.KRAB Files Virus – How to Remove GANDCRAB V4 and Restore Data

This article aims to explain what exactly is the .KRAB files virus and then help victims to remove the ransomware and potentially restore encrypted files.

.KRAB Files Virus How to Remove GANDCRAB V4 and Restore Data sensorstechforum

The .KRAB files virus is a new version of GandCrab data locker ransomware. The threat has recently been released in active attack campaigns against computer users worldwide. Its name is a derivative of the specific file extension .KRAB placed at the end of all corrupted files. Following encryption, this new GANDCRAB V4 drops a ransom note to instruct victims how to pay for the unique decryption key that will recover .KRAB files. By reaching the end of the article, you will know how to remove the threat and find some alternative data recovery methods that may help you to restore .KRAB files without paying the ransom.

Threat Summary

Name.KRAB Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionVersion 4 of GandCrab ransom virus family. It encrypts your files and asks you to pay a ransom for unique recovery key.
SymptomsEncrypted files are renamed with the extension .KRAB. They remain unusable until an efficient recovery solution is used. A ransom note, named CRAB-DECRYPT.txt is dropped on your PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.KRAB Files Virus

.KRAB Files Virus – How Does It Infect?

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