Pgpsnippet Ransomware

What is Pgpsnippet Ransomware?

Pgpsnippet Ransomware is a dangerous computer infection that can virtually lock up all of your files. It belongs to the ever-growing group of ransomware programs that have been prevalent on the cyber scene for quite some time now. The good news is that it is possible to decrypt the files that were encrypted by this infection or you can simply delete the affected files and transfer healthy copies of your data back into your computer if you have them saved on an external hard drive. The bottom line is that you should never pay a single cent for the decryption key.test

Where does Pgpsnippet Ransomware come from?

The program is not a prominent infection, so there is not much information about it out there. Consequently, it is rather hard to say how exactly this program reaches its victims. However, judging from the most common distribution methods, it is very likely that Pgpsnippet Ransomware spreads through spam or phishing emails, when users click on the messages thinking they might contain important information.

In fact, most of the spam messages that distribute malware look like official notifications from reliable services and companies. For example, a phishing message might look like a notification from a shipping company, asking you to check your newest shipment. There might be other ways to trick you into clicking an outgoing link or downloading the attached file. The moment you open the file, you infect your computer with Pgpsnippet Ransomware or any other type of malicious infection that might employ the same distribution method.

From this, we can see that it is possible to avoid getting infected with ransomware, as long as you are careful about the emails you open and the files you download. It is especially important for small businesses because that is usually the main target in ransomware schemes. Educating your employees about the dangers behind phishing emails is essential. According to various reports, less than 10% of all phishing attacks are successful, but the numbers are still high, and everyone should try to eradicate these cyber attacks because eventually they might affect a lot more systems than it seems at first.

What does Pgpsnippet Ransomware do?

The infection works just like any other ransomware program out there. Although it might seem that this application is a bit too thorough at what it does because it happens to encrypt the entire disk. It still allows you to open your browser to transfer the ransom fee, but the all of your other files will be blocked because the encryption scrambles the information within the file itself, and the system can no longer read it.

When the encryption is complete, all the affected files will have an additional extension added to their filenames. For instance, a flower.jpg filename would look like flower.jpg.decodeme666@tutanota_com after the encryption. So you will see immediately which files were affected by the infection. What’s more, the program will let you know what it wants from you by displaying a ransom note. The ransom note says the following:

ATTENTION!

All your documents and other files ENCRYPTED!!!
TO RESTORE YOUR FILES YOU MUST PAY: 500$ by Bicoin to this address: [Bictoin wallet address]

<…>

Remember: you have a 72 hours and if you not paid, that price will up

Despite the broken English in the ransom note, it is obviously clear what the infection wants of you. However, just like we have mentioned in the beginning of this description, paying the fee is not an option. By paying, you would only encourage these cyber criminals to carry on their illegal activities, and you might simply lose your money because there is no guarantee that the criminals would issue the decryption key.

How do I remove Pgpsnippet Ransomware?

Luckily, it is possible to decrypt the files affected by this program, as there is a public decryption tool available. You can easily locate it with a short web search. If, by any chance, you cannot find the decryption tool, do let us know and we will help you find it.

Finally, you must remove Pgpsnippet Ransomware from your system. It might be a bit challenging if you have never removed a malicious infection before. If you do not want to do it on your own, you can invest in a security tool that will help you terminate the infection automatically.

Manual Pgpsnippet Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click the Processes tab and kill suspicious processes.
  3. Delete recently downloaded files from Desktop.
  4. Delete recently downloaded files from the Downloads folder.
  5. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  6. Remove recently downloaded files from the directory.
  7. Run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Pgpsnippet Ransomware Processes:

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Remove these Pgpsnippet Ransomware Files:

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