What is Gladius Ransomware
Gladius (from Latin – primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers), in some cases, there is a name GladiusCrypt, it’s a malicious virus that encrypts data and then demands data from the user. This category of viruses is called ransomware. Gladius Ransomware penetrates the victim’s computer, then uses the AES+RSA algorithm to encrypt the files that are most valuable to most users, including photos, videos, archives, MS Office documents, data files, and more. Of course, many are ready to do almost anything in order not to lose their data, and this is the main goal of cybercriminals.
The activity of this ransomware was detected at the end of August 2020, and within a few days, this threat spread to all corners of the world, including Latin America and Asia, not to mention Europe and North America. In addition to encryption, Gladius Ransomware changes the extension of the files, assigning the ending GLADIUS, after which these files cannot be used. Self-service data recovery is impossible, moreover, in some cases Gladius Ransomware deletes shadow copies of files and system restore points. Also, Gladius Ransomware creates a file called Your files are encrypted.txt, which contains a short message from the scammers.
Your files are encrypted. To decrypt :
The cybercriminals did not indicate the exact price of the ransom, nor did they say how exactly this could be achieved. First, users need to contact them for further instructions. Looking ahead, we note that in some cases, cybercriminals charge up to $3,000 for a decryption key. However, even if the price were equal to 3 dollars, nevertheless, we do not recommend contacting them. Use our recommendations to remove Gladius Ransomware and decrypt GLADIUS files.
How to remove Gladius 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 Gladius 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 Gladius 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 Aiseesoft Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- 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 Gladius Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Gladius 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 Gladius 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.
- Right-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.