Gibon Ransomware

What is Gibon Ransomware?

Have you let Gibon Ransomware in by opening a corrupted spam email attachment or by downloading suspicious files from a questionable source? These are few of the possible ways using which this malware is spread, but it is possible that other methods are employed to distribute it as well. Without a doubt, this infection must be dropped without the user’s notice, or it must be concealed as something else (e.g., a harmless PDF file). If you recognize the threat right away, you are likely to remove it before it is executed and before your precious personal files are corrupted. Because this threat is clandestine, you are unlikely to notice when it slithers in. That is all that this malware needs to initiate malicious processes that are discussed further in this report. Once the infection is done, your personal files are encrypted using a complex algorithm, and you can no longer open them. A special private key is needed for the cipher to be cracked, but, of course, this key is hidden, and cyber criminals want you to pay for it. Instead of doing that, you should delete Gibon Ransomware.testtest

How does Gibon Ransomware work?

There is not one version of Gibon Ransomware because this malware is sold on the black market, and all kinds of cyber criminals can use it for their own gain. It is most likely that the threat works and even looks the same way every time, but small modifications can be expected. First and foremost, the threat has to slither into your operating system. Then it should communicate with a remote server to retrieve an encryption key so that the encryption process could start. The decryption key is created at the same time, and then it is sent to a remote server for safe keeping. During the encryption process, every file is modified, and a unique extension – “.encrypt” – is added to their names so that you could spot them right away. Once the encryption is complete, Gibon Ransomware creates a file representing the demands of cyber criminals. In our case, this file was named “READ_ME_NOW.txt” and it is unlikely that this would change from one variant of the threat to the next. When you get to the removal part, you will need to delete this file and any copies of it that might be created as well.

The content of the ransom note used by Gibon Ransomware should change depending on who is standing behind it. Since this malware can be bought by anyone on the black market, it is not surprising that one email address cannot serve all. An email address is added to the ransom note so that victims could contact cyber criminals. In the sample we tested, victims were introduced to two different emails, and The second one was introduced as a back-up email address. Cyber criminals want you to email them so that they could identify you (you are asked to send a special ID number found in the ransom note) and so that they could request a ransom from you. The fact is that whether or not you pay the ransom, you are not going to see a decryption key or a decryption tool, so do not be fooled. All that the creator of Gibon Ransomware wants from you is your money, and they are not willing to keep the deal clean by keeping their promises.

How to delete Gibon Ransomware

We are sure that you understand that removing Gibon Ransomware is crucial, but, undeniably, this is not an easy task. It might be very easy if you know where the launcher file of this devious malware is. In this case, all you have to do is eliminate this file and then erase every copy of the TXT file. But what if you cannot find this file? In this case, you must consider installing anti-malware software. The security software installed on your PC is not guarding your reliably, or it does not exist at all, and so by installing trustworthy anti-malware software you can solve several problems, including the removal of Gibon Ransomware and the protection of your operating system. Unfortunately, the files that were corrupted are not going to be restored because of successful elimination, which is why we truly hope that your personal files are backed up, and you can access them after erasing the ransomware.

Removal Guide

  1. Right-click the {random name}.exe file that is the launcher of the ransomware (it could be anywhere).
  2. Select Delete to eliminate the file.
  3. Right-click and Delete all copies of the READ_ME_NOW.txt file.
  4. Empty Recycle Bin and run a full system scan to check for any ransomware leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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