Infected with YOLO Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is YOLO Ransomware

Today we will pay attention to the cryptovirus, which has become very popular lately. YOLO is a cryptovirus that, like similar threats, encrypts user files of various formats, such as documents, office, photo, video, audio, and much more. After encryption, this changes the extension of these files to .yolo, after which they become unsuitable for further use. Also, it creates a special file note, in which the attackers indicate information about what happened.

YOLO Ransomware Ransomware

Regards and greetings, Blue Team.
Your personal files are being deleted. Your company's intellectual property now belongs to us ...
But, Red Team is not being so discouraged. This will only happen if you do not pay the ransom.
However, we have encryption so you can not access them.
Every 10 minutes, we select some of them to be permanently deleted, so we can not access them either.
While the Red Team is being merciful, the Red Team is not without limiting their patients.
We started the slowness and increased the deleted files every 10 minutes.
This should help you with the decision to pay redemption and retrieve data.
the next few hundred and a few thousand, and so on. You're getting the breeze, are not you?
If you are shutting down your computer or closing the window, when the malware starts next time, we will have 1000 files deleted as a way to punish you.
You'll be wanting the malware to start the next time, as it's the only way you can decrypt your personal data for yourself.
Please send all payments to

In the note, scammers specify an email address by which the user can contact them. As a rule, the sum of redemption can reach several hundred dollars. An important detail is that all operations must be carried out in a cryptocurrency. In this way, attackers try to avoid prosecution. Be that as it may, we do not recommend you to pay, as there is no guarantee that scammers really decrypt your files. Below you can see our guides to try to delete YOLO and decrypt your files.

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How YOLO Ransomware infected your PC

The lion’s share of penetrations of threats of this type is the unprotected network settings of the user. As a rule, YOLO appears as an attachment in a spam e-mail or as a false update. Anyway, you need to use paid versions of antiviruses to protect your files and the system as a whole. Below are instructions for removing YOLO.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will YOLO Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the YOLO Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

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Restore your files using shadow copies


  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of YOLO Ransomware:

Related connections or other entries:

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How to decrypt files infected by YOLO Ransomware?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

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Although latest versions of YOLO Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

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  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

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Written by Rami Douafi

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