About this infection

Gorgon ransomware will encrypt your files, since it is ransomware. Infection can result in severe consequences, as encrypted files might be permanently damaged. Another reason why it is considered to be a highly dangerous malicious program is that it’s rather easy to acquire the threat. Ransomware creators target hasty users, as infection often gets in via spam email attachments, infected adverts and false application downloads. After it encrypts your files, it’ll request you to pay a ransom for a for a way to decrypt files. Depending on what kind of data encoding malicious program you have, the money requested will be different. It isn’t advised to pay, even if complying with the demands is cheap. Think about whether you will actually get your files back after payment, considering you cannot prevent crooks from simply taking your money. It wouldn’t be surprising if you’re left with undecrypted data, and you would definitely not be the first one. Consider investing the money into backup, so that if this were to reoccur, you you would not risk losing your data. You will encounter different backup options but we are sure you can find one that is right for you. For those who did back up data before the infection took place, simply terminate Gorgon ransomware and restore files from where they are kept. It is essential that you prepare for these kinds of situations because another similar infection is probably forthcoming. If you wish your device to be infection-free, it is essential to learn about malware and how it could infiltrate your machine.

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Ransomware spread methods

Commonly, a lot of data encoding malware prefer to use infected email attachments and adverts, and false downloads to corrupt machines, even though you could certainly find exceptions. Sometimes, however, more elaborate methods might be used.

If you can remember opening a file which you got from a seemingly real email in the spam folder, that may be where you obtained the file encrypting malicious program from. All crooks spreading the data encrypting malware have to do is attach a corrupted file to an email, send it to potential victims, who infect their devices as soon as they open the attachment. You can commonly discover those emails in spam but some users check the folder for potentially missing emails, and if the ransomware appears somewhat credible, they open it, without considering why it ended up in spam. The use of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and many grammatical errors are what you need to look out for when dealing with emails with added files. If the email was from a company whose services you use, your name would be inserted automatically into the email they send you, instead of a common greeting. It is also somewhat evident that that crooks tend to use big names like Amazon, PayPal, etc so that people become more trusting. Clicking on advertisements when on dubious pages and downloading files from unreliable sources may also lead to an infection. If you were on a questionable or compromised web page and clicked on an infected ad, it might have caused the file encrypting malware to download. Or you might have acquired the ransomware along with some software you downloaded from a questionable source. One thing to remember is to never acquire anything, whether programs or an update, from pop-up or any other kinds of ads. If a program was in need of an update, it would alert you via the application itself, and not through your browser, and generally they update without your interference anyway.

What does it do?

Malware researchers are constantly warning about the dangers of file encrypting malware, most importantly, its ability to permanently encrypt data. The process of encrypting your data isn’t a long process, so you might not even notice that something is going on. All files that have been encrypted will have a file extension added to them. The reason why your files may be impossible to decrypt for free is because strong encoding algorithms might be used for the encryption process, and it is not always possible to break them. You will get a ransom note once the encryption process has been finished, and it should explain what you ought to do next. The creators/distributors of the file encrypting malware will demand that you use their decryption tool, which you evidently have to pay for, and that is not the suggested option. The crooks may simply take your money, it’s doubtful they will feel obligated to aid you. The money you supply crooks with would also finance their future criminal projects. These types of threats are estimated to have made an estimated $1 billion in 2016, and such a successful business is constantly attracting more and more people. Buying backup would be a better idea. These types of infections could happen again, but if you had backup, you wouldn’t need to worry about file loss. We would advise you don’t pay attention to the demands, and if the infection still remains on your system, remove Gorgon ransomware, in case you require assistance, you can use the guidelines we provide below this report. If you become familiar with how these infections are spread, you ought to learn to avoid them in the future.

Gorgon ransomware termination

Malicious program removal software will be needed to terminate the threat, if it is still present on your system. Because you need to know exactly what you’re doing, we don’t suggest proceeding to uninstall Gorgon ransomware manually. A better choice would be implementing credible elimination software to do it for you. It should not have any problems with the process, as those types of programs are developed to delete Gorgon ransomware and similar infections. If you encounter some kind of problem, or are not certain about how to proceed, use the below provided instructions. Sadly, the malware removal program is not able to decrypt your files, it will only erase the threat. However, if the ransomware is decryptable, a free decryptor may be developed by malware researchers.

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Learn how to remove Gorgon ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Gorgon ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Gorgon ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Gorgon ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Gorgon ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Gorgon file VirusRemoval Report