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Danger level 6
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

Giyotin Ransomware

Giyotin Ransomware is a Turkish infection because the ransom note that the threat displays is in Turkish. Although it unlikely that the threat would be actively spread in other regions, it is a possibility we cannot reject. If the screen of your Windows operating system has been locked, and a message entitled “OOPS, GİYOTİN FİDYE YAZILIMININ KURBANI OLDUNUZ” has been displayed, there is no question that that is the threat you have, unfortunately, encountered. Although the purpose of the infection is to inform you that your files were encrypted and then to convince you to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryptor, you should not make haste decisions. Although it is introduced to you as an encryptor, at the time of research, it acted just like a screen-locker. Wise Ransomware, Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware, Golden Ransomware, and many other threats alike pose as encryptors just to trick victims out of their money. Hopefully, you are not as gullible, and you do not fall for the scam. Of course, if your files are not corrupted, the only thing you need to worry about is the removal of Giyotin Ransomware.

What is the first question you ask yourself when a malicious infection attacks? You might have many, but one of the most important ones is how it got in. If you discover that you need to delete Giyotin Ransomware from your operating system, you need to think carefully about your actions prior to the lockdown of the screen. Did you open files attached to a suspicious email? Did you download unfamiliar software? Whatever the case might be, if malware got it, there is no doubt that your operating system lacks protection. As soon as the launcher of Giyotin Ransomware is executed, the screen is “locked” to create an illusion that your entire operating system is paralyzed. Of course, that is not true. In fact, if you turn off your computer (you could do it by pressing the power button), the screen-locker should not reappear because the infection is not set to start with Windows. That being said, you must not forget to remove the launcher of the infection because it still exists after the locker is disabled. Another option you have to disable the locker is to press Alt and F4 keys on the keyboard simultaneously.

The message created by Giyotin Ransomware instructs to create a Bitcoin account, purchase Bitcoins that are worth $60 (at the moment, that is around 0.009 BTC), and then send the ransom to one of two addresses (3bszcdjblvlks7r5t2cfcefsuj3cqxa82 or 3juu6ukwcyvgjhqxznwpc8h3oe87dssedn). After this, the victim is meant to send a message with “HACKED” as the subject line to What would happen if you contacted cyber criminals? If you did that to confirm the payment, it is unlikely that you would hear from them again. Would your screen get unlocked? That is very unlikely to happen. If you contacted them to plead with them, they might scam you and even expose you to malware files. Overall, we do not recommend communicating with the creator of Giyotin Ransomware at all. What about if your files were actually encrypted? At the time of research, the infection acted as a screen-locker only, but we cannot guarantee that it will not be upgraded in the future. However, even if your files were encrypted, and you could not recover them by removing the threat, paying the ransom would not be recommended.

We hope that Giyotin Ransomware did not encrypt your files, and if that is the case, the only thing you need to do is delete this malware. Once you unlock the screen, you must find and remove the launcher right away. Where is it? What is its name? Does it have copies? These are the questions we cannot answer at this moment, which is why we cannot give you a clear guide on how to delete Giyotin Ransomware manually. If you do not have what it takes to locate and eliminate the malicious infection yourself, you have a few other options. You can take the infected machine to a repair center, but we all know how much time and money that costs. Another option is to install an anti-malware application that can automatically delete all threats and, what’s more important, strengthen protection to ensure that malicious threats cannot attack you, your operating system, and your files in the future. Speaking of files, if you do not want cyber attackers to encrypt them and then blackmail you, back up your files immediately.

Giyotin Ransomware Removal

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F4 keys on the keyboard to disable the screen-locker (or restart your PC).
  2. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files to Delete the launcher of the infection (if you know its exact location, eliminate it right away).
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then install a legitimate malware scanner to help you examine your operating system and check if you need to erase anything else.
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