Payment Ransomware

What is Payment Ransomware?

If a window with a padlock in the top-right corner and a word PAYMENT at the top has been opened on your Desktop, you must have encountered Payment Ransomware, a nasty malicious application belonging to the group of crypto-malware. It is especially true if you cannot move this window. Do not worry; it is not one of those malicious applications that entirely lock users’ screens to push them into paying money to cyber crooks. If you encounter the same version of Payment Ransomware analyzed by our researchers, you could close the window opened for you by pressing Alt+F4 on your keyboard. Unfortunately, the ransomware infection will not disappear from your computer when you close its window. Yes, you will still need to put some effort into its removal. Luckily, it does not have many components (files). Additionally, it does not create any new registry keys on affected computers. Because of this, you should not find its removal a very challenging task, especially if you follow the step-by-step manual removal guide prepared by experienced specialists working at Before we talk about its removal in detail, let’s find out how it acts.test

Where does Payment Ransomware come from?

Many people already know that malicious applications might be delivered to their computers via spam emails, but it still seems that a number of computer users who open malicious attachments and thus allow malware to slither onto their computers is not decreasing. Most likely, you have encountered Payment Ransomware after opening a malicious file as well. We have to admit that it is one of the most popular ransomware distribution methods, but it is very likely that it is not the only tactic crooks adopt to spread their creations. According to our researchers, ransomware infections might also be uploaded to third-party websites. On top of that, their installers might be spread masqueraded as useful software. Even the most experienced users find it quite difficult to prevent ransomware infections from entering their computers. As a consequence, we do not think that you should try to ensure your system’s maximum protection all alone when there are so many powerful antimalware tools that can do this for you available on the market. You just need to install reputable security software on your PC so that even the most damaging malware could not enter your system and cause problems to you.

What does Payment Ransomware do?

Payment Ransomware did not encrypt a single file during the analysis, which suggests that it has not been finished yet. If it is true, it is only a question of time when cyber criminals finish developing it and start spreading it actively with the intention of obtaining easy money from users. It opens a window with a ransom note claiming that documents, images, videos, and other files have already been encrypted following the successful entrance. Also, users are told that they need to send a ransom in Bitcoins in exchange for the decryption code, which proves that Payment Ransomware wants users’ money once again. It is very likely that your files have not been locked. Consequently, there is no point in purchasing the decryption tool from crooks either. You can close the window opened on your Desktop and check pictures, documents, and other files you have yourself. If you find that your files have not been touched, you still need to erase all components of Payment Ransomware because you might accidentally launch the ransomware infection again, and this might result in the encryption of all your new files. Keep in mind that you cannot unlock your files (if they have been encrypted) by removing Payment Ransomware from your system.

How to remove Payment Ransomware

It seems that Payment Ransomware targets Spanish-speaking users primarily, but, of course, users can find it on their systems no matter where they live. If you are reading this article because you are among those who have already encountered it, make sure you delete this threat fully. You just need to close the window opened by the ransomware infection (its first sentence: ¡TODOS TUS DATOS HAN SIDO ENCRIPTADOS) and then delete all recently downloaded suspicious files to remove the launcher of this infection from your system. Do not forget that this infection can also be deleted automatically.

Delete Payment Ransomware manually

  1. Press Alt+F4 to close the window opened on your Desktop.
  2. When the window is gone, access Windows Explorer by pressing Win+E.
  3. Check %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %TEMP%, and %APPDATA% (these are directories where suspicious files belonging to ransomware infections usually hide).
  4. Remove all suspicious files you find.
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