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Can’t Remove .Pumax Virus Ransomware and decrypt files? This page includes detailed instructions on how to remove .Pumax Ransomware Virus that can be found at the bottom half of this article.

The net is surely one of the biggest accomplishments of the human race. That being said, it could also be something hazardous if you’re not thoughtful and mindful enough . Speaking of malicious malware programs, there aren’t many forms of viruses more harmful and unpleasant than those that fall under the infamous class of Ransomware viruses. The most characteristic trait of this type of malware is its ability to blackmail its victims into making a ransom payment to the hacker which is where the name Ransomware originates from. This is the message that most users will see when infected with .Pumax File Virus

pumax message virus

pumax message thanks to Net Protect

In the next paragraphs, we will be talking about one particular Ransomware cryptovirus, that is able to lock your personal software files, making them inaccessible to you. Afterwards the the malicious program demands a ransom money payment that must be carried out by the virus victim if they wish to receive the key for opening the encrypted computer data. The chances are that you have already experienced this malicious malware piece known under the name of .Pumax File Virus . Assuming you have come to this page since vicious piece of malware has already attacked you, we might have the ability to aid you in taking care of the malicious program.

How .Pumax File Virus Works

The initial thing that you should know concerning .Pumax Ransomware virus is that it is not a traditional form of malicious software and what might help against other malicious programs for example Trojans and Worms, could turn out to be completely futile against .Pumax. Ransomware. Matters aren’t made any easier by the fact that most standard options for PC protection for example anti-malware tools or the system Firewall do not appear to be really useful in the battle against a Ransomware. Probably this is a result of the fact that .Pumax Ransomware never actually damages any part of Computer. Consequently no protection alert from the anti virus is incited.

pumax ransomware

pumax ransomware sample

To explain that more comprehensively – file encryption doesn’t represent a noxious procedure, it is in most cases a security method and it doesn’t actuall cause any harm to any of your data files in the actual meaning of this word. Assuming that you possess the code for the encryption, the process isn’t noxious and it could really be helpful. The issue, however, is the fact that when you are infected by .Pumax Ransomware version, the only person who is going to possess the key is the cyberpunk who’s attempting to harass you. Rarely might there be any signals telling you that something bad is going on inside your PC, though some of them include increased usage of CPU or RAM, or an overall system slow down.

.Pumax File Virus – Bitcoins and Payment

Naturally, one of the first concerns that pops-up into one’s mind when they learn that they are being pressured into paying a ransom for the access to their personal documents is whether they should to give in the cyber-criminal’s terms and conditions and make the money payment. Normally, most security specialists would advise against going for the ransom payment. A thing to take into consideration is the fact that there’re many instances of Ransomware victims like .Pumax File Virus who’ve executed the transfer without receiving the file-decryption key which means their money has been wasted for nothing.

The truth is that, even acquiring the file-decryption key might not help you unlock your computer files and could instead, make things even worse. Ultimately, it might appear that you have thrown away your money in vain since your personal files can still continue to be locked-up by the noxious malware virus. In addition, keep in mind that paying the ransom would certainly aid the hacker who’s terrorizing you to keep doing the exact same thing to to other users. In addition, it is important to be aware that the method of payment favored by .Pumax Ransomware hackers is normally the bitcoins currency.

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pumax net protector twitter

The reason why this matters is that it truly is practically impossible to track the bitcoins currency. Through employing bitcoins, hackers that make use of Ransomware hardly ever get caught. Clearly, this also means that you are likely to never be able to get your money back if you send it to the .Pumax Ransomware hacker. The one truly beneficia suggestion in such a case is to seek alternate options for handling .Pumax File Virus instead of straight away going for the ransom payment. Sending the ransom money to the online hackers is certainly not a good idea especially if you have not yet tried all the other alternative data-restoration methods.

Prevention Clearly, the best case scenario when it comes to any form of malware virus would be to basically keep this sort of virus programs away from your computer. To assist you in improving the security of your computer system, we have written within this last paragraph a couple of system security suggestions. First of all, make certain that your online actions do not endanger the protection of your computer system. Make sure that you stay as far away as you possibly can from websites which might appear to have questionable reputation and that look like they could possess security dangers.

Likewise, you ought to be cautious with any internet junkmail messages which could be sent your way. Commonly, the computer viruses from the Ransomware family are combined with spam letters (or even fake social media messages). In most cases, so long as you believe that something you come across on the web looks potentially hazardous, you should not interact with it. The last guideline that we shall present you with in this post is to back-up all valuable personal files that happen to be saved on your computer system and keep the backup device disconnected from your computer in case you suspect that the machine could be infected by .Pumax Ransomware. All you need to do is stick to these tips, and by doing so, you will be quite unlikely to get bothered by any viruses like .Pumax Ransomware!


Danger Level High (.Pumax Ransomware encrypts all types of files)
Symptoms.Pumax Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.
Distribution Method Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.

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Remove .Pumax Ransomware Guide

1: Preparations

Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.

2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: The Hosts file

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

hosts_opt (1)

If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.

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4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:






Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Pumax RansomwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

7: Decryption

The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Pumax Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.

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Your databases, files, photos, documents and other important files are encrypted and have the extension: .pumax
The only method of recovering files is to purchase an decrypt software and unique private key.
After purchase you will start decrypt software, enter your unique private key and it will decrypt all your data.

You need to contact us by email [email protected] send us your ID and wait for further instructions. For you to be sure, that we can decrypt your files – you can send us 1-3 any not very big encrypted files and we will send you back it in a original for Free.

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Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

  • Yan

    November 22, 2018 #1 Author

    How to decrypt files? No one of the proposed programs doesn`t work with .pumax extensions. Help pls!


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 22, 2018 #2 Author

      Try to see if you can recover your files, no decryption yet.


  • Paulo

    November 22, 2018 #3 Author

    Hello, i got that virus… . pumax 🙁
    how about a Decryptior?


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 22, 2018 #4 Author

      We will let you know when one comes out.


      • Santi

        November 26, 2018 #5 Author

        Got infected by .pumax too. Please, let me know whenever a decryptor get to come up with a solution. Thanks!


    • Erbil tuncay

      November 22, 2018 #6 Author

      Hello, i got the virus…
      . pumax
      ….how is it possible that a pumax decryptior may come out.??


      • Daniel Sadakov

        November 23, 2018 #7 Author

        Either a malware researcher finds an exploit, or the malware developer at some point releases information that allows for a decryptor to me created.


  • Salaar

    November 22, 2018 #8 Author

    I’m also effected , couldn’t find solution yet to recover files.


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 23, 2018 #9 Author

      Are your files backed up anywhere?


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 23, 2018 #10 Author

      No Solution yet, The only thing you can do is to remove the virus from encrypting the files again and also to back up your data.


      • Nguyen Quoc Anh

        November 25, 2018 #11 Author

        pls sent me solution when you find it.


        • Daniel Sadakov

          November 25, 2018 #12 Author

          Nothing let, let us know if you would like to be added to the notification list for new decryptors.


          • Zain

            November 27, 2018 #13 Author

            I want to be notified of new decryptors how can I get on the list

          • Daniel Sadakov

            December 6, 2018 #14 Author

            Just send us your email.

  • ZeeAJ

    November 22, 2018 #15 Author

    i just got attack by .pumax too
    how about to recovery files?


  • dell

    November 23, 2018 #17 Author

    Hello, Can you help me to get decrypt file of PUMAX.? I can’t opened all my infected files ..


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 23, 2018 #18 Author

      At the moment the only way to is to restore them from an older point of time.


  • krishna

    November 23, 2018 #19 Author

    I accidently used a pendrive efeected by pumax ransamware and opened the folders…then only i realized that the files in that usb was effected from another laptop which was effected by pumax..i formatted the usb…is it enough to remove the ransomware? And i’m now afraid whther my laptop will get efected by it as well…how to find out..? How many days wil it take for this ransomware to spread? One of my friends laptop was effected and it hangs all the time,and does random things. He can’t open anything.


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 23, 2018 #20 Author

      That sounds really bad. Its safe not to use the pendrive at this point. We advise to try and remove any files left from the ransomware or use an antivirus to remove them.


  • paul kidd-stanton

    November 23, 2018 #21 Author

    Yup me too….its got everything,i’m a photographer and all of my files are infected ,my external hardrive too,all my music,invoices,films the lot !!! Please try and find a solution to this it’s my life !!


  • ac

    November 23, 2018 #22 Author

    my laptop now decryted all my file with pumax to i get rid of it?


  • ac

    November 23, 2018 #23 Author

    i began to download spyhunter 5 but need laptop same as all the sample here..avast not working …i hope i can restore all my pictures ang video by your great help


  • Edgar

    November 23, 2018 #24 Author

    hello, I also have pumax, how much time has to pass to create a desiford


  • Gerald

    November 23, 2018 #25 Author

    how long is a decryptor created ?, and how does it work, pumax infected my files, the decryptor is manually or does it fix all the corrupted files?


  • Musab

    November 23, 2018 #26 Author

    On this post i can see the green button and wrties on it “ Download Remover for .pumax resomware “
    And below the button there is setup explanation etc.
    Also this program does not have deleting these resomware, it just scannes. For deleting we have to pay the premium version.

    Is it your program? Is it an ad from somewhere else? I want to be sure. If there is a premium program, why you telling people that they can remove them by themselves. If it is not your program this page helps people also poisine them.

    This is what i want to learn first.

    Second: my pc is infected too! Cut the internet connection but it still working! So i closed the pc and found this page. Now reading on my mobile.

    English is not my main language. So it took to understand %100. Thanks for the info. Using windows 7. Hope to stop it first. And looking forward to see decrypting tools.

    But still waiting for my questions. Thanks!


  • pepe

    November 23, 2018 #27 Author

    tambien tengo el viruz,como recupero los archivos?


  • Selvam Rajendiran

    November 24, 2018 #28 Author

    Yes, I am also affected by this .pumax virus


  • Dave

    November 24, 2018 #29 Author

    here are the contents of my host file


  • wilson

    November 24, 2018 #30 Author

    Hi recently I got these thing. I got my files with that extension and I dont know how to remove or fix it. I want my files back. its important


  • paul kidd-stanton

    November 24, 2018 #31 Author

    Please let me know when you discover a decryptor ,i’ve lost everything and external drives too…thanks


  • Vinosarathan

    November 24, 2018 #32 Author

    What is best total security software for Windows operating system


  • Erbil tuncay

    November 24, 2018 #33 Author

    Hello again..
    What do you think about to back up the infected important files, till a decryptor had found?
    Also decryptor is a solution for the infected files?


  • Kobran

    November 24, 2018 #34 Author

    im attacked too, please let me know if you will have recovery option for me and save my data, i can pay you for that. Thanks


  • paul kidd-stanton

    November 25, 2018 #35 Author

    hi…is there a fix yet ? thanks


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 25, 2018 #36 Author

      Nothing let, let us know if you want to be emailed if we find one.


  • Dedi

    November 25, 2018 #37 Author

    Pumax infects my laptop, none of my files can be opened. what should I do to carry out all my files. Help me


  • Dedo

    November 25, 2018 #38 Author

    Pumax infects my laptop, none of my files can be opened. what should I do to carry out all my files. Help me


    • Daniel Sadakov

      November 25, 2018 #39 Author

      You can either wait for a decrpytor or you manage to recover files with recovery software.


  • YogaX

    November 26, 2018 #40 Author

    Our Company also infected by .PUMAX, our server and some of our pc’s client. If you are found the decryptor. Please let me know. Thank You Very Much.

    *note, .PUMAX also destroying the System Restore.


  • hafiz

    November 26, 2018 #41 Author

    .pumax has infected all my file. And I try recover by using recovery but still not fix my file. please help me.


  • paul kidd-stanton

    November 26, 2018 #42 Author

    Please notify me when there is a decryption for this…thank you


  • Buka Glasna

    November 27, 2018 #43 Author

    Please add me on the notification list for new decryptors.


  • Sagar

    November 29, 2018 #44 Author

    Pumax Is Cant Removing May Data Is Very Argantlee


  • Alireza Dehghanpir

    December 1, 2018 #45 Author

    I Lost my all photos from my child birthday from she had 1 years until now she is 7years old/ my wedding film and all of my life photos /film and important files
    I am so sad and worry about this happens to me/I don`t have money and Iam poor
    please help me please
    my Email Address :[email protected]


    • Daniel Sadakov

      December 6, 2018 #46 Author

      If we here anything we will notify you straight away.


  • Bilal

    December 1, 2018 #47 Author

    any solution about .pumax


  • abhishek vs

    December 11, 2018 #49 Author

    Please help me find a decryption tool for pumax virus.


    • Daniel Sadakov

      December 11, 2018 #50 Author

      Would you like us to add you to the email list?


  • rand

    December 24, 2018 #51 Author

    Hello. My system also has this problem. All information to Pumax type and extensions have been changed to PPTX. The Readme file is exactly the same as the one you put in the end. What is your solution to this problem?
    Please let me know if there is a method or way. Thank You.


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