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Is ransomware really that dangerous

GIBON ransomware can be the file-encrypting malicious software to blame for your file encoding. Commonly, ransomware uses spam emails and bogus downloads to spread itself, which is how it may have gotten into your computer. Ransomware is one of the most dangerous malicious software you could get since it encodes files, and asks for payment in exchange for getting them back. If file-encrypting malicious software researchers are able to crack the ransomware, they could create a free decryption utility, or if you have backup, file loss would not be an issue. You need to be aware, however, that if those two options are not available, you might lose your files. But there is the option of paying the ransom, you may think, but we need to caution you that it does not guarantee file decryption. Cyber crooks already locked your files, what’s stopping them from being even more nasty by not decrypting your data after payment. Since payment is not a dependable file recovery way, you should simply remove GIBON ransomware.

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What does ransomware do

If you recently opened some file attached to an email that is where you might have obtained the infection. An infected file is added to an email and sent to hundreds or even thousands of users. The ransomware will download onto the operating system as soon as the email attachment is opened. Careless or less informed users may be endangering their machines because they open every single email attachment they get. You can normally differentiate a malicious email from a secure one pretty easily, you just need to learn the signs. A huge red flag is the sender pressing you to open the file added to the email. We suggest you always guarantee the security of the attachments before you open them if you want to dodge malware. Another way to get infected with ransomware is by downloading from not trustworthy sources, which may be compromised without difficulty. If you wish to have safe, ransomware-free software, download everything from trustworthy websites.

File encryption will start as soon as the file-encoding malware invades your computer. The ransomware will target your most important files, such as images, videos and documents, so that you are more prone to pay. You will then see a ransom note, and it will clarify what has happened. If you have encountered ransomware before, you will realize that the crooks will ask for money to decrypt your data. Crooks’ behavior is erratic thus dealing with them is very troublesome. This is why paying is not suggested. Bear in mind that even if you pay, the decryption utility may not be necessarily sent to you. Don’t think that just taking your money and not giving you anything in exchange is beneath them. Having backup would have saved you from a lot of anxiety, if you had it prior to encoding, you could just terminate GIBON ransomware and use backup for file recovery. If you do not have backup, it would be wiser to purchase dependable backup after you uninstall GIBON ransomware.

How to remove GIBON ransomware

Professional malware removal software  is needed so as to delete GIBON ransomware. By hand GIBON ransomware removal is rather difficult so if you’re inexperienced, you can end up endangering your OS further. Anti-malware software is created to uninstall GIBON ransomware and similar infections, it will not recover your data

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Learn how to remove GIBON ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove GIBON ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove GIBON ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove GIBON ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove GIBON ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove GIBON ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove GIBON ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove GIBON ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove GIBON ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove GIBON ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove GIBON ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove GIBON ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove GIBON ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove GIBON ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove GIBON ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove GIBON ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove GIBON ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove GIBON ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove GIBON ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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