Is your PC got infected by .Grt Karmen ransomware? Are you unable to access any of your computer files and folders? Is this malware demanding ransom money to unlock your files? Is your anti-virus program not able to remove the ransomware from the infected PC? Are you searching for any help? Read this post carefully to permanently uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware from your PC and restore the files.
A Brief Report On .Grt Karmen ransomware
.Grt Karmen ransomware is a deceptive file locker threat that takes your files hostage and demand ransom money. It is a new Hiddentear based malware. This virus is a ransomware as a service (RaaS) and can be duplicated and distributed by anybody. Creator of this malware share profits with their affiliates with a hope to spread it faster and infect more computers. After installation, it encrypts all stored files by using AES algorithm. During encryption process, it appends the ".grt" extension to the name of each encrypted file. For example, "sample.jpg" is renamed to "sample.jpg.grt".
The files attacked may be of the following file types
After the successful file encryption process, when you will try to open any of your document then, .Grt Karmen ransomware displays only a short ransom note named “Karmen Decrypter” that demands a ransom amount in BitCoin to a dedicated address in order to recover files.
Screenshot of ransom note
The ransom note is written in both English and German language. However, it might receive a more user-friendly look. Paying the money is a not a good way to recover your files. The ransomware is still under development. So, it is a high risk of losing your files even if you pay the ransom and there are no contacts provided to reach the creators for support. Therefore, we strongly discourage paying the ransom amount for hackers. The ransomware also deletes your Shadow Volume Copies with the help of bcedit and vssadmin commands.
Intrusion Method Of .Grt Karmen ransomware & Its Prevention Tips
Usually, .Grt Karmen ransomware comes along with spam or junk email attachments which is sent via unknown source, company and organization. So user never open such type of attachments because it contain harmful threats itself. While users visiting and clicking malicious websites then, it can easily invade the PC. So, users very careful while visiting online. To prevent this threat, users should make a backup for all stored files in future safety.
Hence, if you want to protect your PC from such type of malicious threat then, it is very important to get rid of .Grt Karmen ransomware from the infected Windows OS as quickly as possible.
How to Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on .Grt Karmen ransomware to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate .Grt Karmen ransomware from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the .Grt Karmen ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by .Grt Karmen ransomware infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with .Grt Karmen ransomware one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select .Grt Karmen ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate .Grt Karmen ransomware from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the .Grt Karmen ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by .Grt Karmen ransomware.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the .Grt Karmen ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove .Grt Karmen ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete .Grt Karmen ransomware from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including .Grt Karmen ransomware and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall .Grt Karmen ransomware From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find .Grt Karmen ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove .Grt Karmen ransomware From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select .Grt Karmen ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE