CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware

What is CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware?

CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware is a ransomware infection our specialists have discovered recently. Even though it is capable of encrypting files, it should not evolve into a large malware campaign, according to specialists working at They say that this infection could have been developed for educational purposes only, or it is still in development because it encrypted only one folder at the time of research: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\test. We are sure there are not many users who have a folder named “test” on their Desktops, so even if they encounter it somehow, they should not find a single file encrypted on their computers. It does not mean that the ransomware infection can stay installed on the system if it has not locked data. There is a small possibility that it will get an update and then will start working as a normal ransomware infection, so it should be erased from the system as soon as possible. You should not find the CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware removal complicated at all because it is not one of those sophisticated malicious infections that not only drop files on affected computers, but also make significant changes in the system registry.testtesttest

What does CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware do?

As mentioned, CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware does not seem to be a threat developed by cyber criminals; however, it still acts as a typical ransomware infection. That is, it encrypts files on the affected computer and then opens a window with the information in Italian. The same message can be found in the .txt file (LEGGIMI.txt) that is dropped to the affected folder. Luckily, it affects only one folder (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\test) ordinary users usually do not have. All files affected by CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware get the .locked extension appended. Speaking about the window it opens, it does not contain any demands. It only has two lines: the author’s name and the sentence explaining that files have been encrypted. Evidently, the ransomware author does not want users’ money. Of course, we cannot guarantee that cyber criminals will not borrow it for their malicious deeds. Never send money to malicious software developers even if you are told that it is the only way to unlock files. You will encourage cyber criminals to release new infections by sending money to them. You might encounter these threats yourself in the future. We are sure you do not want this to happen to you.

Where does CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware come from?

CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware is not distributed actively. In fact, there is a huge possibility that it will never be spread seeking to extract money from users; however, you should still be more careful if you do not want to encounter a malicious application. Specialists say that the majority of ransomware infections are distributed via malicious attachments, so do not open any attachments suspicious emails hold. We want to emphasize that malicious email attachments might look completely harmless at first glance. Because of this, you should scan them all with an antimalware scanner before opening them. It is, of course, only one of several distribution methods that might be adopted to spread ransomware. Specialists say that other threats might be employed to drop ransomware infections on users’ computers too, so it would be smart to install a security application on the system. We are sure you will not encounter new malware again if you keep it enabled 24/7.

How to remove CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware

The ransomware infection must be fully erased from the system even if it has not locked a single file because, theoretically, it might be updated and thus mercilessly encrypt personal data. To delete CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware manually, you need to remove the malicious file launched and the .txt file dropped. Since it opens a window on Desktop, you will first have to kill the malicious process with the CryptoGod description using Task Manager. Of course, it is always better to remove threats automatically because there is a risk to leave malicious components active by erasing malware manually. Do not forget that not all antimalware scanners are reliable, so choose the one you are going to use to clean your system carefully.

Remove CryptoGod 2018 Ransomware manually

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Access Processes.
  3. Locate the process with the CryptoGod description, right-click on it, and select End Process/End task.
  4. Find and delete the malicious file you have launched.
  5. Remove LEGGIMI.txt dropped on the system.
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