Remove GandCrab 3 Virus — Restore .CRAB Files

The GandCrab 3 virus is the latest iteration of the GandCrab family of threats. It uses the same .CRAB extension to encrypt target user data and extorts the victims for a ransomware payment.

Threat Summary

NameGandCrab 3
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .CRAB extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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GandCrab 3 Virus – Distribution Ways

The Gandcrab 3 virus threat as the new version of the malware family uses a variety of dangerous tactics in ordere to infect computer users worldwide. It is presumed that the primary attack methods used remain.

The criminals send out bulk spam messages that utilize social engineering strategies that coerce the recipients of interacting with the malware elements. The virus files may be either attached directly or hyperlinked in the body contents. The messages can also help deliver payloads as a secondary delivery mechanism.

The first type is the inclusion of the malware code in software installers. They are made by taking the legitimate files from the official download pages and inserting the code in the resulting installers. Targets can be any popular software such as utilities, creativity apps or computer games. As soon as they (Read more...)

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