Good Ransomware Description
The Good Ransomware is among the newest spotted ransomware threats lurking on the Web. Like most data-locking Trojans, the Good Ransomware will sneak into your system, encrypt your data, and then request a ransom fee to unlock the affected files supposedly.
Propagation and Encryption
The authors of the Good Ransomware may be using emails to spread their creation. These emails usually contain an attached document that appears to be important such as CVs, tax return documentation, a potential job offer, etc. This is a common social engineering trick to mislead the user into opening the attachment. However, once they attempt to open the attached file, a macro-script that was hidden in, it will be triggered. Then, the executable file of the Good Ransomware will be initialized. Next, the Good Ransomware will scan the infected machine and locate the files, which it was programmed to go after. After this is completed, the Good Ransomware will execute its encryption process and lock all the targeted files. The files locked by the Good Ransomware will have a '.good' extension added at the end of their filenames. For example, a file called 'no-traps.jpeg' will be renamed to 'no-traps.jpeg.good' once the Good Ransomware encrypts it.
The Ransom Note
The next phase of the attack is the dropping of the ransom note. The Good Ransomware's ransom note is called 'Restore-My-Files.txt,' and in it, the authors of the Good Ransomware have provided 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and 'email@example.com.' They also state that the longer the user waits to contact them, the higher the ransom fee will be. The cyber crooks behind the Good Ransomware also warn the users against attempting to decrypt their data using third-party services. This is a useful advice as such services are usually a hoax.
However, the fact that you should not trust third-parties that claim to be able to decrypt your files in return for payment does not mean you should pay the attackers either. Cybercriminals are not known for their honesty, and they will likely never deliver on their end of the deal. Instead, use a reputable anti-virus software suite and use it to remove the Good Ransomware from your PC safely.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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