Gimemo virus is a trojan horse which is related to a group of ransomwares that are actively spread at the moment. These malware programs lock computers down with their misleading alerts, pretending to be displayed by police units or other institutions. The reason of doing that is really simple – victim is made to believe that he/she has violated a law by using copyrighted content or watching pornography and now has to pay the fine in order to unlock the system. It's really hard to stop yourself from believing such alert because it always shows your IP address and location.
Gimemo virus can be downloaded without any sign, together with freeware, malware, email attachments and so on. It typically uses security exploits and can be additionally used to infect system with different malware threats, like FBI Moneypak virus or Police Central e-crime Unit virus because all these ransomware versions use this trojan for their distribution. It starts working as soon as victim reboots the machine and spends almost no time on loading the misleading screen which disables everything on the PC.
I AM INFECTED, HOW CAN I REMOVE Gimemo virus?
When trying to remove Gimemo virus and one of Ukash viruses it downloads on the system, it becomes a serious task because of this locking screen which is displayed. Even if you reboot to safe mode with networking, you see the same alert. However, you can unlock your screen using this guide:
- Take another computer and download Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Reimage or other reputable anti-malware program with it.
- Update the program and put it into your USB drive or simply burn a CD disk.
- While the CD burns or USB drive get's the information, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with Command Prompt (by pressing F8 on boot) and then stick the prepared USB drive or put the CD disk in it.
- Reboot the infected computer once more and run a full system scan with the program you downloaded.