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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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

GoRansom Ransomware

GoRansom Ransomware is an infection written in Go language, which is where the name of this malware comes from. It is most likely to spread via spam emails and RDP systems, which is why we strongly recommend deleting all suspicious messages containing questionable links and attachments, as well as disabling remote access to prevent malicious parties from exploiting security vulnerabilities to drop malware without your knowledge. Without a doubt, if you have been tricked into letting this infection in, your personal files must be encrypted. Once files are encrypted, and the “.gore” extension is added to their names, you cannot read them normally, and you might think that recovering them is not possible either. At the time of research, decryptors that could help the victims of this malware did not exist; however, decrypting the files manually was possible. Hopefully, by the time you read this, you will know how to restore your files and how to remove GoRansom Ransomware.

After encryption, GoRansom Ransomware drops a file named “GoRansom.txt.” Copies of this file are likely to be created everywhere, where the encrypted files are. The purpose of the message inside this file is to introduce you to the infection; however, unlike Kuub Ransomware, LOCKED_PAY Ransomware, Kronos Ransomware, and most other file-encrypting threats, it does not request a ransom payment. Due to this, it is not really accurate to identify this malware as “ransomware.” That being said, we cannot guarantee that the creator of GoRansom Ransomware is not working on a more advanced version of this malware as we write this article. After all, in most cases, file-encrypting threats are used to demand money from the victims. The files are encrypted, and decryptors are offered in return for some money. In some cases, only a few dollars are requested. In others, thousands of dollars have to be paid. Unfortunately, in most cases, victims never get what they need, and so even if you were asked to pay a ransom, we would not recommend paying it.

The message introduced by GoRansom Ransomware informs that your files were encrypted by “GoRansom POC Ransomware,” which is an alternative name that you might recognize the threat by. As the message informs, a decryption key necessary for the decryption of files is “hardcoded in the binary” and that files were encrypted using XOR. What does that all mean? Luckily, that means that you might be able to decrypt your files yourself using the Windows command line. We have added instructions that show how to handle this task. If, by the time you are reading this report, the files can no longer be decrypted manually, we hope that you have backups that can replace the corrupted files. This is the perfect opportunity to remind you of the importance of backups. GoRansom Ransomware is not the only infection that can try to corrupt your photos, documents, and various other types of files. You cannot guarantee their safety at all times, which is why you need a Plan B, and backups provide that. Whether your files are encrypted, deleted, or lost, you will be able to replace them if backups exist outside the affected device. Note that it is best to avoid internal backups because some threats can delete shadow volume copies to destroy them.

Hopefully, you can restore the files corrupted by GoRansom Ransomware yourself or replace them with backups. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to achieve success because it is crucial for you to identify the launcher and its location. If you cannot do that, you will not be able to decrypt files or even remove the infection yourself. Without a doubt, if you need to restore your files, you must find the launcher, and if you cannot do it yourself, we suggest employing a trustworthy malware scanner or using the help of a more experienced friend. Once you have GoRansom Ransomware deleted, you need to rethink Windows security because, clearly, you have not managed to secure your operating system appropriately. We suggest employing a trustworthy anti-malware tool. It also can automatically remove the malicious ransomware, which can be very helpful once you get the files decrypted.

GoRansom Ransomware Removal

  1. Find the {unknown name}.exe file that launched the infection.
  2. Right-click the file, select Properties, and then move to Security.
  3. Highlight the object name (the location of the malicious file) and tap Ctrl+C to copy.
  4. Tap Win+R keys to launch Run and then enter cmd into the dialog box.
  5. Paste the location of the file into the command line.
  6. Hit the space bar and type decrypt.
  7. Tap Enter to decrypt your personal files.
  8. Right-click and Delete the malicious {unknown name}.exe file.
  9. Delete all copies of the ransom note file named GoRansom.txt.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly install a legitimate malware scanner.
  11. Perform a full system scan to check if leftovers still need to be deleted.
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