.ecc Files Virus (VV 0 Ransomware) – How to Remove + Restore Data

This article has been written in order to explain what is the VV 0 variant of the CryptoLocker ransomware family and how to remove this ransomware infection from your computer completely.

The .ecc files virus is the type of ransomware infection, known as the crypto virus kind, meaning that the malware attacks your files and makes them seem corrupt until you pay ransom to get them back. The .ecc files virus, also known as VV 0 according to it’s ransom note file is actually a variant of the well-known CryptoLocker ransomware virus, which was the first big ransomware to hit the world with hundreds of thousands of infections worldwide in 2013. Back then, the malware used a much less sophisticated encryption and a Trojan horse to infect over 250,000 computers. If you have been infected by the .ecc variant of the VV 0 ransomware, we advise that you read this article to learn how to remove this malware and how to try and restore RSA encrypted files with the .ecc file extension.

Threat Summary

Name.ecc File Ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files on the infected computer after which leave behind the files non-openable until the victim pays ransom.
SymptomsThe encrypted files have the .ecc file extension added to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/ecc-files-virus-vv-0-ransomware-remove-restore-data/