Fake Globe Ransomware Virus – Remove The Infection and Restore Your Windows

The infamous Globe ransomware has another imposter – a virus dubbed Fake Globe. The virus encrypts the files of the infected system with the AES algorithm. The affected files carry the .crypt file extension. The virus can be very dangerous to your system if its not removed asap. Here’s how you can do it!


Name
Fake Globe

File Extensions
.crypt

Ransom
1 BTC

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove Fake Globe with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
Fake Globe ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

Fake Globe Ransomware Virus Up-Close

The virus is dispersed with the help of email spam masked to look like legitimate invoices or automated responses. The trick is effective at fooling people to click, as we’re little more than unthinking beasts that click for the hell of it.

Once the virus is inside, it’ll make some changes to your computer’s registry so it can run on Windows bootup. The removal process requires that you clear that registry and the safest way to do that is with the help of anti-malware software. The manual removal can damage the working of your Windows if you’re not careful.

The Fake Globe ransomware will encrypt the following file types:

.bat, .bmp, .chm, .dat, .db, .DeskLink, .dll, .doc, .docx, .dtd, .exe, .h, .ico, .ini, .jpg, .jpeg, .lnk, .log, .MAPIMail, .msi, .ppt, .pptx, .py, .shw, .txt, .url, .wav, .wb2, .wma, .wmdb, .wpl, .xls, .xlsx.

Source: Andrew Ivanov

The ransom note of Fake Globe that you can see above states:

Your files are encrypted!
Your personal ID
***
All your important data has been encrypted. To recover data you need decryptor.
To get the decryptor you should:
pay for decrypt:
site for buy bitcoin:
Buy 1 BTC on one of these sites
1. https://localbitcoins.com
2. https://www.coinbase.com
3. https://xchange.cc
bitcoin adress for pay:
jlHqcdC83***:
Send 1 BTC for decrypt
After the payment:
Send screenshot of payment to [email protected] . In the letter include your personal ID (look at the beginning of this document).
After you will receive a decryptor and instructions
Attention!
• No Payment = No decryption
• You realy get the decryptor after payment
• Do not attempt to remove the program or run the anti-virus tools
• Attempts to self-decrypting files will result in the loss of your data
• Decoders other users are not compatible with your data, because each user’s unique encryption key

Fake Globe Ransomware Virus – How To Remove and Prevent It From Coming Back

The Fake Globe ransomware virus can be removed either by hand or with the help of an anti-malware tool. You’ll find both solutions on this very page. The manual removal is a one-time solution that can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. However, if you follow our guide closely, you’ll have no problem in removing Fake Globe.

Fake Globe Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Fake Globe completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

    show-hidden-files-win8-10

    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Fake Globe Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Fake Globe requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Fake Globe ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Alex Dimchev

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Alex Dimchev is a beat writer for Best Security Search. When he's not busy researching cyber-security matters, he enjoys sports and writing about himself in third person.


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