What is file-encoding malicious software

PedCont ransomware can be the ransomware that encoded your files. The most probable way you got the ransomware was via spam emails and fake downloads. Ransomware is believed to be a highly harmful malware as it encodes files, and asks for payment in exchange for recovering them. If back up is something you regularly do, or if malicious program specialists develop a free decryptor, file-recovery would not be difficult. Other than that, it can not be possible to restore your files. But what about paying the ransom, you may think, but we must alert you that it might not lead to data decryption. Remember who you are dealing with, cyber crooks might not feel compelled to assist you with anything. The choice of whether to pay or not is up to you but we suggest you eliminate PedCont ransomware instead.

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How does file-encoding malicious software act

Try to remember if you have recently opened an email attachment because it’s probable you got the infection from there. Attaching a contaminated file to an email and sending it to many users is all that has to be done by malware developers in order to infect. The ransomware will be able to download onto the OS the moment the email attachment is opened. If you are someone who opens all emails and attachments you receive, you might be risking your system. You should be able to differentiate a malicious email from a secure one without difficulty, you simply need to learn the signs. No matter how real the email might seem, be careful of senders who push you to open the attachment. You are advised to always ensure the attachments are safe before you open them if you want to dodge malevolent programs. When you download from unsecure pages, you can also be opening your system for ransomware. Only trust dependable web pages with secure downloads.

The ransomware will use complex encoding algorithms for file encryption so that you can no longer access them. Your images, documents and other files will be unopenable. After encryption, you ought to be able to discover a ransom note, if it doesn’t open on automatically, it ought to be located in folders with the encoded files. Criminals will threaten you that the only way to recover data is by giving them money. However, you ought to not forget that you are dealing with hackers, who could not behave as you expect them. Therefore, giving them money would not be the greatest idea. You are not guaranteed to receive a decoding software even if you pay, so take that into consideration. You may lose your money and not get back your files. Had you had backup, you might just remove PedCont ransomware and then recover the files. We advise that you delete PedCont ransomware and instead of giving into the demands, you buy backup.

PedCont ransomware termination

Anti-malware  is necessary in order to terminate PedCont ransomware. The process of manual PedCont ransomware termination might be too complicated to execute securely, so we do not encourage it. We ought to note, however, that the security application won’t decode your data, it will only remove PedCont ransomware

Download Removal Toolto remove PedCont ransomware

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove PedCont ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete PedCont ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete PedCont ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete PedCont ransomware.

Step 2. Delete PedCont ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to get rid of PedCont ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to get rid of PedCont ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to get rid of PedCont ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to get rid of PedCont ransomware