What is Ransomware?

If you see a warning message signed by Paradise Ransomware team and you are asked to write to, you are most likely dealing with a threat called Ransomware. It is a malicious application that encrypts the user’s private data with a robust encryption algorithm and then asks for a ransom in exchange for decryption tools. It is your choice if you want to pay, but before you make up your mind, we would advise you first to consider all the possible outcomes. Unfortunately, only one of them is good, as the cybercriminals responsible for Ransomware, could trick you in various ways. Because of this, we encourage users not to fund hackers and remove the malicious application instead. For more information, you should continue reading our full article, and if you need help with the threat’s deletion, we invite you to have a look at the removal instructions provided below.testtest

Where does Ransomware come from?

The malware could be spread through infected email attachments, malicious software installers, or other data users could download or receive from Spam emails and untrustworthy file-sharing websites. Our researchers at always recommend not to interact with suspicious content if you do not want to catch threats like Ransomware. It is understandable, some malicious files can pretend to be legitimate, but even if the file looks harmless, you should be extra careful with it just because it comes from an unreliable source. The best option would be to scan the file before launching it, as once it starts running, it might be already too late to do anything about it. Therefore, scanning data downloaded from the Internet with a legitimate antimalware tool should be a routine task if you want to avoid malicious software.

How does Ransomware work?

The malware was created for two tasks. The first one is to encrypt personal files located on the infected computer. It could be various pictures, documents, archives, videos, and so on. All encrypted data can be easily recognized from the second extension appended at the end of their titles. For instance, a file called rose.jpg may turn into rose.jpg_a0Th8Ul6O09PsX81_{}.CORP. The code from random characters should differ for separate users. Still, the additional extension’s ending (_{}.CORP) should remain the same for everyone infected with Ransomware.

The second malicious application’s task is to show a ransom note. Naturally, as you might imagine, the contents of such text include instructions on how to transfer the money and promises of what you would get in return as well as threats of what could happen if you do not pay the ransom. The note we discovered did say the sum will depend on how fast the user contacts the cybercriminals who created Ransomware. However, we do not recommend rushing into it. First of all, you should think whether you wish to put your savings at risk. After all, the hackers may not keep up with their end of the bargain or in other words might not deliver the promised tools. No to mention, they could ask for more money even if you transfer the requested sum.

How to erase Ransomware?

Those who decide to eliminate Ransomware have two options. One is to let a legitimate antimalware tool deal with the malware. All you would have to do is select a reliable tool, set it to scan the system, and then press the given removal button. This option might be beneficial for the system as well since the tool you pick could protect the computer from future threats. The other option is to erase data associated with the malware on your own. The task might be a bit difficult for inexperienced users, which is why we placed the steps available below.

Remove Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and go to Processes.
  3. Search for a process associated with the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Leave Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Navigate to these paths:
  8. Find the malicious application’s launcher.
  9. Right-click it and choose Delete.
  10. Find files containing a message from the hackers (ransom notes).
  11. Right-click them and select Delete.
  12. Close File Explorer.
  13. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  14. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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