Gaeilge Ransomware Description
Gaeilge Ransomware is a rare example of a ransomware Trojan that targets the nation of Ireland in its attacks. Like similar examples of ransomware Trojans from various branches of the Ukash Virus and Lockscreen families, Gaeilge Ransomware pretends to be an alert from a local government agency that has locked your PC due to illegal behavior. However, Gaeilge Ransomware is unrelated to law enforcement or any other branch of the government of Ireland and SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted that it’s unlikely that the Gaeilge Ransomware will unlock your computer even if you do pay its demanded ransom. Other than its choice of a country to victimize, Gaeilge Ransomware displays all the expected habits for its subtype of Trojan, and SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend shutting Gaeilge Ransomware down and deleting Gaeilge Ransomware with good anti-malware methodology and software.
Another Example of Why No Country is Safe from Gaeilge Ransomware and Its Kin
Recent ransomware Trojans like Gaeilge Ransomware tend to specialize in alarming content for specific countries, and Gaeilge Ransomware, with its warning messages in clumsy Gaelic, is no exception. Given the half-garbled nature of Gaeilge Ransomware’s alert, SpywareRemove.com malware research team believes that Gaeilge Ransomware is an automatically-translated variant of a similar ransomware Trojan, with conversion assisted by online tools.
Gaeilge Ransomware claims that your PC has been locked due to illegal pornography-related acts associated with it, although, in reality, Gaeilge Ransomware is even more illegal than the crimes that Gaeilge Ransomware says your computer has a hand in enabling. Gaeilge Ransomware insists on a payment of one hundred Euros before your PC will be unlocked although SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that it’s not hard to tell that this claim is fraudulent, since Gaeilge Ransomware uses the same questionable payment methods (such as Ukash and Paysafecard) that are common to most types of modern ransomware Trojans.
Depriving Gaeilge Ransomware of Its Stolen Pot of Gold
Although Gaeilge Ransomware was first seen in western Donegal in early September, Gaeilge Ransomware’s distribution vectors have yet to be analyzed. Until that time comes to pass, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you avoid known means of distribution for ransomware Trojans like Gaeilge Ransomware:
- File attachments and links from unusual e-mail spam.
Gaeilge Ransomware can be unlocked forcibly if you’re willing to boot Windows into Safe Mode or, better yet, boot your PC from a removable media device (USB drive, etc.). Once you’ve launched your operating system without Gaeilge Ransomware’s pop-up alert, you can delete Gaeilge Ransomware through anti-malware scans from appropriate software.
Gaeilge Ransomware relatives (ransomware Trojans that exhibit identical attacks for different countries) include the Polícia de Segurança Pública Portuguese Virus, Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus, Guardia di Finanza Ransomware, ‘Die offizielle Mitteilung des Bundeskriminalamtes‘ Trojan and the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus.
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Posted: September 10, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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