Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware

About this threat

GhostHammer Ransomware is classified as ransomware, a type of malicious software that will lock your files. It really depends on which ransomware is to blame, but you might end up permanently losing your data. What’s more, infecting a system is quite easy, which is one of the reasons why ransomware is thought to be very harmful. If you have recently opened a weird email attachment, clicked on a infected advert or downloaded a program advertised on some shady website, that’s how it contaminated your system. After infection, the encoding process starts, and once it’s completed, cyber criminals will demand that you pay a ransom for data recovery. The sum you are asked to pay will likely differ depending on the type of ransomware has invaded your system, but ought to range from $50 to possibly thousands of dollars. If you’re thinking about paying, look into other options first. Who’s going to stop cyber crooks from simply taking your money, giving nothing in return. You would not be the only person to be left with locked data after payment. Investing the demanded money into credible backup would be wiser. There are many options to pick from, and we are certain you will find one best matching your needs. If you had backup prior to infection, you can restore files after you terminate GhostHammer Ransomware. This is not the last time malware will enter your system, so you have to prepare. To guard a system, one should always be ready to encounter potential threats, becoming informed about how to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

Generally, data encrypting malware is acquired when you open an infected email, interact with an infected advertisement or use questionable platforms as download sources. Only seldom does file encoding malware use more elaborate methods.

Recall if you have recently opened an attachment from an email which landed in the spam folder. All crooks spreading the file encrypting malicious program have to do is attach an infected file to an email, send it to hundreds of people, who contaminate their computers as soon as they open the attachment. Criminals can make those emails very convincing, normally using topics like money and taxes, which is why we’re not surprised that those attachments are opened. What you could expect a ransomware email to contain is a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, prompts to open the file attached, and the use of a known company name. To explain, if someone important sends you an attachment, they would use your name, not general greetings, and you wouldn’t have to search for the email in the spam folder. Known company names like Amazon are oftentimes used as people know of them, thus are not hesitant to open the emails. You may have also picked up the infection through some other ways, like malicious ads or infected downloads. Certain sites could be hosting infected adverts, which if pressed might trigger malware to download. And try to stick to valid download sources as much as possible, because otherwise you could be jeopardizing your system. Sources like adverts and pop-ups aren’t good sources, so never download anything from them. If an application was needed to be updated, it would alert you via the application itself, and not via your browser, and generally they update without your interference anyway.

What happened to your files?

Malware specialists are constantly warning about the dangers of data encrypting malicious programs, most importantly, its ability to permanently encode data. The process of encoding your files take a very short time, so it’s possible you won’t even notice what’s going on. If not for other signs, you can notice the ransomware when strange file extension appear added to your files. A data encoding malware typically uses strong encryption algorithms to make files inaccessible. You’ll get a ransom note once the encryption process is completed, and the situation ought to become clear. The note will request that you buy a decryption key to recover files, but giving into the requests isn’t the wisest decision. Do not forget that you are dealing with hackers, and what is stopping them from simply taking your money. And it is possible that the money will go into other malicious software projects, so you would be providing financial help for their future activity. The easy money is regularly attracting more and more people to the business, which is thought to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. Investing into backup instead of complying with the demands would be a wiser idea. In case of a similar situation again, you could just get rid of it without being anxious about possible file loss. If you have decided to not put up with the requests, proceed to erase GhostHammer Ransomware if it is still present on the device. And In the future, try to avoid these kinds of threats by becoming familiar with their spread ways.

How to erase GhostHammer Ransomware

If the data encrypting malicious program is still present on your computer, if you want to terminate it, you’ll have to acquire anti-malware utility. You might have decided to remove GhostHammer Ransomware manually but you might end up further damaging your system, which is why we can’t suggest it. If you implement anti-malware software, you would not be risking doing more damage to your computer. The program should erase GhostHammer Ransomware, if it’s still present, as those utilities are created with the purpose of taking care of such threats. Below this report, you’ll find instructions to assist you, if you are not sure how to proceed. Just to be clear, anti-malware will only be able to get rid of the infection, it won’t help with data recovery. But, you should also know that some ransomware can be decrypted, and malware specialists could release free decryptors.

Download Removal Toolto remove GhostHammer Ransomware

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove GhostHammer Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete GhostHammer Ransomware via anti-malware

a) Windows 7/Vista/XP

  1. Start → Shut down → Restart. win7-restart Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  2. When the PC starts loading, keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  4. When your computer loads, download anti-malware using your browser.
  5. Use anti-malware to get rid of the ransomware.

b) Windows 8/10

  1. Open the Start menu, press the Power logo.
  2. Hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  3. Then Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings. win-10-startup Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  4. Go down to Enable Safe Mode (or Safe Mode with networking). win10-safe-mode Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  5. Press Restart.
  6. When your computer loads, download anti-malware using your browser.
  7. Use anti-malware to get rid of the ransomware.

Step 2. Delete GhostHammer Ransomware using System Restore

a) Windows 7/Vista/XP

  1. Start → Shut down → Restart. win7-restart Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  2. When the PC starts loading, keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  4. In the window that appears, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  6. In the Window that appears, select a restore point and press Next. Make sure that restore point is prior to the infection. win7-restore Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  7. In the confirmation window that appears, press Yes.

b) Windows 8/10

  1. Open the Start menu, press the Power logo.
  2. Hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  3. Then Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win-10-startup Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  4. Click Restart.
  5. In the window that appears, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  7. In the window that appears, press Next, choose a restore point (prior to infection) and press Next. win10-restore Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  8. In the confirmation window that appears, press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

a) Method 1. Using Data Recovery Pro to recover files

  1. Obtain Data Recovery Pro from the official website.
  2. Install and open it.
  3. Use the program to scan for encrypted files. data-recovery-pro Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  4. It files are recoverable, the program will allow you to do it. data-recovery-pro-scan Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware

b) Method 2. Using Windows Previous Versions to recover files

For this method to work, System Restore must have been enabled prior to infections.
  1. Right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Select Properties. win-previous-version Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware
  3. Go to the Previous Versions tab, select the version of the file you want, and click Restore.

c) Method 3. Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

Your operating system automatically creates shadow copies of your files so that you can recover files if your system crashed. It is possible to recover files this way after a ransomware attack, but some threats manage to delete the shadow copies. If you are lucky, you should be able to recover files via Shadow Explorer.
  1. You need to download the Shadow Explorer program, which can be obtained from the official site, shadowexplorer.com.
  2. Install and open it.
  3. Select the disk where the files are located, choose the date, and when the folders with files appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Get rid of GhostHammer Ransomware

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