Remove PewPew Ransomware virus

PewPew ransomware is designed to encrypt your personal files and personal documents. PewPew ransomware requests bitcoin cryptocurrency to recover the encrypted files. The ransom charge varies from different versions of the PewPew ransomware.

PewPew ransomware encrypts files on your computer and adds a string of unique characters to the extension of the encrypted files. For example, image.jpg becomes image.jpg.PewPew

The decrypt text-file with instructions is placed on the Windows desktop: DECRYPT-FILES.txt

In most cases, it is not possible to recover the files encrypted by PewPew ransomware without the intervention of the Ransomware developers.

The only way to recover files infected by PewPew ransomware is to pay the ransomware developers. Sometimes it is possible to recover your files but this is only possible when the ransomware developers made a flaw in their encryption software, which unfortunately doesn’t occur frequently.

I do not recommend paying for the PewPew ransomware, instead, make sure you have a valid FULL back-up of Windows and restore it immediately.

Read more about how to restore Windows (microsoft.com) and how to protect your computer from ransomware (microsoft.com).

Having said that there are no tools at this moment to restore your encrypted personal files or documents that are encrypted by the PewPew ransomware because the decryption key used to recover your files is server-side meaning the decryption key is only available from the ransomware developers. There is a PewPew ransomware removal tool to remove the ransomware payload file.

Try to decrypt files using online tools

You can try to restore your encrypted files using the ID Ransomware decrypt tools. In order, to proceed you need to upload one of the encrypted files and identify the ransomware that infected your computer and encrypted your files.

If a PewPew ransomware decryption tool is available on the NoMoreRansom site, the decryption information will show you how to proceed. Unfortunately, this almost never works out. Worth the try.

Remove PewPew Ransomware with Malwarebytes

Note: Malwarebytes will not restore or recover your encrypted files, it does, however, remove the PewPew virus file that infected your computer with the PewPew ransomware and downloaded the ransomware file to your computer, this is known as the payload file.

It is important to remove the ransomware file if you are not reinstalling Windows, by doing so you will prevent your computer from another ransomware infection.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the PewPew ransomware detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed PewPew Ransomware file from your device.