Gedantar ransomware Virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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What is Gedantar ransomware Virus?

Gedantar ransomware virus, A malware security researcher called Karsten Hahn discovered a malware called Gedantar, which is an updated version of Unlock92 that once enters your device starts encrypting your stored files via RSA-2048. The encryption process includes renaming your stored files by this method: “[filename]_[8-random-characters].[extension]” , then Gedantar ransomware creates a jpg file (“[20-random-characters].jpg“) and puts a copy in each present folder.

Gedantar ransomware


After the jpg file is created, it holds some messages in Russian informing the users about the encryption process and that they should contact the developers of Gedantar. Apparently, the developers are Russian and they target Russian people mainly. As mentioned earlier, the developers encrypt the files by using asymmetric encryption algorithm RSA-2048, which is hard to detect. Such encryption generates two keys, an encryption key and a decryption key, and they are stored securely. Accordingly, Gedantar ransomware developers offer decrypting your files in exchange of some fees. Although we have not been able to know the price exactly, but hackers usually ask for $500 to $1500 in any crypocurrency so that they can’t be traced. One more thing worthy of notice is that many hackers take the money from you and stop contacting you, or even ask for more money later, which enters you in a loop hole. So the only possible way to retrieve your files is via a normal back up.

How did Gedantar ransomware virus installed on my computer?

Gedantar ransomware invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of Gedantar ransomware virus?

The best curing method is to prevent the disease of Gedantar ransomware, so basically, all you have to do is to be careful whenever you attempt to download or upgrade any software. The new malwares are deceiving enough to force you to believe that they are authorized so that you can be tricked by the interface. Whenever you face any unwanted ads that pop up in your browser regarding pornography or adult dating, remove any skeptical application you have recently downloaded to prevent further damage.

Russian text presented in Gedantar ransomware jpg file:

Ваши файльi были зашифрованы с помощью алгоритма Г5А-2048 Если вы хотите их вернуть то отправьте один из зашифрованных файлов на е-mai1: unIckr@protonmail.com
Если вы не получили ответ в течение суток то скачайте с сайта л.огрго]ес.согл браузер ТОК и с его помощью зайдите на сайт http://n3r2kuzhw2h7x6j5.onion – там будет указан действующий и почтовый ящик.
Попытки самостоятельного восстановления файлов могут безвозвратно их испортить!

Flash Player Premium SMS tricks innocent users by forcing them to have an application as a prerequisite to have a certain software like Adobe Flash Player and that it must be updated as well. Accordingly, users download this unknown application right away and the download steps looks like the real steps but it is just a trickery to get some information about you like your phone number where hackers get profit from such case by sending you monetized messages. Also other cyber criminals could use your number to threaten you or offer you fake advertisements to gain any profit from you. Moreover, such malware applications run unwanted scripts in the background to prevent you from closing browsing windows, so close these windows from the task manager if needed. So next time download your software like Adobe Flash Player from the authorized site to prevent such theft.

Despite the fact that this virus Gedantar ransomware virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Gedantar ransomware virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Gedantar ransomware virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Gedantar ransomware virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Gedantar ransomware virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Gedantar ransomware virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Gedantar ransomware virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Gedantar ransomware virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Gedantar ransomware virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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