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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

VideoBelle Ransomware

Ransomware infections are prevalent threats these days. They are developed by cyber criminals every day and cause many problems to users. VideoBelle Ransomware is one of the newest ransomware infections developed by malicious software creators seeking to obtain easy money from users. It has been created on the HiddenTear, an open-source ransomware infection, engine, so we have no doubt that it will lock your personal files (e.g. pictures, music, and documents) if it ever enters your system successfully. The one and only reason ransomware infections are set to perform the encryption of files is to help cyber criminals to obtain money from users successfully. You should, of course, not give them your money because there are no guarantees that this will result in the decrypted data. Actually, there is no point in making a payment to cyber criminals behind the ransomware infection because VideoBelle Ransomware is a decryptable ransomware infection, and it is very likely that a free tool for decrypting files locked by this infection will be released soon. These encrypted files can also be restored from a backup, so you might not even need to purchase the special tool to get them back.

Do not expect that VideoBelle Ransomware will leave your files intact if it ever successfully enters your computer because it is one of those ransomware infections seeking to obtain money from users. Although there is a bunch of different ransomware infections available on the market, there is no doubt that VideoBelle Ransomware is the one responsible for encrypting your files with a strong encryption algorithm if these files you can no longer access have a new extension .locked appended to them. Luckily, this threat does not touch files located in the Windows folder. Researchers have noticed that it only encrypts files located in the following directories:

  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents
  • %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
  • %USERPROFILE%\Videos

The ransom note Message_Important.txt dropped on victims’ computers after the encryption of files takes place contains the step-by-step instructions on how to decrypt those affected files. First, users need to contact cyber criminals by writing an email to Then, they have to purchase Bitcoins worth of £150/€150. Third, they need to send the ransom to the provided BTC address. Although users are told that they will get the decryptor by email soon after sending money to cyber criminals, do not be so sure that you will get it because they might no longer see a point in giving it to you when they get what they wanted. Because of this, it would be smartest not to pay a ransom.

There are several possible reasons you have detected VideoBelle Ransomware on your computer. First, it could have shown up on your system if you have opened a malicious spam email attachment. Second, it could have entered your system without your knowledge because your RDP credentials are weak. Last but not least, you could have downloaded it from the web as decent free software. If the reason it has infected your computer is different, you still cannot keep this infection on your computer because opening the ransomware launcher again will definitely result in a higher number of encrypted files.

Ransomware infections are nasty threats cyber criminals develop and spread the most actively, so you must know how to prevent them from entering your system. We have three pieces of advice for you. First, stay away from spam emails. Second, do not download new software from dubious pages. Third, use a strong RDP password. On top of that, it would also be smart to have security software enabled on your PC.

Delete VideoBelle Ransomware as soon as possible no matter what the story behind its appearance on your computer is because it is a harmful malicious application whose presence can only bring problems and more encrypted files. The easiest way to remove it, of course, is to perform a full system scan with an automatic malware remover, but we do not think that more experienced users will find the manual removal of VideoBelle Ransomware problematic either because this threat drops only one file Message_Important.txt, does not lock Desktop, and does not make any modifications in the system registry.

How to delete VideoBelle Ransomware

  1. Open Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Delete the ransom note Message_Important.txt from the directories listed below:
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents
  • %USERPROFILE%\Pictures
  • %USERPROFILE%\Videos
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Downloads and remove all recently downloaded files.
  2. Clear Recycle bin.
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