An Introduction To Gw3w Ransomware
Gw3w Ransomware is a malicious infection for your PC. It infects all Windows operating system and intrude your machine without any consent. It intrude your system via spam email attachments, freeware, shareware, peer to peer file transfer, etc. Cyber criminals sends spam attachments in bulk which contain eye catchy title and you will interestingly open these files. But this is truly a fake message and it's only purpose is to invade your system. So, it is advised here that never open such files. It will harm your system and your privacy will get disturb. Your system will totally get spoil and inaccessible. You will face lots of trouble to open your important files.
Gw3w Ransomware – Encryption Process
The encryption process depend on the strong ciphers as AES-256 which is a symmetric encryption algorithm. It changes the file name by the extension as ".firstname.lastname@example.org". After putting the extension at the end of the file name suppose you have an image file as image.ppt then it will encrypt the file to email@example.com. The files which get changed by this ransomware are documents, images, power-points, spreadsheets, etc. The file formats which get changed are .ppt, .xls, .doc, .docx, etc.
Harmful Activities Of Gw3w Ransomware
This malicious virus is very dangerous and once it get penetrated into your system,it will starts it work to encrypt files. It creates the text file "ScrewYou.txt" as a ransom note. After encryption you will need a decryption code to unlock your files. The hackers give a message by dropping the ransom note to your desktop. They give a warning message that if you wan to get back your files, you must have to pay the ransom amount in Monero, Bitcoins or another cryptocurrency. The ransom amount is under $500-1500. If you will fail to pay the amount your all data will be deleted by them. If you will really pay the amount as per the given deadline, you will be cheated by the hackers. So, it is much better that you should never pay the amount. Try to keep a back files in external hard drive. Also you can follow the instruction here to remove Gw3w Ransomware quickly from your computer. If you have data recovery software, try to restore your data by it.