Remove Gehad Virus Ransomware (+.Gehad File recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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This page aims to help you remove Gehad Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .gehad file can be recovered.

What is the .Gehad Virus

.Gehad Virus

This is the message the .Gehad Virus will leave in the _readme.txt file.

The Ransomware infections such as GehadBudak or Adame are very widespread malware programs that mainly target the files of the user whose machine gets infected. The goal of the virus isn’t to harm the data or to gain unauthorized access to it. Instead, the purpose of most Ransomware programs is to lock the files of their victims, so that the latter would be forced to pay for the release of their data. As soon as the data files targeted by the Ransomware become inaccessible after an advanced encryption code is used to lock them, the malicious program displays a message on the Desktop – the message typically states that the user’s only way of retrieving the files would be through the payment of a certain sum of money to the criminals who are responsible for the Ransomware invasion. Usually, the users that have been attacked by a Ransomware are given a certain deadline (a day or two), within which they are required to issue the payment. If the payment gets made, a key would be sent to the victims of the Ransomware, which key would allow them to regain the access to their files. However, should the targeted users fail to release the payment in the given deadline or refuse to do so, they are oftentimes threatened that they would never be able to get their files again. In some cases, the requested money sum simply goes up once the deadline expires – you still have the option to pay, but now you’d have to pay much more.

How to deal with an encrypted .Gehad file

.Gehad file

How does an encrypted .Gehad file look.

Gehad is a new cryptovirus Ransomware and it is one that’s currently on the rise – each day more people are getting their systems infected by it and their files locked by its advanced encryption. The key thing if you are one of those people is to stay collected and to assess the situation in a rational way. One of the first things that many users may think about doing is paying the money and getting it over with. After all, if the files really are that important and if the requested sum isn’t too high, why not simply go for it. Well, there is one very good reason why the payment really isn’t your ideal option, and that reason is because you can’t be sure what would happen after it. What we mean by that is you may not really get the decryption key, yet still have your money taken by the hackers. There are a lot of examples of this exact thing happening to Ransomware victims. Therefore, to deal with Gehad in an optimal way, we suggest that you use the Gehad removal guide that you will find on this page and eliminate the cryptovirus with its help. After that, you can try to bring back some of your data through means that do not involve sending money to the blackmailers. Some recovery suggestions can be found in our second section of the guide, but before you go to them, you must make sure that Gehad is no longer in your system.


Name Gehad
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A Ransomware would typically need some free HDD space in order to complete its encryption – this is one of the few symptoms.
Distribution Method The methods that are commonly used to spread Ransomware involve the use of malicious social engineering, misleading ads, spam letters, pirated programs and so on.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Gehad Ransomware


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt Gehad files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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