What is ransomware

Persephone ransomware will attempt to lock your files, which is why it’s categorized as file-encrypting malware. It’s also generally known as as ransomware. You could have gotten the threat in a couple of ways, possibly either via spam email attachments, infected advertisements or downloads from unreliable sources. We’ll further discuss this in a further paragraph. Dealing with a ransomware infection can result in dire consequences, therefore it is essential that you know about how it’s distributed. It may be especially shocking to find your files locked if you have never come across ransomware before, and you have no idea what it is. Soon after you realize what’s going on, you will find a ransom message, which will disclose that in order to get the files back, you need to pay the ransom. If you’ve chosen to comply with the requests, take into consideration that what you’re dealing with is hackers who will not feel any responsibility to help you after they get your money. It’s quite possible that you won’t get assistance from them. In addition, your money would go towards supporting other malware projects in the future. In addition, a malware analyst may have been able to crack the ransomware, which means there may be a free decryptor available. Research free decryptor before you even think about paying. For those with backup available, just eliminate Persephone ransomware and then recover files from backup.

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Ransomware spread methods

The threat could have entered in a couple of ways, which will be discussed in a more detailed manner. Ransomware likes to stick to basic methods, but that’s not to say that more sophisticated ones won’t be used as well. Many ransomware authors/distributors like to send out contaminated spam emails and host the ransomware on different download pages, as those methods are pretty low-level. It is most probable that your machine got contaminated when you opened an infected email attachment. Hackers add the ransomware to a kind of valid seeming email, and send it to possible victims, whose email addresses were sold by other criminals. It is not really that unexpected that users fall for these emails, if they’ve never ran into one before. You may note certain signs that an email could be harboring malware, such as the text being full a grammar mistakes, or the nonsense email address. It wouldn’t be unexpected if company names like Amazon or eBay were used because people would be more trusting with senders they know. Even if you think you are familiar with the sender, always check the email address to ensure it is correct just to be sure. If your name is not used in the email, for example, in the greeting, that itself is quite suspicious. Senders who claim to have some kind of business with you would not use common greetings like User, Customer, Sir/Madam, as they would be familiar with your name. As an example, Amazon automatically includes the names customers have given them into emails they send, thus if it’s legitimately Amazon, you will find your name.

If you want the short version, just keep in mind that you have to confirm the sender’s identity before you open the files added. You’re also not suggested to click on advertisements when visiting pages with suspicious reputation. If you do, you may be taken to a page that would download ransomware onto your machine. Even if the advertisement is very appealing, take into account that it may be bogus. Download sources that are not regulated could easily be hosting malware, which is why you ought to stop using them. If you’re a devoted torrent user, at least ensure to read people’s comments before you download it. Software vulnerabilities can also be used for malware to get in. So as to prevent malicious software from using those flaws, you have to keep your programs up-to-date. All you have to do is install the patches that software vendors make available for you.

What happened to your files

Soon after you open the infected file, the ransomware will check your computer to find files that it wants to encrypt. As it needs to have leverage over you, all files you hold important, like media files, will be encrypted. Once the files are found, they will be encrypted with a strong encryption algorithm. The locked files will have a weird extension attached to them, and that will help you quickly identify encrypted files. The ransom note, which you ought to find soon after the encryption process is complete, will then ask that you pay crooks a certain amount of money to receive a decryption program. The payment demand may be from $50 to a couple of thousand dollars, it really depends on the ransomware. While we’ve already explained our reasons for not suggesting giving into the requests, in the end, the choice is yours. You may have other ways to restore files, therefore that should be researched before you make any decisions. Maybe a decryption software has been released for free by people specializing in malware research. It’s also probable that you did backup at least some of your files, and you just don’t realize it. Your system makes copies of your files, which are known as Shadow copies, and if the ransomware did not delete them, you can recover them via Shadow Explorer. And make sure you start using backup so that you do not end up in this kind of situation again. However, if you had backed up files prior to infection, file recover should be performed after you uninstall Persephone ransomware.

Ways to eliminate Persephone ransomware

If you aren’t completely certain with what you are doing, we do not suggest you attempt manual uninstallation. You may do severe damage to your system if errors are made. A wiser idea would be to use a malicious software elimination utility because the infection would be taken care of by the utility. The program should successfully uninstall Persephone ransomware as it was made for this purpose. Since this utility is not capable of restoring your files, don’t expect to find your files restored after the infection is gone. You’ll have to perform file restoring yourself.


Learn how to remove Persephone ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Persephone ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Remove Persephone 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 Remove Persephone ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Persephone ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete Persephone ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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