What type of infection are you dealing with

PEZI ransomware will encrypt your files, and that is why contamination is something you must bypass. Ransomware is how this kind of malware is usually referred to. If you are unsure about how such an infection entered your computer, you likely opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected advertisement or downloaded something from a source you should have avoided. This will be discussed more in a further paragraph. Handling a file-encrypting malware infection can result in severe consequences, therefore it is essential that you know about its distribution methods. If that’s not an infection you have heard of before, seeing that your data has been locked may be especially surprising. You’ll be unable to open them, and would soon find that you are asked to pay a certain amount of money in order to receive a decryptor to decrypt files. Paying the ransom is not the bets idea, seeing as it’s cyber crooks that you are dealing with, who will feel little responsibility to assist you. We are more inclined to believe that they will not assist you with data recovery. Ransomware does damage worth hundreds of millions to businesses, and you’d be supporting that by paying the ransom. It should be mentioned that malicious software researchers do help victims of ransomware to recover files, so you may be in luck. Research other options file recovery, including the possibility of a free decryption utility, before considering paying. File recovery should be easy if backup was made prior to the ransomware getting in, so simply erase PEZI ransomware and restore files.

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How is ransomware spread

In this section, we will discuss how your device might have become contaminated in the first place. Ransomware likes to to employ quite simple ways for contamination but a more sophisticated method isn’t impossible. Those simple methods do not require high-level skills and are popular among malicious software creators/distributors who don’t have much skills. Adding the malware to an email is perhaps the most common way. The malware infected file was added to an email that was made to look real, and sent to hundreds or even thousands of potential victims. If you have never encountering such a spam campaign, you may fall for it, although if you know the signs, it ought to be quite evident. If you vigilant enough, you would see certain signs that give it away, like the sender having a random email address, or the text being full of grammar errors. We would not be unexpected if you encountered known company names like Amazon or eBay because people would be more trusting with senders they are familiar with. So if you get an email from someone declaring to be from Amazon, check the email address to see if it matches the one of the company. Be on the lookout for your name not used somewhere in the email, the greeting in particular. Senders whose attached files are crucial enough to be opened would not use basic greetings like User, Customer, Sir/Madam, as they would know your name. For example, Amazon automatically includes customer names (or the names users have provided them with) into emails they send, thus if it is actually Amazon, you will be addressed by your name.

To summarize, make sure that the sender is legitimate before you rush to open the attachment. And when you’re on suspicious pages, be cautious to not interact with ads. If you do, you might be taken to a site that would download ransomware onto your machine. It does not matter what the advertisement may be offering you, try not to click on it. Using unreliable web pages as download sources could also result in a contamination. If you are regularly using torrents, the least you may do is to read the comments made by other people before you download it. Software comes with certain vulnerabilities, and ransomware or other malware may slip in via them. Therefore keep your programs updated. You just have to install the patches that software vendors release.

What happened to your files

If you open the ransomware infected file, your system will be scanned for certain files to lock. Expect that files such as documents and photos will be encrypted because those are likely to be the very valuable files to you. When the files are discovered, the file-encrypting malware will employ a powerful encryption algorithm to lock them. All affected ones will have a file attachment and this will help with recognizing locked files. A ransom note should then pop up, which will offer you a decryptor in exchange for money. You could be requested to pay a couple of thousands of dollars, or just $20, it all depends on the ransomware. While we’ve already explained why we do not advise paying, in the end, this is a choice you need to make yourself. There could be other file restoring options available, thus that need to be looked into before making any decisions. There is also a possibility that there is a free decryptor available, if people specializing in malware research were able to crack the ransomware. You need to also try to recall if maybe you did backup your files, and you just don’t remember it. And if the ransomware didn’t erase the Shadow copies of your files, you should still be able to restore them with the Shadow Explorer software. If you haven’t done it yet, acquire backup as quickly as possible, so that you don’t endanger your files again. If you just realized that backup is indeed available, you just have to erase PEZI ransomware, and may then proceed to restore files.

How to eliminate PEZI ransomware

Firstly, it ought to be pointed out that we do not believe manually removing the infection is the best idea. If you end up making a mistake, your computer could suffer permanent harm. A wiser idea would be to use an anti-malware software because the infection would be taken care of by the utility. Because those tools are developed to eliminate PEZI ransomware and other infections, you should not run into any trouble. However, do keep in mind that an anti-malware program won’t help with data recovery, it is not designed to do that. This means you’ll need to find out how to restore files yourself.


Learn how to remove PEZI ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete PEZI ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete PEZI ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart PEZI ransomware - How to delete.
  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 PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  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 PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  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 PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan PEZI ransomware - How to delete

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 PEZI ransomware - How to delete
  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 PEZI ransomware - How to delete