.PUMA Ransomware File Extension

What is .PUMA Ransomware File Extension?

Do not ignore the .PUMA Ransomware File Extension attached to your documents, archives, photos, and other kinds of personal files. This extension means that your Windows operating system was invaded by a malicious file-encryptor, known as Puma Ransomware. The “.puma” extension that is attached to the corrupted files, according to our research team, might vary depending on the version of the threat. If you find the “.pumas” or “.pumax” extension, you are dealing with the same threat. Unfortunately, your files will not be restored if you delete .PUMA Ransomware File Extension attaching malware, but that does not mean that removal is not important. On the contrary – this infection is incredibly dangerous, and the sooner you eliminate it from your operating system, the better. The good news is that you do not need to worry about the decryption of your files, as a free decryptor already exists. Research and download it carefully because you do not want to install another malicious threat.testtest

How does .PUMA Ransomware File Extension work?

It is important to stay cautious from the moment you turn on your computer because security backdoors are everywhere. Is your operating system up-to-date? Is it protected by a reliable security tool? Can you identify malware launchers? The creator of .PUMA Ransomware File Extension malware preys upon those who are careless because if the victim is not careful, they could be tricked into executing the infection by opening spam email attachments or by executing unreliable installers. If the system is not guarded on top of that, the infection can run free. Just like KEYPASS Ransomware, savefiles@india.com Ransomware, and other clones from the STOP Ransomware family, the devious .PUMA Ransomware File Extension infection not only encrypts files but also messes with the operating system. Once the threat is executed, a window imitating a Windows update should pop up. Then, a file named “script.ps1” should disable the Windows Defender. Explorer.exe might keep crashing too. All in all, the main tasks for the threat include encrypting files and dropping “!readme.txt.”

“!readme.txt” is a file created by .PUMA Ransomware File Extension malware that cyber attackers use to deliver a message. You might have found that you need to remove this file from every affected folder and subfolder, and you should do it right away, without even opening it. The message inside the file instructs to contact the attackers (via BM-2cXonzj9ovn5qdX2MrwMK4j3qCquXBKo4h@bitmessage.ch on Bitmessage or using pumarestore@india.com) to gather more information about the payment. This payment, allegedly, can be exchanged for a decryptor that should restore all corrupted files. Do not trust cyber criminals’ promises to decrypt data. They are giving you this promise so that you would contact them and then pay a ransom. Although we do not know the exact sum that would be asked in return for the decryptor, if we had to guess, we would guess that the sum is not small. All in all, since a free decryptor exists, you do not need to worry about all that. Of course, if you emailed the attackers, you need to be cautious about the messages you find in your inbox because some of them could be misleading and contain the launchers of other malicious threats that would require removal.

How to delete .PUMA Ransomware File Extension

We will make no promises that you will be able to remove .PUMA Ransomware File Extension threat yourself. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has created a guide that shows how to eliminate the threat, but identifying malicious components might be tough, which is why installing an anti-malware program to have all threats eliminated automatically might be the better option. Once the program is done cleaning your system, it will continue serving you as a beneficial security tool. Keep in mind that unless your system is secured, new malicious threats could try to invade it again and again. Of course, even if you delete .PUMA Ransomware File Extension malware and secure your system, your files could remain at risk. To ensure that you do not end up losing your files due to malware attacks or the loss of your device, we recommend backing them up. Use external or cloud drives instead of internal system backups.

Removal Instructions

  1. Tap Win+R to launch Run and enter regedit into the box to launch Registry Editor.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  3. Right-click and Delete the value named SysHelper.
  4. Tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
  5. Enter the following directoriesinto quick access field to find malicious files:
    • %TEMP%
    • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\
  6. Right-click and Deletethese malicious files and folders:
    • script.ps1
    • [unique name].tmp.exe
    • [unique name] folder with [unique name].tmp.exe inside
    • [unique name] folder with 2.exe and updatewin.exe files inside
  7. Once you Empty Recycle Bin, immediately perform a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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