Tips To Restore Files from Pepe ransomware
If your System is infected with Pepe ransomware and you are unable to access even single file. Is this Ransomware demands money? Are you worried about how to recover files? Don’t worry this guide will help you to restore all encrypted files and remove Pepe ransomware from PC.
What is Pepe ransomware?
Pepe ransomware is a file encrypting virus that is mainly designed to encrypts the personal documents found on the victimize System. It was discovered and distributed by the team of cyber hacker with the sole motive to extort huge ransom by the phishing innocent users. It is able to invade all kind of Windows System and easily encrypt all stored personal and important data and files like as documents, text, images, audios, videos, games, apps and so on by using a strong encryption algorithm. It also makes the files completely inaccessible for the victim by appended “.pepe” extension at the end of every files. Therefore accessing even single file is completely inaccessible for the users. While victim tries to access even single file then the ransom note “!INFO.HTA” appears on the System screen which inform victim about their encrypted files and instruct them how to restore data.
The ransom note “!INFO.HTA” explained in a pop-up Window which explained that their all kind of data and files are encrypted with the powerful encryption algorithm therefore accessing even single file is impossible. In order to know more information and about how to purchase a decryption software or key victim must need to establish contact email address. Unfortunately cyber criminals are the only ones who have the decryption tool or key that can decrypt data. There is no other tool that could do that. The price of the decryption tool or key is not specified it is only depends on how quickly victim will establish contact with the developer. The payment should be done in the form of Bitcoins within 48 hours after contacted otherwise the decryption key will delete permanently. As a proof victim can send only one encrypted non-valuable files which does not exceed from 1 MB. Victim also informed that any attempt to rename files or decrypt them with some third party software may cause permanent data loss.
Do Not Pay Ransom Money?
Victim do not pay ransom money to the hacker because it is not good idea to trust the hacker who encrypted all files and forcing you to pay ransom money to unlock or recover your data. Hacker often cut all the communication after received ransom money. So you should not think about to pay ransom money to hacker. You might lose your data and money as well.
What Victim should do in this situation?
Don’t try to pay ransom money to- the hacker because this action is too risky for you. If your PC files really encrypted by this infection and you want to restore at any cost. The only way to restore files without paying money is to remove Pepe ransomware firstly and completely from PC. After that you can restore data and files by using data recovery Software or any backup if you have in the form of external hard disk.
Name: Pepe ransomware
Threat Type: Ransomware, File Virus, Crypto locker Virus
Encrypted File Extension: .pepe
Ransom Demanding Message: “!INFO.HTA”
Symptoms: All your files are encrypted by Pepe ransomware, cannot open any files as earlier states.
Distribution Methods: It mostly distributed into the PC via the spam email attachments, updating System Software and other tricky ways.
Removal Tool: In order to keep the System files safe and secure from more encryption then you are highly advice to remove Pepe ransomware completely from PC by using antimalware tool.
How did Pepe ransomware get intrude into the System?
Pepe ransomware mostly intrude into the System via the spam email attachments, freeware installation, updating System Software and other tricky ways. Spam email often sends by the team of cyber-criminal which contains malicious attachments in the form of documents, text, pictures, PDF, Java script and so on. These attachments seem so legit and useful as well as send through reputable organisation. Once opening such types of attachments causes the infiltration of malicious infections. Freeware often comes with the pre-package of additional malicious program. While users download and installed freeware program into the System without checking the custom or advance options then the additional malicious program also gets installed with them which leads lots of infections.
How To Prevent the System from Pepe ransomware:
Do not try to open any mail which received from unknown sender. If you don’t know the sender name and address, please try to verify that firstly. Users must check the grammatical error and spelling mistakes of the body content. Users are highly advice, do not try to download and installed freeware program from third party site. Use official or trustworthy site while downloading and installed especially freeware program. Read the installation guide carefully till the end. It is highly important to select custom or advance options to prevent the installation of additional malicious program. Always use official or relevant sources while updating System Software.Read More