What is Gesd Ransomware?
The STOP Ransomware family of cryptoviruses is currently actively developing and has more than 150 modifications that appear almost every day. One of these modifications is Gesd Ransomware. It infects the computer and sequentially encrypts files, rendering them unusable. This can be your favorite photos, videos, archives, MS Office documents, and so on. The vast majority of people are not ready to lose such files, therefore they will agree to almost any requirements. This is the main trick of cybercriminals. If you don`t want to be a victim, in order to remove Gesd Ransomware and decrypt “.gesd” files, we recommend you use this guide.
Gesd Ransomware appends all encrypted files with to .gesd extension. In addition, Gesd Ransomware may prevent the user from using standard OS utilities. To do this, it deletes backups of important files and system restore points. Like most other ransomware, Gesd Ransomware creates a text file called _readme.txt with instructions for the next steps.
The content is Gesd ransom note:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
Support Telegram account:
Your personal ID:
As you can see from the message, a discount is also offered here if you fulfill the requirements of cybercriminals. In this case, the amount will be $ 490, not 980, as originally. This supposed benefaction is a very primitive ploy. The goal is for you to pay as quickly as possible until you come to your senses. There is no guarantee that your files will be returned in their original condition.
How Gesd Ransomware gets on my computer?
Immediately after getting into the computer, GESD Ransomware starts the encryption process. It consists of two stages. First, GESD Ransomware searches on all hard drives for files suitable for encryption. These are usually documents, music, and video, but malware may be able to encrypt other formats, such as executable files. Then GESD Ransomware changes the very structure of the selected files, that is, encrypts them. And finally, the file extension changes to – “.gesd”. To restore their initial state, a special decryptor utility is required, which is proposed to be purchased from hackers in the message below. For this, we need an appropriate note, a text file called “_readme.txt”. Use the instructions given here to remove this dirty trick and return your data.
As usual, we have 2 options, manual and automatic.
How to remove Gesd Ransomware?
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will Rapid (.cryptolocker)
Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and
down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Rapid (.cryptolocker) Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once
the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Data Recovery
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Rapid (.cryptolocker) Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Rapid (.cryptolocker) Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Rapid (.cryptolocker) Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System
Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and
folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Rapid (.cryptolocker)t-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data
lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.