What is Pagar Ransomware

Pagar is a ransomware program that infects Windows systems to encrypt personal data. It affects the configuration of stored files making them totally inaccessible. This means any attempts to open the files will be denied due to encryption. Besides configuration changes, Pagar Ransomware alters data by visual means as well – by assigning the .pagar40br@gmail.com extension to each file under encryption. For instance, a file like 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.pagar40br@gmail.com and reset its original icon to blank. After all files end up encrypted, Pagar creates a ransom note called Urgent Notice.txt, which explains how to recover the data.

Urgent Notice.txt

Your files have been encrypted
You have 72 hours to transfer 0.035 BTC to wallet: 1Faiem4tYq7JQki1qeL1djjenSx3gCu1vk
Once paid, send your wallet address and the following ID to: pagar40br@gmail.com
and tell us your unique ID:-.

Ransomware developers are being concise and say you have 72 hours to send 0.035 BTC to the attached wallet. Right after completing the payment, victims should contact developers via pagar40br@gmail.com attaching their own wallet address and unique ID (written in the note). Unfortunately, there is zero information on whether Pagar developers can be trusted. There is a chance they will fool you and do not send any recovery tools even after performing the payment. To avoid this risk, it is better to recover your data using your own backup copies, if they were created and kept on external storage. Alternatively, you can use third-party decryption tools listed in our guide, but there is no guarantee they will recover all of your data if any. You should give it a try in case you have no other options remaining. Before running any data decryption or recovery, it is important to delete the virus from your system completely. To do this, follow our tutorial below.

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How Pagar Ransomware infected your computer

Infections of this type are keen on abusing e-mail spam methods in most cases. Sometimes ransomware developers refer to hacking unprotected RDP configuration, spreading trojans, backdoors, keyloggers, fake software cracking tools, unreliable updates, pirated programs, and other content from unofficial resources. E-mail spam is usually letters containing malicious attachments links leading to fake download pages. Such attachments are often MS Office documents, PDFs, Executable, or JavaScript files altered to spread various malware. Once initiated, they are like to release the script that installs a malicious program. Website links work quite the same way, but only after users download software imposed on the page. Other distribution channels mentioned above also capitalize on users’ inexperience and negligence. To minimize and eradicate the risk of getting infected with ransomware completely, users should use only trusted and official downloads, avoid cracking tools, suspicious advertisements, and various websites that can distribute malicious software. Along with removal, we provide a complete security guide to protect yourself against such threats in the future down below.

  1. Download Pagar Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .pagar40br@gmail.com files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Pagar Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Pagar Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Pagar Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Pagar Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Pagar Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Pagar Ransomware files:

Urgent Notice.txt

Pagar Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .pagar40br@gmail.com files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .pagar40br@gmail.com files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .pagar40br@gmail.com files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Pagar Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .pagar40br@gmail.com files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Pagar Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Pagar Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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