Payfornature Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Payfornature Ransomware is?

Payfornature Ransomware is another money-demanding computer infection. Specialists say that it is a new member of the group of ransomware infections using the extension and email address, so it, undoubtedly, acts like JohnyCryptor Ransomware and Redshitline Ransomware. Like the aforementioned ransomware infections, this threat also enters computers without permission. You will quickly understand if it is inside your computer because it will encrypt all the personal files it could find stored on the system, e.g. files with the filename extensions .docx, .pdf, and .mp3. Unfortunately, unlike other similar computer infections, Payfornature Ransomware is also going to encrypt .exe files, which means that users could no longer use programs that are installed on the computer as well. Luckily, this ransomware infection will leave files in the %WINDIR% directory untouched and should not encrypt files that have the Microsoft signature, e.g. Internet Explorer and Outlook. Fortunately, this also means that it will not be very hard to erase this computer infection from the system. We will explain to you in the article how and why you need to get rid of this threat.

All ransomware infections enter computers with an intention of obtaining money from users. Payfornature Ransomware is definitely one of them, which explains why it encrypts all the files it manages to find the moment it finds a way to the system. Once it is finished encrypting files, Payfornature Ransomware sets a small image as the Desktop background and creates the .txt (How to decrypt your files.txt) file; however, users do not find much information there. Both files contain very similar texts. The picture set as the Desktop background informs users that their files have been encrypted, and they need to write an email to to decrypt them, whereas the .txt file contains only one sentence “to decrypt your data write me to” Even though it is not written anywhere, there is no doubt that users will be asked to pay a ransom to get the private key that is necessary for unlocking the encrypted files (a file is surely encrypted if it has the extension similar to .id-B4325642{}.crypt) if they contact cyber criminals. It is unclear what the size of the ransom will be; however, we are sure that it will not be small as cyber criminals seek to extort as much money as possible from innocent users. As our experience shows, the free decryptor should be released sooner or later, so you should not pay money cyber crooks require. We suggest keeping your money to yourself also because nobody knows whether your files will really be decrypted after you make a payment.Payfornature Ransomware Removal GuidePayfornature Ransomware screenshot
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It is evident that Payfornature Ransomware usually enters computers without permission. According to recent research conducted by our team of specialists, this infection is spread through spam emails too. Many users know that spam emails are not trustworthy; however, they notice a harmless-looking .doc, .docx, or .pdf document and open it. In some cases, these attachments are also given misleading names to convince users that the attached file is an invoice or a ticket, which explains why there are so many users who open such emails fearlessly and then allow the ransomware infection to enter their computers. As you already know, you can be sure that the ransomware infection has found a way to your computer if you see a picture with a message on Desktop. Of course, these are not the only changes this threat makes. It has been found that Payfornature Ransomware also creates two .exe files in %WINDIR%\SysWOW64 and %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup immediately after it sneaks onto the computer. You will also find How to decrypt your files.jpg and How to decrypt your files.txt in the Startup directory, which means that these files will be opened automatically for you after the system reboot.

You will not unlock your files by deleting Payfornature Ransomware from the system; however, you should still do that as soon as possible if you do not wish your new files to be encrypted and want to gain access to your PC. Payfornature Ransomware is a serious infection but it will not be very hard to erase it, so we are sure that you will remove it manually with the help of our step-by-step instructions. In case there are any problems, you can scan your system with SpyHunter, and it will delete this threat for you in the blink of an eye.

Remove Payfornature Ransomware

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Enter %WINDIR\SysWOW64 in the address bar and tap Enter.
  3. Locate and remove the .exe file (the name is random).
  4. Go to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
  5. Delete three files: the main .exe file, How to decrypt your files.jpg, and How to decrypt your files.txt.
  6. Empty the Recycle bin and reboot your computer.

In non-techie terms:

Other infections might still be hiding on your computer even if you delete Payfornature Ransomware fully, so we highly recommend scanning the system with a diagnostic scanner. It will list all the threats, of course, if it manages to find any, and then you could decide whether to erase them manually or go for the automatic removal. It is a must to eliminate threats because they might allow malware to enter your PC again and cause you a bunch of other problems.