GEFEST Ransomware : Its Removal From Affected PC

Description About GEFEST Ransomware

GEFEST Ransomware was recently discovered by a malware expert called Emmanuel_ADC-Soft which is also known by Gefest 3.0 ransomware. It is recognized as a new variant of Scarab Ransomware that can pollutes various kinds of Windows Operating System like 7, Win 32/64, 8.1, XP, 10, Vista etc and several popular Web Browser Search Engines like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Mozilla Firefox etc. By using a powerful encrypting process like RSA-2048 cipher algorithm it can very easily lock down all the confidential files of the users that are stored on the affected system. The main intension of developing such threat by the hackers is to earn huge amount of ransom money from the victim of the infected machines.  

Significance Of GEFEST Ransomware

GEFEST Ransomware is a file encrypting infection which can very silently get proliferated into the compromised system by using any spreading ways such as fake invoices, corrupted external drives, software bundling method, pornographic or adult sites, downloading torrents websites, free file hosting websites, online gaming server, download free things from untrusted websites, untrustworthy third party software down-loader, hacked executable files, reading junked e-mail attachments, fake software updater, email spam campaigns, peer to peer file sharing network, untrustworthy downloading sources, click commercial ads embedded malicious codes and many more. It can easily modifies the existing file extension of the encrypted files by adding .GEFEST as a suffix to each encrypted file name. Then it drops a ransom demanding note of HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT file format on the system screen of the victim. And even provides a contact email address like [email protected] or [email protected] 

Side-Effects Of GEFEST Ransomware

GEFEST Ransomware is a severely harmful crypto-threat which can efficiently encrypts all the crucial data of the users by suing some cryptography algorithms and then try to gain illegal profitable ransom from them. It may also stops the working of all firewall settings and anti-virus programs of the contaminated computer system. It even threatens the users to pay the demanded amount within the given time limit otherwise the entire encrypted files would get deleted from the affected system permanently.

How To Delete GEFEST Ransomware

In this adverse situation it become essential to delete GEFEST Ransomware from the victimized computer system by using automatic or manual method as early as possible.


Easy Steps To Remove GEFEST Ransomware Manually

GEFEST Ransomware is indeed a dangerous threat which should be removed from your PC as soon as possible. Below are the some manual steps which helps you to get rid of GEFEST Ransomware.

GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Control Panel Of Windows 8

1. Select Search from the Top right corner of the screen and then type Control Panel.

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2. When the Control Panel windows appears, select Uninstall a program under programs and remove GEFEST Ransomwarefrom it.

GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Control panel Of Windows 7/XP And Vista

1. Click On start Button from the task panel of desktop.

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2. When control Panel windows appears then select Uninstall a program under Program sections and click on it.

3. Click installed on under Program and features Window.

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4. Select GEFEST Ransomware and click on Uninstall.

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For Windows 10

1. Click start Menu.

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2. Click On system Setting.

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3. Click on App and Features under system menu.

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4. From the List select GEFEST Ransomware and click on Uninstall Button.

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Delete GEFEST Ransomware From Windows Registry

1. Click Start Button from MS registry editor and select Run.

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2. Type regedit on Run windows and click OK.

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3. List of registry entries will appear and check the program under HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE.. If you see unknown files, type program name with extension in search box . If you find any GEFEST Ransomware files then remove it immediately.


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GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Microsoft Edge

1. Click More(…)->Click Settings->Once address bar opens.

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2. Choose a Specific page->once the options opens.

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3. Select custom->put URL to see the default homepage and click on the Remove button.

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GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Google Chrome

1. Go to Chrome Menu Button>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Select GEFEST Ransomware and other associated program and click trash bin.

GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Mozilla Firefox

Open Firefox Menu Button>Select Add-ons>Select GEFEST Ransomware and other associated program and click Remove button.

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GEFEST Ransomware Removal From Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet explorer then click Tools and then Add-on tools and extensions.


2. Select GEFEST Ransomware and other malware associated programs>Click Remove Button.

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