software suite. Unfortunately, users who do not stop Vovalex Ransomware's attack on time may end up losing access to their important files because the Vovalex Ransomware will encrypt their contents. After it locks a file, the malware will add the '.vovalex' extension to its name.
As mentioned above, the malware-laced installers used to spread the Vovalex Ransomware also carry a legitimate copy of the application the user was trying to download. This way, they will be under the impression that there is nothing out of the ordinary, but, in reality, the ransomware is working in the background to encrypt their files. After its job is complete, the Vovalex Ransomware will drop the ransom message 'README.VOVALEX.' Its contents are written in Russian and English, and the attackers ask the victim for a ransom payment of 0.5 Monero (about $60.)
Recovering the data is a difficult task due to the lack of a working decryptor. The criminals claim to have one, but they do not provide any proof that this is the truth – even if you pay them, you may end up getting scammed. We advise victims of the Vovalex Ransomware to avoid contacting the perpetrators and to explore popular data recovery software options after removing the threat with the use of an anti-virus tool.
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