GottaCry Ransomware

What is GottaCry Ransomware?

GottaCry Ransomware is a malicious program designed for money extortion. However, users who encounter it may not have the reason to pay a ransom. Apparently, the malware’s pop-up window may lie about user’s files being encrypted and then deleted. Thus, no doubt anyone who checks whether the malicious application’s statements are true first, will realize there is no need to put up with any demands. In such a case, we advise deleting GottaCry Ransomware from the system. Even though it does not look like it can restart with the operating system, it would still be unwise to keep a threat on your computer. To deal with it manually, you could follow the step by step instructions provided at the end of this article. For more details about it, we encourage you to have a look at our full report.test

Where does GottaCry Ransomware come from?

GottaCry Ransomware could enter a computer with malicious email attachments, fake software installers or updates, and so on. Malicious installers can be disguised in many ways to make them look harmless and trick potential victims into launching them with no hesitation. Therefore, no matter how data downloaded from the Internet appears to look, we recommend scanning it with a legitimate antimalware tool if it comes from doubtful sources, for example, Spam emails, torrent or other P2P file-sharing websites, suspicious notifications or pop-ups, etc. In other words, if you are not one hundred percent sure the data you obtained is malware-free, it would be best no to rush opening it. Sadly, once it is launched, the system could get infected without you noticing it or being able to do anything about it.

How does GottaCry Ransomware work?

Usually, ransomware applications that claim to be encrypting files start enciphering them shortly after entering the system. Nevertheless, GottaCry Ransomware does not initiate such a process. Also, it does not delete any data either even though its ransom note may claim so too. The strangest part is that it appears the malicious application could delete data from the infected computer. It suggests the malware might not be fully developed yet. Our researchers at say the malicious application should close Task Manager, probably, to prevent the victim from killing the threat’s process and then open a ransom note, which ought to be displayed on a pop-up window titled “GottaCry | Windows encryptor.”

To prevent the victim from closing the described pop-up window, the text on it claims the malware copies user’s passwords and that they will get leaked on the Internet if he closes it. It is important to mention, we did not notice such behavior. Moreover, according to the ransom note, the GottaCry Ransomware’s developers wish to receive a payment and, in return, they promise to give victims their data back. Needless, to say it would be risky since the hackers might trick their victims. Besides, if your system gets encrypted with the same version, there should be no need to to pay a ransom, since none of the files ought to get erased.

How to eliminate GottaCry Ransomware?

Since the threat may close Task Manager, you may have to restart your device to kill the malware’s process, which is needed to be able to remove GottaCry Ransomware’s launcher. Of course, the instructions provided below will explain all the process in detail. In case you find it too complicated, you could use a legitimate antimalware tool instead.

Erase GottaCry Ransomware

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press Windows key+E.
  3. Go to these locations:
  4. Find the malicious application’s installer, right-click it and press Delete.
  5. Exit File Explorer and empty your Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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