Ransomware infections are becoming more and more derivatives of well-known variants. Such is the case with Globe v3 ransomware which uses the .1 file extension which Is added after the encrypted files. The virus encodes the files using an encryption algorithm and makes them no longer openable. So far, most versions of Globe ransomware we successfully decrypted by malware researchers, and we have created decryption instructions for this. Please read the following article to learn more about this ransomware virus and how to decrypt your files after removing it from your computer.
Globe v3 .1 Virus – A Quick Background
Similar to the v2 of the ransomware, this derivative of the JigSaw virus was also decrypted. But the new version may be very different than the old one. For starters, it may use the Blowfish encryption cipher to render documents, music, .pdf files, database files, image files and other important objects on your computer no longer openable.
After an infection by Globe v3 ransomware, which usually happens via opening a malicious e-mail attachment, the virus drops it’s payload. It may be located in the following folders:
- %User’s Profile%
After this has happened, the virus begins the encryption process. The files look like the following after becoming encoded by Globe v3:
Luckily, this version of the ransomware was also decrypted by malware research experts and reverse engineers. But before decrypting your files, it is important to remove the infection first. We have designed instructions for the removal and file decryption below. We suggest that you carefully follow those instructions.
Globe v3 Ransomware Removal Instructions
In order to remove this virus firstly, you can try either the Manual instructions or the Automatic ones in case you are not tech savvy. Be sure to know that reverse engineers and security experts always recommend scanning your computer with an advanced anti-malware software for maximum effectiveness during removal.
Manually delete Globe v3 from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the Globe v3 threat: Manual removal of Globe v3 requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
Automatically remove Globe v3 by downloading an advanced anti-malware program
Globe v3 Ransomware Decryption Instructions
In order to successfully decrypt files enciphered by globe ransomware you are going to need several details to begin with. First, you will need an original file and an encrypted file.
In case you cannot find one, make sure to browse through the default wallpaper folder of the same version of your Windows OS. Here is an example of the location of the default folders for wallpapers for different Windows versions:
After having located an original and an encrypted file, make sure to download the decrypter by clicking on the download button below:
Make sure to save the decrypter somewhere easy to find and open it. Then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Drag and drop the encrypted file and the original file together into the decrypter, like the animated image below demonstrates:
Step 2: The decrypter will begin a brute forcing sequence. Simply wait until your key has been discovered:
Step 3: After this, click on OK and the main interface of the decrypter should appear. From it, choose Add Files to add all the files that you wish to be deciphered.
Step 4: After you have added your files, click on the Decrypt button so that the decrypter can begin the deciphering operation.
At this point you will begin to see on the live feed at the middle of the decrypter’s interface which files were successfully decoded:
Globe v3 Ransomware – The Bottom Line
In case you have been infected by the .1 variant of Globe and have decrypted the files successfully, we recommend focusing on protecting your computer in the future and avoiding such unfortunate turn of events from happening again to you.
We have prepared several simple tips that you can follow and stay safe in the future: