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What is ransomware

.[].payB files file-encrypting malware, often known as ransomware, will encrypt your files. It is a very serious threat that can leave you with encrypted data and no way to get them back. It’s pretty easy to infect your device, which only adds to why it is so dangerous. Ransomware developers target negligent users, as contamination often infects through spam email attachments, contaminated adverts and false program downloads. And once it’s opened, it will launch its file encryption process, and when the process is complete, it’ll demand that you pay a specific amount to get a decryptor, which ought to in theory decrypt your files. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what will be asked of you. Whatever you are requested to pay by this file encrypting malicious software, consider every likely consequence before you do. Consider whether you will actually get your files back after payment, considering there is nothing preventing cyber criminals from simply taking your money. You can certainly encounter accounts of users not being able to decrypt data after payment, and that isn’t really surprising. Instead of paying, it would be wiser to buy some kind of backup with requested money. While you will be presented with many different options, it shouldn’t be hard to pick the best option for you. You can recover files from backup if you had it done prior to infection, after you uninstall .[].payB files. Malicious software like this is hiding all over the place, and infection is likely to occur again, so you have to be ready for it. In order to keep a system safe, one should always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming informed about their spread methods.

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How does file encoding malicious software spread

Users normally get data encoding malicious program through malicious files attached to emails, pressing on infected ads and obtaining programs from sources they should not. More sophisticated methods can be used too, however.

Since ransomware may be obtained through email attachments, try and recall if you have recently obtained something weird from an email. Criminals add an infected file to an email, which is then sent to many users. You can usually find those emails in spam but some users check the folder for emails that could’ve accidentally landed there, and if the ransomware appears somewhat legitimate, they open it, without considering why it landed in spam. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong encouraging to open the file attached, and many grammatical mistakes are what you should be wary of when dealing with emails that contain files. If the email was from a company of whom you’re a client of, your name would be automatically put in into the email they send you, and a general greeting would not be used. It would not be surprising if you see known company names (Amazon, eBay, PayPal) be used, because when users see a familiar name, they are more likely to let down their guard. allowed the infection to infiltrate your computer. Compromised pages may be hosting malicious adverts, which if engaged with could cause malicious software to download. Or you may have downloaded a data encrypting malware-infected file from an unreliable source. One thing to remember is to never acquire anything, whether software or an update, from pop-up or any other types of adverts. If an application needed to update itself, it would do it automatically or notify you, but never through browser.

What happened to your files?

It’s possible for ransomware to permanently encrypt files, which is why it is such a harmful infection to have. And the encryption process is very quick, it’s only a matter of minutes, if not seconds, for all files you believe are important to be locked. If your files have been encoded by this ransomware, you will see that all affected ones have a file extension. The reason why your files may be impossible to decode for free is because some ransomware use strong encryption algorithms for the encoding process, and it’s not always possible to break them. When all target files have been encrypted, a ransom note will appear, and it should explain how you should proceed. The ransom note will contain information about how to purchase the decryptor, but think about everything thoroughly before you opt to give into the requests. If you’re expecting the cyber crooks who locked your data in the first place to provide you a decryptor, you might be disappointed, because there is nothing stopping them from simply taking your money. By paying, you would not be just risking losing your money, you would also be supporting their future projects. The easily made money is constantly attracting crooks to the business, which is thought to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. You may want to consider buying backup with that money instead. And if a similar infection occurred again, you would not be risking your data. Uninstall .[].payB files if it’s still present on your system, instead of complying with the demands. You can avoid these types of infections, if you know how they spread, so try to familiarize with its distribution methods, at least the basics.

.[].payB files removal

Malicious threat removal software will be required to terminate the threat, if it’s still present on your computer. If you attempt to manually terminate .[].payB files, you may accidentally end up damaging your computer, so doing everything yourself isn’t advised. It would be better to use anti-malware software which wouldn’t be jeopardizing your computer. The program would detect and uninstall .[].payB files. Below this article, you will see guidelines to assist you, if you are not sure how to proceed. However unfortunate it may be, those programs aren’t capable of recovering your files, they’ll merely erase the infection. However, if the ransomware is decryptable, malware researchers might release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove .[].payB files from your computer

Step 1. Remove .[].payB files using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove .[].payB files
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove .[].payB files
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove .[].payB files
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove .[].payB files
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove .[].payB files

b) Step 2. Remove .[].payB files.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove .[].payB files using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove .[].payB files
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove .[].payB files
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove .[].payB files
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove .[].payB files
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove .[].payB files

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove .[].payB files
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove .[].payB files
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove .[].payB files
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove .[].payB files
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website ( and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove .[].payB files
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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