.krab Files Virus (GANDCRAB V4.1) – How to Remove + Restore Data

This article has been made with the goal of explain what is the updated GandCrab v4.1 ransomware version and how to remove it from your computer plus how you can restore files, encrypted with the .krab file extensions.

An updated version of the recently released version 4 of the GandCrab ransomware menace has been detected by security researchers. The ransomware encrypts the files, adding the .krab file extension with small letters unlike it’s previous v4 variant which used capital letters of the same suffix. The ransomware still uses the very same strong encryption algorithm and after encoding the files, the virus ads the krab-decrypt.txt ransom note to the encoded files. What is particularly interesting about the malicious file of this ransomware is that it uses an .exe file for it’s infection to take place. More information, removal and recovery of files, encrypted by this GandCrab v4.1 version is available in our research article underneath.

Threat Summary

NameGandCrab v4.1
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionNew version of GandCrab v4 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 V4.1 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/krab-files-virus-gandcrab-v4-1-remove-restore-data/