Infected with Pacman Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Pacman Ransomware
A new month has come and new Pacman Ransomware cryptovirus have begun to appear. This is a cryptovirus that comes to the computer and encrypts user data in various formats. This can be a document office, archive, photos, videos and more. The developers have not thought about the name of this cryptovirus for a long time. Therefore, we decided to call it as an old video game. This changes the extension of user files to .encrypted. Moreover, it encrypts data using a special algorithm that makes files unsuitable for further use. Moreover, the cryptovirus will be able to remove shadow copies of files and system restore points to complicate the decryption of files. This creates a special note file that contains detailed information about the methods of redemption. Below you can see the image and content of the note:
Sorry, your files have been eaten (encrypted) by Pacman
To decrypt your files, a fee paid in Bitcoin is required. Pacman will scan the Bitcoin Blockchain to check for your payment and automatically decrypt your files, after the payment has been made.
Amount USD 
Amount BTC [0.2]
Bitcoin Address [17yKCVNb7EQQpr5ABKGcVpGSPVWFTxhReR]
[Check for payment]
How to buy Bitcoin? (click)
Further Assistance? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
As can be understood from the note, Pacman Ransomware is aimed at users who speak English and German. However, judging by the latest data, it has already spread throughout the world. Scammers require a ransom in bitcoin equivalent for decrypting files. We do not recommend you to pay, as there is no guarantee that the scammers will really return your files to you. Below you can read our recommendations to remove Pacman Ransomware and decrypt your files yourself.
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How Pacman Ransomware infected your PC
The lion’s share of the penetration of such viruses is due to the fact that users very rarely use paid antivirus software. Moreover, users sometimes do not use antiviruses at all. This is a mistake. Try to use legitimate and proven anti-virus software. It is also meant that this can come as an attachment to a spam mailing list or as a false update for the program and utility that is on your computer. Below we provide detailed information on how to remove Pacman Ransomware 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 Pacman Ransomware 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 Pacman Ransomware 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.
Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of Pacman Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Pacman Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Pacman Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Pacman Ransomware 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.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- 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.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Written by Rami Duafi