GameOver Ransomware

What is GameOver Ransomware?

The invasion of GameOver Ransomware might mean it is “game over” for your personal files. When this malware enters the system, it immediately starts encrypting your photos, video files, documents, and application files. At the time of research, 173 different types of files could be affected by the malicious infection, some of which include .avi, .mp4, .rar, .jpg, .html, and .doc. When the files are encrypted, the “.gameover” extension is added to their names, which can help you assess the damages quicker. At the time of analysis, a legitimate decryptor did not exist, which means that if the infection slithers in and encrypts data, there isn’t a guaranteed solution to the problem. Unfortunately, that is something most users dealing with malicious ransomware face. A few other threats that act the same way include GandCrab4 Ransomware, Everbe 2.0 Ransomware, Ra Ransomware, and Ransomware. While we can help you delete all of them, we cannot help you when it comes to the decryption of your personal files. Of course, if you want to learn more before you remove GameOver Ransomware, you should continue reading.test

How does GameOver Ransomware work?

GameOver Ransomware is a creation of cyber criminals. In most cases, cyber criminals care about money only, and, instead of earning a living in an honest way, they choose to terrorize careless users. While there are plenty of schemers and cyber criminals who use deception to trick users, the creators of ransomware do not need to do that, and that is because they have your personal files. Of course, they do not have it in a physical sense, but they do have the decryption keys that, in most cases, are the only things that can decrypt files. That is, at least, what we are made to believe. Before GameOver Ransomware can take over your files, it has to slither into your operating system, and there are plenty of ways the creator could distribute it. For example, it could be spread via spam emails, using fake downloaders, or even with the help of other infections that are active on your operating system. This is one of the reasons we suggest installing a malware scanner. It will determine if your need to delete anything else from your Windows operating system. If you do, you should not waste any time.

When the infection is executed, and your personal files are encrypted, it should display a very suspicious message. Whether it is delivered via a separate window, a Desktop wallpaper, or in any other way, the message is always intimidating. According to it, by removing GameOver Ransomware, you would be putting your entire operating system at risk. It also informs that it is not possible to decrypt files manually. The unique thing about this malware is that DOES NOT request a ransom; at least, from what we have seen. In fact, the message informs that the only thing you can do is reinstall windows or install a more powerful antivirus tool. None of this makes sense. If you reinstall Windows or install antivirus software, your files will not be restored, which suggests that the creator of the ransomware does not even want you to pay a ransom. That is not unheard of, but it is quite strange because GameOver Ransomware serves no real purpose. Of course, if you face a different version of this malware, and it demands a ransom, you should not pay it. Instead, you should delete it.

How to remove GameOver Ransomware

Ultimately, it does not manner how you delete GameOver Ransomware, as long as you do it successfully. Of course, that is a very narrow-minded perspective. If you think only about the ransomware, it might be enough to eliminate the threat manually using the guide below. Unfortunately, we cannot exactly show you where to find the infection. On the other hand, if you think about the future of your system’s security, and you wish not to face malware again, you need to consider installing anti-malware software. The instant benefit of using this software is that it will automatically remove GameOver Ransomware and all other threats that might exist. As for the long-term benefits, it will protect your system against malware invasion, and it will perform frequent system scans to ensure that no malicious threats can hide within your computer without notice.

Removal Instructions

  1. Find and Delete the launcher of the ransomware (note that it runs from where it was launched originally).
  2. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit.exe to access Registry Editor.
  3. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete the value named gameover (this should reveal the location of the original ransomware launcher).
  5. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly perform a full system scan using a reliable malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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