Csgo Ransomware is a lot similar to Pubg Ransomware; it is just it is a lot less functional. It would seem the malicious application does not even encrypt any files or show a proper ransom note. Therefore, we could say the malware is not much of a threat. On the other hand, it is possible the infection is still in the development stage, which would mean it might be updated. Consequently, we recommend being cautious with it. The truth is, it is still unknown if Csgo Ransomware is even being distributed yet, but if you do encounter this malicious application you should erase it at once with no hesitation. The removal process is rather simple, but if you need any assistance, you can take a look at the instructions located at the end of this article. Of course, for more information about the malware, it is advisable to read the rest of the text.
It is doubtful Csgo Ransomware might be distributed since it does not do anything. However, provided the malicious application was created as a prank it is possible it could be spread. Also, as we mentioned at the beginning of the text, there is a possibility the malware’s creators may yet add functionality to it. One way or the other if the infection is or would be distributed our specialists say it could travel with Spam emails, malicious software installers, keygens, and so on. A lot of ransomware application’s spread through mentioned channels, and many of them are more dangerous as they can encrypt user’s files and demand for a ransom to be paid. Thus, we advise you to take extra precautions before you encounter such a threat. Specialists recommend staying away from torrent and other unreliable file-sharing web pages since they may distribute malicious installers. Plus, it would be best not to open doubtful email attachments or at least scan them with a reliable security tool first.
It appears to be Csgo Ransomware launches a window with a view from a particular computer game known as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. On the bottom-left corner, the user should see a timer titled “Played Time” and a note saying “Status: Waiting for CSGO.” The idea is probably the same as with a threat called Pubg Ransomware. Its creators programmed the malware to lock data on user’s Desktop and unlock it when the user plays a particular video game for one hour. We believe the hackers behind Csgo Ransomware were trying to create something similar. Nevertheless, the way the infection is now it cannot encrypt any data. All it does is opens the described window and looks for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive process. What’s more, our researchers say the malicious application should appear after opening its launcher, and it does not create any other additional data on the system. Meaning, it is supposed to be running from the same directory where the user downloaded and launched it.
Even though Csgo Ransomware is not a dangerous a threat, it is still not a reliable or legit application you could keep on your system without any worries. Naturally, to be extra safe, we advise deleting it right away. Luckily, since the malware has only a single file removing it should not be difficult, and if you need any help, you could take a look at the instructions located below this text. Later on, to make sure there are no other threats on the system, you could scan it with a reliable security tool of your choice.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||CSGO Ransom.exe||2805248 bytes||MD5: c6450b034f94c70126bf5d135133234f|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|
|1||CSGO Ransom.exe||CSGO Ransom.exe||2805248 bytes|