This article will aid you to remove Parrot ransomware efficiently. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
Parrot is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive the .parrot extension. The Parrot ransomware will leave a ransom note message inside a file called ReadMe_Decryptor.txt. Continue to read the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files by placing the .parrot on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
February 2020 Update
In February 2020 the campaign shifted with a new ransomware note which is presented to the victims.
Parrot Ransomware – Distribution Tactics
The Parrot ransomware might distribute itself via different tactics. 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 device will become infected.
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 located at the corresponding forum thread.
Parrot Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis
Parrot is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.
Parrot 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 start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.
It is possible that the ransomware is from the Dcrtr Ransomware Family.
After encryption the Parrot virus shows the following ransom message inside a text file called ReadMe_Decryptor.txt:
The ransom message has the following contents:
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail email@example.com
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 us up to 3 files for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 5 Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
The email used for contacting the cybercriminals is:
The note of the Parrot ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay a ransom fee to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.
Parrot Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the Parrot ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get the .parrot extension after being locked. The newly added extension will be added as a secondary one, without changing the original, nor the file name.
A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if the list becomes available, the article will get updated accordingly.
The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
The Parrot cryptovirus 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
In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of 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 a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.
Remove Parrot Ransomware and Restore .parrot Files
If your computer system got infected with the Parrot 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.