Csgo Ransomware

What is Csgo Ransomware?

Our researchers believe Csgo Ransomware was made as a joke or it is not yet finished. The reason we think this way is the malware is unable to encipher any data, and there is no message with demands on its pop-up window. Obviously, receiving such a threat that does not cause any damage is somewhat lucky. However, keep it in mind, you might not be so fortunate next time, and if you want to protect your device from malicious programs that could ruin your data or damage the computer, you should strengthen your system and learn about safe browsing habits. We will suggest a few tips further in this report as well as tell you how Csgo Ransomware could enter your system, what it does, and how to remove it. Thus, if you came here to get to know this malware better, we encourage you to review our full report.test

Where does Csgo Ransomware come from?

In fact, there is a small chance the malicious program is being spread yet. Even if it was created for a joke, it would probably do a bit more or have more text on its pop-up window. Nevertheless, if Csgo Ransomware enters anyone’s system, we believe it could happen after launching a suspicious email attachment, an unreliable setup file, fake update, questionable tools used to crack games or other software, and so on. To strengthen the system and make it less vulnerable to threats it is advisable to acquire a legitimate antimalware tool. Besides, we strongly recommend learning about safer browsing habits. For example, users should watch out for email attachments coming from unknown senders or unreliable advertisements, such as irritating pop-ups or other ads leading to unknown websites. Another smart idea would be downloading software from legitimate web pages instead of acquiring it from sites distributing pirated software. Also, it is essential to keep your browser and other software on the computer up to date so there would be no possible vulnerabilities for hackers to exploit.

How does Csgo Ransomware work?

The moment the user launches Csgo Ransomware’s installer, the malware should instantly open a pop-up window called “CSGO Ransomware // Made by NATroutter (NATroutter.net // BeaverSquad.net).” It might show a fragment of a worldview from a popular computer shooter game known as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Almost in the middle of the window, you may see a button called “RESET.” According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com the button does not do anything. A bit below it, in the left pop-up’s corner you should see two specific lines “Played Time: 00:00:00:00” and “Status: Waiting for CSGO.”

The zeros on the given timer might change if you play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. As you see, Csgo Ransomware is programmed to look for this specific game’s process running on the system it enters. Such behavior might sound strange to you, but not to us as recently we came across another somewhat similar malware. It is called Pubg Ransomware and as its name suggests the malicious program expects the victim to play a game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for one hour and then it decrypts the files it locked. Fortunately, the threat in question does not have the ability to encipher data and if you receive it, you should just delete it.

How to get rid of Csgo Ransomware?

The malicious program should be launched after opening some suspicious file downloaded from the Internet. It means that to erase it the user should find and remove this file from the computer. If you do not know how to do this, you can follow the steps available a bit below this report. Afterward, you could install a legitimate antimalware tool and perform a system scan too. This would allow you to be one hundred percent sure Csgo Ransomware is gone; additionally, the tool might help you get rid of other malicious applications that could be hiding on the computer.

Eliminate Csgo Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Search for the malware’s process.
  4. Select this process and click End Task.
  5. Leave Task Manager.
  6. Tap Windows key+E.
  7. Navigate to the following paths:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\desktop
    %USERPROFILE%\downloads
  8. Find the suspicious file launched when the threat appeared.
  9. Right-click the malicious file and press Delete.
  10. Close File Explorer.
  11. Empty your Recycle bin.
  12. Restart the system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Csgo Ransomware Processes:

CSGO Ransom.exe

Remove these Csgo Ransomware Files:

CSGO Ransom.exe
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