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Remove .Dalle Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) Remove .Dalle Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)
About .Dalle Ransomware When the .Dalle Virus is finished encrypting your files it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions for you to follow: ATTENTION!... Remove .Dalle Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)

About .Dalle Ransomware

.Dalle Virus removal guide

A screenshot of encrypted files with the .dalle extension.

When the .Dalle Virus is finished encrypting your files it will leave a _readme.txt file with instructions for you to follow:


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:
*Redacted for security reasons*
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.

The Ransomware infections are all over the place right now – pretty much every day a new virus that belongs to this malicious category of malware gets released and with each newer version, the effectiveness of the malware increases and dealing with its attack becomes more and more difficult. The latest Ransomware cryptovirus that we will currently be talking about is .Dalle Virus. This is a dangerous computer program that, similarly to the rest of its group, uses the file-encryption method to achieve its goals. Those goals are to extort money from you by making you unable to open any of the files located in your computer’s hard-drives regardless of what software you may try to use in order to open those files. The encryption placed on the files by infections like .Dalle Virus is highly advanced and the only way to access the locked data is through the use of the corresponding decryption access key. Of course, this is the whole idea behind a Ransomware attack – once the files get locked and there’s no way the user can open them, the cryptovirus notifies its victim that there’s key which can restore the access to the locked-up data. However, there is a price that must be paid – certain amount of money must be sent to the criminals operating the virus. If the user goes through with the demanded payment, they are promised to receive the access key they so desperately need. And, since most computer users keep some form of sensitive and important data on their computers, which data they haven’t backed up, many do indeed pay the requested ransom. However, there is a big problem with this course of action and that problem is the possibility that the key for the files may never be received. After all, what is there to stop the hackers from simply taking any money that you send to them and then disappearing with it without helping you restore your access to the locked-up files? The answer is, absolutely nothing. Exactly because of this, most cyber-security experts advise against paying the ransom – this option should really only be considered if there is absolutely no other possible way to recover the files and only if those files are especially important and the victim can’t afford to lose them. Such are the cases where a Ransomware cryptovirus like .Dalle, .Truke or .Gerosan infects the networks of schools, big businesses, hospitals and other big organizations. In those cases, the retrieval of the sealed files is of utmost importance and no time can be wasted in trying to release the files through alternative means.

Can I Remove .Dalle Ransomware myself?

We already told you why it is not a particularly smart move to pay the money demanded of you. Instead of doing that, we suggest that you have a look at the .Dalle Ransomware removal guide we’ve posted on this page. Use it to remove .Dalle Virus  and then try out the alternative recovery steps we have included in the guide. They may not be effective in all instances of a Ransomware attack but it is still preferable to try them first before resorting to any other methods.

Danger LevelHigh (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
SymptomsRansomware infections operate in secrecy until they finish the encryption and notify you about the demanded ransom.
Distribution MethodMany methods can be used here – from malicious clickbait web ads to pirated downloads and spam letters.


Remove .Dalle Virus Ransomware

1: Preparations

Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.

2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: IP related to .Dalle Virus

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

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If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the .Dalle Virus.


4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and .Dalle Virus , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data – .Dalle Virus

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:






Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Dalle Virus RansomwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

7: .Dalle Virus Decryption

The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Dalle Virus Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.

Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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