How to remove God Crypt Ransomware

What is file encoding malware

God Crypt Ransomware ransomware is a piece of malware that will encrypt your files. It’s a serious infection that can permanently prevent you from opening your data. It is pretty easy to get contaminated, which only adds to why it’s so dangerous. Data encoding malware creators count on users being careless, as contamination generally occurs by opening a malicious email attachment, clicking on a dangerous advert or falling for fake ‘downloads’. After the encoding process is finished, it will ask that you pay a specific amount of money for a for a way to decode data. Depending on which ransomware has contaminated your system, the money requested will be different. Before you rush to pay, consider a few things. Keep in mind that these are cyber crooks you’re dealing with and they might just take your money providing nothing in exchange. You can definitely encounter accounts of people not being able to decrypt files after payment, and that isn’t really shocking. Backup would be a much better investment, as you would not jeopardizing your data if this were to reoccur. There are plenty of options, and we are certain you’ll find one best suiting your needs. If backup was made prior to your computer becoming contaminated, you may restore data after you eliminate God Crypt Ransomware. These threats are everywhere, so you need to prepare yourself. If you wish to remain safe, you have to familiarize yourself with likely contaminations and how to protect your computer from them.

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How does ransomware spread

A lot of ransomware rely on the most basic distribution methods, which include spam email attachments and corrupted adverts/downloads. On infrequent occasions, however, more elaborate methods may be used.

If you recall opening a file which you got from a seemingly legitimate email in the spam folder, that might be how the file encoding malware managed to get in. Malicious program would simply need to add the infected file to an email, and then send it to hundreds/thousands of people. You may normally find those emails in spam but some users check the folder for emails that might have accidentally landed there, and if the data encoding malicious software email is written at least quite convincingly, they open it, without thinking about reasons why it could have landed in spam. What you could expect from a data encoding malware email is a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), evident mistypes and errors in grammar, strong suggestion to open the attachment, and the use of a big firm name. To make it more clear, if someone whose attachment you ought to open sends you an email, they would use your name, not common greetings, and it wouldn’t end up in the spam folder. You may see company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as familiar names would make the email look more legitimate. Or maybe you interacted with the wrong ad when on a suspicious web page, or downloaded from a source that you ought to have avoided. If you often engage with advertisements while visiting strange web pages, it is no wonder you got your device contaminated. Or you might have obtained the ransomware along with some program you downloaded from a questionable source. Sources like advertisements and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. If a program was in need of an update, it would notify you through the program itself, and not through your browser, and most update themselves anyway.

What happened to your files?

It’s not impossible for ransomware to permanently encrypt data, which is why it is such a harmful threat to have. And it is only a matter of time before all your data are encoded. The file extension attached to all affected files makes it very obvious what occurred, and it commonly shows the name of the file encoding malware. A file encoding malware commonly uses strong encryption algorithms to make files inaccessible. If you don’t understand what is going on, a ransom note should explain everything. It will tell you the sum you ought to pay for a decryptor, but buying it isn’t suggested. The hackers will not feel obligated to help you, so they may just take your money. The money you provide them would also probably go towards financing future data encrypting malware or other malware projects. Even though it is reasonable, by giving into the demands, victims are making ransomware a pretty successful business, which already earned $1 billion in 2016, and evidently that attracts many people to it. Instead of paying hackers money, the suggested usage of that money would be for buying backup. And your files would not be endangered if this type of threat took over your device again. Terminate God Crypt Ransomware if it is still inhabiting your device, instead of complying with the requests. If you become familiar with how these threats spread, you should learn to avoid them in the future.

Ways to erase God Crypt Ransomware

We strongly recommend obtaining malicious program removal software to get rid of this threat. If you are reading this, chances are, you aren’t the most experienced when it comes to computers, which means you might end up harming your system if you attempt to terminate God Crypt Ransomware yourself. Instead of jeopardizing your system, implement professional elimination software. The tool would scan your device and if the infection is still present, it will eliminate God Crypt Ransomware. You will see guidelines, if you are not sure about how to proceed. The utility is not, however, capable of assisting in file recovery, it will only terminate the threat from your computer. We ought to say, however, that in some cases, malware researchers develop free decryptors, if the ransomware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove God Crypt Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to remove God Crypt Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win8-startup How to remove God Crypt Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove God Crypt 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 God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win8-option-restart How to remove God Crypt Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win8-startup How to remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt Ransomware
  3. Press Next in the window that appears. system-restore-point How to remove God Crypt Ransomware
  4. Select the restore point and press Next. system-restore-list How to remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt Ransomware
  3. Restore them, if possible. data-recovery-pro-scan-2 How to remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt 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 remove God Crypt Ransomware
  4. If folders appear and you want to restore them, select Export.

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