I wrote this article to help you remove Parisher Ransomware. This Parisher Ransomware removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Parisher is a member of the ransomware family. Ransomware is said to be the most dangerous and serious cyber threat out there. There is a reason for this saying, of course. These infections have absolutely earned the title “Worst Cyber Threat”. All ransomware pieces follow the same pattern. First, they invade your system while staying under the radar. Second, they target all of your data and encrypt it. And last, they blackmail you for money. This pattern applies for Parisher as well.
You will only notice that Parisher is in your system once the damage has already been done. What the ransomware does before you becoming aware of its presence is the following: It slithers in and immediately starts corrupting your PC. It finds every single bit of valuable information and encrypts it. This includes images, videos, files, documents. Everything, which is valuable to you falls into the ransomware`s hands. The pest appends an extension at the end of all locked files and they become inaccessible to you. You cannot open them, or hear them, or watch them. It like you don’t even have them anymore. They become unusable icons and changing their names or moving them into another folder does nothing. When the encryption process has finished the ransomware drops a ransom note on your Desktop. This is its way of communicating with you explaining what it has done.
The ransom note is a TXT file called 1NFORMATI1ONFOR.YOU or HELLO.0MG. With it, you are informed your files have been locked and given further instructions on how to get them back. The note provides an email address for the victims to get in touch with the crooks – email@example.com. This is where this ransomware got its name from. Aside from this address, the note contains three more as backup options – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. The note reads that the victims should pay 5 Bitcoins to the crooks in exchange of the tool, which will help them recover their encrypted data. Given the fact that 1 Bitcoin equals $500-$600 you see that the sum demanded is pretty high. However, the sum should not be a factor contributing to your decision whether or not you should pay. Even if the crooks wanted less money you still should not pay. Think about it.
By paying, you are giving them access to your financial and personal information. You are practically opening them the door to your private life. Those are people who cannot be trusted. How do you know they will give you the decryptor once you have paid? You are about to make a deal with cybercriminals. What makes you think they will keep their end of it? The answer is nothing. You can never know. You may end up losing your money and your files and the crooks will still be in possess of your private data, which can end in an identity theft or a financial scam. Not to mention the fact that paying means supporting and sponsoring their “business”. Do not give them any money and do not finance their industry. The more people give up and pay the bigger and richer the industry gets. If this continues in the future we will never hear the end of it.
Luckily for you, we have provided a free removal guide which will help you get rid of this ransomware and retrieve your lost data. The step you need to follow can be found below. However, this time removal instructions are available but think in perspective. What can you do to protect yourself from another threat like this one? First, get yourself a reliable anti-malware tool to help you stop an infection at the very beginning. Second, think of how you got stuck with a ransomware in the first place and do your best never to let it happen again. Well, if the ransomware is in your system this means you have allowed it to enter. Not intentionally, of course, but because it tricks you. Also, because you haven’t been careful enough.
Ransomware uses different tactics to invade a PC. Freeware, spam email attachments, fake updates, compromised links, sites. But no matter what the tactic is it won`t be successful unless you agree. You have given it your consent by accident because you weren’t careful enough to think of what you are inviting in your system. This is exactly what ransomware needs – negligence. Now, when you know you are the one who unleashed this threat onto your files, do your best to change that in the future. Don’t rush and don’t randomly press “next” and hope for the best. This is not how you keep yourself safe. Take your time, read Term and Conditions, be careful what you are agreeing with. It is always easier to stop an infection before entering and saving yourself a lot of trouble.
Parisher Ransomware Removal
Method 1: Restore your encrypted files using ShadowExplorer
Usually, Parisher Ransomware deletes all shadow copies, stored in your computer. Luckily, the ransomware is not always able to delete the shadow copies. So your first try should be restoring the original files from shadow copies.
- Download ShadowExplorer from this link: http://www.shadowexplorer.com/downloads.html.
- Install ShadowExplorer
- Open ShadowExplorer and select C: drive on the left panel
- Choose at least a month ago date from the date field
- Navigate to the folder with encrypted files
- Right-click on the encrypted file
- Select “Export” and choose a destination for the original file
Method 2: Restore your encrypted files by using System Restore
- Go to Start –> All programs –> Accessories –> System tools –> System restore
- Click “Next“
- Choose a restore point, at least a month ago
- Click “Next“
- Choose Disk C: (should be selected by default)
- Click “Next“. Wait for a few minutes and the restore should be done.
Method 3: Restore your files using File Recovery Software
If none of the above method works, you should try to recover encrypted files by using File Recovery Software. Since Parisher Ransomware first makes a copy of the original file, then encrypts it and deletes the original one, you can successfully restore the original, using a File Recovery Software. Here are a few free File Recovery Software programs: