How to uninstall Crab locker

Malware

What is ransomware

Crab locker is considered to be ransomware, a file-encoding kind of malware. Depending on what kind of ransomware it is, you might end up permanently losing your data. What is worse is that it is quite easy to get the infection. If you have it, it is quite probably you opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected advertisement or fell for a fake download. When the encryption has been completed, victims are asked to pay a ransom, and if they give into the demands, supposedly, cyber crooks will send them a decryptor. $50 or $1000 may be requested of you, it all depends on which data encrypting malware you have. Whatever you are requested to pay by this data encoding malware, consider every possible consequence before you do. There’s nothing preventing criminals from taking your money, giving nothing in exchange. We wouldn’t be shocked if you were left with encrypted files, and you would certainly not be the first one. Research backup options, so that if this were to occur again, you wouldn’t lose your data. We’re certain you can find a good option as there are plenty to select from. Simply delete Crab locker, and if you had made backup before the malware invaded your system, file restoration should not cause issues. It’s critical to prepare for these kinds of situations because you’ll possibly get infected again. In order to keep a device safe, one must always be on the lookout for possible malware, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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Ransomware distribution ways

You generally get the ransomware when you open an infected email, press on an infected ad or use unreliable platforms as download sources. That does not mean more advanced cyber criminals won’t use methods that need more ability.

The most likely way you got the file encrypting malicious program is through email attachment, which could have came from a legitimate seeming email. Once you open the corrupted attachment, the data encoding malware will be able to start encoding your files. Criminals can make those emails quite convincing, normally using topics like money and taxes, which is why it is not that shocking that plenty of people open those attachments. What you could expect from a ransomware email is a basic greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, prompts to open the file attached, and the use of a known company name. If the email was from a company of whom you’re a client of, your name would be automatically inserted into the email they send you, instead of a common greeting. Amazon, PayPal and other known company names are oftentimes used because people trust them, thus are not hesitant to open the emails. Via infected advertisements/downloads could have also been how you infected your device with the file encrypting malicious program. Certain pages could be hosting infected advertisements, which if engaged with may cause malicious downloads. And try to stick to official download sources as frequently as possible, because otherwise you are putting your device in jeopardy. Never download anything, not programs and not updates, from questionable sources, which include ads. If an application had to update itself, it wouldn’t alert you through browser, it would either update automatically, or alert you via the software itself.

What does it do?

A very big reason on why data encrypting malicious software are classified as a high-level infection is because it could make decryption impossible. Once it is inside, it will take minutes, if not seconds to find its target file types and encode them. All files that have been encoded will have an extension attached to them. The reason why your files might be impossible to decrypt for free is because some ransomware use strong encryption algorithms for the encryption process, and it isn’t always possible to break them. A ransom note will then launch, or will be found in folders containing encoded files, and it should give you a general idea of what is going on. The ransomware note will encourage you to buy a decryptor, but whatever the price is, we do not advise complying. Don’t forget you are dealing with hackers, and how would you stop them from simply taking your money and not providing you a decryptor in return. Your money would also finance their future criminal activity. Reportedly, ransomware made an estimated $1 billion in 2016, and such a successful business is constantly attracting more and more people. We recommend you consider investing the demanded money into some kind of backup option. And if a similar threat reoccurred again, you wouldn’t be risking your files again. Delete Crab locker if it’s still present on your computer, instead of complying with the demands. If you become familiar with the distribution methods of this threat, you should be able to dodge them in the future.

Crab locker removal

In order to make sure the threat is fully gone, malicious threat removal software will be needed. If you attempt to manually uninstall Crab locker, you may unintentionally end up harming your device, so doing everything yourself isn’t recommended. If you implement reliable elimination software, everything would be done for you, and you wouldn’t unwittingly end up doing more harm. Such security programs are created to terminate Crab locker and all other similar infections, so issues shouldn’t occur. If you scroll down, you can find guidelines to help you, if you are unsure about how to proceed. The utility isn’t, however, capable of restoring your data, it’ll only terminate the infection from your computer. However, if the ransomware is decryptable, malware specialists may release a free decryptor.

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Learn how to remove Crab locker from your computer

Step 1. Remove Crab locker via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart How to uninstall Crab locker
  2. Tap and keep tapping F8 when your computer starts loading.
  3. In the Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. When your computer boots in Safe Mode, open your browser and download anti-malware software of your choice. win7 safe mode How to uninstall Crab locker
  5. Use the anti-malware to delete Crab locker.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart How to uninstall Crab locker
  2. In the menu that appears, Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings. win 10 startup How to uninstall Crab locker
  3. Select Enable Safe Mode (Enable Safe Mode with Networking) and press Restart.
  4. When your computer boots, open your browser and download anti-malware software. win10 safe mode How to uninstall Crab locker
  5. Install the program and use it to delete Crab locker.

Step 2. Remove Crab locker via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart How to uninstall Crab locker
  2. Tap and keep tapping F8 when your computer starts loading.
  3. In the Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7 safe mode How to uninstall Crab locker
  4. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type in cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Next type in rstrui.exe and press Enter.
  6. In the window that appears, select a restore point that dates prior to infection and press Next. win7 command prompt How to uninstall Crab locker
  7. Read the warning and press Yes. win7 restore How to uninstall Crab locker

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart How to uninstall Crab locker
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win 10 startup How to uninstall Crab locker
  3. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type in cd restore and press Enter. win10 safe mode How to uninstall Crab locker
  4. Next type in rstrui.exe and press Enter.win10 command prompt How to uninstall Crab locker
  5. In the window that appears, select a restore point that dates prior to infection and press Next. Read the warning and press Yes.win10 restore How to uninstall Crab locker

Step 3. Recover your data

You can try to recover files in a couple of different ways, and we will provide instructions to help you. However, these methods might not always work, thus the best way to ensure you can always recover your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Data Recovery Pro

  1. Use a trustworthy site to download the program, install and open it.
  2. Start a scan on your computer to see if you can recover files. data recovery pro How to uninstall Crab locker
  3. If files are found, you can recover them. data recovery pro scan How to uninstall Crab locker

b) Method 2. Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before your files were encrypted, you can recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Select Properties, and go to Previous Versions. win previous version How to uninstall Crab locker
  3. Select the version from the list, press Restore.

c) Method 3. Shadow Explorer

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete the Shadow Copies of your files, which are made automatically by your computer in order to prevent data loss in case of a crash.
  1. Open your browser and access shadowexplorer.com to download Shadow Explorer.
  2. Once it is installed, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date, and if folders are available, select Export. shadowexplorer How to uninstall Crab locker

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