Paysafecard Ransomware is one of those malicious ransomware infections that enter your system surreptitiously and then bully you into paying the ransom fee. We would like to point out that paying the ransom is not an option here, and you should focus on removing Paysafecard Ransomware from your computer for good. In this description, we will tell you a little bit more about this program, and then we will go down to the removal. Please note that if you learn to recognize the patterns of ransomware distribution, you should be able to avoid similar infections in the future. Needless to say, that is very important to you and your computer’s security.
As you already know, when Paysafecard Ransomware enters your computer, the program will encrypt your files and will successfully make your system crash. This program spreads around in the ways that are very common for ransomware programs. At least that is what our security researchers say. It means that this program probably gets distributed via spam email messages. Spam messages come with attachments that carry the installers for these malicious programs. Normally, users can choose to ignore these messages and simply delete the emails, but they are often tricked by the criminals to think that those attachments carry some important documents. As a result, they end up opening the files, and Paysafecard Ransomware infects their computers.
The reason this ransomware is called Paysafecard Ransomware is that the infection uses the PaySafeCard money transfer system to collect its ransom payments. However, there is a spelling mistake in the ransom note that you see on your screen:
Your files are encrypted!
There is only one way to get them back:
You need to send me a 20 USD PaySaveCard-Code [Write it into the Console Window!]
As you can see, the PaySafeCard system is called “PaySaveCard” on the note, and it only shows how half-assed the people behind this infection are. However, there is something disturbing about this program. Normally, if you restart your infected computer, the ransom note simply comes back, and you cannot access your files. However, with Paysafecard Ransomware, it is somewhat different. If you restart your computer, the system will not boot up, and even the Safe Mode does not work. Therefore, to remove Paysafecard Ransomware from your system, you mustn’t restart your PC.
Also, once the program has been launch, the malicious file encrypts your data and hides it. During the encryption, the malicious program scrambles the letters in the filenames and then adds the “.rnsmwre” extension to the affected file. Currently, there is no public decryption tool available, and so you should restore your files from a system backup if you happen to have one.
However, before you do that, you should remove Paysafecard Ransomware from your computer. Please follow the removal steps below closely because this program is very good at resisting being removed. If you do not think that you can do it on your own, consider acquiring a licensed antispyware tool that would terminate the infection for you automatically. Whatever you do, please make sure that at the end of the day, Paysafecard Ransomware is gone for good.