If Gr3g Ransomware manages to infiltrate your computer, it is quite likely that you will lose your personal files to encryption. Of course, nowadays, it is quite "trendy" and wise as well to keep backups in cloud storage or on removable media, too. This backup can be your savior in this dire situation. It does not really matter that these attackers offer you to buy the private key from them so that you can recover your files because there is no guarantee at all that you would get anything in return. Prevention is the key when it comes to ransomware attacks. Although sometimes it is possible that malware hunters or experts can come up with a free tool that can decrypt the encrypted files, we have not found such an application on the web so far. And, we cannot even promise that there will be one. We believe that it is best for you to act now and remove Gr3g Ransomware from your PC. Please read on if you would like to understand how such a severe threat can appear on your computer and how you can avoid similar ones in the future.
It is possible that you are one of those users who like to use alternative ways to download free files. In other words, it is possible that you use questionable P2P websites (shareware or torrent pages) to download free software, updates, cracks, movies, and so on. If this is the case, it is quite likely that your system is swarming with all kinds of potentially unwanted applications as well as malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and this ransomware program, too. Installing such a bundle can clearly mean multiple system security threats and an exposure to malicious third-party web content. Of course, this ransomware is the most dangerous of all of these threats since it can leave you with inaccessible files that you cannot use anymore. In this case, we recommend that you use a trustworthy malware scanner to find all possible harmful programs after you delete Gr3g Ransomware.
Another possibility is that you initiate this vicious attack via a spam e-mail. This malware infection can be delivered to your inbox or spam folder as a malicious attachment to a spam e-mail. This file may pose as a document that contains allegedly important information for you regarding an urgent matter, such as an issue with your credit card details and an online booking, but it can also pretend to be an image of an allegedly unpaid invoice. It is quite easy to fall for the psychological tricks such spam may use to appear to be important enough for you to want to open it. However, you should not forget that viewing this attachment also means that it is impossible for you to remove Gr3g Ransomware from your system without the possibility of losing all your important files. It is important that you become more careful with your mails and only open those that you actually expect to receive or come from a respected and known sender.
This ransomware seems to have an executable file named "rasmans.exe." When you activate this file, it attacks your personal files and encrypts them with a combination of AES and RSA-1024 algorithms. The generated private key is stored on a secret remote server and can only be accessed by the authors of this dangerous threat. The encrypted files keep their original names and extensions but append a ".email@example.com" extension. The ransom note ("Readme.txt") is dropped in every affected folder.
This note informs you about the sad truth of your files having been encrypted and that you have to send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" for further instructions regarding the payment. You can attach three files to this mail that are less than 2MB in size as a proof that these crooks can actually decrypt your files. We have no information about the ransom fee but it can be hundreds of dollars' worth of Bitcoins as usual in such cases. We believe that you should remove Gr3g Ransomware as soon as possible. So let us tell you how you can do that.
First of all, it is important that you end the malicious process by opening your Task Manager and identifying it. Then, you can delete all the related files. Please follow our guide below if you prefer manual action. But it is also possible that you would favor an automatic tool that can detect and eliminate all kinds of threats from your computer and protect it against further threats. Reliable anti-malware software like SpyHunter can be a "life saver" when it comes to PC protection. Find your security tool today so that you can feel safe in your virtual world once and for all.
Remove Gr3g Ransomware from Windows
Open your Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time.
Right-click on the malicious process and select Properties.
Make a mental note of the Location field data so that you can locate the malicious executable file.
Click End task, if the malicious process is still highlighted.
Exit the Task Manager.
Tap Win+E to open File Explorer.
Find and delete the malicious executable file.
Delete all suspicious files from your download locations, including %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE\Downloads, and %USERPROFILE\Desktop.