Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data

What is ransomware

Gorgon ransomware will encode your files, as that is the prime intention of ransomware. It’s a highly dangerous threat, and it may lead to serious trouble, like permanent data loss. Due to this, and the fact that infection occurs very easily, ransomware is considered to be a highly harmful threat. If your system is infected, you possibly opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected ad or fell for a fake download. After it encodes your data, it’ll ask you to pay a certain amount of money for a decryptor. The amount of money demanded varies from ransomware to ransomware, some may ask for $50, while others might demand $1000. If you are thinking about paying, think about alternatives first. Bear in mind that you’re dealing with crooks who may just take your money and not give anything in exchange. It wouldn’t be shocking if you’re left with encrypted data, and there would be many more like you. We advise buy backup, instead. We are certain you can find an option that matches your requirements as there are many to select from. For those who did back up files prior to contamination, simply uninstall Gorgon ransomware and then proceed to recover files from where they are stored. This isn’t the last time malware will infect your system, so you have to prepare. In order to protect a machine, one must always be on the lookout for possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does file encrypting malware spread

Most data encrypting malware rely on the most primitive spread methods, which include spam email attachments and corrupted advertisements/downloads. Occasionally, however, users get infected using more sophisticated methods.

Recall if you have recently opened an attachment from an email which landed in the spam folder. Once you open the infected attachment, the ransomware will be able to start the encoding process. If they wanted, crooks can make those emails very convincing, commonly using topics like money and taxes, which is why it isn’t that surprising that those attachments are opened. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong pressure to open the attachment, and many grammatical mistakes are what you need to be caution of when dealing with emails from unfamiliar senders that contain files. Your name would definitely be used in the greeting if it was a legitimate company whose email should be opened. Amazon, PayPal and other big company names are frequently used as users trust them, thus are more likely to open the emails. Clicking on adverts when on dubious web pages and downloading files from unreliable sources could also result in an infection. If you regularly engage with ads while on dubious web pages, it is not really shocking that your computer is infected. And use only official web pages for downloads. Sources such as advertisements and pop-ups are infamous for being unreliable sources, so avoid downloading anything from them. Applications commonly update without you even knowing, but if manual update was necessary, you would be notified through the application, not the browser.

What happened to your files?

An infection leading to permanent file loss is not an impossible scenario, which is what makes a data encoding malware so harmful. And it takes minutes to have your files encrypted. You’ll see that your files have an extension added to them, which will help you identify the ransomware and see which files have been encrypted. Your data will be locked using strong encryption algorithms, which may be impossible to break. When all target files have been encrypted, a ransom note will appear, with information about what has occurred. The note will declare that you have to buy a decryption utility to recover files, but complying with the requests isn’t the most reasonable decision. By paying, you would be putting a lot of faith in cyber crooks, the very people responsible for your data encryption. In addition, your money would support their future projects. And, more and more people will become attracted to the business which is believed to have earned $1 billion in 2016. Instead of paying the ransom, invest the money into backup. And if this type of infection reoccurred again, your data wouldn’t be endangered as copies would be stored in backup. Our recommendation would be to do not pay attention to the requests, and if the infection still remains on your device, terminate Gorgon ransomware, for which you will see guidelines below. You can avoid these types of threats, if you know how they spread, so try to become familiar with its distribution methods, at least the basics.

Gorgon ransomware elimination

You will have to obtain anti-malware software to check for the presence of this malicious software, and its elimination. Because your computer got infected in the first place, and because you are reading this, you might not be very experienced with computers, which is why we would not suggest you attempt to terminate Gorgon ransomware manually. If you employed anti-malware software, you would not be risking doing more damage to your device. If the ransomware is still present on your device, the security utility should be able to erase Gorgon ransomware, as the purpose of those tools is to take care of such infections. If you come across some kind of issue, or are not certain about where to start, scroll down for guidelines. The tool is not, however, capable of assisting in data recovery, it will only remove the threat for you. In some cases, however, malware researchers are able to create a free decryptor, so be on the look out for that.

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Learn how to remove Gorgon ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete ransomware via anti-malware

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start menu -> Shut down -> Restart. win7-restart Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options loads.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. win7-safe-mode Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  4. When your computer boots, download anti-malware software via your browser.
  5. Launch the program, scan your computer and delete the infection.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard and click on the power icon.
  2. Select Restart while holding the Shift key. win10-restart Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  3. Choose Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. win-10-startup Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  4. In Advanced options, choose Startup Settings and select Enable Safe mode with Networking (or just Safe Mode). win10-safe-mode Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  5. Press Restart.

Step 2. Delete Gorgon ransomware using System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start menu -> Shut down -> Restart. win7-restart Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options load.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and press Enter. win7-safe-mode Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  4. In Command Prompt, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter again. win7-command-prompt Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  6. A new window will appear where you will have to choose a restore point. Choose one dating back prior to infection and press Next, and then Finish. win7-restore Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard and click on the power icon.
  2. Select Restart while holding the Shift key. win10-restart Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  3. Select Troubleshoot and then Advanced options. win-10-startup Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  4. In Advanced options, choose Startup Settings and select Enable Safe mode with Command Prompt. win10-safe-mode Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  5. In the Command Prompt window that appears, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  6. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter again. win10-command-prompt Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  7. In the window that appears, you will have to select a restore point dating back prior to infection. Select one and press Next, then Finish. win10-restore Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data

Step 3. Recover your data

When your files are encrypted by ransomware, you may be able to recover them. Below, you will find methods that could help you with file decryption. However, bear in mind that file decryption is not guaranteed. These methods are not always reliable, thus the best way to recover files would be via backup. And if you don't already have it, we suggest you invest in it.

a) Method 1. Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download the Data Recovery Pro program.
  2. Install and run the program.
  3. Press Start Scan to see if data can be recovered. data-recovery-pro Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  4. If it finds recoverable files, you can restore them.

b) Method 2. Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled prior to infection, your files should be recoverable through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover and right-click on it.
  2. Properties -> Previous Versions. win-previous-version Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data
  3. Choose a version from the list and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Shadow Explorer

Some ransomware does not delete automatically created copies of your files, which are known as Shadow Copies. If they were not deleted, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from a reliable source.
  2. Install and run the program.
  3. Choose a disk that contains encrypted files and if it contains folders with recoverable files, press Export. shadowexplorer Remove Gorgon Ransomware And Restore Encrypted Data

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