What is Payransom Ransomware?
Sometimes malicious programs have more than one name that they go by. For example, Payransom Ransomware is another computer infection that tries to make easy money out of unsuspecting users. Computer security experts know this application as Invisible Empire Ransomware. Technically, these are two names for the same program, and everything that is applied to Invisible Empire Ransomware can be applied to Payransom Ransomware, too. Your job right now is to remove this dangerous application from your computer because if you do not do that, you will not be able to access your files. To do that, you should refer to the instructions below this article.
Where does Payransom Ransomware come from?
Computer security experts still struggle to determine the main distribution method for this infection. The general understanding is that this program spreads around in spam email attachments. This means that whenever you receive messages from unknown senders, there is a chance that you could be exposed to potential malware infection. Even if a message looks like it has been sent by a legitimate source, you should think twice before opening an attachment. You could get infected with Payransom Ransomware without even realizing it.
As mentioned, Payransom Ransomware is another name for Invisible Empire Ransomware. Consequently, Invisible Empire Ransomware is a new version of Jigsaw Ransomware. This shows that such programs are produced and distributed in families. They might be distributed by their creators, but it is also common to see these programs sold in the dark market. It means that sometimes the people who expect you to pay the ransom are not the original program’s developers. If that is the case, it means that the malware developers get paid commissions for each infection that takes place.
What does Payransom Ransomware do?
This program behaves very much like any other ransomware application out there. Upon the installation, the program encrypts a big list of files with the AES encryption. When your files are encrypted, you can restore them only if you have the private decryption key. This is what the people behind this infection count on: They think that users will panic to the point they will consider paying the ransom the only option.
What’s more, this is where you can see why this program is called Payransom Ransomware. When it encrypts your files, it changes the file extension to .payransom. As a result, all of the affected files basically look like this: icecream.jpg.payransom, document.txt.payransom.
This program encrypts a wide range of files, including your data in Desktop, Program Files, Windows, Temp, and other directories. At first, it might seem that there is no other way out of this situation, but to pay the $150 or $300 fee. However, do not be so hasty as to give your money away. You should first consider all of the other options.
The good news is that there is a free decryptor tool available online. The decryptor tool was created for the Jigsaw Ransomware, and it still works for Payransom Ransomware, too. Thus, you can restore your files for free.
How do I remove Payransom Ransomware?
Before you decrypt your files, you should get rid of this malicious program because there is no guarantee that the application would not encrypt the newly decrypted files again. We provide instructions on the manual ransomware removal, but if you feel that it is too complicated, you can always scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner and delete the malicious program automatically.
Automatic malware removal is the most efficient way to terminate security threats because a security tool of your choice will locate and delete all the malicious files and applications, which otherwise could be overlooked during manual removal.
Should you have any further questions about computer’s security or how you could ensure your system’s safety after having deleted Payransom Ransomware, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below. Our support team will reply as soon as possible.
Manual Payransom Ransomware Removal
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type regedit and click the OK button.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Right-click and delete the wrkms.exe value on the right pane.
- Close the Registry Editor and press Win+R once more.
- Enter %AppData% into the Open box and press OK.
- Remove the Wrkms and System32Work folders.
- Press Win+R again and enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the Open box.
- Press OK and remove the Systmd folder.
- Delete the Address.txt and EncryptedFileList.txt files.
- Empty Recycle Bin and scan your PC with SpyHunter.
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