How to Remove GNL Ransomware Virus

Posted by John Larkin - May 18, 2016

GNL Ransomware Overview

GNL Ransomware, also know as Germany Netherland Locker, is a kind of ransom virus that can encrypt documents and files on a computer. You should pay attention to protect your PC against this ransomware. Visiting illegal websites could cause the infection. Besides, you might get this malicious program installed unknowingly when you add some unreliable freeware to the machine. Once inside, GNL Ransomware will change BIOS settings without asking you for permission. If the changes take effect, the PC could be out of control. Most of your files are encrypted and the system can’t gain easy access.
GNL Ransomware will send you a message saying that you can decrypt the files by paying requested amount $250. Don’t fall into this trap. This malicious virus can capture the input information and capture online banking password when you pay online. Additionally, this ransomware will not unlock the files even if it gets the money. Obviously GNL Ransomware is created to cheat money and get users into trouble. You should take immediate actions to clean off this virus from the PC. This virus is able to build a backdoor for remote hackers. By that time, your computer might suffer from serious attack. And your sensitive personal privacy may be infringed. Hopefully the tips below can help you out.

Damages of GNL Ransomware Virus:

1) This virus can drop hazardous scripts to the system registry.
2) This virus could disable the installed security programs.
3) This virus changes or deletes system files to cause chaos.
4) This virus opens a backdoor for the web criminals to access the PC.
5) This virus downloads harmful viruses like spyware and malware.
6) This virus slows down the whole system performance greatly.
7) This virus steals the victim’s personal information for illegal purposes.

Get Rid of GNL Ransomware Virus Thoroughly

As GNL Ransomware virus is stubborn and dangerous, it is strongly recommended that you remove it as soon as possible. The following post provides detailed manual removal guide to help you completely delete related components of GNL Ransomware virus and fix the problem.

Step 1: Restart the system in Safe Mode with Networking. Keep press F8 when the machine starts to boot up.

Step 2: End related and suspicious processes of GNL Ransomware virus. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete together to run Task Manager.

Step 3: Delete startup items of GNL Ransomware virus. Press Win+ R, enter “msconfig” and click OK.

Step 4: Remove registry entries of GNL Ransomware virus. Press Win+R to open Run, type “regedit” and hit OK.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Step 5: Show hidden files and delete related files of GNL Ransomware virus. Click Start menu, select Control Panel, and search Folder Option.


Step 6: Reboot the computer.

Attention: A Trojan Horse like GNL Ransomware virus is rather stubborn and malicious. It could damage certain system files, which could lead to malfunction of associated programs or even the whole system. Since GNL Ransomware virus can bypass your antivirus software, it may be tough for you to get rid of it completely. If you can not delete it, it is recommended that you use this Automatic Virus Remover to fix your problem.

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