Is this a serious infection

GoRansom is a file-encrypting type of malicious software, which is usually called ransomware. It’s a highly dangerous infection, and it could lead to severe trouble, like you losing your data. Another reason why data encoding malware is believed to be so harmful is that infection is very easy to obtain. If your system is infected, it is very possible you opened a spam email attachment, pressed on an infected advertisement or fell for a bogus download. After data is successfully encrypted, it will ask you to pay a ransom for a decryptor. The amount of money you’ll be asked depends on the ransomware, you may be demanded to pay $50 or a couple of thousands of dollars. No matter how much you’re requested to pay, complying with the demands isn’t suggested. Do not trust crooks to keep their word and recover your files, as they could just take your money. We would not be surprised if you’re left with locked data, and there would be many more like you. Instead of paying, you ought to consider investing the money into backup. From USBs to cloud storage, there are many backup options out there, you simply need to choose the one best matching your needs. Erase GoRansom and then proceed to file recovery if you had backup prior to infection. These threats are lurking everywhere, so you need to prepare yourself. To keep a device safe, one must always be ready to run into possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.


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Ransomware distribution ways

Users generally get file encoding malicious program via infected files attached to emails, pressing on malicious adverts and downloading from unreliable sources. More sophisticated methods could be used as well, however.

The possible way you got the data encoding malicious software is through email attachment, which may have came from an email that looks entirely legitimate initially. The infected file is simply added to an email, and then sent out to potential victims. Those kinds of emails usually end up in the spam folder but some users think of them as credible and transfer them to the inbox, believing it’s credible. In addition to errors in grammar, if the sender, who definitely knows your name, uses Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the attachment, it might be a sign that the email isn’t what it looks. If the sender was a company of whom you’re a client of, your name would be automatically inserted into the email they send you, and a common greeting would not be used. Cyber criminals also tend to use big names such as Amazon so that users become more trusting. It’s also not outside the realms of possibility that when visiting a questionable site, you pressed on some advertisement that was dangerous, or obtained something from a suspicious web page. Certain websites may be harboring malicious ads, which if pressed could cause malicious program to download. It is possible you downloaded the ransomware accidentally when it was hidden as some kind of program/file on an untrustworthy download platform, which is why you are better off using valid sources. Bear in mind that you ought to never acquire programs, updates, or anything really, from pop-up or any other types of ads. Applications usually update without you even noticing, but if manual update was necessary, you would be alerted through the program, not the browser.

What happened to your files?

An infection leading to permanent data loss isn’t an impossible scenario, which is what makes a file encoding malware so dangerous. It has a list of files types it would target, and their encryption will take a very short time. All affected files will have a file extension. The reason why your files might be permanently lost is because strong encryption algorithms might be used for the encoding process, and can be impossible to break them. A ransom note will then appear on your screen, or will be found in folders containing encrypted files, and it should explain everything, or at least try to. It will tell you the sum you should pay for a decryptor, but buying it’s not suggested. By paying, you would be trusting hackers, the people who are responsible for locking your data in the first place. The money you provide them would also possibly go towards financing future ransomware projects. And, people will increasingly become attracted to the already very profitable business, which allegedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. Like we said before, investing into backup would be wiser, which would guarantee that your files are secure. If this type of situation reoccurred, you could just get rid of it and not worry about losing your data. If you have decided to ignore the demands, you will have to eliminate GoRansom if it’s still present on the device. And try to familiarize with how to avoid these types of threats in the future, so that this doesn’t happen.

How to remove GoRansom

We highly recommend getting anti-malware utility to make sure the infection is completely eliminated. Because you have to know exactly what you are doing, we don’t suggest proceeding to erase GoRansom manually. If you employed professional removal software, you would not be risking doing more harm to your system. Malicious threat removal programs are developed to uninstall GoRansom and similar threats, so problems should not occur. You can find instructions to assist you, if you are not certain about how to proceed. Unfortunately, the anti-malware will merely get rid of the threat, it is not able to decrypt data. In some cases, however, the data encrypting malware is decryptable, thus malware researchers can develop a free decryption tool, so be on the look out for that.

Download Removal Toolto remove GoRansom

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove GoRansom from your computer

Step 1. Delete GoRansom via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete GoRansom via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to remove GoRansom.
  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 How to remove GoRansom
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to remove GoRansom
  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 How to remove GoRansom
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove GoRansom
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to remove GoRansom
  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 How to remove GoRansom
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to remove GoRansom

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 How to remove GoRansom
  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 How to remove GoRansom