If you find your Desktop locked, and the “Tour files are encrypted” message appear on the screen, the vicious Pshcrypt Ransomware must have slithered in. Although this infection can encrypt your files and request for a ransom fee, it is not as dangerous as some other well-known infections, such as Cerber Ransomware or Locky Ransomware. That is because this threat must have been created by amateurs. According to our analysts' team, it is possible to decrypt files by entering a combination of specific letters into the “Serial code” boxes that are represented via the screen-locking message. Although the screen remains locked after that, and the components of the infection remain active as well, these things can be fixed quite easily. Paying the ransom, of course, is not something you should do. Even if the code does not work, and you are stuck with your files encrypted, paying the ransom is too risky. It is unlikely that a decryptor would be provided to you if you did as told anyway. Whether or not you get your files decrypted, you have to delete Pshcrypt Ransomware, and that is what we discuss in this report.
When Pshcrypt Ransomware slithers into your operating system, it does not take long to wreak havoc. Right away, it displays a pop-up that says: “The file you try to run is infected with a virus and will be remove.” Soon after that, it restarts your PC without your authorization and displays a new message that says: “Warning your computer have probleme, press the OK button to continue.” After that, the infection locks the screen, and the encryption is likely to be completed by this point. When the infection encrypts your files, it adds the “.psh” extension, which only serves as an indicator to help you find the encrypted files. Of course, you will not be able to see them because of the screen-paralyzing ransom note urging you to pay the ransom. The ransom note is represented in blue background, and it is barely legible. It includes the “Serial code” boxes we discussed already, ransom payment instructions, as well as the list of decrypted files. Or so it should. The sample that was tested in our internal lab showed that the ransom note is incomplete. For one, there is no information regarding the payment of the ransom, which means that the victim of Pshcrypt Ransomware cannot pay the ransom even if that is their wish.
0.05 Bitcoin is demanded in return of a decryption code that supposedly can initiate the decryption of your personal files as well. Although this sum translates to only about $80 (we say “only” because most ransomware infections demand hundreds and thousands of Dollars), you cannot really pay it. Let’s say the Bitcoin Wallet Address was provided to you. Even if that was the case, we could not recommend paying the ransom because of the risk of finding yourself empty-handed. After all, Pshcrypt Ransomware was created by cyber criminals, and they are not known for keeping promises. They are known for tricking, scamming, and blackmailing users. Hopefully, you get your files decrypted after you enter letters “H B G P” into the “Serial code” boxes. Needless to say, you need to try this before you remove Pshcrypt Ransomware; otherwise, you will lose the chance. In case you have turned your computer off, do not worry because the annoying ransom note will reappear after you turn it back on.
Since your computer will remain locked after you enter the special code to decrypt your files, you will need to reboot your PC to Safe Mode to be able to eliminate the leftovers. If you are confident that you can remove Pshcrypt Ransomware manually, follow the instructions below. We also added a guide that shows how to reboot your computer. What if you do not feel comfortable erasing registry entries and files with the names of regular system files? If that is the case, you should consider employing anti-malware software that can eliminate all threats automatically. If you choose this option, you have to reboot your PC to Safe Mode with Networking so that you could install the desired anti-malware software. When it comes to this software, make sure it is reliable and up-to-date. Also, keep it updated, and malicious infections will not be able to invade your operating system in the future.
N.B. Enter “H B G P” into the “Serial code” boxes first to decrypt your files.
Reboot Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:
Reboot Windows 8/ Windows 8.1/Windows 10:
Delete Pshcrypt Ransomware components: