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What can be said about ransomware

Gedantar ransomware might be the ransomware to blame for your file encryption. Usually, file-encrypting malicious software uses spam emails and malicious downloads to infect users, which is how it can have infiltrated your computer. Ransomware is one of the most harmful malware you could get because it encodes data, and demands for money in exchange for recovering them. If if you regularly backup your data, or if malware researchers develop a free decryptor, file-recovery should not be difficult. Other than that, data recovery might not be possible. Paying the ransom doesn’t mean you will get your files back so keep that in mind if you choose to pay. There are plenty of of cases when ransomware authors just take the money and leave files encoded. Since paying may not be the most dependable choice, you ought to just terminate Gedantar ransomware.

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How does the file-encrypting malicious software affect the device

The most possible way you got the file-encrypting malicious software was by opening a spam email. Malware developers adjoin infected files to an email and send it to to hundreds or even thousands of users. The ransomware will download onto the PC the moment the email attachment is opened. This is why by opening all email attachments you may be putting your operating system in jeopardy. You need to become familiar with the signs of an infected email, otherwise you will have to deal with a malicious one someday. You being urged by the sender to open the attachment should ring alarm bells. In general, be vary because any email attachment that lands in your inbox can be malware. Another way to get corrupted with ransomware is by downloading from non-legitimate websites, which could be easily compromised. Avoid doubtful pages and rely only on legitimate ones, if you want to bypass a ransomware infection.

File encoding will begin the moment the ransomware contaminates your computer. It will target all vital to you files, like images, documents and videos, so expect to not be able to open them. You will then encounter a ransom note, and it will explain what has happened. You will, of course, be asked to pay to restore the data. Cyber crooks’ actions is erratic thus dealing with them might become very difficult. Thus, paying wouldn’t be the best idea. You receiving the decoding utility for which you have to pay, may not necessarily happen. There is nothing stopping cyber criminals from just taking your money, and leaving your files encoded. Had you had backup, you may just remove Gedantar ransomware and then recover the data. Whether you have backup or not, we advise you terminate Gedantar ransomware.

Gedantar ransomware removal

We always caution inexperienced users that the only safe method to uninstall Gedantar ransomware is by using professional malware removal software. The process of manual Gedantar ransomware elimination can be too complex to execute securely, so we don’t advise it. Sadly, even if you abolish Gedantar ransomware, the security program won’t be able to recover your data

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Learn how to remove Gedantar ransomware from your computer

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

b) Step 2. Remove Gedantar 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 Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Uninstall Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Uninstall Gedantar ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Uninstall Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Uninstall Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar 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 Uninstall Gedantar ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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