How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware

About this infection

CyberGod ransomware file-encoding malicious software, often known as ransomware, will encode your data. It really depends on which ransomware is responsible, but you may end up permanently losing your data. What is worse is that it is quite easy to acquire the infection. If you have it, it’s quite likely you opened a spam email attachment, pressed on an infected advertisement or fell for a bogus download. When it finished the encoding process, victims are asked for a certain amount of money, which would supposedly lead to data decryption. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what you’ll be asked to pay. Before you rush to pay, take a couple of things into account. We very much doubt criminals will feel obligated to help you recover your files, so you could end up getting nothing. There are a lot of accounts of people receiving nothing after complying with the requests. Investing the demanded money into some backup option would be wiser. While you’ll be presented with a lot of different options, it should not be hard to pick the best option for you. You may restore data after you uninstall CyberGod ransomware if you had backup already prior to infection. These threats are hiding everywhere, so you need to prepare yourself. In order to keep a machine safe, one should always be ready to come across possible malware, becoming familiar with their spread methods.

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Ransomware distribution methods

You normally get the ransomware when you open a corrupted email, tap on an infected advertisement or use untrustworthy platforms as a source for downloads. Nevertheless, you can come across more elaborate methods as well.

Remember if you have recently gotten a strange email with an attachment, which you downloaded. Once you open the infected file, the ransomware will be able to begin the encoding process. It isn’t really surprising that users open the attachments, considering those emails could at times appear very realistic, sometimes mentioning money and similarly sensitive topics, which users are likely to panic about. When you are dealing with emails from senders you are not familiar with, look out for specific signs that it may be dangerous, such as grammatical mistakes, encourage to open the file added. Your name would be put into the email automatically if the sender was from some legitimate company whose email should be opened. You are likely to see company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a known name would make people trust the email more. You might have also gotten the threat via compromised advertisements or infected downloads. If you were on a questionable or compromised web page and pressed on an infected advertisement, it might have triggered the data encrypting malicious program to download. And attempt to stick to valid download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you are jeopardizing your system. Sources such as advertisements and pop-ups are notorious for being not trustworthy sources, so never download anything from them. If a program was needed to be updated, it would notify you via the application itself, and not via your browser, and most update themselves anyway.

What does it do?

One of the reasons why ransomware are categorized as a dangerous-level infection is because it might make decryption impossible. File encryption doesn’t take long, a file encoding malicious program has a list of targets and finds all of them quite quickly. If not for other signs, the weird file extension added to the files will make everything clear. The reason why your files may be impossible to decrypt for free is because strong encryption algorithms might be used for the encryption process, and it isn’t always possible to break them. When the encryption process is complete, a ransom note ought to appear, and it ought to explain how you should proceed. The ransomware note will encourage you to buy a decryption utility, but whatever the price is, we don’t suggest paying it. Complying with the demands doesn’t guarantee data decryption because crooks might just take your money, leaving your files locked. You would also support the hackers’s future malware projects, in addition to likely money loss. And, people will increasingly become attracted to the already highly successful business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. You might want to consider buying backup with that money instead. And if a similar threat hijack your computer, you would not be risking your files again. Eliminate CyberGod ransomware if it’s still present, instead of complying with the demands. If you become familiar with how these threats spread, you should be able to dodge them in the future.

CyberGod ransomware elimination

Keep in mind that malicious threat removal software will be required to completely get rid of the ransomware. Unless you know exactly what you’re doing, which is possibly not the case if you’re reading this, we do not recommend proceeding to erase CyberGod ransomware manually. Employ professional removal software to do it for you. It should not have any issues with the process, as those kinds of tools are created to delete CyberGod ransomware and similar infections. However, in case you are not sure about where to start, guidelines to help you will be placed below. Sadly, those tools aren’t capable of restoring your files, they’ll merely erase the infection. In some cases, however, malware researchers are able to create a free decryption utility, so be on the look out for that.

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Learn how to remove CyberGod ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove CyberGod ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
  2. Press F8 multiple times until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking win7-safe-mode How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win8-restart How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win8-startup How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove CyberGod ransomware.

Launch your browser and download a trustworthy anti-malware program. Scan your computer with it and have it remove any malicious files it can find. If for some reason you cannot get rid of the ransomware this way, try the following methods.

Step 2. Remove CyberGod ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
  2. Press F8 multiple times until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win8-restart How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win8-startup How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. Enter cd restore in the window that appears and press Enter.
  2. Enter rstrui.exe and press Enter. command-promt-restore How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  3. Press Next in the window that appears. system-restore-point How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  4. Select the restore point and press Next. system-restore-list How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  5. Read the warning carefully and press Yes.
We would still recommend that you download a reputable anti-malware software and scan your computer. If any leftover malicious files were left, the program would find it.

Step 3. Recover your data

If prior to the infection you did not make backup copies to your files, you might be able to recover them by using one of the following methods.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download the program from a reliable source, install and launch it.
  2. Scan your computer for encrypted files. data-recovery-pro-scan How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  3. Restore them, if possible. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware

b) Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Right-click on an encrypted file.
  2. Properties → Previous versions. file-prev-version How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  3. Select the version you want and click Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

Some more advanced ransomware deletes shadow copies, which your operating system creates automatically in case your system was to crash. Not all ransomware does this, and you might get lucky.
  1. Go to shadowexplorer.com and download the Shadow Explore program.
  2. Install and then open it.
  3. Select the disk with encrypted files in the drop down menu. shadowexplorer How to get rid of CyberGod ransomware
  4. If folders appear and you want to restore them, select Export.

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