.PICO Ransomware v1.0 – How to Remove and Restore Files

This article has been created in order to explain what is the Pico Ransomware virus and how to remove it plus how to restore files, encrypted with the added .PICO file extension.

A new ransomware virus, going by the name Pico Ransomware was recently detected by security researchers S!Ri. The malware is likely a variant of Thanatos ransomware and it’s main goal is to encrypt the files on your computer and then add the .PICO file extension to the files, encrypted by it. The virus then drops a ransom note file, called README.txt. The virus aims to ask victims to pay 100$ in BitCoin or Ethereum. If your PC has been infected by this ransomware, we strongly suggest that you read this article as it aims to help you to remove this virus and possibly restore your data.

Threat Summary

Name.PICO Ransomware v1.0
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionAims to encrypt the files and then ask victims to pay $100 in Ethereum or BitCoin to get them to work.
SymptomsFiles are appended the .PICO file extension. The virus drops a ransom note, called README.txt
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss .PICO Ransomware v1.0.Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.PICO Ransomware – How Does It Spread

The primary method of propagation used by the .PICO fles virus is believed to be infection by spammed (Read more...)

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