Remove .PEEKABOO File Virus (+Recover Files)

.PEEKABOO is a new ransomware that has emerged lately. It is quite a catchy name for a malware that is capable to encrypt all your files and force you to pay huge ransom money. Do not get surprised by this .PEEKABOO File Virus because hackers often choose such names which make the delivery of the infection easy on the targeted machine. Lets’ you get an email that says PEEKABOO – check me now, then there is really a high probability that you will open that email even though it is not related to your work. As the moment you open such type of emails, malware easily get slipped into your machine and start doing its work. Once inside, .PEEKABOO Virus can encrypt all your files and add its own extension as suffix to all the file names. When you will realize that you are no longer able to access any of your files till them it will be too late. You will find ransom note demanding $300 USD to give you decryption key.

.PEEKABOO File Virus : Threat Analysis

 Name .PEEKABOO Ransomware, .PEEKABOO file virus, .PEEKABOO extension virus
 Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
 Extension .PEEKABOO
 Encryption RSA-2048 Bit
 Ransom note _readme.txt
 Ransom Amount $300 USD (in Bitcoins)
 Description PEEKABOO Ransomware encrypt your files by adding .PEEKABOO extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
 Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
 Distribution  Spam Emails, Email Attachments, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites
 Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
 Data Recovery   ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro

As you have already checked out that all your files is carrying .PEEKABOO File Extension which is a marker that your data is encrypted. You might also have tried to scan your system but got no result or scanning must have been stopped in the middle. This is because threats like this prefer to block all your defenses as soon as they enter your PC. It will disable your anti-virus and firewall security that makes your system vulnerable to all the other threats and Viruses. Now .PEEKABOO File Virus is your main concern because it will keep messing with your system until you remove it completely. But your files are locked and you don’t to take any chances. This is the main reason why ransomware viruses are considered as the most dominating malware. It leaves you no choice other than paying the ransom money. It clearly says in its ransom note that you cannot recover your files without paying ransom money and it will delete the decryption key if you try to remove the infection. Check .PEEKABOO File Virus Ransom note here :

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$> PEEKABOO <$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
SORRY! Your files are encrypted.
File contents are encrypted with random key.
Random key is encrypted with RSA public key (2048 bit).
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND you NOT to use any “decryption tools”.
These tools can damage your data, making recover IMPOSSIBLE.
Also we recommend you not to contact data recovery companies.
They will just contact us, buy the key and sell it to you at a higher price.
If you want to decrypt your files, you have to get RSA private key.

In order to get private key, write here: perdrolan@cock.li
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!ATTENTION!
Attach file is 000000000.key from %appdata% to email message, without it we will not be able to decrypt your files
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And pay $300 on BTC-wallet: 1NkjBNF7fmpRsX4WjokUie21m8bv9xvRKs
If someone else offers you files restoring, ask him for test decryption.
Only we can successfully decrypt your files; knowing this can protect you from fraud.
You will receive instructions of what to do next.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$> PEEKABOO <$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

.PEEKABOO Ransomware likes to have an upper hand in the negotiation. Truly speaking, it is really difficult to recover your files without decryption key. But on the other hand it is completely unsafe to pay ransom money to hackers. As it is not sure that this nasty virus will keep its end of the bargain and give you decryption key after paying extortion money. It is also not sure that decryption key will work or it will not bring other threats on your system. Apart from this Ransomware infections like to launch various versions of itself with different names, they prefer to attack paying victims first to make more money. So if you are planning to pay .PEEKABOO File Virus for the decryption key then the next ransomware attack is not too far from you. So we strongly suggest not to reason with hackers and remove this virus using Automatic Malware Removal tool. You can also try to recover your data through free decryptors or use the Data Recovery Software.

How To Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty .PEEKABOO Files Virus. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If the shadow file explorer was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.

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  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

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  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

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Manually Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus

 Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

 Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to .PEEKABOO Files Virus and right click on it then click End process.

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 Part 3 – Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Control Panel 

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that .PEEKABOO Files Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and malicious programs.

Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Windows 7

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Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and harmful programs.

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 Part 4 – Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Browser 

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

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Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

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Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

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Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Internet Explorer

 Part 5 – Remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus From Registry Editor 

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

  • Find and remove .PEEKABOO Files Virus related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.PEEKABOO Files Virus

 Tips To Prevent Malware Like .PEEKABOO Files Virus In Future 

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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