.FC Virus File (Paradise Ransomware) - How to Remove and Restore Files
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.FC Virus File (Paradise Ransomware) – How to Remove and Restore Files

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What is .FC Virus File? .FC Virus File is also known as Paradise ransomware which encrypts files and demands a ransom for the alleged decryption of files.

Paradise or otherwise known as .FC Virus File is ransomware. It encrypts files by appending the .FC extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. Another extension will be added before it that is generated on a random principle. The Paradise ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data.

Threat Summary

Name.FC Virus File
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe Paradise ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .FC extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new .FC extension as a secondary.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.FC Virus File – Update November 2019 – A Decrypter Is Avaialble

There’s some very good news concerning the victims of Paradise ransomware – an official decrypter has been released.

The ransomware in its various iterations has been infecting users for more than two users. Not surprisingly, the new decrypter has been created by Emsisoft, and it can decrypt files encrypted by Paradise versions since 2017.

However, not all versions of the ransomware are decryptable. Here is the list of extensions that can be restored with the help of the Paradise ransomware decrypter:

  • .2ksys19
  • .p3rf0rm4
  • .prt
  • .exploit
  • .immortal
  • .Recognizer
  • .sambo
  • .paradise
  • .FC
  • .sev

As noted by Emsisoft:

The decryptor requires access to a file pair consisting of one encrypted file and the original, unencrypted version of the encrypted file to reconstruct the encryption keys needed to decrypt the rest of your data. The two files must be at least 3KB in size each. Please do not change the file names of the original and encrypted files, as the decryptor may perform file name comparisons to determine the correct file extension used for encrypted files on your system.

If you have been infected by the .FC version of the ransomware, you can download the Paradise decrypter and restore your .FC files.

.FC Virus File – How Did It Infect My PC and What Happened?

.FC Virus File might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

Paradise or better known as the .FC Virus File is ransomware that encrypts your files and shows ransomware instructions inside a ransom note called —==%$$$OPEN_ME_UP$$$==—.txt:

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Beside the instructions you can see in the above image, there is a note that states the following:

WHAT HAPPENED!

Your important files produced on this computer have been encrypted due a security problem.
If you want to restore then write to the online chat.

Contact!

Online chat: http://prt-recovery.support/chat/6-Support

Your operator. Support

Your personal ID: zZBAQ

Enter your ID and e-mail in the chat that you would immediately answered.

Attention!

Do not rename encrypted files.

Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Do not attempt to use the antivirus or uninstall the program.

This will lead to your data loss and unrecoverable.

Decoders of other users is not suitable to decrypt your files – encryption key is unique.

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. .FC Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the .FC extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like .FC. Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The .FC Virus File could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove .FC Virus File

If your computer got infected with the .FC Virus File, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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