Devos Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Devos Ransomware is?

When Devos Ransomware encrypts files, it attaches the “.id[{unique number}].[].Devos” extension to their names. The files also have a blank icon, and that is how you can determine which of your documents, photos, and other types of files were corrupted. Otherwise, you can try opening the files, which you will not be able to do because the data inside is jumbled and no program can read it. That is how cybercriminals push their victims down to their knees, so to speak. If files cannot be read, and if cybercriminals are the only ones who can offer a solution, victims might be tricked into trusting them or, at least, following their instructions. We do not recommend doing that. In fact, the only thing we can recommend doing is deleting Devos Ransomware.

Devos Ransomware, according to our team, is identical to Dever Ransomware, Phobos Ransomware, and a few other infections. The name “Phobos” is used as an umbrella name to classify all of these threats, and while the same malware code is used to build them, the attackers could be different in every case. Of course, it is always possible that the same party is responsible for multiple infections. It was also found that Phobos Ransomware was created using the malware code of Dharma Ransomware (also known as CrySIS Ransomware), but changes have been made, and so these two families have been separated. It is likely that all of these infections are primarily relying on bundled downloaders, spam emails, social engineering scams, and exposed vulnerabilities to attack. So, if you need to remove Devos Ransomware from your system, it is likely that it is weak and that you yourself are not careful.

After personal files are encrypted, Devos Ransomware drops the “info.txt” file. It is likely to be dropped in a noticeable location (e.g., on the Desktop), but copies could exist in random locations too. According to the message represented via this file, you are supposed to email if you want to recover your files. As you can see, this email address is also added to the encrypted files’ names, and so it is obvious that the attackers desperately want you to contact them. Should you do it? You should not, unless you want to be pushed into paying a ransom for a decryptor that you are unlikely to receive or if you want to be flooded with scam emails in the future. Even if the attackers promise you to restore your files, think how much their promises are worth. We believe that they are worth nothing. We hope that you can use copies of your files to replace the encrypted files, but that will be possible only if you have backups. Do not forget to create and secure copies even after you remove Devos Ransomware.Devos Ransomware Removal GuideDevos Ransomware screenshot
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There are only two files associated with Devos Ransomware. The first one is the .txt file, but since it is not malicious per se, you do not need to worry about its removal too much. You can delete it at any point. The launcher file (.exe), however, needs to be deleted instantly. This is the file that launched the threat and encrypted your personal files. We do not know where it is located on your system, as that depends on how the infection slithers in, but if you cannot remove Devos Ransomware manually, we are sure that you can employ a legitimate anti-malware tool to do it for you. You know what the best part is? This tool will also ensure full-time protection, and so you will minimize your chances of facing new file-encrypting threats and other types of malware in the future.

Delete Devos Ransomware

  1. If you can locate the launcher of the infection, right-click and Delete it.
  2. Also, right-click and Delete all copies of the info.txt file.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately install a legitimate malware scanner.
  4. Perform a thorough system scan to make sure that your system is now clean.

In non-techie terms:

The fact that you need to remove Devos Ransomware from your operating system is alarming. That means that your operating system is not protected adequately, that you are not careful online, and that you, potentially, do not secure your personal files appropriately. Whether you delete this threat manually or using a legitimate anti-malware program, you need to think about all of these things. Without a doubt, we advise installing an anti-malware program because it can secure your system and protect you in case you end up being careless. To protect your files, you need to make the extra step of creating a backup. Use online or external drives to backup files because internal backups are not always reliable. Hopefully, you have backups and can replace the corrupted files after deleting Devos Ransomware.