How to remove Carote Ransomware and decrypt .carote files

Carote Ransomware encryption process

Carote is a malicious software that belongs to the STOP (DJVU) ransomware family. It means that this virus changes the structure of your files (encrypts) in order to make you pay for the restoring of your files. Usually hackers infect your device by the means of using malicious email attachments and brute forcing method (they scan the ports of your device and then they try to figure out the password to the suitable port). It goes without saying that these attacks are always silent and unnoticed by users. When the virus is installed, it begins scanning (it looks for the documents and media files, that can be important for you) and encryption processes. After it, encrypted documents are unreadable and you may find that extension of your files has changed to the .carote. You may be shocked, but never try to remove Carote encryption by yourself, as there is a possibility to corrupt your files at all. The purpose of these attacks, as I have already mentioned is to make you pay for the decryption, that’s why hackers also left ransom notes. In our case the note is called _readme.txt and it contains the following information:

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
Our Telegram account:
Mark Data Restore
Your personal ID:
*ID number*

Don’t trust them, as you don’t have any guarantee, that hackers will honor their promises. They can take your money and just left you alone with your trouble. Moreover, the more money they get, the more new types of malwares they create. If you want to decrypt your files badly, you can read our guide and it may be useful for you.

Article’s Guide

  1. How to remove Carote Ransomware from your computer
  2. How to remove Carote Ransomware encryption from your files
  3. Data Recovery
  4. Automated decryption tools
  5. Windows Previous Versions

How to remove Carote Ransomware from your computer?

We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove Carote from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.

Solution for Windows user: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like Carote, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.

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If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.

How to decrypt .Carote files?

Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .Carote files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.

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Data Recovery

  1. Download and install Data Recovery
  2. Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
  3. Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
  4. Manage export location.
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Restore data with automated decryption tools

Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Carote ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.

Restore data with Windows Previous Versions

This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:

  1. Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
  2. Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
  3. The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
  4. Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.

Restore the system with System Restore

You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.

  1. Type restore in the Search tool;
  2. Click on the result;
  3. Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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