Infected with PayDay Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is PayDay Ransomware

In this article, we will talk in detail about PayDay. This is a cryptovirus whose activity occurred at the end of January 2019. Like many analogues, it comes to the PC and encrypts user files in various formats. It can be archives, photos, videos, audio files and more. In addition, PayDay changes the file extensions to .. Of course, files become unusable. Moreover, the virus creates a special note file called HOW_TO_DECRYPT_MY_FILES.txt. This file contains encryption information. Below we provide an image of this note and its contents:

PayDay Ransomware Ransomware

All your files are belong to me!!!
You persn foolish, all youre files have i encrypted and you must pay NOW!
If you dont you fle be gone forever
You must pay now my bitcoin address $500 dollars usd cash.
You will neuer euer see your files again if you do not pay.
Pay bitcoins address: 1FfmbHfnpaZjKFuyilokTjJJusN455paPH
[Pay Now!]
You fool! I'm not going to actually give you your files back!
But I will take your money though.

Apparently, the attackers are aimed at English-speaking users, however, judging by the latest data, the virus has already spread around the world all dependence on the language of the target country. Fraudsters demand to pay a ransom of $ 200 in the form of cryptocurrency, namely Bitcoins. We do not recommend you to pay! Check out our tips and tricks to try and delete PayDay and decrypt your files.

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How PayDay Ransomware infected your PC

Like many similar crypto viruses, PayDay comes as an attachment in spam e-mail or as a false update for programs or utilities installed on your system. You need to use advanced versions of antiviruses and other programs that are really able to protect your system from the penetration of such threats. Use our recommendations to remove PayDay and decrypt 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 PayDay 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 PayDay 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.

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Restore your files using shadow copies


  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of PayDay Ransomware:

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How to decrypt files infected by PayDay Ransomware?

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 PayDay 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.

  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.

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  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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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