Being hit by PayDOS Ransomware could mean the loss of all your personal documents, photos, videos, and program files. This malware infection is a serious threat to your computer and therefore you should take it very seriously. You need to know that if this ransomware program manages to slither onto your system, there is a good chance that you will not see your files again. Although, you are offered the possibility to buy the pass-code for you to be able to decrypt your files, we believe that there is a slight chance only that you will actually get it. Keep in mind that you are dealing cyber criminals, who are not famous for keeping their word. Another angle is that there could be technical issues; for example, these criminals may have to shut down their Command and Control server (C&C), which would mean that you could never get your code. And, this can easily happen as our experience shows. Therefore, we suggest that you remove PayDOS Ransomware from your system immediately.
It could be essential for you to know how this ransomware can show up on your computer because this is the only way you can do anything manually to avoid similar dangerous malware attacks. Our research shows that this malicious program mainly spreads in spam e-mails as an attached file. This technique is one of the most popular distribution methods for spreading Trojans and ransomware programs on the web. Spam mails are based on deception. In other words, such a mail and its attachment pretend to be something else so that they appear to be of important nature.
First of all, the sender could pose as a state department, a local authority, a reputable or known company, and the like. Then, the subject would create the feeling that you must check out this mail right away. Finally, the body of this spam will point you to the attachment as the document that will answer all your questions regarding the alleged problem. This supposed issue can be anything that you would consider urgent, such as a notice from your bank that your credit card may have been used unlawfully, a problem with a hotel booking, an unpaid invoice, and so on. It is quite possible that these factors could convince even an experienced computer user to check out the attached file.
What you need to keep in mind is that when you delete PayDOS Ransomware from your system, it is after you save the attachment and run it on your computer. In other words, by the time you even notice the presence of this ransomware, it will be too late to delete it in the sense that your files will be all encrypted. It is also important for us to mention that it is possible that you will be attacked by this infection through malicious websites using so-called Exploit Kits. In order to avoid this kind of attack, you should make sure that all your browsers and drivers, such as Java and Adobe Flash, are always updated from official sources. These kits can take advantage of older version software and this is how a lot of users get infected. In this case you will land on a malicious page by clicking on an unsafe third-party ad or a corrupt link on a modified search results page. By the time your browser loads this malicious page, the malicious code runs automatically and drops this infection or any other for that matter. Once again, when you remove PayDOS Ransomware from your computer, it will not restore your encrypted files. This is why prevention is so important.
This ransomware infection targets your most important media files and program files, which could be priceless enough for you to pay a certain amount for getting them back. After these files are encrypted, they get a “.dng” extension. When the operation is over, a window pops up with the ransom note. It seems that these crooks even apologize for informing you about such bad news. You learn that you have to pay 0.33 BTC ($232) to the given Bitcoin wallet address. Once you transfer the money, you will get a code that you are supposed to enter into this window and your files will “magically” be restored. This all sounds very good but we tend not to believe cyber criminals. It is actually quite rare that they actually send you the decryption code or software unless they are serious criminals with a professional ransomware program. We do not suggest that you pay this ransom fee but it is, of course, all up to you if you want to risk losing your money as well after losing your files. We believe that the only solution here is to delete PayDOS Ransomware right away.
The only good solution against such attacks is to keep a regular backup on a removable drive. In this situation, you could simply copy all your clean files back to your hard disk after you remove PayDOS Ransomware. In fact, you do not have to do too much to get rid of this awful infection since it uses the downloaded malicious file, which you can easily locate and bin. Please follow our instructions if you wonder how you can do this. Otherwise, if this dangerous ransomware managed to infiltrate your system, maybe it is time for you to consider installing a reliable anti-malware application to protect your PC from all possible malware threats.