Infected with Giyotin Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Giyotin Ransomware
In translation from Turkish Giyotin means guillotine. This is the Turkish scammers’ cryptovirus, which encrypts the most significant files in the system, for example, it encrypts office documents, audio and video files, archives, PDF files and so on. Of course, for some users, encryption of these files is not so terrible if they previously backed up their files or if these files do not represent any value, however, for most users, encrypted files become a big problem. Giyotin does not change the file extension, unlike similar viruses, which hints that this virus, maybe there is not enough. The full name of the virus is Giyotin Fidye. The image created by this virus replaces desktop wallpaper and is a note with information about redemption:
OOPS, GİYOTİN FİDYE YAZILIMININ KURBANI OLDUNUZ
Bilgisayarınız ve Tüm Önemli Dosyalarınız Şifrelendi. Dosyalarınızı Geri Alıp Bilgisayarınıza Tamamen Erişim Sağlayabilmek İçin Aşağıdaki Adımları Takip Edin
1-İnternet Üzerinden Herhangi Bir Website veya Server Yardımıyla Bİr Bitcoin Hesabı ve Cüzdanı Oluşturun
2-Bİtcoin Hesabınız Üzerinden Aşağıda Belirtilen Adreslerden Herhangi Birine 60$(Dolar) Değerinde Bitcoin Gönderin
3-Ödeme İşleminden Sonra anony46NcRyptr708onion@protonmail.ch adresine "HACKED" Metni İçeren Bir Mesaj Bırakın
ANCAK FAZLA ZAMANINIZ YOK 12 SAAT İÇERİSİNDE BU İŞLEMLERİ YAPMADIĞINIZ TAKDİRDE BİLGİSAYARINIZ KALICI OLARAK ÇÖKECEKTİR !!!!
Translation into English:
OOPS, YOU ARE VICTIMS OF GUILLOTINE RANSOMWARE SOFTWARE
Your Computer and All Your Important Files Are Encrypted. Follow the steps below to get your files back and recover complete access to your computer
1-Create a Bitcoin Account and Wallet with any Website or Server. Help over the Internet
2-Send $60 (Dollar) worth of Bitcoin to any of the addresses listed below
3-After Payment, Leave a Message containing "HACKED" Text to anony46NcRyptr708onion@protonmail.ch
BUT IF YOU DO NOT PAY IN 12 HOURS, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR COMPUTER PERMANENTLY !!!!
Undoubtedly, the virus is primarily targeted at Turkish-speaking users, however, according to users, the virus has already spread all over the world. The note indicates the amount of $ 60, which must be paid in the crypto currency, so that scammers minimize the possibility of being caught. We do not recommend you to pay them money, it is better to use our recommendations to remove Giyotin and restore your files.
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How Giyotin infected your PC
As a rule, the insecurity of network settings is the most common reason for the penetration of such cryptoviruses, in particular Giyotin. Also, in some cases, it comes as an attachment to spam mailing or as a false update for the software installed on your system. It is worth noting that Giyotin removes shadow copies of files and system restore points, which greatly complicates the recovery of files. Check out our guides to remove Giyotin right now and decrypt your files.
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 stop 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 Giyotin 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.
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Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar 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 Giyotin:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Giyotin?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Giyotin 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.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi