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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Payment Ransomware

At this time, Payment Ransomware is still pretty much an enigma because it is not fully formed. In fact, our research team believes that it is still in development stages because the tested samples did not work the way they are supposed to. Unfortunately, just by looking at the code of this ransomware, it is clear that it could become a vastly-spread, dangerous infection. The ransom note linked to this threat is represented in Spanish, and since 437 million people speak this language worldwide, the creator has plenty of targets. The purpose of this malware, of course, is to encrypt files and make you pay a ransom. Since the infection has not been released yet, we do not have all the details pertaining to the payment of the ransom, but it is safe to say that it would not save your personal files. In most cases, the cyber crooks behind ransomware infections collect the ransom money without presenting the decryption tools that are promised in return. Due to this, we advise removing Payment Ransomware without even considering paying the ransom.

The malicious Payment Ransomware is a completely new infection. It has not even been released into the wild yet. Despite this, it is already known that after it encrypts files, it should display a screen-size window with an intimidating message. According to it, “¡TODOS TUS DATOS HAN SIDO ENCRIPTADOS!,” and that might be true. Of course, before you start panicking, you should check your files. Since the window representing the Payment Ransomware demands hijacks the screen, you need to tap Alt+F4 keys on the keyboard and close it. Although a warning within the ransom note informs that your files might be irreversibly damaged if you try turning the computer off or doing anything else to regain access to your operating system, that is not what you should pay attention to. It is crucial for you to see if files were corrupted because that might make you change your plans. You might find a unique extension attached to the corrupted files, but if that is not the case, you will know if the ransomware has done real damage if your files are no longer readable. The bad news is that you are unlikely to recover your files even if you successfully delete the infection.

The window representing the Payment Ransomware demands include links to Bitcoin purchase pages, as well as the Bitcoin Address to which the ransom must be transferred. At this moment, neither the address nor the exact sum of the ransom is known. It appears, however, that once the payment is complete, a special code should be provided to you, and, once entered into the allocated area, the decryption of the files should be initiated. As we discussed already, you cannot rely on the promises of cyber criminals because they are unlikely to be real. Most likely, once you pay the ransom, the only thing that will happen is that you will lose your money. Needless to say, you do not want to waste your money even if you believe that your personal files are worth it. Of course, if your files were so important, you might have backed them up, in which case, you should not postpone the removal of Payment Ransomware any longer.

If your files are backed up, you can retrieve them once you delete Payment Ransomware. If your files are not backed up, you might be inclined to follow the demands that the creator of this malicious infection has for you. Whatever you do, do not pay the ransom because that is unlikely to lead to the decryption of your personal files. Instead of wasting your money, invest it into anti-malware software that can reliably remove Payment Ransomware along with all other threats (if they exist), as well as protect your operating system and personal files. If you do not set up security software, you could face new file-encrypting threats in the near future. There are plenty of other dangerous kinds of threats that you need to beware of as well. As mentioned earlier, setting up backups is important too. Back up your personal files externally or online to ensure that they are always safe.

Payment Ransomware Removal

  1. Tap Alt+F4 keys simultaneously to close the ransom note window.
  2. Find and Delete the {random name}.exe file that is the launcher.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin to eliminate the infection.
  4. Install a trusted malware scanner and run a full system scan to check for leftovers.
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