What is GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware?

Although GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware is not an extremely dangerous infection, it can still give you a pretty good scare. As you can see, it should be a ransomware program, in a sense that it should encrypt your files. Now, GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware cannot do that, and we are extremely lucky about that. However, it doesn’t mean that we can just leave this infection on your computers. The sooner we remove this ransomware, the better. And you should also consider acquiring a legitimate security program that would safeguard your PC against all sorts of cyber threats.

Where does GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware come from?

The truth is that this program can also be found documented under a different name. Our research shows that this application is identical to Giyotin Ransomware. It might be that the same program uses at least two different keywords because it was researched by different security specialists. However, the point remains that it is the same program, and it works in the same way.

From that, we can tell that GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware mostly targets Turkish-speaking users. It might target both, individual and corporate users. But since this program does not encrypt target files, it is hard to say what kind of development we should expect in the future.

We know for sure that GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware spreads via spam email attachments and unsafe Remote Desktop Protocol connections. Therefore, it is possible to avoid this infection. In fact, it is possible to avoid ANY ransomware infection, as long as you are aware of their distribution patterns, and you are careful about interacting with the content you encounter online.

For example, it is easy to take the ransomware email as something legitimate. You might think that the message in question has arrived from some online store or a financial institution. And that is why the attached file looks like an invoice or some financial report. However, the urgent tone of the message should be the first sign that something is wrong. If the message comes with an attachment, and it urges you to open the file immediately, it is very likely that someone wants to infect you with GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware or any other malware for that matter.

If you still think that you have to open the file, you can scan it with a security tool before opening it. Then, you will definitely be sure that you have done everything to protect your system from a malicious infection.

What does GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware do?

The truth is that this program doesn’t do much. It cannot even encrypt your files, and that is definitely a good thing. However, it also means that its developers might be in the middle of creating something extremely dangerous. And GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware might be just their test run for it.

When GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware enters the target system, it locks your screen by displaying a ransom note. The ransom note is in Turkish, but we know for sure that it says you have to pay $60 for the decryption key. If users are tricked into believing that their files are indeed locked, they might end up paying the ransom, but you would only lose your money for nothing!

You simply need to close the ransom note (check out the instructions below), and then remove everything associated with GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware from your system. That is not too complicated, and the sooner you do it, the better.

How do I remove GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware?

This infection does not drop additional files when it gets installed on the target system. It means that you only need to remove the file that launched the infection. On the other hand, if you think that there might be more dangerous files or applications on-board, you can always run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner.

In fact, malware usually travels in groups, and there might be some stealthy Trojans running on your system. With a full system scan, you will be able to detect these dangerous programs, and then remove them automatically.

Also, do not forget to regularly back up your data on a cloud drive or an external hard disk. The latest operating systems offer you to back up your files on cloud storages automatically, and you most definitely should take that offer.

Manual GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Alt+F4 to close the ransom note.
  2. Remove unfamiliar files from Desktop.
  3. Open the Downloads folder.
  4. Remove the most recently downloaded files.
  5. Use SpyHunter to scan your computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of GIOTINE FIDY Ransomware*

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