GHSD Ransomware. How to decrypt .ghsd files?

If you can’t open your pics, documents, or files and also see the .ghsd extension on them, your computer is surely infected with Ghsd ransomware. It pertains to STOP/Djvu ransomware group

Ghsd ransomware ciphers personal files spotted on the victim’s computer with the extension “.ghsd” and after that leaves the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are placed on the victim’s desktop in the “readme.txt” file. Its task is basically similar to other examples of the same ransomware family: Eiur, Dkrf, Llqq.

What is Ghsd Ransomware?

NameGhsd Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.ghsd
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.ghsd” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Ghsd is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents regular access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and photos by encrypting them. It marks the ciphered files with the “.ghsd” extension. Then Ghsd ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In it, you can see the guidance to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain Bitcoin wallet. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the documents is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that currently exist will spend hundreds of years to brute force the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Ghsd ransomware?

When Ghsd ransomware gets on your PC, it will run through your computer for photos, videos, and also important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are located, the ransomware will encrypt them and change their extension to “.ghsd” so that you understand what happened.

After the Ghsd ransomware ciphered the data on your PC, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. In addition to the money transferring instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the ransom note that the Ghsd ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

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.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

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How did the Ghsd ransomware get on my computer?

The Ghsd ransomware spreads by posting links to download hacked programs or games. They keep their eye on all hype topics which can be chosen to spread ransomware. New games introductions, new popular movies – Ghsd creators make everything to get their money on that. One of the most favored tactics these crooks apply is one-day sites with torrent downloading links. However, following the modern-day trends is not the only manner these criminals utilize. Methods that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are also normal for STOP/Djvu ransomware distribution.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Ghsd ransomware injection

Avoiding this ransomware does not require a lot of initiative. Following the standard rules of computer hygiene will noticeably reduce all dangers. Bear in mind that starting all files you get on email is not a good habit. Even worse case is to allow macros in Microsoft Office files. However, it is better to stop the malware intrusion at the moment when you have only opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can say a lot about what you can anticipate, as well as when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a legit email. At the same time, stuff that tries to resemble Amazon or FedEx shipping notification, however, uses the email address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– must make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things require some extra description. Violating copyright policy already exposes you to the risk of being fined. However, utilizing torrent trackers or third-party websites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can control unnamed people that launch the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated software.

Ghsd virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Ghsd virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Ghsd ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Ghsd ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Ghsd files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .ghsd files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Ghsd ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

GHSD Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: GHSD Virus

Description: GHSD Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific ghsd extension. GHSD ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.