With the tremendous increase in ransomware attacks, DJVU family is up with another dangerous strain. Developers call it – Godes Ransomware! With the sole motive to extort hefty amount of ransom, hackers deploy Godes to various computers. Once in the system, it attacks the targeted files and makes them unreadable. To successfully look the files, it appends .Godes extension to the filenames.
Once Godes is done with the encryption procedure, it creates a ransom-demanding message. This message will pop-up every time, you try to open a locked file. It states that the locked files and asks you to pay large ransom, in the form of bitcoins. Nevertheless, paying ransom is not the way out! In most of the cases, cyber criminals give no positive result to the victims after payment is received.
Hence, we recommend you to completely remove Godes ransomware from your system. Scroll down to take insights of the menace caused by the malicious Godes ransomware.
|Symptoms||Encrypts the files and makes them unreadable.
Demands large amount of ransom for locked files recovery.
Not just one, the developer of Godes ransomware uses variety of tactics to proliferate it. However, spam campaigns are the most common & trusted method used to deploy .Godes file virus to your system. Via this method, hundreds or thousands of users can be attacked with only a few clicks! With little cost and high success rate, spam campaign is a popular method.
To make the e-mail looks legitimate, hackers trick the users into believing that the e-mail is from a trustworthy source. It may include name of any bank, financial platform or some well-known shipping companies. The content of the e-mail may notify you about an unauthorized order or shipment you made. In addition, they are sent with an attachment, which contains the malicious macros of Godes extension.
As soon as you open the attachment, your system will be exposed to the risk of Godes crypto virus. It is not the end! There are certain other ways, Godes gains access to your system. .Godes files virus may attack by hacking open Remote Desktop Services (RDP) ports.
If this crypto virus gains access of your system, it may not immediately reveals its presence. However, it will execute the malicious activities in your system!
It features all the properties that any other file-encrypting malware possesses. Once it sneaks in your system, it will search for targeted files and makes them inaccessible. To corrupt the files, either RSA or AES encryption algorithm is used. Unfortunately, they generate a unique decryption key to recover .Godes files. Keep in mind, getting the key is not an easy task! This Godes decryption tool is stored on the hackers’ server and is exchanged only for large ransom.
The ransom demanding message is dropped in ‘_readme.txt’ file, alike other versions. Hence the asked ransom amount is also equal to $980 (in bitcoins). However, cyber criminals offer an opportunity to avail the discount of 50%, the only condition is that you have to contact the hackers within first 72 hours of Godes attack.
Cyber crooks, encourage the victims to pay the amount by threatening them for the permanent data lose. Hence, the victims have a limited time to act! They tell the victim users that, once the payment is done, the decryption key will be enabled. However, there is no guarantee of it! At times, cyber crooks ignore the victims once the payment is received.
Hence, instead of funding these criminals focus on how to remove Godes ransomware?
5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).
Once the system starts, ensure to use an account with administrative privilege to access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
After the user enters admin credentials, Command prompt window is displayed wherein you are entitled to enter the below commands:
Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.
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