PUBG Ransomware Removal (+.Pubg File Recovery)

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

In the next lines, we have provided our readers with some important about PUBG Ransomware  – a version of the notorious Ransomware virus category. To start with – Ransomware represents a kind of malicious software (or malware) that seeks to lock the personal files of the user and then ask the latter to pay money so as to have the data unlocked. This process is called file encryption and usually targets the most widely used file formats on the infected computer. The cybercriminal behind the virus requests a certain amount of money as ransom from the victim, promising to give them back the access to the encoded file formats upon payment.

There also appears a threatening notification which has the purpose of letting the affected users know exactly how they should pay the money for the decryption key. The costs (ransom amount) may range from a hundred to thousands in the local currency, normally payable to the hackers in Bitcoin. All the other info about this malware category could be found below. Furthermore, there is a removal guide attached, which is supposed to aid you in removing this threat from your PC. 

PUBG Ransomware

How Ransomware really functions as a whole. Sources:

PUBG Ransomware and all the other Ransomware versions could access a computer in many different ways. One of the more frequent practices is via the so-called phishing spam – this is actually the attachments coming to the victim user inside an email, disguising the virus as a file the targeted users may trust. As soon as such emails are downloaded and opened, they may take the control of the attacked system, especially in case they feature some built-in social engineering tools which might trick users into enabling Administrator access. Many of the more aggressive subcategories of Ransomware might be able to make use of security holes to infiltrate the PC without the need to trick users into allowing anything. Viruses like PUBG Ransomware  could also be found in fake online ads, torrents, various illegal web pages.

Such viruses could be programmed to perform plenty of bothering (usually illegal) activities) once they have taken over the victim’s PC, however, by far their most usual is to encrypt some or all of the infected user’s files. In fact, the essential thing to know is that at the end of the encoding process, the affected individuals are not able to decrypt the locked-up data without the special key. This key is possessed only by the creator of PUBG Ransomware . The user is shown a unnerving notification that explains their data is now inaccessible and will get decrypted only provided that the victim pays following the instructions from the ransom note.

Who could be a target for the known Ransomware programs?

The attackers may choose the individuals or the organizations they will target in several different ways.

For example, often it is just a matter of opportunity – hackers may target universities because they usually have small security teams and their user base does a lot of file sharing, making it rather easy to neutralize their defenses.

Also, some organizations represent very tempting targets as they may appear more likely to pay a ransom. As an illustration, state-owned agencies or some medical organizations typically want immediate access to their data. Also, some Law firms and other companies that deal with sensitive data could be more willing to pay immediately to minimize the risks of compromising their clients.

File-encryption Ransomware, as in our case with PUBG Ransomware , could also attack individuals, so everyone should be careful while dealing with one of the possible sources of this terrible malware.

How to prevent the attacks of PUBG Ransomware in the future:

Actually, you may take a few defensive steps so as to prevent all kinds of malware infections from now on. These good security practices are quite general, thus following them enhances your overall defenses as a whole:

  • Maintain your OS up-to-date to make sure you will have fewer vulnerabilities that could be exploited by any piece of malware.
  • Never install any software or grant it with your administrative privileges if you are not sure exactly what it is and what it does.
  • Buy and install a top-notch anti-malware software that could stop malicious programs such as PUBG at the moment of their arrival.
  • Naturally, you are always supposed to keep a back-up of your data! Doing so cannot really prevent any malware attacks, however, it may make the harm caused by Ransomware less significant.

PUBG Ransomware removal steps:

As your PC may have already caught PUBG Ransomware , you are going to need to recover your control over the device. You might be able to do that by using our Removal Guide below.

PUBG Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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.

Step3

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt PUBG 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!

Who could be a target for the known Ransomware programs?

The attackers may choose the individuals or the organizations they will target in several different ways.

For example, often it is just a matter of opportunity – hackers may target universities because they usually have small security teams and their user base does a lot of file sharing, making it rather easy to neutralize their defenses.

Also, some organizations represent very tempting targets as they may appear more likely to pay a ransom. As an illustration, state-owned agencies or some medical organizations typically want immediate access to their data. Also, some Law firms and other companies that deal with sensitive data could be more willing to pay immediately to minimize the risks of compromising their clients.

File-encryption Ransomware, as in our case with PUBG , could also attack individuals, so everyone should be careful while dealing with one of the possible sources of this terrible malware.

How to prevent the attacks of PUBG Ransomware in the future:

Actually, you may take a few defensive steps so as to prevent all kinds of malware infections from now on. These good security practices are quite general, thus following them enhances your overall defenses as a whole:

  • Maintain your OS up-to-date to make sure you will have fewer vulnerabilities that could be exploited by any piece of malware.
  • Never install any software or grant it with your administrative privileges if you are not sure exactly what it is and what it does.
  • Buy and install a top-notch anti-malware software that could stop malicious programs such as PUBG at the moment of their arrival.
  • Naturally, you are always supposed to keep a back-up of your data! Doing so cannot really prevent any malware attacks, however, it may make the harm caused by Ransomware less significant.

SUMMARY:

Name PUBG
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 Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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