Pedro Ransomware

What is Pedro Ransomware?

Pedro Ransomware is an ordinary ransomware infection tricks users into downloading and installing it. Of course, just because there is nothing special about this application, it doesn’t mean that it is harmless. Quite the opposite – this program can easily encrypt your files and leave you hanging. While no public decryption tool is available at the moment, it is important that you remove Pedro Ransomware from your system as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal guidelines at the bottom of this description. However, if you do not want to delete this infection manually, you can do that by acquiring a powerful security tool.

Where does Pedro Ransomware come from?

The reason we are certain that Pedro Ransomware is an ordinary ransomware infection is that we know the ransomware family it comes from. This infection belongs to the same group as Kiratos Ransomware and STOP Ransomware. In fact, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that Pedro Ransomware is a new version of STOP Ransomware.

When these programs belong to the same group, it usually means that they share the same coding, and there are only several insignificant differences between them. It is not uncommon for ransomware apps from the same family to share their ransom note contents, too.

Likewise, we can say that this program uses the same distribution methods to reach its victims. The truth is that users tend to download ransomware programs themselves, although they are not aware of that. It happens because Pedro Ransomware and other similar applications make use of spam email campaigns to spread around.

What does that mean? It means that spam emails come with attachments that can install ransomware. Users are tricked into think that the attachments are important documents they have to open immediately. The moment they open those files, Pedro Ransomware (or any other ransomware for that matter) enters the target system. Thus, it is important to ignore messages that come from unknown senders, especially if they urge you to open the received documents ASAP. That is the first sign that you might be dealing with malware distributors.

What does Pedro Ransomware do?

On the other hand, if this ransomware still managed to enter your computer, then Pedro Ransomware will definitely encrypt your files. Like most of the other ransomware infections, this program leaves out your system files. Ransomware needs your system to function if it expects you to transfer the ransom. However, that is no reason to do as asked because the people behind Pedro Ransomware are hardly going to issue the decryption key. Even if they could give you the key for the money you pay, that shouldn’t be your option because you would only fuel these criminals to continue their illegal acts.

Although programs from this group tend to share the ransom note text, all of them have individual extensions that they add to an encrypted file. The same applies to Pedro Ransomware as well. When it locks up your files, the program adds “.pedro” to the filenames. This way, it is easy to see the lists of files that were affected by this infection, but you probably already know you are in trouble because of this ransom note:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method or recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
To get this software you need write on your e-mail:

As mentioned, contacting these criminals is not an option. You should look for other ways to restore your files.

How do I remove Pedro Ransomware?

It is possible to apply the same manual removal to Pedro Ransomware as the one we used for all the other programs from the same group. At the same time, you can get yourself a powerful antispyware tool to remove Pedro Ransomware for you automatically.

If you have a file backup, you can delete the encrypted files and transfer healthy copies of your data back into your computer. However, if you haven’t saved your latest files someplace else, do not hesitate to address a professional for other file recovery options.

Manual Pedro Ransomware Removal

  1. Remove the downloaded file that installed the ransomware.
  2. Delete the _readme.txt ransom note.
  3. Press Win+R and type %LOCALAPPDATA%. Click OK.
  4. Remove the random named folder and then the script.ps1 file.
  5. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. On the right pane, right-click the SysHelper value and select Delete.
  8. Use SpyHunter to scan your system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Pedro Ransomware*

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