Gremit Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The Gremit ransomware is a new malware strain that is still under active development, learn more about the threat and how to remove it from our guide below.


Name
Gremit

File Extensions
.rnsmwr

Ransom
0.03 Bitcoins

Solution #1
Gremit ransomware can be removed easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

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

Distribution
The ransomware is spread mainly through spam email messages and untrusted download sites

Gremit Ransomware Description

Gremit ransomware is a new strain that appears to be still under development by a criminal developer. From the initial security analysis this malware threat encrypts target user files in a given folder unlike most other viruses which target specific file types in all accessible locations on the compromised computers.

Upon infection the virus starts its encryption engine and appends the .rnsmwr extension to the compromised data. Upon completion it launches a program window instead of crafting a typical ransomware text note. The window titled “What Happened?” reads the following:

Most of your files have been encrypted. You’ll need to pay to get them back.
Do not try to do stupid things, or I’ll erase your whole hard drive forever. Its just one click for me, and I don’t care about your files.

How to pay?
[link] Amount:
0.03 BTC [~19€/~21$] Send Bitcoin to the following address:
[Bitcoin wallet address]

You paid, but you are still not able to decrypt your files?
Just turn off your computer and try again in some hours.

Gremit Ransomware Distribution

Only test samples have been captured by the security experts who have made the initial analysis of the Gremit ransomware. It is not known at the moment if the virus is going to be upgraded with additional features or is only a testbed for the criminal programmers.

Gremit Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Gremit 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 Gremit Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Gremit requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Gremit 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

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.


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