Gansta Ransomware

What is Gansta Ransomware?

If you find out the Gansta Ransomware has attacked your computer, you should not start panicking because this version seems to be an innocent and semi-working sample of a ransomware program. Our malware researchers at say that this ransomware may still be under development but it is also possible that its server has been shut down because it fails to encrypt your files. But this is not the only strange thing about this malware because we have seen lately a couple of ransomware infections that did not actually encrypt anything even though they claimed so. This vicious-wanna-be program does not even ask for a ransom fee. The authors claim that you can get the decryption key for free; not that you need it anyway. Of course, we have to mention that this may easily change soon and a working copy may hit the web or the server could be switched back on. So you should not really take even this threat too lightly. In fact, we advise you to take action and remove Gansta Ransomware from your system right away. Please read on to find out how you can prevent similar infections from happening.testtesttest

Where does Gansta Ransomware come from?

Getting infected with this ransomware and, any other for that matter, is quite easy. In fact, in most cases it is you who lets such a threat on board. The only method where we can say that the infection takes place without your permission and knowledge is when these criminals attack you through the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In this case, either your remote tool's password or your system password is too weak, or the crooks use brute force attack to figure out your password. It is possible to avoid such an attack if you tend to use strong passwords containing lower and upper case letters and special characters as well, or if you protect your system with a professional anti-malware program that can nip such an attack in the bud. It is only by sheer luck now that you can delete Gansta Ransomware from your PC without any loss. Remember that usually you could not get through such a malicious attack without losing your files to encryption.

You may also get infected by viewing a malicious attachment traveling in spam e-mails. Such an attached file may generally show up as an image or a text document with macros. You should never open questionable e-mails but what is worse, you should not view attachments in such mails because you can easily infect your machine and you would not even know until you see the ransom note. It is only your luck now that this ransomware does not seem to function properly and your files are not rendered useless after this attack. This spam can be very convincing and misleading but you still should not open it. It is always better to send an e-mail to the sender of a questionable or suspicious mail if you really want to find out whether its content is for real or not. A fully working ransomware will not give you a chance once you open the attached file.

Yet another method of distribution could be via malicious bundles you can find on suspicious torrent and shareware sites. You may believe that you are downloading a single file or software but instead, it is more likely that you will end up with a whole package of all kinds of free tools and possibly malware infections as well. You need to keep away from such sites if you do not want to infect your system with adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and, of course, with ransomware programs like this one. We hope that there is no questions about the need for removing Gansta Ransomware from your PC.

How does Gansta Ransomware work?

The truth is that this seemingly dangerous ransomware program does not work as claimed. Of course, its ransom note message says that you have been infected and you need to get the decryption key to be able to restore your files. Obviously, these criminals planned to do encryption but something just does not seem to work. Even if the source code is finished, it is possible that the server is down and without proper communication, the encryption cannot be accomplished. In any case, there is no need to rush to buy Bitcoins because this ransomware does not even ask you to pay and seems to offer the decryption key for free. How generous, right? This malware program is written in Visual Basic and the program window it displays has two tabs. The first tab is visible when it pops up on your screen. This has the label of "What the hell?" and informs you that you have been infected with this malicious program and that you have to send an e-mail to get your key. On the next tab labeled "Decrypt" you will find the e-mail address ("") and a field where you are supposed to copy the decryption key. However, if the server is down, you could not even get the key. Anyway, we are talking about an infection that does not even harm your files, so it does not even matter really whether you would get the key or not. In most cases where cyber criminals demand a certain amount for this key or a recovery tool, there is little chance that you would get anything in return for your money. We do not encourage anyone to pay any amount to cyber crooks. If you are ready to act, let us tell you how you can remove Gansta Ransomware from your computer.

How do I delete Gansta Ransomware?

The first step is obviously about ending this malicious process. You can go about it in two ways. The easier thing to do is to tap Alt+F4 key together and that should close this ransom note window. Or, you can choose to end the malicious process through your Task Manager. You are lucky that this infection does not lock your screen and block your main system processes either because that would make everything a bit more complicated. If you follow our guide below, you can easily eliminate this ransomware. Please remember that this may not even be the only threat on board and that future attacks may also take place if your PC is not properly protected. If you do not want to have damaged files and system security issues, we recommend that you find and install a trustworthy malware removal application (e.g., SpyHunter) and let it take over the defense of your virtual security automatically.

Remove Gansta Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager.
  2. Kill the malicious process by selecting it and clicking on End task.
  3. Exit the Task Manager.
  4. Tap Win+E.
  5. Locate and delete the malicious .exe file you may have saved from the spam.
  6. Inspect the default download folders for suspicious files and bin them: %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  7. Empty your Recycle Bin and restart your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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