Parisher ransomware / virus (Removal Guide)

Parisher virus Removal Guide

What is Parisher ransomware virus?

Learn how Parisher virus operates:

Parisher virus is malicious software created to implement illegal activities on the target computer. It is a new version of the infamous Mobef ransomware, and its aim is to make victim’s files inaccessible and demand the victim to pay a ransom in order to get them back. This malicious program is designed to scan victim’s computer for preset file types, and encrypt each of them with an irreversible cipher. In fact, this process can be reversed only with a unique decryption key, which cyber criminals suggest purchasing. To purchase the decryption key, victims have to contact the ransomware author via,, or According to the ransom note this virus displays on computer’s screen, the list of all encrypted files can be found in a .log file that is stored in C:\Windows directory as [6 random digits].log. The ransom note can be entitled as 1NFORMAT1ONFOR.YOU or HELLO.0MG, and you can see the information it presents below.

After contacting cyber criminals, we have discovered that they ask for 5 BTC in exchange for providing the decryption tool. We find such ransom enormously huge – it is more or less 3150 USD dollars, and we doubt that all victims can allow themselves to pay such an immense amount of money. We recommend you not to pay the ransom, no matter if such sum is large or small for you. We do not believe that criminals provide the decryption tool – most likely they just want to collect money and mind their own business, so it is unlikely that they spend time sending out decryption tools to people who pay up. If your PC has been compromised by Parisher ransomware, search for backups and before you use them, remove Parisher virus from the system with anti-malware tools like FortectIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. Full Parisher removal guidelines are given under this article. Parisher virus on test computer

How did this ransomware manage to reach my computer system?

Ransomware mostly travels via email in the form of deceitful email attachments that appear as typical documents or archives and raise no suspicion at first. Once opened, they might ask you to enable Macros or other functions, which will allow executing the malicious script hidden in the file. You should never download or open email attachments if you do not personally know the sender of it. Such files can destroy all records, precious memories, and bring months of work to naught. However, there are different ransomware distribution techniques that might have been used to infect your PC, for example, your computer could get infected after visiting a malicious website that contained an exploit kit. Exploit kits scan individual computer programs and find security vulnerabilities in them, and then use them to install malware on the target system.

How to remove Parisher malware?

To remove Parisher virus as well as all files related to it, such as HELLO.0MG and LOKMANN.KEY933, run a system scan with anti-malware software – it will automatically detect all malicious files and eliminate them fully. Please do not try to complete Parisher removal by yourself, unless you are an advanced IT expert or a programmer and understand how malicious programs work and where they typically place malicious files. It is hard to remove such viruses even if you have some computing skills, so better leave this task to automatic malware removal program.

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Getting rid of Parisher virus. Follow these steps

Manual removal using Safe Mode

Important! →
Manual removal guide might be too complicated for regular computer users. It requires advanced IT knowledge to be performed correctly (if vital system files are removed or damaged, it might result in full Windows compromise), and it also might take hours to complete. Therefore, we highly advise using the automatic method provided above instead.

Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking

Manual malware removal should be best performed in the Safe Mode environment. 

Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  1. Click Start > Shutdown > Restart > OK.
  2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 button (if that does not work, try F2, F12, Del, etc. – it all depends on your motherboard model) multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list. Windows 7/XP
Windows 10 / Windows 8
  1. Right-click on Start button and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down to pick Update & Security.
    Update and security
  3. On the left side of the window, pick Recovery.
  4. Now scroll down to find Advanced Startup section.
  5. Click Restart now.
  6. Select Troubleshoot. Choose an option
  7. Go to Advanced options. Advanced options
  8. Select Startup Settings. Startup settings
  9. Press Restart.
  10. Now press 5 or click 5) Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Enable safe mode

Step 2. Shut down suspicious processes

Windows Task Manager is a useful tool that shows all the processes running in the background. If malware is running a process, you need to shut it down:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details.
    Open task manager
  3. Scroll down to Background processes section, and look for anything suspicious.
  4. Right-click and select Open file location.
    Open file location
  5. Go back to the process, right-click and pick End Task.
    End task
  6. Delete the contents of the malicious folder.

Step 3. Check program Startup

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to Startup tab.
  3. Right-click on the suspicious program and pick Disable.

Step 4. Delete virus files

Malware-related files can be found in various places within your computer. Here are instructions that could help you find them:

  1. Type in Disk Cleanup in Windows search and press Enter.
    Disk cleanup
  2. Select the drive you want to clean (C: is your main drive by default and is likely to be the one that has malicious files in).
  3. Scroll through the Files to delete list and select the following:

    Temporary Internet Files
    Recycle Bin
    Temporary files

  4. Pick Clean up system files.
    Delete temp files
  5. You can also look for other malicious files hidden in the following folders (type these entries in Windows Search and press Enter):


After you are finished, reboot the PC in normal mode.

Remove Parisher using System Restore

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Parisher. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with FortectIntego and make sure that Parisher removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove Parisher from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by security experts.

Parisher virus asks to pay over $3000 in order to unlock data that belongs to you. Do not give these criminals the pleasure to win, and do not give your money to them. You can always recover your files from a backup, and if you do not have it, we suggest trying these decryption methods:

If your files are encrypted by Parisher, you can use several methods to restore them:

Data Recovery Pro to decrypt your files

Data Recovery Pro is a tool that can restore distorted or deleted data, so you can try using it for data that Parisher ransomware has encrypted.

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by Parisher ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Windows Previous Versions method

If you activated System Restore function some time ago, now you might have a chance to recover the most important files. Follow these instructions to restore some of your files:

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Parisher and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

How to prevent from getting ransomware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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