Remove Gero Virus (.gero File) - Restore Ransomware Data
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Remove Gero Virus (.gero File) – Restore Ransomware Data

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Update September 2019! What is Gero Virus? How does Gero Virus work? How to open Gero Virus files? How to remove Gero Virus and restore data?

Gero Virus is a ransomware infection that is actually a variant of the notorious STOP Ransomware family of infections. Its main purpose is to convince users to pay large ransom in order to get their files to work again. The Gero Virus may enter your PC undetected and use AES encryption to render all your files temporarily crippled. To be able to open them, the Gero Virus wants you to follow the instructions in the _readme.txt ransom note it drops on your computer. Read this article to learn how to remove Gero Virus from your computer effectively.

Threat Summary

NameGero Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionGero Virus is a variant of STOP Ransomware. Encrypts your files and asks you to pay ransom to get them back.
SymptomsGero Virus may add its own extension to the files plus the _readme.txt ransom note.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Gero Virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.gero Files Virus – Update September 2019

All victims of .gero file virus (STOP ransomware) will not receive a decryption software soon, as this variant uses a proper asymmetrical encryption which is different than the past variants of the cryptovirus.

However, it does not hurt in trying the decryptor if you are lucky and got one of the earlier variants of .gero file virus:

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to work with only a few versions of .gero file virus, so it may not work with your infection.

Gero Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Gero Virus can be replicated via various different types of methods. One of those methods seems to be to send spam e-mails that contain multiple virus attachments embedded within them. These attachments often pretend to be legitimate type of documents, like invoices and receipts. Once the user is tricked to run them, the infection with Gero Virus could be inevitable.

Once the Gero Virus has infected your comptuer, it may drop is virus files in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

Then, the Gero Virus may begin scanning for the following types of files on your computer:

“PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX ..INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG ..CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”

After encryption, the Gero Virus may drop its _readme.txt ransom note on your computer. The ransom note has the following contents:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-514KtsAKtH
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
mosteros@firemail.cc

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
gorentos@bitmessage.ch

Our Telegram account:
@datarestore

Your personal ID:

The main idea of this is to get you to pay BitCoin to cyber-criminals. But be advised that paying may not help you out completely as the crooks should not be trusted. Instead we recommend that you backup all the Gero Virus files on your computer and use those files when a decryptor becomes available. A decryptor is the software that can restore your files to a normal state and cyber-security experts often update the decryptor for this virus each week, so after a week time, you have a much higher chance of restoring your files.

Gero Virus Removal Guide

To perform the gero virus removal on your computer, we recommend that you follow the instructions underneath. They have been created to help you detect and delete all the files of Gero Virus step by step. If you want a permanent and automatic solution to Gero Virus, however, we recommend that you download and run a scan with an advanced anit-malware software. Such program can effectively scan for and remove all virus files and objects belonging to Gero Virus from your computer and protect it against future infections as well.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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