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How to Fix and Recover MS Outlook Data Infected with VVEW Virus

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The “vvew” virus, which belongs to the STOP/DJVU family of ransomware, is one of the most common causes of data loss in Personal Storage Table (PST) and Offline Storage Table (OST) files today. This extremely harmful virus is mainly spread through electronic mail, web pages, and Trojan programs. By using advanced encryption algorithms, the “vvew” virus can make MS Outlook PST and OST files inaccessible by appending the “.vvew” extension to file names.

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However, with the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook tool, PST and OST files that are infected, deleted, or encrypted by the “vvew” virus can be recovered and fixed in just a few minutes. Since these Outlook data files are usually large, the “vvew” virus could either encrypt the beginning and end of the files, change them entirely, or use a combination of encryption to substitute places. This makes it possible for the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook to recover up to 99% of an infected Outlook file’s data using its powerful analytical algorithms.

The Recovery Toolbox for Outlook tool comes in two versions: offline and online. These versions can easily be used to access, read, analyze, and recover data such as contacts, emails, attachments, and so on from damaged and password-protected PST/OST files. You also don’t have to worry about service headers, tables, or links. With the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook tool, Outlook data file versions from ANSI (Outlook 97-2003) to Unicode (2007 and above) can be salvaged.

Methods of Fixing and Recovering MS Outlook Data with the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook

When using the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook to fix and recover MS Outlook data, there are two methods available for use -offline and online. Here are guidelines on how to use these methods to recover data from “vvew” infected PST/OST files:

Method 1: The Offline Solution from the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook with Images

The Recovery Toolbox for Outlook provides its users with the option of fixing and recovering damaged and infected Outlook data files without the need for an internet connection. Below are the steps to take when using the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook tool offline:

 

Step 1: Before recovering PST/OST files, you must first identify the infected Outlook Data File location. This will require you to exit the Microsoft Outlook application and proceed to any of these locations on your computer:

  • For Outlook 365: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\
  • For Outlook 2019: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2016: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2013: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2010: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2007: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2003: C:\Users\username\Documents\Outlook Files\
  • For Outlook XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • For Outlook 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Step 2: Because this method of recovering Outlook data files doesn’t require any form of internet connection to recover files, you will need to download the software setup by clicking on Download in the image below. This will install the application on your computer for free.

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Step 3: After the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook has been downloaded and run successfully, select the infected file that you located earlier and click Next.

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Step 4: Choose your preferred recovery mode and click Next.

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Step 5: Click Yes to begin the recovery process

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Step 6: Inspect messages, contacts, folders, and other items on the preview page to ensure they have been recovered properly. Click Next to save the file in a new location

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Step 7: Enter your preferred location to save the recovered file and click Next.

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Step 8: Click Save as PST File among the “save as” options

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 Step 9: To leave the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook program after verifying the successful recovery results, click Finish.

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As a final step, remember to replace the damaged files with the newly recovered .pst files or add them to the file list in Outlook. To do this on Outlook versions 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2021, follow these steps:

  1. Select the menu item:  File > Info
  2. Click on Account Settings. You’ll get a pop-up menu with different options. Select Account Settings in the pop-up menu

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3.Select the Data Files tab. Here you will see all Outlook Data Files listed along with the account names associated with the files. Select the damaged file you want to replace and click Remove.

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4.Click Open File Location and select the recovered file. Click Set as Default

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Method 2: The Online Solution from Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Tool with Images

With the Outlook Recovery Tool, “VVEW” infected Outlook data files of any version can be easily accessed and recovered at no cost. This offers users a universally modern solution as it can be used on any device with a browser and internet connection, making it ideal for everyone.

 

Here are the steps to take when using the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook tool online:

 

  1. Rename the file extension from VVEW to PST
  2. Visit the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook site. Click on Select File, choose a .pst or .ost Outlook data file to upload, and click Next.

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  1. Enter a valid email address in the field provided and click Continue
  2. You will have to wait for a few moments while the contents of the corrupted Outlook data files are being recovered
  3. Once the process has been completed, click Next to see an online preview or Download to save the recovered Outlook file.

Note that the data that has been recovered from the corrupted MS Outlook data file will be saved as an MST Outlook 2016 file with the .pst extension.

Advantages of the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook

The Recovery Toolbox for Outlook comes with several advantages that eliminate limitations and make the program beneficial to its users. These advantages are as follows:

It can Access, Fix, and Recover any Outlook Data File

The Recovery Toolbox for Outlook can access, fix, and recover Outlook data files of any type, ranging from the MS Outlook ANSI (Outlook 97-2003) to the more recent UNICODE (Outlook 2007 and above). It doesn’t stop there; password-protected, corrupted, deleted, encrypted, and large PST/OST files of up to 180 Gb+ can also be restored to good health using this recovery tool.

It can be Used on Any Device

Thanks to the online version of the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook, program errors in PST and OST files can be fixed on any device, as long as it has a browser and an internet connection. This allows users to access damaged Outlook data files on the go without experiencing any work interruptions.

High level of Efficiency

When using the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook, users can rest assured that their corrupt files will be fixed properly. This is because the program utilizes the most advanced file analysis methods to access Outlook data files regardless of the amount of damage.

About Recovery Toolbox

Based in Varna, Bulgaria, Recovery Toolbox is a software developer, ISV vendor, and distributor. The company’s multi-national team of software engineers focuses on creating and releasing practical tools that are simple to use, likethe Recovery Toolbox for Outlook for.OST/.PST recovery and repair.

More than 100,000 clients have approved our data care solutions developed for end users and businesses over the past 20 years. We provide market-leading offline and online data recovery technologies and software to fix various corrupted and damaged files.

As a member of the International Society of Data Engineers, Recovery Toolbox is one of the world’s most reputable data care firms, putting in every effort to offer users cutting-edge, value-adding data recovery software products.

Conclusion

When it comes to manually fixing and recovering MS Outlook data from “vvew” virus attacks, the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook is second to none. Thanks to its use of advanced algorithms and file analysis, it allows users to recover valuable Outlook data of any kind, both online and offline. So, if you need to save your PST or OST files from the “vvew” virus, opt for the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook, and don’t let a virus slow down your productivity.

Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of Startup.info. He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at Startup.info.

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