Do you know what Pysa Ransomware is?
The attack of Pysa Ransomware might seem like a terrible nightmare, but you are not dreaming, and your files could be lost. Personal photos and documents are amongst the files that this malware goes after, and when it detects the files it is meant to attack, it encrypts them, which changes the data within. This means that no program available to you can read the file. Only a special decryptor can do that, and, of course, the creator of the infection is the one who has it. At the time of research, a free decryptor that would do the job did not exist, and so it does not look like files can be recovered. This is terrible news, but that does not mean that you have to do whatever it is that attackers want you to do. In this report, we discuss the infection, the ransom demands, and, of course, how to delete malware. If you need to remove Pysa Ransomware too, keep reading.
As it turns out, Pysa Ransomware is part of the Mespinoza family, and Mespinoza Ransomware is, of course, the best-known infection from this family. According to our malware experts, RDP vulnerabilities and spam emails are most likely to be employed by the cybercriminals behind these threats. At the end of the day, it is easy for cyberattackers to distribute malware because Windows users are not careful. They often click, download, open, and perform other risky actions without thinking much about it. Well, if your operating system is not protected, if the software inside is not updated, and if you are careless, Pysa Ransomware could slither in right away. Before you know it, this malware has all personal files encrypted, and the “.pysa” extension is attached to all of them. Unfortunately, decrypting files manually is not usually an option, and you cannot recover them by removing the infection.Pysa Ransomware screenshot
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Next to the corrupted files, you should find the “Readme.README” file. You can open it using Notepad or another text reader. The message inside addresses a “Company,” which means that it is possible Pysa Ransomware was created to infect operating systems that belong to larger networks. The message is meant to convince victims that they need to email the attackers at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to get the files back. It also lists three questions and answers, which suggest that victims can have two files decrypted for free, that they should not restart the computer, and that they need to take better care of their systems. If the victim is pushed into sending a message to the attackers, they can then be pushed into paying a ransom in return for some kind of a decryptor. Whatever you do, do not trust Pysa Ransomware attackers because they could scam you.
If you think that you would receive a decryptor after paying the ransom requested by Pysa Ransomware, we want to warn you that you are unlikely to receive anything besides new spam emails. Cyberattackers are greedy, and once they get the money, they can disappear. No one will ever be able to catch them and force them to give you a decryptor. Not all is lost. If you have copies of your personal files stored outside the infected computer, perhaps you can replace the infected files? Hopefully, you have this option, but, first, you must delete Pysa Ransomware. The good news is that the launcher should remove itself, and all you have left to do is erase the ransom notes and also check the system for leftovers. Despite this, we still advise implementing anti-malware software for reliable protection in the future.
Remove Pysa Ransomware
- Check recently downloaded files to check for malware.
- Delete all copies of the Readme.README file.
- Empty Recycle Bin and use a malware scanner to inspect the system.
In non-techie terms:
Pysa Ransomware is a pest, and you want to delete it from your operating system as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you might end up losing your personal files. A free tool that would restore them did not exist at the time of research, and the decryptor that cybercriminals are meant to promise is unlikely to be sent to you after the ransom payment. Hopefully, you can rely on backups and use copies of personal files to replace the corrupted files. Before you handle this, you need to delete Pysa Ransomware leftovers, and even though that should be easy to do manually, we advise employing anti-malware software. If there is anything malicious on your computer, this software will remove it, and your system will also gain 24/7 protection against malware threats.