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Remove Vipasana ransomware / virus (Removal Instructions) - updated Jul 2016

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Ransomware

I was infected with Vipasana virus. What does it mean to me?

Among recent ransomware, which have caused and still cause trouble for the Internet community, Vipasana ransomware virus does not lag behind them in terms of damage and danger. Though originally the term “Vipasana” means a form of meditation, the virus triggers feelings which are far from inner tranquility. The virus is able to encrypt personal virus with the assistance of mathematically exquisite algorithm. However, the danger of this threat does not stop here. It is regarded one of the few viruses which are capable of locking your files offline. Thus, even if you manage to disconnect your computer from the Internet, this does not protect you from full attack fired by the ransomware. If you happen to be one of the victims, concentrate on Vipasana removal. One of the ways to do that is to install an anti-spyware program.

Questions about Vipasana ransomware virus

Regarding the text given in the ransom note, the virus seems to target Russian-speaking users. However, if you live outside Eastern Europe and Asia, do not indulge into thinking that you are safe from this threat. It is known that the virus uses popular AES encryption technique, which consists of public and private keys. This algorithm has helped countless of ransomware owners to successfully encrypt users’ private data. Thus, you should not let your guard down. Moreover, Vipasana malware should be considered eve more dangerous since it is able to execute itself in offline mode. When the malicious file, containing the virus, invades your computer, it can activate itself even if you turn off the Internet connection.

Tthe note of Vipasana virus

Furthermore, the virus is suspected to belong to the infamous group of viruses which share a similar email address for contacting. There have been multiple threats, such as vegclass@aol.com and gerkaman@aol.com.xtbl, which operate the same way. Speaking of this current virus, it is unknown what amount of ransom it asks for. Victims are supposed to contact the hackers by vipasana@aol.com email. One week is the term set by the hackers for victims to transfer the money. Afterward, they are given instructions how to create a Bitcoin wallet and then send the payment details in exchange for the personal files. We would like to remind you not to foster any high hopes of retrieving the files after the transaction is made. Cyber criminals do not possess any responsibility or conscience to return the information to you. Instead, you can try data recovery programs. Before that, you need to remove this virus completely.

How does Vipasana infect computers?

Like other threats of this kind, Vipasana ransomware tends to infects PCs via spam email attachments. Do no rush to open any emails which are sent from tax companies, transportation companies or even local court. Hackers have become really good in finding persuasive strategies. Usually, fake emails contain grammar or typing mistakes. You might also notice some mistakes in a logo copy. Pay attention and remain vigilant upon reviewing similar emails. In addition, hackers tend to convince you into opening the attachments which bear Vipasana infection or other ransomware. In the case of doubt, contact the indicated institution of the company directly. Recklessly opening the email might cause long-term and high-range problems. Lastly, keep in mind that the malware might also attack your computer via a trojan. So you need a powerful anti-spyware program, e.g., Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, which will detect the threat in time before it unfolds itself and releases the ransomware.

Vipasana removal guide:

We recommend opting for automatic elimination right away. The malware removal program will locate the virus and remove Vipasana within a couple of minutes. Moreover, it ensures that no virus-related files are left on the system. After the threat is permanently eliminated, you can start thinking of the ways how to decrypt the files. As mentioned before, you can try data recovery programs. The best way to recover the information is to use back-ups. In addition, try to search for the copies on the hard disks. If you do not have any, then it is high time you backed up your files. You can also store important files on a several portable data storage locations. Lastly, do not forget to remain vigilant while browsing the Web and downloading new software. You never know where this virus might look and await for a new victim.

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To remove Vipasana virus, follow these steps:

Remove Vipasana using Safe Mode with Networking

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Vipasana

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Vipasana removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Vipasana using System Restore

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Vipasana. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and make sure that Vipasana removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Vipasana and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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  1. Dorris says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Hurry up with the decryptor, guys!

  2. Brandy4 says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Again ransomware…

  3. Kelly says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 3:06 am

    I stopped getting surprised by these vruses.

  4. Liam says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 3:06 am

    My computer is still safe.

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