Periox Ransomware

Posted: February 19, 2021

Periox Ransomware Description

One of the latest file-lockers to be discovered by malware researchers is called the Periox Ransomware and, unfortunately, its victims might have a difficult time restoring access to their files. Just like other file-encryption Trojans, this one also attempts to lock users out of their files by encrypting their contents. The malware goes after regularly used file formats like images, documents, archives, databases and others. Finally, it appends the '.periox' extension to locked files, so that the victim will have an easier time recognizing the damaged files.

Victims of the Periox Ransomware also will notice the newly created file 'help.html' on their desktop. It contains a ransom message from the criminals, as well as instructions on how to get in touch with them. Allegedly, Periox Ransomware's creators ask to be contacted via the email supportperiox@ywtpdnpwihbyuvck.onion. They also ask the victim to send $500 worth of Bitcoin to a wallet address mentioned in the ransom note. It is important to add that they offer no proof that they have a working decryption tool, and there is a chance that they may have no idea how to restore your data.

You should never trust cyber criminals who ask you to send them money. Complying with the requests of Periox Ransomware will not result in a positive outcome – the advice is to ignore the message of the extortionists and to run a malware removal tool. After this, try out popular data recovery software and methods to try and restore access to some of the damaged files. Due to the lack of a free decryptor, you can only make a full recovery from Periox Ransomware's attack by restoring the files from a backup.

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