PSCrypt Ransomware

What is PSCrypt Ransomware?

PSCrypt Ransomware can cause huge devastation on your system if it infiltrates your computer. This severe threat can encrypt most of your personal files and offer you a decryptor for a certain amount of money. It is obvious from the ransom note that this malicious program mostly targets Ukrainian computer users. But we have also found that Russian and Dutch users could be targeted as well. In any case, if you find out that this dangerous program has attacked you, it is important to accept the fact that you may lose all your files if you do not have a backup copy somewhere. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that there is a free tool on the web as of yet but it can show up anytime soon when malware specialists find a way to crack this beast. But you should not wait at all if you want to restore the security of your PC. We highly recommend that you remove PSCrypt Ransomware right now.

Where does PSCrypt Ransomware come from?

The most likely way for you to be infected with this dangerous malware program is through Remote Desktop Protocol, i.e., through software like TeamViewer when it is not set up properly. It is possible, for example that you use easy-to-break passwords and that your PC is not protected by security software. In this case, cyber criminals can relatively easily gain access to your system. It is also possible sometimes that they use social engineering techniques to get hold of your passwords. In any case, these crooks may be able to get to your system without your knowledge and let this beast loose in no time. You will only realize that you have been hit when you see the ransom note on your screen, which obviously means that you cannot save your files from encryption when you finally delete PSCrypt Ransomware. No wonder that we keep emphasizing the need for proper protection and preventive actions.

It is also important for us to mention further methods so that you can protect your PC more efficiently from similar dangerous attacks in the future. Such an infection can also come as a file attachment in a spam e-mail. Therefore, you need to be extra cautious every time you check your spam folder and find e-mails that seemingly make you believe they are urgent and important. When you open the attachment, which is an executable file disguised as an image or text document, you initiate the malicious attack and there will be no way back unless malware specialists can come up with a free tool to decrypt your files. We also highly recommend that you update your browsers and drivers (Java and Flash) regularly because that could save you from malicious attacks via Exploit Kits on malicious webpages. No matter how this vicious program ended up on your system though, we suggest that you do not hesitate to remove PSCrypt Ransomware.

How does PSCrypt Ransomware work?

Our research indicates that this malware infection uses the AES encryption algorithm to encode your files. All your personal files that have been taken hostage are easily recognizable as they get a “.pscrypt” extension. After the ransomware finishes the encryption process, it also deletes the shadow copies of your files to stop you from being able to restore them. This infection places a ransom note .html file in every infected folder called “Paxynok.html” that comes up on your screen to inform you about the attack and your next steps if you want to use your files again. This note is in Ukrainian as this threat seems to target mainly that country.

You are told to transfer 2,500 UAH in Bitcoins, which is about 97 dollars. This cannot be called a high fee compared to more serious ones going up to thousands of dollars but then again, people in the Ukraine generally may not have that kind of base to even pay hundreds of dollars for some old photos and documents. This is why crooks usually go down even as low as 10 dollars at times when they attack former Soviet countries. The other reason of a low fee is usually that the ransomware in question is on a trial run and may not even be finished. In any case, we do not advise you to pay any money to such criminals. If you transfer the money, you are told to send a screenshot of your transaction to so that the decryptor can be sent in a reply message. Well, we do not believe that these criminals would send you anything really. Even though it may mean losing your files, we still recommend that you remove PSCrypt Ransomware ASAP.

How can I delete PSCrypt Ransomware?

If no free tool appears on the web in the near future that you could use to restore your encrypted files, your only chance to save your files is to have a recent backup on a portable drive or in cloud storage. If you have such a clean copy, first, you need to remove PSCrypt Ransomware and all the encrypted files, too. Please use our instructions below if you feel up to the task of eliminating this dangerous threat manually. If you want more effective protection and action against all known malware infections, we suggest that you employ professional anti-malware software, such as SpyHunter.

Remove PSCrypt Ransomware from Windows

  1. Open your File Explorer by tapping Win+E.
  2. Find the malicious executable file (Wmodule.exe) and bin it.
  3. Delete all the ransom note files (Paxynok.html) from the affected folders.
  4. Empty the Recycle Bin and reboot your system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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