How to remove Paradise virus and restore encrypted files

Paradise ransomware virus

Paradise ransomware had penetrated hundreds of computers around the world through easiest method: false messages with viral attachments. Sometimes scammers use zero-day vulnerabilities to take control over the system, but they are promptly corrected. When infection takes place, ransomware scans the hard disc to find the files to be encrypted and their approximate value. Currently, each modern ransomware can cypher audio, text, video and image files in all popular formats. Paradise corrupts all folders, but those that look like business documents go first. Ransomware encrypts only files with information, and does not spoil the programs, so that the victim can use the computer to make the payment. Encryption is executed with the help of world-known encryption algorithms, and its intricacy is so high that decryption of information without a key is impossible. Such complexity creates ground for impressive efficiency of ransomware in last years: common customer, even having a fairly good experience in suchlike things, will never decrypt the files, and will have no way out except paying to fraudsters. The only way to get back files is to crack the scam webpage and retrieve the master key. Some skilled malware specialists can get the keys via defects in viruse's program code. When encrypting files, Paradise changes the extension of files to .paradise.

That article is dedicated to Paradise virus that penetrates customers' laptops in different countries of the world, and corrupts their data. In this page you will see full information about what is Paradise, and the uninstalling of Paradise from the system. In addition, we'll tell you how to recover the cyphered data, if possible.

The knowledge of computers is extremely substantial in progressive world, since it assists customer to defend the PC from computer viruses. For ransomware this is most relevant, because, in contradistinction to most dangerous software, after eliminating ransomware from the system, the fruits of its doings will stay. To guard yourself, you have to understand a three elementary principles:

    • Don't admit any changes to the PC, originating from unknown programs. If the system is penetrated by malware, it will try to delete the shadow copies of the data, to make the decryption impossible. Anyway, removal of shadow copies requires administrator rights and verification from the user. The second of thinking before verifying the dialogue box can save your information and your efforts.
    • Carefully inspect your e-mails, especially those messages that have attached files. If such a message was sent from an unknown sender and it is about winning some prize, a lost parcel or anything similar, this might be a fraud message. Also you should be watchful with business correspondence, especially if the sender and the content is unknown. summaries, Bills for services and products, appeals, lawsuits and similar important files don't be sent accidentally, and you, as a minimum, should know the sender. Otherwise, it is a scam.
    • Keep an eye on the performance of your computer. Data encryption is a complicated operation that requires a considerable amount of system resources. When the virus is starting to operate, the machine slows down, and the encryption process can be seen in Process Manager. You can anticipate this moment and shut down the machine before data will be completely encoded. Of course, some files will be corrupted, but you will protect the rest of them.

You should understand that the deletion of ransomware is just a first and required move for the normal work of the computer. If you get rid of ransomware, you won't recover the files instantly, it will demand more actions described in the "How to restore encrypted files" section. In case of ransomware we don't provide the manual uninstall guide, since its complication and the likeliness of mistakes appears to be too high for regular user. We do not suggest anyone to eliminate ransomware in manual mode, because it has many defensive features which could interfere you. The most effective ransomware protection technique is the removal of data in case of file restoration or virus deletion attempt. To avoid this, abide to the advices under this paragraph.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

If you fulfilled all steps, described in previous part of an article - it's time to restore the files. In fact, this is not about decryption, as the encrypting manners used by swindlers are extremely complicated. There are the some exceptions, but usually file recovery needs plenty of time and money. If you don't want to linger and are ready to restore the data by hand - here's the useful article on data recovery.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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