.STOPDATA Ransomware Virus – How to Remove It and Restore Files

This article has been created with the purpose to help explain to you what is the new version of STOP ransomware and how to remove it plus how to try and restore .STOPDATA files, encrypted by it on your PC.

A new variant of the STOP Ransomware virus, released back in January 2018, has been detected by security researchers to append the .STOPDATA file extension to the files, encrypted by it and then ask from victims to pay a hefty ransom fee in order to get the encrypted files recovered back to their normal working state. In the events that your computer has been affected by the .STOPDATA ransomware virus, we recommend that you read this article thoroughly so that you can understand more about it plus learn how you can remove it from your computer and how you can try and restore as many files as possible without having to pay ransom.

Threat Summary

Name.STOPDATA Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer machine and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with the help of the AES and RSA encryption algorithms. All locked files will have the .STOPDATA extension appended to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.STOPDATA Virus – Methods of Distribution

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