GANDCRAB V4 Ransomware – Remove and Restore .KRAB Encrypted Files

This article has been written with the main goal of helping you understand what is the GANDCRAB V4 ransomware virus and how to effectively remove it from your PC plus how you can attempt to recover .KRAB files, encrypted by this iteration.

GANDCRAB has successfully come out in a new version, using the .KRAB file extension. With this new version, the ransomware virus, demanding victims to pay the ransom in the DASH cryptocurrency, has become one of the biggest ransomware viruses alongside big ransomware families like WannaCry, Dharma, CryptoWall and CryptoLocker. The main purpose of .KRAB this version of GANDCRAB is to encrypt your data. Typically, the ransomware drops a ransom note file, called KRAB-DECRYPT.txt, which aims to extort victims to pay a ransom “fee” to get the files to work again. If your computer has been infected by the GANDCRAB V4 ransomware virus, we strongly suggest that you read this article and learn how you can remove this malware effectively and how you can try and recover as many .KRAB encrypted files as possible, without paying the ransom.

Threat Summary

NameGANDCRAB V4
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionNew version of GandCrab ransomware. Encrypts the files, making them unable to be opened and asks victims to pay ransom in the DASH cryptocurrency to get the files to work again.
SymptomsThe GANDCRAB V4 virus leaves the files with the .KRAB file extension and drops a ransom note, called KRAB-DECRYPT.txt.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/gandcrab-v4-ransomware-remove-restore-krab-encrypted-files/