.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove .Pec Virus File for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Pec Virus File file can be recovered.

A lot of users have recently contacted us with a request to help them deal with one new Ransomware threat named .Pec Virus File and its malicious file encryption. If you are one of the victims of this infection, then the information that you will find below may be very useful for you. In this article, we are going to answer all the major questions about this Ransomware, as well as all the possible methods that can be used to deal with it. Being attacked by .Pec Virus File can have very harmful consequences on your computer and especially the data you keep on it, and recovering from the attack requires your full attention and understanding. That’s why, in the paragraphs that follow we will tell you more about its specifics and will give you some very helpful instructions on how to manually detect and remove .Pec Virus File from your PC. The removal guide at the end of the page includes also some ideas on how to restore some of your data, so if you are really looking for an alternative solution to handle the Ransomware, this is the page to be. We highly recommend you to carefully read all the information that follows because this way you can gain a better understanding and decide how to counteract this harmful malware.

.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

.Pec Virus File Ransomware

What is Ransomware and how can it affect your PC?

The experts in the security field classify Ransomware as one of the most harmful and difficult malware to handle. The reason for that is the way this type of software operates. The Ransomware is a tool for online blackmail, created by criminal hackers. It usually uses a very tricky file encryption algorithm to encrypt the victims’ data and then ask them to pay ransom to get it back. A fat amount of money is required in exchange for a secret decryption key, which can reverse the malicious encryption. However, if the victims fail to fulfill the hackers’ demands, they may never access their files again. This same blackmail principle is used by .Pec Virus File – a new and more sophisticated version of Ransomware. Once this threat infects you, you will be deprived of accessing your files unless you pay the required ransom to the criminals.

Unfortunately, this type of online blackmail has recently become a global threat and neither the regular web users nor the big companies and institutions are immune against it. Anyone can get infected with Ransomware and the worst part is that the moment the victims come to know about it, it is already too late to stop it from locking out their data. Advanced infections like .Pec Virus File normally compromise you in a very stealthy way and try to remain unnoticed until all the targeted data is encrypted. They spread inside various malicious transmitters such as spam, emails with infected attachments, compromised web pages, exploit kits, misleading or infected ads, links and pop-ups, torrents, shady software installers and bundles as well as Trojan horse infections. Clicking on one of these transmitters is enough to introduce the Ransomware inside the machine. What is even more dreadful is that there are no symptoms, which can indicate that such an infection has happened, let alone that it is already secretly encrypting all the files on the compromised computer. Once the malicious algorithm has secured all the files, however, the malware reveals itself by displaying the ransom notification on the victim’s screen.

What can help you combat the Ransomware and save your data?

Counteracting a Ransomware attack is a really hard task especially when it comes to advanced versions like .Pec Virus File. If we have to be honest, this type of malware poses a challenge even to experienced security experts because the new encryption algorithms it uses, in most of the cases, may not be fully reversible. If the infection is removed, this may save the computer, but the files, which have been encrypted, may still not return to their previous state. Unfortunately, this may lead to some significant data loss for the victims. This is the reason why a lot of people, who are scared not to lose their data, go for the ransom payment with the hope of save it.

However, if you have been thinking of this option, we need to warn you that even if you strictly fulfill all the hackers’ demands, there is still no guarantee that you will get your data back. There is a high chance that you may be blackmailed again and again by the criminals until they get a sufficient amount of money from you and you may still not receive any decryption key or recovery solution for your files. Don’t sponsor criminals! What we can advise you is to carefully study all the alternatives of handling this virus and try all the possibilities to recover from its attack on your own. The instructions in the removal guide below can help you remove the threat and eventually extract some of your files from your system. You can also search for some specialized decryptor tool, which is specially designed to break this encryption or ask a professional to help you handle the infection. Indeed, you cannot expect any guarantee for success with any of the methods above, but giving them a try is still less risky and may help you minimize the harmful effects of the Ransomware to some extent. 


Name .Pec
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool [banner_table_recovery]
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal


.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

.Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

    .Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    .Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

    .Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

    Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

    • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

    .Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

    Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

    Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

    .Pec Virus File Ransomware Removal 

    How to Decrypt .Pec Virus File files

    We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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