Pedro Virus File (.pedro Ransomware) - How to Remove + Restore data
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Pedro Virus File (.pedro Ransomware) – How to Remove + Restore data

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What is Pedro Virus File? How does Pedro virus work? How to remove Pedro ransomware? How to try and restore files, encrypted by .Pedro?

Pedro File Virus is a ransomware infection, whose main purpose is to encrypt files on your computer and hold them hostage until you pay ransom to get the files back. The virus is a variant of the notorious STOP Ransomware family of threats and its main purpose is to ask you to pay ransom of hundreds of dollars in BitCoin if you want to get your files to work again. Read this article to understand how to remove STOP Ransomware from your computer and try to restore .Pedro files.

Threat Summary

Name.Pedro File Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt files and then ad its custom file extension to them,
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and cannot be opened. The Pedro Virus also drops a ransom note file, containing the extortionist message.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Pedro Virus File.
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.

Pedro Virus File – Update August 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP Pedro ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.

So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Pedro decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Pedro virus ransomware infections.

Pedro Virus File – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Pedro Virus File may enter your computer via a multitude of methods. One of them is to slither a malicious file onto your computer by sending it to you via e-mail. This file may be well disguised as an invoice or other type of seemingly real document. Its main goal is to trick you into downloading it and opening it. Another possible infection method is to have the infection files uploaded on websites, where they can seem as they are legitimate programs open for download.

The latest news surrounding this malware is that the Pedro ransomware is a variant of STOP DJVU Ransomware.

Either way, once your PC has been infected with Pedro Virus, it may drop its files in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

After this happens, the Pedro Virus File may perform a lot of maliicous activities among which may be the following:

  • Create mutexes.
  • Touch system files.
  • Modify the Run and RunOnce Windows registries.
  • Obtain system information from your computer.
  • Relay information.
  • Obtain rights as an administrator to read and write files.

The ransom note of Pedro Ransomware appears like the following and is called _readme.txt:

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ATTENTION!

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.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-514KtsAKtH
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
mosteros@firemail.cc

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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Our Telegram account:
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The primary objective of this ransom note is to get you to pay the ransom if you want to see your files again. Something that is strongly inadvisable. Instead, we recommend that you backup the files and use the steps below the remove this virus.

Remove Pedro Virus File and Try Restoring Files

To remove Pedro Virus File by yourself, we do recommend that you follow the step by step guide below. It has been created with the main idea to help you erase all traces of the Pedro ransomware files from your computer. If you want a full and effective removal however, we do recommend that you download and run a scan of your machine, using an advanced malware removal software. Such program has the power to thoroughly check your system for all sorts of virus files and remove them effectively.

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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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