Godra Ransomware is a dangerous threat that can cost you all your important files if it manages to sneak onto your system. However, it seems that this malicious program mostly targets Croatian computer users as per the ransom note language. In this attack you may lose all your photos, documents, databases, and more if you do not have a backup of your files stored on a removable drive. The price you are demanded to pay for the decryption software is way too high to even consider unless you are storing national security level material on your PC. But we must also warn you that even if you decided to pay the ransom fee, there is no guarantee that these attackers will send you the decryption tool at all. It is always risky to "do business" with cyber criminals and usually does not end well for the victims. Please consider this before making any decision. We however recommend that you remove Godra Ransomware from your PC immediately.
If you find out that this ransomware program has infected your computer, it is quite likely that you have opened a spam e-mail recently and viewed its attachment. This infection can be distributed as a malicious executable disguised as an image or document. This spam may appear to you as totally normal and authentic even if you find it in the spam folder. Its sender can be any believable and authoritative person posing as the representative of the local police or a well-known company. That is already enough for most users to want to open the mail; however, this spam goes even farther and uses a subject line that will definitely draw your attention to it. This can be anything that could relate to most people, such as an unpaid fine or invoice, a wrongly made online booking, and so on. The most important thing you need to remember in the case of ransomware attacks is that by the time you realize that you must delete Godra Ransomware or any other ransomware for that matter, all your files will have been encrypted in most cases. This is why prevention is so vital when it comes to such horrible attacks.
Another way to possibly get infected with this threat is to click on unsafe third-party ads on shady websites or to download free software from suspicious torrent pages. Also, if your browsers or drivers are not up-to-date, there is a chance that you land on a malicious page armed with Exploit Kits that cannot wait to drop an infection like this. All it takes is a click on the wrong link or ad and you could find yourself on such a page. By the time you could close the tab or browser window, however, your computer would already be infected. Be a safer web surfer if you do not wish to end up having to delete Godra Ransomware or other threats.
Once you execute the downloaded malicious file, instead of what you were expecting you will initiate this severe attack. This ransomware targets all your personal files, including your images, videos, audios, documents, databases, archives, and so on, and encrypts them. The affected files get a ".godra" extension. As we have said, this malware infection seems to attack Croatian computer users. Two ransom note files are dropped in the folders where files have been encrypted: "KAKO OTKLJUČATI VAŠE DATOTEKE.txt" and "KAKO OTKLJUČATI VAŠE DATOTEKE.log." When the encryption is over, a dialog box comes up on your screen informing you about the attack and that you should read the ransom note carefully.
This note demands that you transfer 2,000 EUR worth of Bitcoins to a given address within 48 hours, otherwise the fee is doubled. If you still fail to pay after another 72 hours, your files will be lost forever. If the payment has been made, you are supposed to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your User ID and the Bitcoin address from which you sent the money in order to get the decryption software. We do not encourage anyone to pay this fee because there is no guarantee that these crooks will send the decryption software even if you are offered the decryption of one small file for free. We strongly recommend that you remove Godra Ransomware as soon as possible.
It is not too complicated to eliminate this dangerous threat since it operates from the file you download from the spam or any other way. Please follow our instructions below if you want to fight this battle manually. As we have mentioned, prevention is the real deal if you want to keep your virtual world safe. Therefore, it may be time for you to consider installing a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter, or any other you may find reputable and good enough for you.