GRYPHON virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of GRYPHON virus

What is GRYPHON virus?

GRYPHON virus is a novel ransomware virus that encrypts data for money compensation. It was first found by Lawrence Abrams and just like other viruses, it spreads through spam emails and other fake and cheap advertisement methods created by cyber criminals that aim to gain any profit. GRYPHON works by encrypting your stored files just after it invades your system and renames the files by adding “.[test].gryphon” extension. After encrypting the files, you will lose access to them and you will receive a guiding text in all of the encrypted folders with the extension .crypton.

GRYPHON virus

The saved text files are meant to have the decryption secret or the bright side of unlocking your personal files. But actually its sole purpose is to make you pay some ransom fees. In fact, cyber criminals advanced tremendously in the past years and were able to make asymmetric encryption. Such encryption generates two keys, an encryption key and a decryption key, and they are stored securely by contacting them via email. Accordingly, the developers offer decrypting your files in exchange of some fees by proving such capability by decrypting one of your files. The estimate of these fees is in the range of $500-$1500 in Bitcoins to avoid tracing the money. Note that the files has the word “test” and “test2”, which shows that the virus is in a development stage. 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. There are no tools today that are able to uninstall or remove GRYPHON virus, so the only way to retain your files is by having a normal backup.

How did GRYPHON virus get installed on my computer?

These viruses are usually transported to your computer by an intermediate sponsor to make sure that the process is stealthy enough. These intermediates could be junk emails, trojans, and non-authentic download sites. The most famous method is through junk emails as they can teleport many viruses that are written in Java Script. Opening these attachments makes a cascade of scripts that virus your computer and these scripts make the virus resistant to uninstalling. These scripts are run in your computer and transfer the virus without your agreement, so be careful and remove any unwanted apps or uninstall any non-authentic software even if it appears authentic.

How to remove and get rid of GRYPHON virus?

Be careful from the beginning so that you do not reach a point where you start looking for a quick solution to the virus invasion. Check what you are downloading and use authentic sources when downloading any software update or any bundle. Do not open any attachment found in your junk email as they contain virus scripts that hack your PC. One of the most occurring traps are installing antiviruses, so please uninstall any non-authentic antivirus that you have and get your authentic version.

Despite the fact that this virus GRYPHON 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.

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

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Option B: Remove GRYPHON Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove GRYPHON 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 GRYPHON 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 GRYPHON

 

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 GRYPHON 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 GRYPHON.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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