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.gangbang file ransomware is a rigid infection which falls in the category of unwanted data locking infection upgraded from the infamous ransomware like AES ransomware, CrytoLocker, and RSA-4096. When you run free download apps shared by third party websites or open attachments of spam emails, you leave the scope to lure .gangbang file ransomware into your system.

How to remove .gangbang File Ransomware

Once you got the .gangbang file ransomware on your system, it inject weird extensions like Crypt or Crypted on every of your files and lock them. It doesn’t allow you to access your personal files (photos, word documents and so on) because it has encrypted them. Meanwhile, when you try to open your files and documents, it will reflect a black screen warning or a TXT file that will ask you to follow the on screen instructions to decrypt your files. But the instructions it shows are just a way of making money as it is the reason it has locked the files on your system.

It may charge a heavy amount of up to 500$ or more in exchange of decryption key, however, there is no guarantee that doing so will enable you of recovering your encrypted files and data. No one knows that with the so-called key, you will be able of decrypting your files. If luckily you get your files back, there is a strong possibility that .gangbang file ransomware would attack your machine again and encrypt your files in order to make more money.

Therefore, it is never a great decision to pay the ransom fees as in this case you may lose money as well as your files. There are other ways of recovering your files, but the first thing you need to do is, remove .gangbang file ransomware and related threats from your computer and if you have backup your files, you can recover them. If in case you haven’t backed up your files, there are many potential data recovery software programs that you can choose to recover. This guide will help you in removing .gangbang file ransomware from your computer.  There are two ways of removing .gangbang file ransomware:

1: Remove .gangbang file ransomware manually (recommended for users with expert skills)

2: Remove .gangbang file ransomware automatically (quick and safely and easy for all computer users)

First Method: .gangbang file ransomware Manual Removal Method

Step 1 – Remove .gangbang file ransomware process from Task Manager

  1. Call out Windows Task Manager by pressing “Ctrl+ Shift + Esc” keys simultaneously
  2. Click Processes > search for .gangbang file ransomware process or other suspicious processes and choose the option End process.

Step 2 – Uninstall .gangbang file ransomware and suspicious programs from Control Panel

Windows 10

  • Click Start Menu, find and click All Apps
  • Search for .gangbang file ransomware or other suspicious programs, then right-click on it and select the option Uninstall

Windows 8

  • Point the mouse cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen and clicking the Start button
  • In search box, type “control panel” and then click Control Panel.
  • Find .gangbang file ransomware and other unwanted programs and then click on Uninstall option

Win 7 / Vista / XP

  • Click Start button and then Control Panel in Start Menu
  • To open Programs and Features, click Uninstall a program
  • Find .gangbang file ransomware and other unwanted programs and click Uninstall

Step 3 Remove .gangbang file ransomware related registry files from Registry

  • To open Run window, press Win + R keys together
  • Type “regedit” in the blank field and click OK
  • Now search for all related registry files of .gangbang file ransomware:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesWpm

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”

HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\[adware name]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0

Second Method: Automatic Removal of .gangbang file ransomware

Download defencebyte AV Pro to Scan and Delete .gangbang file ransomware

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device first.
  • Make sure that you select the right version for your Windows System.
  • Save the file at a convenient location.
  • When the download will complete, Windows will prompt about it.
  • To start the program, click on Run button or browse the location of the folder and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the license terms to continue the remaining process.
  • To find plug-ins, add-ons, harmful programs, and other malicious entities linked to .gangbang file ransomware, run a scan on your computer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to continue with the removal.
  • Once scan and removal process is done, reboot your machine for everything to take effect.

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