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Is ransomware really that harmful

GIBON virus could be the ransomware responsible for your file encryption. Normally, file-encrypting malware uses spam emails and bogus downloads to spread itself, and one of the two was the possible cause of the infection. Ransomware will encode your files immediately upon infection and demand money, which is why it’s thought to be one of the most harmful infections out there. Malicious software analysts might be able to build a free decryption key or if you have backup copes of your files, you could get your files back from there. Other than that, data recovery may not be possible. Paying for the offered decoder won’t necessarily result in file decryption so take that into account if you opt to pay. What’s possibly going to occur is the crooks will just take your money without unlocking your files. It is your choice if you want to pay but we encourage you uninstall GIBON virus instead.

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What does ransomware do

If you recently opened some file attached to an email it’s probable you got the contamination from there. Malicious software authors adjoin contaminated files to an email and send it to to hundreds or even thousands of users. The ransomware will be able to download onto the device as soon as the email attachment is opened. If you are someone who opens all emails and attachments you receive, your device might be put at risk. You can generally differentiate an infected email from a safe one rather easily, you simply need to familiarize yourself with the signs. No matter how authentic the email could appear, be careful of senders who push you to download the attachment. Overall, be careful as any email attachment you receive might have ransomware. Another way to get infected with ransomware is by downloading from non-legitimate sites, which might be easily compromised. If you wish to have secure, ransomware-free software, only download from trustworthy websites.

The encoding process will be finished before you even become aware of what has occurred. Images, documents and videos will become targets, so expect to not be able to open them. The ransomware will leave a ransom note, and it will reveal what has occurred. Crooks will state that payment will be required in order to recover your data. Hackers’ behavior is unpredictable thus dealing with them is somewhat annoying. So by giving into the demands, you are risking losing your money. Take into consideration that even after payment, you can not get the decryption program. There is nothing stopping crooks from just taking your money, and leaving your files as they are, encoded. Situations such as this are why having backup is so important, you could simply eliminate GIBON virus and not worry about probably loosing your data. If you don’t have backup, it would be smarter to buy credible backup after you uninstall GIBON virus.

How to eliminate GIBON virus

If you want to safely terminate GIBON virus, professional malware removal software will be necessary. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand GIBON virus removal can bring about more trouble than good. We need to mention, however, that the security software won’t decode your data, it will only remove GIBON virus

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Learn how to remove GIBON virus from your computer

Step 1. Remove GIBON virus 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 virus
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove GIBON virus
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 virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove GIBON virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove GIBON virus

b) Step 2. Remove GIBON virus.

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 virus 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 virus
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove GIBON virus
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 virus
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove GIBON virus
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove GIBON virus

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 virus
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove GIBON virus
  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 virus
  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 virus
  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 virus
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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