Emsisoft releases new decryptor for Paradise ransomware

Paradise Decryptor by Emsisoft

We just released a new free decryption tool for the Paradise ransomware strain. First detected in September 2017, ID Ransomware reports that it’s still getting submissions to this day.  Paradise is actively being distributed and appears to be used as a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS).

Paradise has fifty or more known extensions such as:

Chrysanthemum.jpg_V.{[email protected]}.paradise
Chrysanthemum.jpg_zyJLvg_{[email protected]}.2k19sys
Chrysanthemum.jpg_odLFFK_{[email protected]}.p3rf0rm4
Chrysanthemum.jpg_jfFmkl_{[email protected]}.exploit
Chrysanthemum.jpg_wOaUUC_{[email protected]}.immortal
Chrysanthemum.jpg_iXcuNs_{[email protected]}.sambo
Chrysanthemum.jpg_zbtGvf_{[email protected]}.prt
Chrysanthemum.jpg_fhskANK_{[email protected]}.Recognizer
Chrysanthemum.jpg_Kim Chin Im_{Jtmv9w}.sev

Most of Paradise’s extensions can be decrypted, but some are still in development. Visit the Emsisoft Decryptions Tools page to verify if the decryptor cannot decrypt your files.

Important: If the decryptor does not work for your files, do not delete them. Archive them so you’re able to unlock them once a decryptor is available.


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You can download the FREE decryption tool linked below. A detailed guide is also included.

Download the Paradise Decryptor here


Emsisoft Decryptor for Paradise

Emsisoft Decryptor for Paradise

Technical details

Paradise is a strain of ransomware that encrypts victims’ files using Salsa20 and RSA-1024, and appends one of several extensions such as “.paradise”, “2ksys19”, “.p3rf0rm4”, and “.FC”.

The ransomware also creates different variations of ransom notes (“—==%$$$OPEN_ME_UP$$$==—.txt”) and one of them reads:

$$ $$ $$
$$ ╔╗╔╗╔╗╔╗╦╗╦╔╗╔═ $$ █████████████████████████████ $$
$$ ║║╠╣╠╝╠╣║║║╚╗╠═ $$ █─█─███───███───███────████─█ $$
$$ ╠╝║║╠╗║║╩╝╩╚╝╚═ $$ █─█─█████─█████─███─██─███──█ $$
$$ ╔╗╔╗║║╔╗╔╗╔╦╗║╦║╔╗╔╗╔═ $$ █─█─███───███───███─██─████─█ $$
$$ ╠╝╠╣╬║╚╗║║║║║║║║╠╣╠╝╠═ $$ █───█████─█████─███─██─████─█ $$
$$ ╠╗║║║╬╚╝╚╝║║║╚╩╝║║╠╗╚═ $$ ██─██─█───█─█───█─█────█─██─█ $$
$$ $$ █████████████████████████████ $$
$$ $$ $$

Your important files produced on this computer have been encrypted due a security problem.
If you want to restore then write to the online chat.

Online chat: http://prt-recovery.support/chat/6-Support
Your operator: Support
Your personal ID: [redacted]

Enter your ID and e-mail in the chat that you would immediately answered.

Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Do not attempt to use the antivirus or uninstall the program.
This will lead to your data loss and unrecoverable.
Decoders of other users is not suitable to decrypt your files – encryption key is unique.

Successful decryption of Paradise ransomware

Successful decryption of Paradise ransomware

Download the Paradise Decryptor here


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Regardless of what any of the Paradise ransom notes might say, our decryption tool can help you recover your files for free. Please get in touch with our support team if you have any questions.

Senan Conrad

Senan Conrad

Senan specializes in giving readers insight into the constantly and rapidly changing world of cybersecurity. When he’s not tapping away at his keyboard, he enjoys drinking a good coffee or tinkering in his workshop.

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