Giyotin Ransomware

What is Giyotin Ransomware?

Giyotin Ransomware is among the newest ransomware infections detected by specialists at It seems that malware targets Turkish-speaking users primarily, but it does not mean that you cannot encounter it. You might find any harmful program installed on your computer if you are not very careful, click on random links and advertisements that are displayed to you, and download tons of all kinds of applications from torrent websites. Luckily, Giyotin Ransomware does not encrypt files on users’ computers even though it places a window with a message in Turkish over the users’ screens claiming that all important files have been encrypted immediately after the successful entrance. According to specialists, this might show that Giyotin Ransomware is still in the development phase or hackers expect that users will send them money immediately after discovering a message opened on their Desktops. Since that window can be closed easily, you will see for yourself that none of your files have been locked – simply tap Alt+F4 to close it. It does not mean that you do not need to do anything else if your files have not been encrypted – you must still remove the ransomware infection from your PC. There is nothing smart about keeping malware on the system, even if it is not extremely harmful, because it might download an update from its C&C server and turn your life into a nightmare.

What does Giyotin Ransomware do?

Malicious applications trick users into downloading/installing them on their PCs, but once they land on users’ systems, they do not hide anymore. Speaking about Giyotin Ransomware, it will immediately place a window over your Desktop. It will not allow you to access your programs, files, or perform ordinary everyday activities. The window opened contains a message in Turkish claiming that important files on the computer have all been encrypted. Users are told that they can get them back only by following three provided steps. First, they are instructed to create a Bitcoin Account and Wallet. Second, they are told to send 60 USD worth of Bitcoin to any of the Bitcoin addresses provided. Last but not least, users who fall victim to Giyotin Ransomware have to send an email message with the word “HACKED” to Users are informed that they have only 12 hours to make a payment. It is very likely that your files have not been encrypted by this malicious application, so do not rush to send money to the ransomware developer. Instead, close the window opened on your Desktop and inspect your personal files. If they are fine, you can erase Giyotin Ransomware without further consideration. You should not send money to cyber criminals even if you ever find your files encrypted – users often do not get anything from crooks after transferring a ransom. Unfortunately, it is usually only possible to fix files encrypted by ransomware for free only by retrieving them all from a backup.

Where does Giyotin Ransomware come from?

The entrance of Giyotin Ransomware might indicate that you are not cautious enough on the web or you simply do not know any Internet safety rules. According to security specialists, a bunch of users encounter ransomware infections because they keep opening attachments they find in spam emails they get. Also, users still tend to use RDP connections that have weak protection against cyber criminals. Hackers hack these unsafe connections in no time and drop malware straight onto users’ computers. Last but not least, it is no doubt possible to download malicious software from an untrustworthy website on the web. At first glance, it might seem that the website you have opened is perfectly decent, so you should never judge the safety of promoted software by the website’s appearance. We would recommend scanning all downloaded software with an antivirus/antimalware tool before installing it on the system.

How to remove Giyotin Ransomware

You could delete Giyotin Ransomware from your computer only if you close the window on your Desktop first and access your folders. The simple combination Alt+F4 should make it disappear from your screen. Once it is gone, delete all recently downloaded and launched files immediately. It is very important to delete the ransomware launcher so that the threat could not start working again on your system. If it gets an update, it might really lock your files the next time you launch it.

Giyotin Ransomware removal guide

  1. Press Alt+F4 on your keyboard to close the window opened by Giyotin Ransomware.
  2. Open Windows Explorer.
  3. Check %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, and %TEMP%.
  4. Delete all files you have downloaded and/or launched recently.
  5. Right-click on your Recycle Bin, click Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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