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Remove Godra Ransomware – Restore .Godra Files

This article will help you remove Godra ransomware absolutely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Godra is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files are locked with the AES military grade encryption algorithm. The Godra cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while also appending the .Godra extension to each file. You are demanded to pay around 2000 US dollars (or Euros) in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a ransom payment to supposedly restore your data. Read on through the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your data.

Threat Summary

Name Godra
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer machine and demands a ransom of $2000 (or Euros) to be paid in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES encryption algorithm. All locked files will have the .Godra extension.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Godra Ransomware – Methods of Delivery

Godra ransomware might spread its infection with various methods. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right down here:

What is more, that payload file is triggered when opening a file called “Prijedlog_za_ovrhu_urbr_220-2017.pdf”, which is allegedly sent by thee Croatian Financial Agency (FINA), but they have left a message on their site that this is a phishing scam sent with a malicious email campaign, and people should NOT open anything related to that.

Godra ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware found in the forum section.

Godra Ransomware – In-Depth Overview

Godra is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to supposedly recover them. The extortionists want you to pay in Bitcoin for the alleged restoration of your files.

Godra ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.

After encryption the Godra virus drops a ransom message in the following files:


The note can be viewed from both .txt and .log files. You can see its contents from the following screenshot given here:

The ransom note is written in the Croatian language and states the following:

Što se dogodilo s mojim računalom?
Sve Vaše bitne datoteke su kriptirane.
Svi Vaši dokumenti, fotografije, video materijali, baze podatka i ostale datoteke više nisu dostupne jer su kriptirane. Nemojte pokšavati i gubiti vrijeme na dekriptiranje ili povrat Vaših datoteka jer nitko ne može dekriptirati Vaše datoteke bez naše dekripcijske usluge.
Mogu li vratiti svoje datoteke?
Naravno. GARANTIRAMO vraćanje Vaših datoteke nakon plaćanja:
2.000,00 EUR (dvijetisućeeura) u BTC (BitCoin) protuvrijednosti
Imate 48 sati za slanje uplate, inače se cijena udvostručava. Također, ukoliko nakon još 72 sata ne izvršite uplatu, Vaše datoteke bit će bespovratno izgubljene. Nakon provedene uplate, pošaljite nam “User ID” i broj walleta s kojeg je napravljena uplata na godra@protonmail.ch
User ID: 1513422729
Nakon toga, poslat ćemo Vam dekripcijski softver koji će vratiti Vaše datoteke. Napominjemo da *NI NA KOJI NAČIN* ne modificirate svoje kriptirane datoteke jer povrat NEĆE biti moguć.
Možete nam poslati datoteku na godra@protonmail.ch (do 100kB) kako bi smo Vam dokazali da je dekripcija moguća.
Primamo uplate samo u BTC (BitCoin) valuti. Uplata mora biti izvršena na sljedeću adresu:
Ne koristite “deep web” novčanike poput Tor Wallet, Onion Wallet, Shadow Wallet, Hidden Wallet i slični.
Kupite BTC (BitCoin) samo sa službene BitCoin mjenjačnice!
Službena tečajna lista i cijene: https://howtobuybitcoins.info/
Preporuke za kupovinu: https://bit4coin.net/ ili https://www.coinbase.com/ ili https://xcoins.io/
Na Bit4Net nije potrebna registracija! Na Xcoins.io možete kupiti BitCoin putem PayPala!
E-mail adresa za komunikaciju: godra@protonmail.ch
Pošaljite nam e-mail s Vašim “User ID” i walletom s kojeg je uplata napravljena!

Below you can see a rough translation of the ransom note in English:

What happened to my computer?
All your essential files are encrypted.
All your documents, photos, video materials, databases, and other files are no longer available because they are encrypted. Do not be tricked and waste time on decrypting or retrieving your files because no one can decrypt your files without our decryption service.
Can I restore my files?
Of course. WE WARRANT to return your files after payment:
2.000,00 EUR (two thousand dollars) in BTC (BitCoin) countervalue
You have 48 hours to send a payment, otherwise the price doubles. Also, if you do not make a payment after 72 hours, your files will be irrevocably lost. After the payment has been made, please send us the “User ID” and the wallet number from which payment was made to godra@protonmail.ch
User ID: 1513422729
After that, we will send you decryption software that will return your files. Please note that * YOU SHOULD NOT IN ANY WAY * modify your encrypted files because the return will NOT be possible.
You can send us a file at godra@protonmail.ch (up to 100kB) to prove that decryption is possible.
We accept payments only in BTC (BitCoin) currency. Payment must be made to the following address:
Do not use “deep web” wallets like Tor Wallet, Onion Wallet, Shadow Wallet, Hidden Wallet, and the like.
Buy BTC (BitCoin) only with official BitCoin Exchange!
Official exchange rate and prices: https://howtobuybitcoins.info/
Shopping recommendations: https://bit4coin.net/ or https://www.coinbase.com/ or https://xcoins.io/
Bit4Net does not need registration! You can buy BitCoin via PayPal at Xcoins.io!
E-mail address for communication: godra@protonmail.ch
Send us an e-mail with your “User ID” and the wallet from which the payment was made!

The following e-mail address is used to contact the cybercriminals:

  • godra@protonmail.ch

However, it is advised against contacting them. The e-mail address is on an encrypted service preferred by many cybercriminals to preserve their anonymity.

The note of the Godra ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 2.000 Euros in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal acts.

Godra Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process of the Godra ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .Godra extension. The encryption algorithm used to lock files is AES.

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The Godra cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove Godra Ransomware and Restore .Godra Files

If your computer got infected with the Godra ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Godra from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Godra


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.

Step 2: Uninstall Godra and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.

3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Godra on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Godra there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.

3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Godra with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Godra.

Ransomware infections and Godra aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Godra from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall Godra and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Godra:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Godra. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.

6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Godra. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Godra via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Godra. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Godra:


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Godra.

Ransomware infections and Godra aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Godra FAQ

What is Godra ransomware and how does it work?

Godra is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Godra ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Godra Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Godra is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Godra files?

You can't. At this point the .Godra files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Godra files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Godra ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Godra" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Godra files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Godra ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Godra ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Godra files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Godra ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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