How to remove PyAesCrypt Ransomware and decrypt .lock files

Infected with PyAesCrypt Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is PyAesCrypt Ransomware

Many already know that crypto viruses are one of the most dangerous threats to the computer. This is because any mechanical damage or malfunction of the OS can be repaired, but crypto viruses are aimed at user data that are often of the greatest value. PyAesCrypt comes to your computer and encrypts files of various formats, for example, office documents, photos, videos, multimedia and much more. Moreover, PyAesCrypt changes the extension of these files to .lock, which makes these files unsuitable for further use. It is worth noting that the main goal of the attackers – to make money. That is why they create a special file ReadMe .txt containing detailed information about the methods of redemption. Here is how this file looks like:

PyAesCrypt Ransomware

ENGLISH
Your files have been encrypted!
If you want to decrypt your files, send 100$ for this Bitcoin Wallet:
3CU67cnSDShTCGfcRic8bki1LGfRqM1vdw
Then send me Transaction ID:
EMAIL: hm3edn+aajyjnn64htaosrk@sharklasers.com

The note is rather short, but it contains key information. The user needs to pay $ 100 in Bitcoins equivalent by contacting the scammers at the specified addresses. Why bitcoins? Cryptocurrency allows fraudsters to avoid harassment by law enforcement. However, we do not recommend you to pay, as there are no guarantees that your files will be decrypted. Use our recommendations to try to delete PyAesCrypt and decrypt your files.

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How PyAesCrypt infected your PC

Most crypto viruses, in particular PyAesCrypt, come to the PC through gaps in network settings. This happens because users rarely use antiviruses and other software that can truly protect your PC. Also, it is worth considering that PyAesCrypt may come as an attachment to spam mailing or as a false update for programs or utilities installed on your system. Below you will find our recommendations for deleting PyAesCrypt and decrypt your files.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the PyAesCrypt virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of PyAesCrypt – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Restore your files using shadow copies

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  1. Download and run Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  3. Choose all files on folder you want to restore and select Restore.
  4. Choose export location and view restored files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of PyAesCrypt:

Related connections or other entries:

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Related files:

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How to decrypt files infected by PyAesCrypt?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of PyAesCrypt remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Written by Rami Douafi

2 Comments

  1. PyAesCrypt IS NOT malware!
    It is a Python library to encrypt files.
    It may be used as a component by some malware, but the library itself is CLEAN!

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