.Guvara File – Details
In case that your files have been locked down by a secret encryption algorithm and the cause for that is a Ransomware infection called .Guvara, then stay on this page to learn how you could possibly retrieve some of your data and remove the nasty malware. The threats from the Ransomware type, like .Etols, .Tabufa or .NamPoHyu, can be very difficult to deal with as they may keep some very important data inaccessible for an indefinite period of time. The encryption algorithm they use is usually very complex to reverse and without external backup sources, you may not be able to recover the data that has been locked. This, however, should not discourage you from seeking alternatives that may help you remove the nasty infection and minimize the data loss. In fact, in the removal guide below, we have prepared some steps which can help you to get rid of .Guvara and there you can also find a section with suggestions on file-recovery.
How Dangerous is .Guvara File Virus?
In case that you have been greeted by a scary ransom-demanding notification which is asking you to pay a certain amount of money to a given cryptocurrency wallet in order to obtain a special decryption key for your files, don’t rush with such payments. The hackers behind .Guvara typically rely on the fact that you are desperate about not losing your data and may ask you to pay a ridiculous amount of money as a ransom. If are still considering this as an option, however, you should know that there is absolutely no guarantee about the future of your precious files or about the safety of the infected system. An active Ransomware can it difficult to use your computer because, until you fully remove the malware, every new file that you create or every backup source that you connect may get immediately encrypted.
As per the information that we have, Ransomware infections like .Guvara may get inside your system if you interact with spam messages, malicious email attachments, different fake ads, misleading links or if you get infected with a Trojan Horse. The Trojans may compromise the computer without showing any symptoms and may secretly create security holes which can be exploited by other viruses. That’s why it is extremely important that you have a reliable security program on your PC, which can detect any potential malware carriers and notify you about any malicious background activities.
Removing .Guvara File Virus manually
If your machine has already been attacked, though, it may not be enough to just scan the system with your current antivirus program because, it may not really detect anything as it has already allowed the malware inside the machine. In this case, you may need the help of a professional removal tool like the one below and a detailed removal guide in order to safely and effectively eliminate .Guvara from the location where it is hiding. For recovering your files, we suggest you give a try to some alternative methods instead of risking your money by paying the ransom to some anonymous hackers. Such criminals may not only blackmail you in a ruthless way, but also they may never send you the decryption key they promise. That’s why, if you really want to do something about your infected computer and about the recovery of your data, we suggest you use the instructions below and/or the removal anti-malware tool that can be found there.
|Danger Level||High (.Guvara Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||.Guvara Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove .Guvara File Virus Ransomware
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: IP related to .Guvara
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the .Guvara.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and .Guvara , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data – .Guvara
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Guvara Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
7: .Guvara Decryption
The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Guvara Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.