The malware called Pysa ransomware can be a headache for you, due to a real threat to your data and wallet. Extortion is a common thing on the Internet. You can lose access to your data, so it will be encoded with the most modern encryption algorithms, and you will be left with nothing. Data recovery is not always possible, so this representative of malicious software is far from harmless. Of course, you can pay them money, but to put it mildly, this is not the best option. There is no guarantee that you will return your files in this way, your money can simply evaporate. Do you really think that the extortionists will keep their promises and correct the damage? They are not interested in this in any way, and you are just another potential victim for them, a one-time source of criminal income. Your money will not go to a good deed. Such programs bring billions in losses, why do you need to sponsor them? Instead, you may use this step-by-guide to remove Pysa Ransomware and decrypt .pysa files.
Pysa ransomware encrypts files using a complex algorithm (like AES or another asymmetric encryption algorithm) that makes your files unreadable. All affected files will be appended with .pysa extension For example, file “photo.jpg” turns into “photo.jpg.pysa“. Also, the cryptovirus creates a text file (“Readme.README.txt”) that contains information about encryption and ransom methods. Here is the file:
Every byte on any types of your devices was encrypted.
Don’t try to use backups because it were encrypted too.
To get all your data back contact us:
Q: How can I make sure you don’t fooling me?
A: You can send us 2 files(max 2mb).
Q: What to do to get all data back?
A: Don’t restart the computer, don’t move files and write us.
Q: What to tell my boss?
A: Protect Your System Amigo.
There are two solutions to this problem. The first is to use an automated removal tool. This method is suitable even for inexperienced users since the removal tool can delete all instances of the virus in just a few clicks. The second is to use the Manual Removal Guide. This is a more complex way that requires special computer skills.
How to remove Pysa Ransomware
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 Pysa 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 Pysa 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.
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 Pysa Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Pysa Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Pysa 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.
- Pysat-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.