Gc47 Ransomware is a newly-discovered malicious application. Just like a well-known ransomware infection Hidden Tear does, it distorts users’ files shortly after entering their computers, but this should not be considered a shocking fact because Gc47 Ransomware itself is based on the source code of Hidden Tear, and shares similarities with it. Users usually need only a few minutes to realize that a malicious application has entered their computers because they quickly find that they cannot access any of their files. Specialists working at 411-spyware.com have found a long list of extensions Gc47 Ransomware targets, e.g. .jpeg, .cdr4, .sxm, .ini, .wallet, .emi, .wmv, .key, .3ds, .rar, .txt, .contact, .docx, .doc, jpg, .oab, .msg, and .dat. These are only a few files which will be encrypted if Gc47 Ransomware enters the computer. To be frank, victims of this ransomware-type infection could not open almost any of their files. Luckily, system files located in the %WINDIR% directory will be left unencrypted. Once the encryption is over, a ransomware infection performs a command cmd.exe /C choice /C Y /N /D Y /T 1 & Del. It allows it to remove its executable file. Keep in mind that the automatic removal of this main file does not mean that you are safe and can do nothing about its presence.
Even though it is usually said that ransomware infections enter computers illegally, our specialists think that it should be noted that users contribute to the entrance of ransomware-type infections too. Experts hope that they will be more cautious in the future when they hear this. Users do not usually download ransomware from a corrupted third-party page. Since these infections, including Gc47 Ransomware, are usually disseminated through spam emails, users are the ones who open the attachments they find in these spam emails. This immediately results in the entrance of a malicious application. In the case of Gc47 Ransomware, there is no doubt that it is the only one responsible for locking the personal data if you have noticed a small window with the text “Error Code, <41362>” or You need to upgrade your windows! before discovering a bunch of encrypted files on the computer.
The one and only purpose of Gc47 Ransomware is to lock users’ files, e.g. documents, pictures, media files in order to get money from them. Cyber criminals know that they could force users to pay only by taking what they value the most, i.e. personal data, from them. This ransomware infection encrypts files with the AES-256 encryption algorithm and then drops the READ_IT.txt file on Desktop. To remove the extension appended, i.e. .Fuck_You, and, consequently, decrypt files users have to pay 50 dollars in Bitcoins and then write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Actually, you will not find any promises to unlock your files in the ransom note left, so it is very likely that your files will stay encrypted even if you pay money to cyber criminals. To be frank, cyber criminals behind ransomware infections usually do not give users decryption tools even if they promise to send the special unlock key after receiving money from them. What we want to say here is that there is no point in supporting cyber criminals, especially if you have become a victim of Gc47 Ransomware, because it creates C.key and D.key files which contain keys (copies of these files are sent to the author of ransomware too) in the Documents folder. They might make it possible to decrypt files for free, so delete Gc47 Ransomware but keep those two files and all encrypted data (files having the .Fuck_You extension) – you could unlock it when specialists develop a special decryption tool. We are in high hopes that this will happen soon.
Although Gc47 Ransomware can be called a sophisticated computer infection, its removal should not be a complicated task, especially if you use our manual removal guide which is located below this article. What you need to do is to locate and remove the malicious file and the ransom note left by Gc47 Ransomware. If you feel that the manual removal method is not for you, let a legitimate malware remover, such as SpyHunter, delete it for you, but do not expect that it will unlock those files you cannot access.