Pickles Ransomware was spotted right after the discovery of PyL33T Ransomware. A researcher name Jakub Kroustek have discovered this ransomware virus which is written is Python language. It’s not only the single ransomware virus which is written in Python language, it have been found that the PyL33T ransomware is also coded in same programming language and work quite similar to each other. The only difference B/W these virus is both attack on different machine. Where the Pickles Ransomware use to target only Home based or Regular system… but the PyL33T ransomware virus will move toward the servers and to corporate Network system. But both are harmful and once infect the system there will no option left until the victims pay certain money to hackers. However you can still protect the system from Pickles Ransomware by some needy tips.
Ransom Note Of Pickles Ransomware
This Pickles Ransomware encrypts the data using AES algorithm and then to recover the files it will demand a ransom. The ransomware is define with the code “pickles”.. which is also the decryptor password. However user who get infected with this recently find ransomware can decrypt their file by using this code “pickles”. When the system get infected with this nasty ransomware virus a ransom message will saved with name “READ_ME_TO_DECRYPT.txt” and along with it a file will also saved on the desktop name as “to_decrypt.py”. Whenever you try to open the files which is locked by the Pickles Ransomware it will show the ransom message….
“Your files have been locked with AES strong encryption. How to decrypt your files: 1. send one bitcoin to: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ123456789 2. After sending bitcoin, send email to email@example.com containing the following code: 3614e3639c0a98b1006a5Offe5744f054cf4499592feSeflb339601208e80066 3. After receiving bitcoin and required code, you will be given your decrypt password 4. Find to_decrypt.py, double-click, enter the password Decryption requires Python installed You have 72 hours to comply, or your decrypt password will be permanently destroyed! How to buy bitcoin: https://wm.coinbase. GOOD LUCK!!”
Every ransomware virus modify the the extension of locked files.. here the Pickles Ransomware will also do the same. When the virus sneak inside the system and encrypt the files it will rename them with random characters and then add “.EnCrYpTeD” as the extension as you can see below…:
A desktop wallpaper is set to inform the user that there system is infected with the Pickles Ransomware. This virus is written in Python language which will encrypt the file using the AES-256 Crypto-algorithm. However the the code to decrypt the locked files is reveled which “pickles”. It have found the this ransomware virus spread through e-mail spam and malicious attachments, exploits, fake updates and repackaging infected installation programs.
Remove Pickles Ransomware Without Paying The Ransom :
If you are infected with Pickles Ransomware then it is not recommended for computer users to pay the ransom to the hacker. The decryption key is reveled which is “pickles”. However some time some files which are still present on the system can cause many issues. Therefore you must remove those files to eliminate Pickles Ransomware..
From Task Manager
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Windows Task Manager
- Under Windows Task Manager
- Click on Processes Tab.
- Search for the suspicious process that running
- Click on End Process.
Get Rid Of Malicious Entries Of Pickles Ransomware From Windows Registry
- First of all you have to click on Windows + R key together, to open your Run Box.
- Now, you have to type “regedit” to open Windows registry and then search for entries related with
- Finally click on Disable option, to remove related entries.