Remove Paradise Ransomware - Restore .paradise Files

Remove Paradise Ransomware – Restore .paradise Files

This article will help you to remove Paradise ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given below in the article.

Paradise is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files, while also appends the .paradise extension to them. The malware is distributed as RaaS (Ransomware as a Service). The Paradise virus displays a ransom note message. The files are filled with instructions about paying a ransom in Bitcoin for supposedly recovering your data. Keep on reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameParadise
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus, RaaS
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put up a ransom note inside a text file.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Paradise Ransomware – Infection

Paradise ransomware might spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see such a payload dropper detected on the VirusTotal service, from the snapshot below:

Paradise ransomware 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. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.

Paradise Virus – Technical Insight

Paradise is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the possible restoration of your files. Malware researchers have discovered that it is a RaaS (Ransomware as a service), thus it can be distributed by a number of cybercriminal groups.

Paradise ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows Operating System.

The emails used by affiliates of this RaaS ransomware which are known, are the following:

That ransom note message is inside a file called #DECRYPT MY FILES#.txt. It can be viewed from down below, in the following screenshot:

The note reads the following:

[WHAT HAPPENED]

Your important files produced on this computer have been encrypted due a security problem
If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail: [email protected]
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

[FREE DECRYPTION AS GUARANTEE]

Before paying you can send to us up to 3 files for free decryption.
Please note that files must NOT contain valuable information and their total size must be less than 1Mb
[HOW TO OBTAIN BITCOINS] The easiest way to buy bitcoin is LocalBitcoins site.
You have to register, click Buy bitcoins and select the seller by payment method and price
https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins

[ATTENTION]

Do not rename encrypted files
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss
If you not write on e-mail in 36 hours – your key has been deleted and you cant decrypt your files

Except the typical ransom note you will see the following ransom message:

That message is rather short and states the following:

All your files were encrypted!

For more information read:
#$_decrypt_$#.txt

By Paradise

The note of the Paradise ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could guarantee that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or do other criminal activities.

Paradise Virus – Encryption Process

The encryption process of the Paradise ransomware is utilized with the help of the RSA encryption algorithm or at least that is stated inside the ransom note. It will encrypt your files while placing the .paradise extension to all locked files. Specifically, before the new extension, the files are also renamed with the affiliate that is distributing the ransomware and their contact email is added after that, before the new extension. The end result is something in the 39ru9fj3fcjhd4.[[email protected]].paradise.

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Document files
  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials and data

The Paradise cryptovirus might 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 the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your files.

Remove Paradise Virus and Restore .Paradise Files

If your computer got infected with the Paradise ransomware virus, 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.

Manually delete Paradise from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the Paradise threat: Manual removal of Paradise requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Paradise files and objects
2. Find malicious files created by Paradise on your PC

Automatically remove Paradise by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Paradise with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by Paradise
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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