Do you know what Gansta Ransomware is?
If you have never encountered a ransomware infection before, Gansta Ransomware might look like something big and intimidating. However, this application is one of the least dangerous ransomware infections because it clearly has not been fully developed. The program cannot lock up your files, and it does not seem to ask for a ransom payment (at least not out in the open), so you can save yourself the trouble of worrying about your files and focus entirely on the malware removal. The manual removal process could be a little bit complicated, but it is still doable.
What is a ransomware program? We believe that you should have heard about ransomware infections before, given that they are the most common malware threats nowadays. Some of them, like WannaCry Ransomware and NotPetya Ransomware have made headlines just a few months ago. Computer security experts have been battling ransomware for more than a few years now, and we honestly have lost count of the infections we have discussed. So to put it simply, a ransomware program is a type of malicious infection that holds your personal files hostage while it demands that you pay a ransom fee to restore your data.
Fortunately, Gansta Ransomware will not encrypt your files. At least it does not do that so far because the program is probably just a test run before its developers come up with something better. Thus, this infection will only give you a fright, and once you are over it, you can look for the malicious files that caused the ransom note to appear on your screen. When you delete those files, you need to scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner because manual removal may not be enough to locate all the malware-related files and system modifications.
Now, why is it relatively easy to delete the ransomware files manually? That is related to the distribution method. Gansta Ransomware must have entered your computer via spam email. If your email service provider does not filter spam mail into the Junk folder very well, you probably get random messages sometimes that look like financial reports or like invoices from online shops. Those spam messages will ALWAYS have an attachment, so you can see immediately that the mail carries something.Gansta Ransomware screenshot
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Please note that reputable companies recognize the danger behind email attachments, and they seldom put the information in additional files. You would normally find your invoices and reports embedded into the actual message. That is because reliable firms know that attachments could be exploited by cyber criminals and they try to minimize the risk as much as possible. You can always avoid the infection by deleting messages from unknown senders. Also, before opening an attached file, you can scan it with a security program. If a program of your choice finds something suspicious about the file, you can always delete it without opening it. In other words, there is always a way to protect yourself from ransomware programs, but you have to remain attentive.
When it enters your computer, Gansta Ransomware will generate a pop-up window that will have two tabs: “What the hell?” and “Decrypt.” As mentioned, there is no need to click the Decrypt tab because your files have not been encrypted. The message will say that you can decrypt your files for free, but who knows what these criminals might ask you to do if you ended up contacting them. Hence, when you see this message on your screen, you have to ignore it:
You were infected with gansta Ransomware.
The only, free ransomware! you just need an email!
If you do not wish to decrypt your files, then ur an idiot! XD
CLICK THE DECRYPT TAB AT THE TOP
At first, the message might look annoying because it does not have the close button. However, you can get rid of the ransom note using the Alt+F4 command. After that, check your Desktop, your Downloads folder and other directories for the files you have downloaded the most recently. The chances are that these files are related to the ransomware because other than the ransom note, Gansta Ransomware does not drop additional files, does not lock your screen, and does not create a PoE. It means that it is not complicated to remove Gansta Ransomware, but if you feel that it is not something you can do, you can always delete it with an automated antispyware tool.
How to Delete Gansta Ransomware
- Press Alt+F4 to close the ransom note window.
- Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
- Delete the most recent files from the directory.
- Remove unfamiliar files from Desktop.
- Go to your Downloads folder and delete the most recent files.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and open Task Manager.
- Open the Processes tab and highlight unfamiliar processes.
- Click End Process to kill those processes.
- Scan your PC with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
Gansta Ransomware can really look like a very dangerous infection, but the truth is that this program cannot even encrypt your files. You must have installed it on your PC accidentally when you opened a file attached to some spam email. Please remove Gansta Ransomware from your system, and then make sure you invest in a legitimate antispyware tool that will safeguard your computer from similar intruders in the future. Also, do not forget that your web browsing habits might also be just as important in protecting your PC from harm.