- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Guvara Ransomware is one of the many ransomware infections out there that try to make your life miserable. It wants to steal your money by tricking you into paying for a decryption key. It is very likely that the program cannot even issue the decryption key and only wants your money. Either way, you should never do what this program asks of you. Remove Guvara Ransomware right now, and then look for ways to restore the affected files. Please do not feel discouraged if you have to start amassing your file library anew. Unfortunately, ransomware infections are the cyber plague of the late 2010s.
Normally, when we talk about ransomware infections, we try to emphasize that it is a lot more important to invest in ransomware prevention because it is always something doable. If you know the main ransomware distribution tactics, you should be able to avoid Guvara Ransomware and other similar infections. So, how about we take a look at the basic ransomware distribution routes?
The point is that, unless the ransomware program is extremely prevalent, it is often hard to pinpoint who started the distribution chain. But if we know that ransomware applications usually travel with spam email, we know what to look out for.
So, for instance, if you often receive random emails that urge you to open the attached documents, you should definitely think twice before doing that. Perhaps that email looks like an invoice from an online store. Maybe it looks like a financial report from some agency. Maybe it looks like an individual appeal, asking you to check a certain document. Whichever, it might be, scammers behind ransomware infections often manage to impersonate reliable third parties, and thus it pushes users into opening the attached files. However, the moment they open those files, Guvara Ransomware and other similar programs slither into their systems.
Once this program enters the target system, it behaves like most of the ransomware applications out there. The unique thing about Guvara Ransomware is that it crashes the Windows Explorer upon launch, but that is a feature common to all the ransomware programs from the STOP Ransomware family. Consequently, Guvara Ransomware exhibits the same behavioral patterns as other programs from this family. So, this program will encrypt your files, and give them the ‘.guvara’ extension. For example, a flower.jpeg after the encryption would look like flower.jpeg.guvara. Needless to say, the system will no longer be able to open those files.
Apart from that, Guvara Ransomware also drops a ransom note in every single folder that has encrypted files. The ransom note filename is “_readme.txt” and it says the following:
The criminals then give you several email addresses you can use to contact them. We would like to bring your attention to the fact that Guvara Ransomware gives more than one email address. This usually happens because the ransom server connection is very shaky, and the email service can go down at any moment. So if one is down, you should be using the other one. This doesn’t sound too reassuring, however. Imagine if you pay the ransom, and the connection suddenly falters. This only means that these criminals can scram with your money, leaving you with the crippled system.
If you regularly back up your files, there is nothing to worry about. Simply remove Guvara Ransomware from your computer, delete the encrypted files, and then transfer healthy copies from your backup drive back into your system.
If you do not have a backup drive, you should check your mobile device, your flash drives, and inbox for the most recent files you have saved there. Also, perhaps you have a cloud drive where most of your files are backed up automatically, and you are just not aware of that? Whichever it would be, there are quite a few file recovery options you can explore. Do not give up, and remember to remove Guvara Ransomware for good!
How to Remove Guvara Ransomware