Peta Virus ( .peta file ) - Remove Peta Ransomware

Peta Virus ( .peta file ) – Remove Peta Ransomware


What is the Peta virus? How does Peta virus work? How to remove Peta virus and how to try and restore files, encrypted by it?

The Peta virus is actually a variant of a notorious ransomware family of viruses, belonging to the STOP Ransomware family of malware. The virus aims to encrypt the files on your computer, using an advanced cipher that has an asymmetric decryption key. This means that the files are locked and it is very hard to unlock them. The crooks promise to decrypt them if you pay them a lot of money in BitCoin. Read this article to learn how to remove Peta virus and how to try and restore your files.

Threat Summary

NamePeta virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA virus that is a STOP Ransomware variant. Aims to encrypt your files and extort you into paying ransom to get your files to work.
SymptomsFiles have the Peta virus extension. A ransom note, called _readme.txt is also added.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Peta virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Peta virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The main method via which the Peta virus is spread onto computer is likely malspam. This is a spam wave of e-mails that contain fake e-mail attachments, kind of like the example image below shows:

Those attachments usually pretend to be Microsoft Office or PDF files, but they are in fact the infection files of Peta virus. Once opened, they can run virus Macros, that cause the infection with this nasty piece of malware, without you being able to stop it.

Once infected your computer, the Peta virus may perform the following virus actions:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Steal your IP and Mac informaiton.
  • Obtain rights to modify your files.

Like other

STOP ransomware strains, Peta virus may use this information to scan for and encrypt the following types of files on your computer:

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Audio files.
  • Archives.
  • System image files.

The encrypted files have the Peta virus extension and the _readme.txt ransom note is dropped, containing the ransom instructions on how to pay hundreds if not thousands in BitCoin if you want to see your files again:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
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Once the virus is on your computer, it is not safe for you to add new files on it anymore. But if you believe that paying is your only option, it isn’t. Usually, ransomware viruses may in some cases be decryptable and if you backup the .peta files on a flash drive or another computer and remove the virus from your, you may be able to decrypt them later on, when researchers devise a decryptor that is free and works for Peta virus. Not only this, but there are other alternative tricks that you can try to restore your files.

Remove Peta Virus and Try to Restore Files

If you want to remove Peta ransomware virus from your computer, then you should know where its files are located. You can find them in the “Run” and “RunOnce” registries where the virus creates entries and use the instructions below to delete the virus step-by-step. If you don’t have the time for this or want a faster and fully effective removal solution for Peta virus, then we suggest that you download an advanced malware removal software. Such program can remove Peta virus and it can ensure that there is another layer of protection on your computer against future infections like this one.

If you want to try and get your files back, there are several methods that may help out in the instructions below. They are in no way 100% guaranteed to work, but with their aid, you could recover at least some of your files.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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