GusCrypter Ransomware

What is GusCrypter Ransomware?

GusCrypter Ransomware is a malicious computer infection that will not allow you to operate your comptue properly. This program will encrypt your files and it will tell you that you must pay the ransom fee to get them back.

Needless to say, paying the ransom fee should be the last thing on your mind because no one can guarantee that wiring the money to these criminals would restore your files in the first place. Your best bet at the moment would be removing GusCrypter Ransomware from your system, and then looking for methods to restore your files using other means.

Where does GusCrypter Ransomware come from?

This infection is not the first in line. Our research specialists suggest that it is a new version of the previously released GusLocker Ransomware. Both programs are almost identical, and they exhibit almost the same behavior.

Unfortunately, that does not help us to pinpoint the exact distribution method or the source that released this program. Nevertheless, we can employ a number of measures that should help us avoid such infections. For instance, if we know the main ransomware distribution channels, we can be more careful when we browse the Internet or interact with third-party content.

As research suggests, the most common ransomware distribution method is spam email. The malicious program might come either in an attachment or through a malicious link that can be embedded in the mail. While most of the spam email gets conveniently filtered into our Junk box, there are still messages that manage to seep through into our main inboxes. That is because spam mail these days is very sophisticated.

It is very often that spam mails look like online shopping invoices and various notifications from financial institutions. For example, they might even look like messages from reliable banks (although if you do not have an account in a certain bank and you receive an email from it, it’s the first red flag that something is off). So users are lulled into this face sense of security when they open such messages, and they do not even think twice before opening the attached files. As a result, GusCrypter Ransomware and other similar infections easily enter target systems.

The point is that you should avoid opening attachments from unknown senders. If you are not sure whether you were supposed to receive a file or not, you can always double-check. Finally, it is always possible to use an antispyware program to scan the received files before opening them. This way, you would definitely avoid a malicious infection.

What does GusCrypter Ransomware do?

However, now that GusCrypter Ransomware is already on your system, let’s check what this program can actually do. It does not take a genius to realize that the ransomware program is there to extort your money. It does that by holding your files hostage.

Upon installation, ransomware programs employ encrypting algorithms to damage most of your files. Luckily, GusCrypter Ransomware skips the files in the Windows, Program Files, All Users, and other directories that are directly associated with the operating system. It means that your computer will still work even once the encryption is complete. The only thing you will not be able to do is access your files.

The infection will try to convince you that you have to transfer the ransom fee in bitcoins to get your files back. However, once again, we would like to emphasize that there is no guarantee that the program will actually do so. Not to mention that the chances of the malicious server going offline are very high, so you would probably spend your money in vain.

How Do I Remove GusCrypter Ransomware?

Unfortunately, users often have to face the reality where they actually lose their files for good, especially if they do not have them backed up on an external hard drive. Public decryption tools are seldom available for the less prominent ransomware infections, and unless you have your files saved someplace else, you might as well just remove the encrypted data together with GusCrypter Ransomware.

If you want to try every option possible to restore your files, it would be a good idea to refer to a professional technician. However, please remember that you should also invest in a security tool that would help you ensure your system’s safety.

Manual GusCrypter Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  3. On the right side, right-click the REG_SZ value with the C:\Users\user\DECRYPT.html value data.
  4. Modify or delete the value.
  5. Exit Registry Editor and press Ctrl+Shfit+Esc.
  6. Open the Processes tab on the Task Manager.
  7. Highlight and kill suspicious processes.
  8. Remove unfamiliar files from Desktop.
  9. Go to the Downloads folder and delete unfamiliar files.
  10. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  11. Remove the most recent files.
  12. Scan your computer with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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