.CRAB Virus (GANDCRAB V2.1 Ransomware) – Remove and Restore Files

This article aims to explain what exactly is the GANDCRAB V2.1 ransomware virus and show how to remove and restore .CRAB encrypted files on your computer.

A newer version of GandCrab v2 ransomware has been detected in the wild, calling itself GANDCRAB V2.1. The ransomware virus uses the .CRAB file extension which it gladly ads as soon as it make sure that they are no longer able to be opened and seem corrupt. The GANDCRAB V2.1 malware can cause you quite the headaches after it infects your PC, because it wants you to pay ransom in the first ever use of the DASH cryptocurrency in conjunction with ransomware infection. So if your computer has been infected by GANDCRAB V2.1 ransomware, stay tuned and read this article to see how to make sure this threat does not exist anymore on your computer and how you can try and restore as many encrypted files as possible without paying an actual ransom.

Threat Summary

NameGANDCRAB V2.1 Ransomware
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionVersion of GandCrab(https://sensorstechforum.com/gandcrab-ransomware-removal-restore-gdcb-files/) ransom virus family. Encrypts your files and asks you to pay in ransom “fee” in the DASH cryptocurrency.
SymptomsEncrypted files carry the .CRAB suffix and cannot be opened. A ransom note, named CRAB-DECRYPT.txt is dropped on your PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Malware Removal Tool

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