Ransomware is spreading like wildfire, and Gg Ransomware is another infection that might join the group. At this point, the infection is believed to be in development still, but that could change very quickly. While the current version of the threat is unable to encrypt files or make any demands, our research has revealed that the threat has a potential to corrupt files and request ransom payments. Even though this infection is currently quite helpless, the last thing we should do is underestimate or dismiss it. If it was developed to the current stage, it might as well be developed fully, and if it is, it could corrupt your most precious and sensitive files. If you do not know what to do to keep this malware away and also keep your files protected, or if you have no clue how you would need to delete Gg Ransomware if it slithered in, you are in the right place. Continue reading to learn all about this infection.
Gg Ransomware is believed to spread via spam emails, but, of course, at this time, that is just a prediction. All in all, considering that most threats, like WininiCrypt Ransomware or Balbaz Ransomware, are also spreading via spam emails, it is safe to say that this is the security backdoor that could be exploited in this case as well. The crazy thing is that users are the ones responsible for the execution of malware when they interact with corrupted spam emails. If you do not want to be fooled as well, make sure you are cautious about the messages you open and the links or attachments you click on. If malware is hidden behind, you are unlikely to notice it when it slithers in because it is silent. If malware was not silent, it would have far fewer chances to corrupt files as users would immediately remove the malicious launchers. If you do not remove Gg Ransomware right away, the encryption is inevitable; that is if the infection is active at all.
Our research team analyzed the code of Gg Ransomware, and it was found that this threat could target 157 different types of files, including photos, documents, presentations, archives, videos, etc. If the infection encrypted files, the “.GG” extension should be appended to their names for easier recognition. Also, it was found that the AES – which stands for “Advanced Encryption Standard” – algorithm would be used for the encryption process. There is still very little information about the demands that the developer of Gg Ransomware might have. However, it is likely that the email@example.com email address would be used to set up communication between the developer and ransomware victims. Undoubtedly, the infection would demand a ransom in return of a tool or a key that would allegedly decrypt files. What about the payment? Cyber criminals will be glad to accept it, but it is highly unlikely that anything would be given to you in return. Therefore, fulfilling the requests of cyber criminals is not recommended.
Since Gg Ransomware is not actively spreading at this moment, we cannot give you a detailed guide showing how to delete this malicious there are some things you can do. First of all, check the Task Manager for any malicious processes that are linked to ransomware. If a process like that exists, you might find the launcher via it. If a process is not active, check the directories that might host the launcher (e.g., %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, or %TEMP%). If manual removal does not work out for you, you can employ an anti-malware tool to have Gg Ransomware removed automatically. This is by far the best solution because you also would gain a full-time protector by installing it. If you want your operating system malware-free in the future, a legitimate protector is needed.
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|1||6b165d2ac0389370a2e20092bc5ae55f35019b3b1c68b0e1cf8389ccd9aba09e.exe||156672 bytes||MD5: d465c939fa69123582381df30caa2ee4|
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