How to remove Dharma-Gif Ransomware and decrypt .gif files

What is Dharma-Gif Ransomware?

Dharma-Gif Ransomware is the newest version of infamous crypto-locker – Dharma ransomware, that was discovered in January 2019. The scheme of the work of this virus is similar to other ransomware-type viruses. As a rule, it gets on victims’ computers via fake emails with malicious attachments, illegitimate software, unprotected RDP configuration, exploits, web-injectors, botnets, and so on. Following infiltration, it will start encrypting files making them literally useless. If your computer is infected with this ransomware, let us warn you – do not spend any money on ransom, there are a lot of reports that cybercriminals just ignore their victims. Instead, you may try using this guide to remove Dharma-Gif Ransomware and decrypt .gif files without spending any money.

 Dharma-Gif ransomware

The workflow of the ransomware-type viruses is always the same – to encrypt files and then to require payment. After encryption, all infected files will be appended with .id-[victim’s_ID].[].gif extension. For example, file “myfamily.jpg” will turn into “[victim’s_ID].[].gif”. After this, it creates FILES ENCRYPTED.txt where user will find instructions to restore files from cybercriminals:

all your data has been locked us
You want to return?
write email or

Although Dharma-Gif is a really dangerous virus, you still have a good chance to get them back. Before deciphering, you should first stay focused on removing Dharma-Gif Ransomware to avoid re-infection. Once Dharma-Gif Ransomware is removed, you can proceed with decryption. Both automatic and manual solution is presented here that we hope will help you remove Dharma-Gif Ransomware and recover your files.

How to remove Dharma-Gif ransomware?

To make sure that the ransomware won’t reappear, you need to delete Dharma-Gif ransomware completely. For this, you need to remove the files and registry entries of the ransomware. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Download SpyHunter

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Dharma-Gif ransomware. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Dharma-Gif ransomware but also the safest and the most assuring one.

How to decrypt .gif files

Restore files with Stellar Data Recovery

Stellar Data Recovery is an essential tool in the fight against ransomware-type viruses that can recover encrypted files.

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery and launch it
  2. Select the drive you want to recover and click START SCAN
  3. After scanning is finished, you are presented with a list of recoverable files found.
  4. Select the required files and click the Recover
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Nevertheless, if you failed to decrypt .gif files, you may try applying to the manual methods described below. But still, there are no undecryptable files and any problem can be solved. Therefore, please, feel free to contact us via if the suggested ways didn’t work.

Decrypt files using our decryption service

You may try using our own service for decrypting files compromised by ransomware-type viruses. The analysis of data takes 3-5 days, after which, we will let you know whether it’s decryptable or not. Note: the service is paid, payment is charged only for decryption, the analysis is free. In order to use our service, you should fill out the form listed below.

Also, please add a log file, created on your PC:

  1. Click “Start” and type: “cmd.exe” in the search box
  2. Right-click “cmd.exe” and select “Run as administrator
  3. In command line, type or copy/paste following: dir C:\ /a/s > “%userprofile%\dirc.log”
  4. Find and attach the created “%userprofile%\dirc.log” file to the web form

Please attach encrypted text files according to the following conditions:

  1. number of files should not exceed 4;
  2. file size is not more than 8 megabytes;
  3. files must be from different folders;
  4. files must be unique.

Restore the system

  1. Initiate the search for system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Dharma-Gif Ransomware.

How to prevent ransomware infection

Norton is a powerful antimalware software that can quickly detect and remove Dharma-Gif Ransomware with all vicious components left among system files and registry entries to make sure that it is completely gone. It is capable of protecting not only home computers but also server systems in the large organizations. Another key feature of this program is that Norton has its own decryption service available for free for clients of Norton. Moreover, to avoid data loss in case the file system is damaged or infected with ransomware, it regularly creates backup copies of your files. Having Norton on the computer, you can not be afraid for the safety of your data. Just launch Norton and it will take care of the rest.
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