This page aims to help you remove Globe Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Gsupport file can be recovered.
Ransomware is undoubtedly the most feared threat in cyber space with its variants placing strong encryptions on users’ files. And the latest addition to this nasty family of cryptoviruses is called Globe. You have most probably been affected by its harmful payload and are now seeking a way to fix the situation, which is why you’re here. Well, we have some good news and we have some not-so-good news. At the bottom of this page you will find a removal guide, designed specially to help in cases like this. The instructions in it will lead to safely locating and removing the ransomware from your machine, which is absolutely essential and must be done before you attempt anything else whatsoever. On the less bright side of things, it may not be possible to decrypt the files that were locked by Globe. There are several steps in the removal guide that will attempt to do just that, but we cannot promise that they will necessarily be successful. Read on for a better understanding of this type of malware and ways to counter it in the future.
How Globe Ransomware operates
As typical ransomware, once on your PC Globe begins to scan your drives for certain files types, typically these would be documents, photos, music and video files. Once the list of targeted data is complete, the virus then proceeds to create encrypted copies of the files, while deleting the originals. As a result, you will notice that the files have a different, unfamiliar extension (in this case .Gsupport) and upon trying to open them, you will see an error message, saying that the files cannot be accessed. After the encryption process has been fulfilled, the virus then presents you with a message on your screen, informing you of what had just taken place. There are also usually details on how you can get your files back, such as the ransom amount, instructions on how to transfer the money and possibly also a deadline, as the criminals will aim to put as much pressure on you as possible, to make you act without considering other options. The payment is also usually required to be paid in bitcoins, which is arguably the most well-known cyber currency at the moment. Aside from being quite popular, it’s also very difficult to trace, which provides a better opportunity for hackers to remain anonymous and avoid getting caught by the authorities. Bitcoins are also partially responsible for ransomware’s rise over the recent years.
You might be wondering how this infection actually came to be and where you might have contracted Globe to begin with. There are several most commonly used distribution tactics that cyber criminals rely on to distribute their malicious scripts. The most widely spread one is malvertising. It’s the practice of injecting ransomware (or other malware) into online ads, which when clicked on infect the user immediately and typically without any indication. These fake ads are most commonly found on various shady websites, obscure-looking file sharing platforms, torrent sites, etc., but are not necessarily limited to only those locations. Another often used technique is relying on a Trojan horse to act as a backdoor for the ransomware. The Trojan is usually spread with the help of spam emails and is most commonly found within the attached files. Despite this practice being as old as time, users still continue to fall for it, because hackers have stepped up their game and have learned to make their spam email campaigns look very sophisticated and convincing. You could have received an email from your gas or water company with an enclosed bill, for example, which you would obviously want to look at and will hardly question the legitimacy of the sender at first sight.
With these two most common ransomware sources in mind, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine what you can do to protect yourself henceforth. Make you sure you pay close attention to the details of all incoming emails, preferably before you even open them. If all seems fine and you do open the message, make sure to study it just as carefully before you venture into downloading and/or opening the attachment it may contain. As for malvertisements, there’s really no way from telling the fake ones apart from the real ads, so the most obvious thing to do would be avoiding any and all contact with all the numerous banners, popups, box messages and other online ads you come across.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware are by far the worse threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||There are usually no visible symptoms of a ransomware infection.|
|Distribution Method||Malvertisements and spam emails containing a Trojan Horse virus are the two most common sources.|
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Globe Ransomware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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 files infected with Globe
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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