The GoldenEye Ransomware is a dangerous infection, which belongs to the same family of malware as the infamous Petya ransomware. According to our malware researchers, this new infection is only a new version of the threats of Ransomware Petya and Mischa Ransomware, and their removal is discussed in other reports. Considering that these threats to literally act in the same way, and even the ransom demands, represented about it are the same, we need no further proof that they belong to the same family. Unfortunately, the infections of this group are extremely insidious, because they are able to overwrite the master boot record (MBR) files, which are responsible for uploading Windows. Unfortunately, this is bad news, because this makes it even more difficult to manage this malware. Although we can show you how to fix the MBR, you must remember that you forgive your chance to decrypt your files. As you must know, would the cybercriminals who have developed these Ransomware, that you pay money. Continue reading and you will learn what you need to do. We will explain the removal of the GoldenEye Ransomware.
The Launcher of the malicious GoldenEye Ransomware could be installed in your operating system without you noticing. It is even highly probable that you have downloaded this file itself and opened. Has been damaged, your operating system after you have opened a suspicious spam E mail attachment? Maybe the Launcher of another malicious infection has been downloaded and executed, which is active in your operating system. Cyber criminals could use different methods to spread this dangerous infection, but it is highly likely that she will spread beyond spam E mail attachments. If the Launcher runs successfully, your computer restarts immediately. First, you will see a screen with a message that indicates that a disk of your PC has errors that need to be repaired. It is specified that the process can take hours, and you will be warned also that you could lose your files if you cancel the ‘repair’. In reality, this is your only chance to restart your PC in safe mode, at least some to save your personal files. In reality, that is for the “repair quotation marks to time actually the time, need the cybercriminals, your personal files to encrypt.” If you restart in safe mode and delete the GoldenEye Ransomware on time, you could completely avoid the encryption.
Once the encryption of your files is complete, a screen with a terrifying skull, which prompts you to press any key. If you do this, a ransom note was prepared by the developer of the GoldenEye Ransomware is represented. According to this requirement, you must download the Tor browser, visit one of the specified times, and enter the specified “decryption key” to start the decryption process. If you do this, you will be redirected to a page with a ransom demand. In our case, the fee that was required of us, was 1.3 Bitcoins, which equates to about 730 euros. This is not a scam. Cybercriminals have actually encrypts your files and all of them have the extension “. x1y9JSNb” receive. If you don’t pay the ransom fee, you will not be able to decrypt your files, but we can not recommend also to pay the ransom. Who knows whether the cybercriminals behind the GoldenEye Ransomware ever have the decryption key or whether they provide these at all, if you pay the ransom? We can not promise you sure that schedule will be, which is why we hope that your files are backed up, and you can delete the Ransomware without further delay.
As you know by now, you must repair the MBR before you can delete the GoldenEye Ransomware. The instructions show you how to do that, but you have to remember that this process is extremely risky and you might make devastating mistakes. After all, you lose the ability to decrypt your personal files, so you should think carefully about, what to do next, so you don’t regret it later. If you face major problems with the removal of the GoldenEye Ransomware, please do not hesitate and start a discussion in the comment section below. Also don’t forget to invest in order to make sure that you will have in the future with any malicious Ransomware or other malware into a reliable security system.
Repair of the MBR (mater boot record)
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:
Remove the GoldenEye Ransomware
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GoldenEye Ransomware.
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GoldenEye Ransomware Behavior
- Installs itself without permissions
- Integrates into the web browser via the GoldenEye Ransomware browser extension
- Steals or uses your Confidential Data
- GoldenEye Ransomware Connects to the internet without your permission
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Slows internet connection
GoldenEye Ransomware effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1026%
- Windows 831%
- Windows 721%
- Windows Vista8%
- Windows XP14%
GoldenEye Ransomware Geography
Eliminate GoldenEye Ransomware from Windows
Delete GoldenEye Ransomware from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove GoldenEye Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase GoldenEye Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete GoldenEye Ransomware from Your Browsers
GoldenEye Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase GoldenEye Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate GoldenEye Ransomware from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).