Remove GhostCrypt Ransomware Step by Step

Posted by Britt Duncan - May 23, 2016

GhostCrypt is known as a ransomware, which is programmed by cyber criminals to deceive PC users of money. Generally, inexperienced users are much more likely to be deceived if their computers are infected by this virus. That’s because GhostCrypt will usually disguise itself as a legal website which seems to be associated with the local government. So when innocent users see this website popping up on their screens and asking them to pay a fine, they will be scared and do as what the virus asks them to do. However, as a matter of fact, GhostCrypt is just a virus which has nothing to do with the government or legal institutions. Therefore, it has no right to require users to pay fine for their improper activities online. If you are unfortunately infected by it, please don’t be fooled by this trick.

Generally speaking, you will catch this virus in your computer if you download a program from an unreliable website. Another situation is that you open an email attachment which is sent from a stranger. Usually, GhostCrypt is likely to cling to some email attachments and cyber criminals will send them to random computers. So you’d better not to download the attachments. Besides, there is another common way for this ransomware to spread itself. It can sneak into your PC without your notification when you browse on malicious websites which always contain viruses’ codes. Lastly, if you don’t want to get involved in GhostCrypt, you must update your system programs including antivirus software regularly. That’s because this virus usually takes the advantage of system loopholes to penetrate into vulnerable computers.

Screenshot of GhostCrypt:

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GhostCrypt Virus Is a Big Trouble :

1. It is a risky Trojan virus that penetrates into your system secretly;
2. It adds harmful files or scripts to major part of the system;
3. It could cut off the access to the installed antivirus software;
4. It may bring in spyware or other privacy-invasive malware;
5. It keeps mutating and updating all the time;
6. It steals your privacy and compromises your security.

Note: The following removal needs certain computer skills. If you want to avoid any accident caused by wrong manual operation and save your time, it is recommended to use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to save your time and trouble.

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Manually Get Rid of GhostCrypt Virus

It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete GhostCrypt virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.

Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.

Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.

Step 3: Login the infected account.

Step 4: Press Windows + R on the keyboard and open Registry Editor

Step 5: Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ and find shell on the right panel

Step 6: Right click it and change its value into Explorer.exe and then save the change

Step 7: Press Windows + R on the keyboard, run msconfig, click Startup tab and disable processes with random characters.

Step 8: Save the changes and restart your computer.

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

Please know that this virus is extremely dangerous and nasty, the above manual removal is ONLY recommended to people with sufficient computer know-how. If you remove the virus with no luck, it is recommended that you use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to help you save your time and hassle.

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Note: SpyHunter is a powerful anti-malware tool. Its malware scanner checks to see if your computer is infected with malware for free. If you want to remove the detected malware, you will need to purchase it. More information about the program can be found in SpyHunter review. If you do not want to use it, uninstall SpyHunter here.



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