Peet Virus

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


Peet is a cryptovirus Ransomware that locks user files through encryption to prevent the users from accessing them. To make the files accessible again, Peet offers the victims to pay a ransom for a decryption key.

Peet Virus

The Peet Virus will stealthily infiltrate your system and encrypt your files.

Today’s article is dedicated to this specific ransomware virus, the encryption it uses to block the access to your files, and the possible ways to remove it. For that purpose, we have created a detailed removal guide that can be used free of charge just below this article. Those of you who are not confident that they will be able to effectively deal with Peet on their own can also use the professional removal tool from the guide, which will get the job done in just a couple of minutes. And last but not least, we have included a section with instructions on file recovery in our guide that might be effective in recovering at least some of your encrypted data without paying a ransom.

The Peet virus

The Peet virus is a Ransomware infection that encryption-locks certain types of files and demands a ransom for their decryption. The Peet virus most commonly blocks access to digital documents, pictures, audio files, video clips, and databases.

The Peet Virus is a hazardous malware piece known for encrypting user data, thus making it inaccessible to the infected computer’s user. The Peet virus will require payment after it locks the files and will only unlock them if the user transfers the money.

If your system and files have been attacked by this threat, you must acquaint yourself with the different courses of action you can take in order to make things better. One potential option is to pay if you can afford it but this is generally the most inadvisable course of action.

Remember that the Peet Virus is a computer threat designed to make you pay a ransom for the release of the files it has locked up. The people behind the Peet Virus only care about the payment and not about your locked files’ future.

If you pay, you may get your data unlocked if you are lucky, but there’s also the possibility that your files will remain inaccessible and the only difference would be that you’d have less money. This is why it is safer to try to deal with this threat on your own, without contacting the hackers that are trying to blackmail you.

The Peet Virus is advanced computer malware, one that uses encryption to ensure that nobody on the infected machine can access the locked files. Removing the Peet Virus, however, will open up some options that may bring some of the data back without paying ransom.

If you follow the guide form this page, you should manage to remove the infection and maybe even bring some data back.

Viruses such as Peet use very sophisticated algorithms to detect and encrypt specific files on the infected system. For that, the malware first performs a scan to find the targeted file types. These can be anything from system files to photos, music, videos, archives, databases, etc. Once Peet locates them, it starts creating encrypted copies while deleting the originals, which, in turn, leaves the victims with nothing but a bunch of inaccessible files that cannot be decrypted without a decryption key. Sadly, the entire file-encrypting process will, in most situations, run without visible symptoms.

The .Peet file

The Peet file encryption is a process that Ransomware viruses use to block access to the users’ files. The objective of the Peet file encryption is to make the users’ files inaccessible so that the hackers can demand a ransom for their decryption.

The .Peet file is a file that can’t be accessed through regular means because the Peet Virus has encrypted it. A .Peet File requires a unique private key to be unlocked but that key will only be given to you if you pay a ransom.

As soon as this Ransomware completes the encryption process that blocks the access to your data, it quickly creates a note on your screen. The note informs you about a payment you are supposed to make following the strict instructions provided there. Most users are typically given a payment deadline that they must keep or else the sum demanded as ransom would be doubled.

The Peet file decryption is the process that will remove the lockdown from your files and make them accessible once more. However, the Peet file decryption key may not be given to you even after you transfer your money to the hackers. You must always keep in mind that the people who create Ransomware and use it to blackmail other users are criminals and can’t be trusted. What guarantee is there that you will restore your files after you pay? The answer is that there isn’t any.

The Peet file encryption is not going to allow you to open your files without the corresponding key. However, a Peet file could still potentially be recovered through alternative means. No guarantees could be given here either, but the alternatives are still worth the try.

The file encryption, in general, is not a malicious process, so your antivirus program most likely won’t detect a problem and won’t notify you about the encryption process that is happening in the background of your system. The reason is, the file encryption is used to secure information, not damage it. In the event of a ransomware attack, however, the file encryption is used as the foundation for a blackmail scheme. When the process completes, the victims cannot open or use their files without applying a special decryption key. The problem is, they don’t have the key as it is stored in the server of the hackers, who stay behind the ransomware. The crooks demand a fixed amount of money in order to send it and typically threaten the victims to delete the key if the payment has not been made within a given deadline.

Paying the ransom, however, does not automatically mean that you will obtain the decryption key, let alone that it will bring your files back to normal. In many cases, the crooks simply vanish once they receive the money and don’t send a key to the victims. There are also cases where the victims receive a key that simply doesn’t work and fails to reverse the applied encryption. Therefore, making a payment to the hackers may oftentimes not solve anything but only make things worse. That’s why we advise our readers to focus on solutions that can help them remove the infection.


Name Peet
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

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Remove Peet Virus

Peet Virus

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).

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

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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. 

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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

Peet Virus

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!

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How to Decrypt Peet 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!


About the author


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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