GoRansom Ransomware

GoRansom Ransomware Description

The GoRansom Ransomware is a peculiar file-locker project that does not appear to extort victims for money at the moment. Usually, ransomware developers offer to sell their victims a decryption service, but the case with the GoRansom Ransomware is a bit different – the ransom note that this ransomware leaves behind contains a free decryption solution. It is not clear what the idea of the author is – this might be a project made for fun, or it might still be an unfinished product that will be used with harmful intent eventually. One thing is for sure – despite the presence of a free decryption option, the GoRansom Ransomware is a dangerous threat that is fully capable of harming your files.

The GoRansom Ransomware's Message Contains Free Decryption Tutorial

The file types that the GoRansom Ransomware targets are very diverse – text files, Microsoft Office files, Adobe projects, videos, pictures, archives, databases, etc. If the ransomware locks a file successfully, it will add the ‘.gore' extension to its name, an action typical for most ransomware. Another change that the GoRansom Ransomware brings is the creation of a ransom note called ‘GoRansom.txt' – usually, this file contains contact details and payment instructions, but in the case of the GoRansom Ransomware it provides the victim with decryption instructions. Unlike many other file-lockers, the GoRansom Ransomware does not take any actions to disable Windows features or wipe out system restore points.

There is no data about the author of the GoRansom Ransomware so that it is impossible to say if their intentions were to test their ransomware development skills, or if they plan to the GoRansom Ransomware for evil deeds in the future. Even if the GoRansom Ransomware is not meant to cause long-term harm, there are many other file-lockers that you must protect your computer from by using a state-of-the-art anti-virus product.

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