Remove Petya Ransomware

We have seen no harmful infection such as the Petya Ransomware for a long time. We strongly advise you as soon as possible to remove them if you have them, because you can expect that she will wreak a havoc on your computer, you encrypt your entire hard drive. After the encryption is complete, she will demand a ransom payment from you. We consider as very harmful, because it overrides also the master boot record (MBR) of the system disk that is required to boot from Microsoft Windows Petya. This infection paralysing your computer what could get you to pay the ransom. There is however no guarantee that the creators of these Ransomware also will give the decryption key after your payment. Consider so, to eliminate this infection and restore your files using a recovery software or shadow copies.

Email spam is the most common method for spreading of Ransomware, i.e. the Petya Ransomware is no exception in this respect. We have received information that these particular Ransomware about spam emails are disguised as work applications is spread. The bogus emails have a link to a shared dropbox folder, which contains a self extracting archive which looks like a resume and photo of a labour candidate. If you download this file and run, it installs the ransomware. Also, we have received information that the spam emails of this Ransomware take especially German companies targeted. We got none of these emails to face, so we don’t know whether the content of these emails on German, is English or written in any other language. Due to the fact that German companies receive many E-Mails from job seekers from all over the world, there is simply no way to determine whether an email is legitimate or fictitious. This is why Internet security is extremely important and should not be neglected. We recommend you to get an anti-malware tool for your personal or business computer, to curb infections such as the Petya Ransomware.

If you have to do it with ransomwareartigen infections, which encrypt only personal files and demand a ransom, is bad enough, but the Petya Ransomware goes a step further, you encrypt the whole disk as a whole. As soon as the computer with this Ransomware has been infected, it overrides its MBR, replacing them with a harmful loader and as the blue screen of death (BSoD; raises a critical error, German: blue screen of death) is known, which forces the computer to reboot. The restart is necessary, because only after a PC restart Petyas of harmful loader can be run. This loader performs a wrong CHKDSK repair screen. During the bogus repair attempt, Petya encrypts the master file table (MFT) on the hard disk. The MFT is a special file on NTFS partitions, that contains information about every file, such as their name, their size, and mapping on disk sectors. Once the MFT is encrypted, the computer does not know which partition contains the operating system files. We know that these Ransomware uses encryption algorithms RSA 4096 bits and AES 256-bit, which can be very difficult to crack.

Once the bogus CHKDSK completed and encrypt your hard drive is, a lock screen is displayed, which contains instructions on how you can pay the ransom. The cyber criminals want you to download the Tor browser and go to one of the two links provided. Then you must type the unique decryption key that is provided in the instructions, in a box on one of the linked websites. Then you need to buy the decryption key for 0.99 Bitcoins (BTC) (not to be confused with the decryption key), which is about 430 USD. If you get the decryption key after payment of the ransom, you must enter below him in the row for the key in the window.

Because there is no guarantee that you will receive the decryption key, we advise you not to attempt to pay the ransom. However we recommend to remove the Petya Ransomware by using our manual removal instructions from your computer. We also recommend you to get an anti-malware program that will protect your computer against possible infections in the future.

How to repair the master boot record (MBR)

Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  1. Place your Windows 8/8.1-disc in the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Start You from the Windows-8 or 8.1 DVD.
  3. When the message press any key, to start from the CD or DVD… press you a button to the DVD to start.
  4. At the Welcome screen, click to repair your computer (computer repair).
  5. Select troubleshoot (Troubleshooting) and select command prompt (command prompt).
  6. In the command prompt, type the following commands (press enterafter each command). [ul-0]
  7. Wait until the process is finished (a confirmation message will tell you if the repair was successful).
  8. Throwing You Windows-8/8.1 DVD from.
  9. Type exit and press the Enter key to your PC to restart.

Windows 7

  1. Place your Windows-7 disc into the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Start You from the Windows 7 DVD.
  3. When the message press any key, to start from the CD or DVD…, press you a button to the DVD to start.
  4. Choose the language and keyboard layout and click Next.
  5. Select the operating system and click Next.
  6. Select use recovery tools, which solved problems at the start of Windows allow.
  7. In the system recovery options screen , click command prompt.
  8. In the command prompt, type the following commands (press enterafter each command). [ul-1]
  9. Wait until the process is finished (a confirmation message will tell you if the repair was successful).
  10. Throwing You the Windows 7 DVD from.
  11. Type exit and press the Enter key to your PC to restart.

Windows Vista

  1. Lay your Windows Vista disc into the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Start You from the Windows Vista DVD.
  3. The message Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD… press any key to the DVD to start.
  4. At the Welcome screen, click to repair your computer (computer repair).
  5. Select the operating system and click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options screen (system recovery options), click command prompt (command prompt).
  7. In the command prompt, type the following commands (press enterafter each command). [ul-2]
  8. Wait until the process is finished (a confirmation message will tell you if the repair was successful).
  9. Throwing You the Windows Vista DVD from.
  • Type exit and press the Enter key to your PC to restart.

Windows XP

  1. Place your Windows XP disc in the CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Start You from the Windows XP CD.
  3. When the message press any key, to start from the CD… press you a button to run the CD to start.
  4. In the Welcome to Setup screen (Welcome to set up), press Rto open the Recovery Console (Recovery Console).
  5. The message which Windows installation would you apply? enter 1 and press the Enter key.
  6. A message type the administrator password, enter the password and press the Enter key.
  7. Type fixmbr and if the question “Are you sure that you want to write a new MBR?” appears, press Y and press the Enter key.
  8. Press the Enter keyagain.
  9. Wait until the process is completed. The fixmbr utility repairs the damage done to the MBR.
  10. Throwing You the Windows XP CD from.
  11. Type exit and press the Enter key to your PC to restart.

How to manually delete the Petya Ransomware

  1. Press Windows + E.
  2. Find and delete you the file called application folder gepackt.exe (she should be are there, where your downloads are stored).
  3. Enter % temp % into the address field of the Windows Explorer and locate copies of application folder gepackt.exe.
  4. Delete If present, all found copies.
  5. Empty the Recycle Bin.

Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Petya Ransomware.

Anti-Virus SoftwareVersionDetection
Tencent1.0.0.1Win32.Trojan.Bprotector.Wlfh
VIPRE Antivirus22702Wajam (fs)
Baidu-International3.5.1.41473Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
McAfee-GW-Edition2013Win32.Application.OptimizerPro.E
K7 AntiVirus9.179.12403Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Qihoo-3601.0.0.1015Win32/Virus.RiskTool.825
Dr.WebAdware.Searcher.2467
Kingsoft AntiVirus2013.4.9.267Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes1.75.0.1PUP.Optional.Wajam.A
Malwarebytesv2013.10.29.10PUP.Optional.MalSign.Generic
McAfee5.600.0.1067Win32.Application.OptimizerPro.E
NANO AntiVirus0.26.0.55366Trojan.Win32.Searcher.bpjlwd
ESET-NOD328894Win32/Wajam.A
VIPRE Antivirus22224MalSign.Generic

Petya Ransomware Behavior

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  • Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
  • Slows internet connection
  • Petya Ransomware Shows commercial adverts
  • Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
  • Redirect your browser to infected pages.
  • Petya Ransomware Deactivates Installed Security Software.
  • Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
  • Petya Ransomware Connects to the internet without your permission
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Petya Ransomware effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 1023% 
  • Windows 833% 
  • Windows 724% 
  • Windows Vista7% 
  • Windows XP13% 

Petya Ransomware Geography

Eliminate Petya Ransomware from Windows

Delete Petya Ransomware from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start to open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs. win-xp-control-panel Petya Ransomware
  3. Choose and remove the unwanted program.

Remove Petya Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel. win7-control-panel Petya Ransomware
  2. Move to Uninstall a program
  3. Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.

Erase Petya Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:

  1. Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel. win8-control-panel-search Petya Ransomware
  2. Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
  3. Click Uninstall .

Delete Petya Ransomware from Your Browsers

Petya Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer

  • Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  • Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.reset-ie Petya Ransomware
  • Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
  • Click Close and select OK.
  • Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-onsToolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions. ie-addons Petya Ransomware
  • Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine

Erase Petya Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox

  • Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field. firefox-extensions Petya Ransomware
  • Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
  • Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm. firefox_reset Petya Ransomware

Terminate Petya Ransomware from Chrome

  • Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter. extensions-chrome Petya Ransomware
  • Terminate unreliable browser extensions
  • Restart Google Chrome. chrome-advanced Petya Ransomware
  • Open Chrome menu, click SettingsShow advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).
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