A window with a red skull might be one of the first signs showing that the entrance of Giyotin Ransomware was successful. This threat is a new ransomware infection discovered by our specialists, and it does not seem to be distributed very actively, they say. Unfortunately, we can give you no guarantees that you will not encounter this ransomware infection. Even though ransomware infections usually lock data on users’ computers so that they could obtain money from users more easily, Giyotin Ransomware does not lock a single file, as research has shown, which suggests that it might not be working properly. What this infection only does is placing a window over the victim’s Desktop after the successful entrance. The message users are presented with is entirely in Turkish, so our specialists suspect that this threat might target users who live in Turkey. Of course, users might encounter this infection no matter where they live. Have you already discovered this ransomware infection on your PC? You must delete it immediately in such a case. The threat will try to extract money from you, but you should definitely not send money to cyber criminals. We see no reason why you should do that when it is so easy to close the window opened by Giyotin Ransomware and delete the ransomware infection manually. Even if you decide to send money to crooks, it is not likely at all that you will find the ransomware infection removed from your system after making a payment.
The version of Giyotin Ransomware our specialists have tested did not lock a single file, but, theoretically, the malicious application might be updated by cyber criminals and start acting in a slightly different way one day. If this ever happens, you might find your pictures, documents, music, and other files completely locked after its entrance. No matter which version of Giyotin Ransomware you encounter, you will definitely find a window with a message opened on your Desktop. Do not freak out – it is not likely at all that your files have been encrypted even if you see the message claiming that this is exactly what has happened. You should try to close the window by pressing Alt+F4 on your keyboard. Once it no longer covers your screen, you could check whether or not Giyotin Ransomware has affected personal files on the system yourself. If you can access your files normally, you probably understand yourself that there is no point in sending 60 USD in Bitcoin to cyber criminals. The message the window contains tells users to create a Bitcoin Account and Wallet first, send money, and then send an email to cyber criminals. You do not need to perform any of these activities if the ransomware infection has not encrypted any files on your system, but, needless to say, you still need to erase malicious software fully.
Malicious software does not need permission to enter users’ computers, but it does not mean that users themselves do not contribute to the entrance of malicious software in any way. For example, if you use an RDP connection with weak credentials, it might get hacked in no time. When this happens, you will find malicious software illegally installed on your computer. You could have ended up with Giyotin Ransomware after opening the malicious email attachment too. Attachments that contain malicious software usually do not look harmful at all at first glance. In fact, the attachment might even look like an important document, so it is not a surprise that so many users still fall for them. If you do not believe that you could ensure your system’s protection against malicious software alone, let an antimalware tool protect you against malicious software automatically. You will not need to do anything else except for installing and launching the security application.
You could close the window opened on your Desktop and then erase the ransomware infection yourself without sending a cent to cyber criminals. What you need to do is to simply follow the manual removal guide prepared by our experienced specialists. Once Giyotin Ransomware is removed completely, acquire security software to prevent similar computer threats from entering your system in the near future. As long as you keep an antimalware tool active, you will not experience any security-related problems.