Removal of Globe Ransomware [email protected]

In case that your files have the extension ‘[email protected]’ at the ends of their original names and are inaccessible by any program, you are infected with one of the numerous Globe ransomware variants. In this article, you will find more information about the infection, how to remove it and how to decrypt the ‘[email protected]’ data. Keep reading.


Name
Globe [email protected]

File Extensions
[email protected]

Ransom
Varies

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

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

Distribution
Malicious email attachments, malicious URLs, exploit kits

Details About Globe Ransomware Infection

At the first infection stage, a file lolka.exe1 is executed in order to start the contamination process. Globe ransomware may be programmed to drop its malicious payloads in several Windows folders:

  • %AppData%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%
  • %Local%
  • %User’s Profile%
  • %Windows%

The script of the infection might include not one but several files. Some files may be modified to look like legitimate Windows processes like svchost.exe for example. Furthermore, the ransomware is probably programmed to modify the keys and the values in Windows Registry.
Once the malicious files are running on the system, it fulfills a scan of all drives in order to encrypt target data. This ransomware may encrypt:

  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Databases
  • Audio files
  • Virtual Drives
  • Folders
  • Removable drives

For the encryption, Globe ransomware might utilize strong encryption algorithm or a combination of few. When the encryption stage finishes, all encrypted files have appended the extension ‘[email protected]’ at the end of their original names.
Afterward, Globe ransomware drops a file called Read Me Please.hta. This file contains its ransom note. The attackers are probably expecting that in an infection case victims will contact them to the email that Globe ransomware leaves as an extension – [email protected](.)com. Their aim is to extort a ransom payoff and usually demand the amount in Bitcoins. We hope that less of Globe ransomware victims are tricked to pay the ransom as the threat has been decrypted by the security specialists from Emsisoft.

Spreading

The payloads of Globe ransomware may be distributed via spam emails. Usually, such emails pose as legitimate sources and urge you to click a link presented in the body text or download an attached file. Opening malicious URLs may cause unnoticed drive-by download that will trigger the ransomware infection. The malicious attachment itself might be a ZIP archive file that contains a malicious file. The file may be nasty JavaScript file or a document that contains malicious macros. There are many different scenarios, so we advise you to use online malware analyzer like VirusTotal before any interactions with content and sources that seem to be risky.

How to Remove Globe Ransomware and Decrypt ‘[email protected]’ Data

If you are a victim of the ‘[email protected]’ Globe ransomware variant, you should first create a copy of all encrypted files and follow the Emsisoft’s instructions for their free decryptor. But first, you should instantly remove all malicious Globe files that are on your computer. You can perform both manual and automatic removal. Below you can find detailed instructions how to proceed with the removal process. For best results and future protection, it is advisable to use the help of an advanced anti-malware tool. Be safe!

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Globe [email protected] Ransomware Removal

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

Manual removal of Globe [email protected] ransomware requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Globe [email protected] 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.
Manual removal of Globe [email protected] ransomware requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Globe [email protected] 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

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Gergana Ivanova

Author : Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova is computer security enthusiast who enjoys presenting the latest issues related to cyber security.


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