How to remove GlobeImposter virus (Ransomware)
GlobeImposter virus is ransowmare that encrypts computer files and holds them for ransom
GlobeImposter virus is categorized as ransomware that infect a computer, encrypts files that match certain files extensions, appends a new file extension to the file name, and downloads a ransomware note partially named RECOVER-FILES-HTML on Windows Desktop and every folder it encrypts files in.
GlobeImposter ransomware uses a ransom note named RECOVER-FILES-HTML to explain to victims of the virus what happen to their computers and how to purcahse a decryption key and special tool to decrypt files the way the malware authors want them to.
Your files are Encrypted! For data recovery needs decryptor. If you want to buy a decryptor, click the button Yes, I want to buy Free decryption as guarantee. Before paying you can send us 1 file for free decryption. To send a message or file use this link. ( If you send a file for free decryption, also send file RECOVER-FILES.HTML ) Support And finally, if you can not contact, follow these two steps: 1. Install the TOP Browser from this link: torproject.org Then open this link in the TOP browser: support
The GlobeImposter virus is spread via email spam messages that contain malicious .zip email attachments. Once the file is downloaded and executed it will spread the malware across the machine and begin its encryption process. An example of email that spreads this virus is detailed below:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you cannot view this attachment download a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Email powered by Reform -- PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE PRINTING THIS EMAIL This email and any files sent with it are intended only for the named recipient. If you are not the named recipient please telephone/email the sender immediately. You should not disclose the content or take/distribute any copies. Where the content of this email is personal or otherwise unconnected with Redactive Media Group's business, Redactive Media Group accepts no responsibility or liability for such content. Redactive Media Group refers to the following limited companies each of which are registered in England and Wales and each of which's registered office is 78 Chamber St, London E1 8BL: Redactive Media Group Limited (registered number 07464280), Redactive Publishing Limited (registered number 3156216), Redactive Media Sales Limited (registered number 3220190), Redactive Events Limited (registered number 4615386).
The instructions on this page explain how to remove GlobeImposter virus, malware, other ransomware, and decrypt encrypted files. Follow each step below to remove this infection and secure your computer from malicious threats. On the bottom of this guide you will also find recovery and decryption software for various ransomware infections.
1. Remove GlobeImposter with Malwarebytes
- Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
- Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
- Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
- Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
- Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
- If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.
2. Remove trace files with HitmanPro
- Open your browser window and download HitmanPro.
- Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
- Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
- On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
- Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
- Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.
3. Clean up and repair issues with CCleaner
- Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.
- Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.
- Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.
- Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.
- Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.
- When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.
- Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.
- When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.
- Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.
- Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.
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