Genocheats Ransomware Removal Guide

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The malicious Genocheats Ransomware can conceal itself to trick Windows users into executing it themselves. The installer of this malicious infection can be introduced to targets as a regular file attached to a misleading spam email message. Once the file is opened, the infection is executed, and the copy is created right away. After this, the original file is removed, which makes the infection invisible. If the infected system’s owner does not understand what is going on right away, the infection received an encryption key and quickly initiates the encryption of personal files. If these files have backups externally, you do not need to worry about the attack, as you still have access to the copies. In this case, you should not hesitate to delete Genocheats Ransomware as soon as possible. Even if your files are not backed up, and you want to recover, you need to eliminate the malicious file-encryptor right away.

The files in the Desktop, Links, Contacts, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, OneDrive, Saved Games, Favorites, Searches, and Videos folders (all under %USERPROFILE%) are the ones that the devious Genocheats Ransomware targets. It was also found by our research team that the infection infects only those files that it is coded to encrypt. These include files with such extensions as .exe, .doc, .dll, .zip, .rar, .avi, or .db. When these files are encrypted, you will not be able to read them. It is important to check which files were encrypted because you want to assess the damage, and you can look for the unique “.encrypted” extension to identify the affected ones quickly. Are these files backed up? If they are not, you do not have any options for recovery. Although the ransom note representing Genocheats Ransomware suggests that you can recover files for a certain fee, you should not fall into this trap. Our research team has reviewed hundreds of ransomware infections, including Satan’s Doom Ransomware and Cryp70n1c Ransomware (they were created using the same code as the threat discussed in this report too), and the victims never get what is promised to them. Therefore, instead of focusing on obtaining the decryption “password,” you should focus on the removal of this malware.

The malicious Genocheats Ransomware represents the ransom demands using two different files. The first one is called “ransom.jpg,” and, according to our research team, it is downloaded (and then renamed) from The file is dropped to the %HOMEDRIVE%\{user} folder, which is created by the infection itself. In this folder, you should also find the subfolder named “Rand123,” and this is where the copy .exe file of the original launcher is placed. The second ransom note file is called “READ_IT.txt,” and it is created on the Desktop. According to our research, this file might be encrypted by the ransomware. Both files inform that you must send 10$ BTC (whatever that means) to 3Fr6KwRoWFNjGdqV6GjBKKytsgimgdxf7Q. This should, allegedly, help you obtain a decryption password, which you should get via after emailing it. Can you trust cyber criminals? Of course, you cannot, which is why you should not pay any attention to the information and the promises made by the creator of Genocheats Ransomware.

You are unlikely to get anything out of communicating with cyber criminals or paying the ransom, which is why we suggest that you do not participate. Instead, go ahead with the removal of Genocheats Ransomware. This infection can be eliminated using the guide below. It shows how to delete the copy file of the ransomware, as well as the two ransom note files that are created by the threat. If it is not possible for you to eliminate the threat manually, you should immediately install an anti-malware program. It will remove Genocheats Ransomware automatically along with all malicious components. If other infections exist, they will be eradicated too. The program will also reinstate your system’s protection, which will help you evade malware in the future. When it comes to files, you might not be able to recover the ones that were corrupted by the ransomware, but if you want to avoid damage to your files in future, you should immediately set up a file backup system and keep up with regular backups.

How to delete Genocheats Ransomware

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys.
  2. Type %HOMEDRIVE% into the bar at the top and then tap Enter.
  3. Right-click and Delete the {user} folder containing the components of the ransomware, including the ransom note file, ransom.jpg.
  4. Navigate to the Desktop.
  5. Right-click and Delete the file named READ_IT.txt (could be READ_IT.txt.encrypted).
  6. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan to look for leftover malware.
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Genocheats Ransomware Screenshots:

Genocheats Ransomware
Genocheats Ransomware

Genocheats Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1de65696639a6dce383603bcf4fe8c3fc83fd228de5b441bb54c5bb8723faf36f.exe391680 bytesMD5: 2806ebf60bac00a2f8a4e6e48b5d1740

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1de65696639a6dce383603bcf4fe8c3fc83fd228de5b441bb54c5bb8723faf36f.exede65696639a6dce383603bcf4fe8c3fc83fd228de5b441bb54c5bb8723faf36f.exe391680 bytes

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