What is Grovas ransomware? And how does it execute its attack?
Grovas ransomware is a data-encrypting virus created to lock targeted files in an infected computer. This new crypto-virus is one of the latest variants of the infamous STOP ransomware and it uses a “.grovas” extension in marking its encrypted files. The instant it invades a computer, it immediately starts modifying the system in order to control the system processes. It modifies the Windows Registry so that it can run automatically whenever you start your computer, making it a persistent threat. Grovas ransomware also utilizes several modules in its attack such as the data harvesting module and stealth protection module. The former is used to collect information in the computer while the latter is the one that uses the harvested data along with some malicious components in stopping any security programs from interrupting its attack.
Once all the system modifications are carried out successfully, it scans the computer for its targeted files that are mostly user-generated. After it completes modifying the compromised system, Grovas ransomware will encrypt its targeted files using both the AES and RSA 1024 ciphers. Following data encryption, Grovas ransomware appends the .djvut extension to every affected file and releases its ransom note named “_readme.txt” which states:
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According to its ransom note, victims are offered a 50% discount if they contact the crooks within 72 hours so instead of paying $980, they will only pay $490 and if victims fail to pay the ransom in the given time, the price will increase. However, no matter how threatening the ransom note may be, paying the ransom is not the right thing to do – not only you’ll waste your money and time but you could also end up exposing your sensitive information to the crooks behind Grovas ransomware.
How is the payload file of Grovas ransomware distributed over the web?
The malicious payload of Grovas ransomware might be distributed using the most common way of spreading ransomware threats – spam emails. Crooks attached the malicious payload in spam emails where they pretend to be some well-known company or group and make some attention-grabbing subject to the emails to trick users into opening the email and downloading the attachment. So if you see any suspicious-looking emails in your inbox you have to delete it right away.
Eliminate Grovas ransomware from your infected computer with the help of the following removal guide.
Step 1: First, tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys in your keyboard to open the Task Manager.
Step 2: After opening the Task Manager, go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious-looking process that takes up most of your CPU’s resources and is most likely related to Grovas ransomware.
Step 3: After that, close the Task Manager.
Step 4: Tap Win + R, type in appwiz.cpl and click OK or tap Enter to open Programs and Features under Control Panel.
Step 5: Under the list of installed programs, look for Grovas ransomware or anything similar and then uninstall it.
Step 6: Next, close Control Panel and tap Win + E keys to launch File Explorer.
Step 7: Navigate to the following locations below and look for Grovas ransomware’s malicious components such as “_readme.txt” and [random].exe and other suspicious files, then delete all of them.
Step 8: Close the File Explorer.
Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then by all means go on to the next steps.
Step 9: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 10: Navigate to the following path:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 11: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Grovas ransomware.
Step 12: Close the Registry Editor and empty the Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if Grovas ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Complete the removal process of Grovas ransomware by using a trusted and reliable program like [product-name]. Refer to the following guidelines on how to use it.
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.