It truly is game over if GameOver Ransomware attacks your Windows operating system successfully because this malware encrypts files using a complicated, un-decipherable encryption algorithm. To top it off, it does not even offer a solution. The version of this malware that our research team tested did not ask for a ransom – which is what most ransomware infections do – and it appears that it was created to prank or teach careless Windows users a painful lesson. If this malware attacked your operating system, there is no doubt that it lacked reliable protection or that you yourself were careless. The only thing you can do is take this as a lesson that you need to take better care of your system, your personal files, and your own security. Hopefully, you have not let this malware in yet, and you can learn from the mistakes of other users. Our research team has analyzed the infection, and you can learn all about it and its removal in this report. Remember that if you are having issues deleting GameOver Ransomware, you can always consult our experts via the comments section.
The distribution of GameOver Ransomware is one of the most mysterious things about this infection. That is because this malware might be spread in different ways. Some users might find it in a misleading spam email attached as a harmless file. Others could let it in without even realizing it as they download a seemingly legitimate free keygen or program. The infection is meant to stay pretty low-key during the main attack, which is targeted at your personal files. Document files, videos, photos, and archives are among many other types of files that GameOver Ransomware is set to encrypt. In fact, almost 200 different types of files can be affected. During the encryption, the data within the files is scrambled to ensure that it makes no sense. A decryption key might be created, and using it, it should be possible to restore files. Of course, we do not know if the decryptor exists at all. The creator of the ransomware certainly does not offer one. That means that once the files are encrypted, most likely, they are lost. Needless to say, you would not be bothered by this too much only if you had backup copies stored on cloud storage or external drives. If this is the case, you should not postpone the removal any longer.
Once files are encrypted and the “.gameover” extension is added to their names, the message created by GameOver Ransomware is presented to the victim. The message is pretty vague, and it simply declares that files were encrypted. It is stated that you would be corrupting the system by removing GameOver Ransomware manually. Nothing else is mentioned in regards to the encrypted files, which means that the creator of the ransomware is not planning on decrypting data, even if you paid a ransom, which is not requested. This is what makes this particular infection unique. In most cases, ransomware threats are created for the sole purpose of blackmailing victims and pushing them into paying huge fees for alleged decryptors. Of course, in those cases, cyber criminals are not providing victims with decryptors anyway. At the end of the day, whether you faced a message like the one we are discussing or one with clear demands, you would end up in the same place.
Where is the launcher file of GameOver Ransomware? You might be able to find it if you downloaded the infection onto your computer yourself. Of course, if you have no idea where this malware is, it is unlikely that you will be able to handle the situation manually. If you wish to, follow the instructions below, but do not forget that you might be unable to find and successfully remove GameOver Ransomware on your own. So, what’s the alternative? We suggest using anti-malware software. It will automatically scan the system to find malware, and then it will automatically delete it. Although that is truly beneficial, the most important tasks for anti-malware software is to keep your operating system protected in the future. If your system is guarded, and your personal files are backed up, you will not need to fear the invasion of ransomware ever again.