What is Ghsd Ransomware

Ghsd is a ransomware program belonging to the STOP/Djvu malware family. Alike previous ransomware versions released by this family, Ghsd encrypts personal data and demands victims to pay a ransom for its return. During this process, the virus modifies all restricted files using the .ghsd extension. For instance, a file named 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.ghsd and reset its original icon. Following this, Ghsd Ransomware creates a text note (_readme.txt) containing instructions on how to recover the files.

STOP Ransomware (.ghsd extensions)
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, 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.
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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:
Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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{alphanumeric sequence}

As said in the note, victims should contact ransomware developers via e-mail communication (support@bestyourmail.ch or supportsys@airmail.cc) and pay 980 dollars for special decryption software. Cybercriminals also offer a 50% discount off the mentioned price if victims write a message to swindlers within 72 hours. In addition to this, infected users are also allowed to send 1 encrypted file to get it unlocked and fully working for free. Whether it is possible to decrypt your data without paying the ransom depends on how it was encrypted. Developers from the STOP family may use both offline and online ways of generating and storing assigned ciphers. If you see your personal ID ending with t1, then more likely your data can be decrypted. Otherwise, the only option to avoid paying the ransom and return your data at the same time is to recover it using backup copies. Keep in mind that before doing any of the recovery manipulations on your own, it is important to delete Ghsd Ransomware and its traces. Do it in our guide below and learn all the recovery methods one can apply to recover Ghsd-encrypted data thus far.

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How Ghsd Ransomware infected your computer

Ghsd is a typical ransomware infection. Such malware can be distributed via many different channels – trojans, malicious e-mail attachments, vulnerable RDP configuration, cracks in NAS (Network Attached Storage), fake software updates, keyloggers, unofficial program installers, backdoors, keyloggers, license-bypassing tools, and other suspicious vectors as well. Many cybercriminals tend to send spam letters through e-mail. These letters are often disguised as something legitimate and very trustworthy while actually being a buffer for carrying malicious files or links. MS Office documents (Word, Excel, etc.), PDF, JavaScript, EXE, and other formats can be attached and modified for storing infections. Clicking and uncovering such files will most likely lead to the installation of malware. Users can avoid it by ignoring such messages and not trusting what is written inside of them. Cybercriminals may claim they are official representatives of world-known companies like DHL, DPD, FedEx, etc. This is likely a trap designed to tug you into following their requests. In order to be more confident and less susceptible to various online threats in the future, it is worth equipping yourself with good anti-malware software. Follow our guide below to get more tips and working protection solutions against infection like Ghsd Ransomware.

  1. Download Ghsd Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .ghsd files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Ghsd Ransomware

Virus modifies “hosts” file to block Windows updates, downloading antivirus programs, and visiting sites related to security news or offering security solutions. Ghsd Ransomware comes along with AZORult trojan, which was initially created to steal logins and passwords. The process of infection also looks like installing Windows updates, the malware shows a fake window, that mimics the update process.

fake windows update from Ghsd Ransomware

It uses rdpclip.exe to replace a legal Windows file and to launch an attack on a computer network. After encrypting the files, the encrypter is deleted using the delself.bat command file. Ghsd Ransomware virus is propagated via spam attack with malicious e-mail attachments and using manual PC hacking. Can be distributed by hacking through an unprotected RDP configuration, fraudulent downloads, exploits, web injections, fake updates, repackaged, and infected installers. The virus assigns a certain ID to the victims, which is used to name those files and supposedly to send a decryption key. Great tools to protect against Ghsd Ransomware are: Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Download Ghsd Ransomware Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Ghsd Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Ghsd Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Ghsd Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Antimalware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Ghsd Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

How to remove Ghsd Ransomware manually

It is not recommended to remove Ghsd Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.

Ghsd Ransomware files:


Ghsd Ransomware registry keys:

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How to decrypt and restore .ghsd files

Use automated decryptors

Download STOP Djvu Decryptor from EmsiSoft (.ghsd variations)

IMPORTANT: Read this detailed guide on using STOP Djvu Decryptor to avoid file corruption and time wasting.

STOP djvu ransomware decryptor from emsisoft

STOP Djvu Decryptor is able to decrypt .ghsd files, encrypted by Ghsd Ransomware. This tool was developed by EmsiSoft. It works in automatic mode, but in most cases works only for files encrypted with offline keys. Download it here:

Download STOP Djvu Decryptor

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .ghsd files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analysis of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Ghsd Ransomware and removed from your computer, you can try decrypting your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .ghsd files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Ghsd Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files and file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

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2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Ghsd Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

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Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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