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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Gremit Ransomware

Gremit Ransomware is a computer infection that is still under development, according to specialists at pcthreat.com. Even though it is not finished yet, it already encrypts files in a specific directory (C:\Users\Tim\Desktop\encrypt), which means that it does its main job. Not all the users immediately find files encrypted by Gremit Ransomware, but all of them notice a window opened on Desktop by this infection sooner or later, so even though this threat tends to enter computers without permission, users find out quickly that they have encountered this dangerous infection. If you are reading this article because you have detected it inside your system, you should delete this computer infection as soon as possible since it can only cause problems. Even though this infection does not block the Task Manager and Registry Editor and does not place a bunch of different files to various directories, users still find it hard to erase it. If you do not know where to start too, you should begin by reading this article. It will provide some information regarding the deletion of Gremit Ransomware.

Since cyber criminals are still working on Gremit Ransomware, it encrypts files in only one directory C:\Users\Tim\Desktop\encrypt at the time of writing. Of course, it might be updated in the future and start affecting other places as well. Even though it starts encrypting the entire computer, we can guarantee that the purpose of Gremit Ransomware will be the same – it will still seek to extort money from users. At the time of writing, it opens a window What happened? after it finishes encrypting files and appends the filename extension .rnsmwr to those files that are locked. Users find a message on the opened window explaining that the majority of files stored on the computer have been encrypted. Also, it is said that users “need to pay to get them back.” The size of the ransom it asks is 0.03 BTC (~ 21.21 USD) but it might change in the future. Before you make a payment, close the window opened on your Desktop and check whether your files are encrypted because it might be true that you will find that nothing happened to your files, and there is no point in paying money. As has been mentioned, Gremit Ransomware might be updated in the future, so if you are reading this article after some time of its publication, you might really find your all files encrypted. It is up to you whether or not to send money to cyber criminals in this case, but you should be aware of the fact that you might not get anything from cyber crooks after making a payment.

It is unclear yet how Gremit Ransomware is distributed, but it is very likely that it is disseminated exactly like older ransomware infections. It is evident that the majority of ransomware infections are spread as attachments in spam emails. Of course, users do not know that these attachments are malicious, so they open them without fear and, consequently, allow malicious software to enter their systems. Even though it is a common ransomware distribution method, these threats are capable of entering computers in a different way as well. For example, you could have encountered Gremit Ransomware because malicious software hiding on your computer downloaded it without your permission. It is, unfortunately, not always easy to prevent malicious software from entering the computer because threats are very sneaky these days. Therefore, security specialists working at pcthreat.com say that it is a must to install and activate a reputable security application. On top of that, users should ignore spam emails they receive no matter that some of them might seem to be harmless.

Even though Gremit Ransomware does not apply many modifications once it enters the computer, it is not a piece of cake to delete it because users have to delete the file they have opened. Of course, not all of them know what the name of that file is. On top of that, it might be quite hard to find it. We hope that our instructions will help you to remove a dangerous ransomware infection from your computer, but if it is the opposite, you should go to delete Gremit Ransomware automatically. Your one and only job will be to launch the automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter.

Delete Gremit Ransomware

  1. Locate the malicious file you have opened (you might find it on Desktop, %TEMP%, or %USERPROFILE%\Downloads).
  2. Delete it.
  3. Empty the Recycle bin.
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