PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The PadCrypt 3.2.2. is a newly discovered RaaS malware which you can remove easily by following our guide which gives a brief overview of the virus.


Name
PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware

File Extensions
Varies

Ransom
Varies

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware Description

Security researchers identified a dangerous new malware threat known as the PadCrypt 3.2.2. ransomware. This is a RaaS service meaning that the virus is offered to various interested parties and can be further modified to morph into other threts.

According to the initial security analysis it may be a modified variant of the old Razy ransomware. Upon infection the virus extracts several key system information details and several operating system configuration files. It then contacts the remote C&C server to report the infected host. PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware is also capable of modifying the proxy settings and hook itself to various running processes.

Via the remote C&C servers the hacker operators can issue the following actions:

  • Remote Code Execution
  • System Configuration Modification
  • Additional Malware Infection

The virus has already been added to the updated definition sets of most anti-spyware and anti-virus vendors.

PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware Distribution

Depending on the hacker collective and the targets the virus may be distributed using various methods:

  • Spam Email Messages – The hackers send out email messages that contain the virus binary as an attachment or link to such instances hosted on various sites. Depending on the campaign the hackers can opt to use different social engineering tricks to increase the infection ratio.
  • Various Redirects – Computer criminals can spread variants of the virus by spreading the PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware via all forms of browser hijackers, malicious ads and etc.
  • Installers – Various virus strains can be distributed alongside software, apps, updates and other related installers.

PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware – How To Remove it and Prevent It From Coming Back

There are two ways of removal:

The PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware is a formidable threat as it is advertised as a RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) service. This means that we will probably see an increased amount of infections and strains that are derived from this particular malware if the virus proves to be a popular among hackers.

At the moment the ransomware is being offered on various underground markets and we presume that the buyers will create customized versions of the delivered software. Such modified versions can prove difficult to detect if significant changes are made to the main code base. This is why we recommend all users to use a trusted anti-spyware solution as it will remove all active infections and protect the computer against all threats in an easy to us and effective manner.

PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

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    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete PadCrypt 3.2.2. Ransomware ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

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STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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