Gryphon Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

We are going to describe Gryphon Ransomware below. This Ransomware-based program is known to enter your computer on its own, without requiring your approval, and scan every drive and disk for the data that is most frequently used. What’s next is the Ransomware virus proceeds with encrypting these files and making it impossible for you to reach them in any way.  We have compiled this article to give you information about every aspect of this malware you ought to be aware of, and how to deal with it safely.

How Ransomware-based programs function and what subtypes there are:

All Ransomware viruses are programmed to lock something on your computer up, and ask for a ransom afterwards, in order to unlock what they have locked. In the paragraph below about the versions of Ransomware you are going to see what a virus like this could encrypt on your PC. What is more, in all recorded cases, the affected user has received an almost scary ransom-demanding message, including deadlines and preferred ways of paying off the required sum of money. The viruses that are based on Ransomware may actually be divided into several major groups:

  • Ransomware that encrypts data: It is the scariest and the most widely-spread subtype of this malware. The program we are discussing, Gryphon Ransomware, is categorized as such too. Which means that these file-encrypting versions of Ransomware are totally capable of invading your PC, finding out which files exactly you normally tend to use; and making all these files inaccessible to you. An infection like this is commonly among the hardest to be fought as you might remove the virus, but the files of yours could stillbe lost forever. Or you might complete the payment, but the hackers may decide not to give you back the access to your data and you could lose both your money and your data. Or another possibility is that your whole system might need to be reinstalled if you are not able to eliminate the virus itself.
  • Ransomware that attacks mobile devices: This type of Ransomware is NOT used for the encryption of any files – it is ordinarily exploited for the blocking of the screens of all your mobile devices like smartphones, phablets and tablets. Your files are not at risk, but that virus might cover your entire screen with the ransom-demanding message, so that you could be unable to reach anything on your device before the payment of the ransom is made.
  • Ransomware that attacks the desktops of computers: This subclass of viruses takes after the mobile-oriented Ransomware. It functions right in the same way; the only difference being that this kind is computer-oriented – laptops and PC’s are its basic targets. Once again, your desktop/ monitor will be locked and you will be expected to pay a ransom in exchange for the chance to access it again.

Remove Gryphon Ransomware


Step1

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).

Step2

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

malware-start-taskbar

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Gryphon Ransomware 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!

Is it possible to fight them?

This is a very wily question. What we can say is that it is easier, still no good result guaranteed again, if you can spot the infection in progress. To our disappointment, this happens only to very few users – they experience a slower PC and they check their Task Manager to see what has been going on. When they notice a strange process using large amounts of computer resources, the only decision is to shut down the computer and NOT start it again before you know what to do then.

If the infection has already been finished and you have received the warning notification, little may really be done. Whatever you do is going to be uncertain at some point. The advice we will give you is to avoid paying off the hackers, as there will be other possible options like the Removal Guide below. Please understand that you cannot really make sure that you will save your files, you can only hope for the best. At least be careful with your money. And of course, the best way to remove a deadly virus like this is NOT to catch it in the first place.

Which things to avoid in order to stay away from Gryphon Ransomware?

The best you can do is to stay away for the most usual sources of Ransomware, which are:

  • Spam in any form: Spam letters inside your emails could contain Ransomware, as well as their attachments. Furthermore, the pop-up and other online ads that you usually see on the web may also be contagious. Just avoid all of them as much as you can.
  • Illegal software / video/ movie/ music sources: To use programs and to download films and songs for free might be tempting, but we recommend you not to do that. Places like this frequently contain all sorts of malware.

Last but not least, invest in a really good anti-malware tool. You won’t regret this. Such tools have the latest virus databases and may protect you from different threats.

SUMMARY:

Name Gryphon
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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