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Is file-encrypting malicious software really that harmful

GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware may be the file-encoding malware to blame for your file encryption. Usually, ransomware uses spam emails and dangerous downloads to infect users, which is how it could have infected your system. Ransomware is a very dangerous piece of malware as it encodes data, and asks that you pay to get them back. Malevolent program researchers could be able to build a free decoding key or if you have backup, you might recover your files from there. Other than that, it can not be possible to recover your data. Ransom payment does not mean you will get your files back so take that into consideration if you’re thinking about paying. You are dealing with cyber criminals who might not feel obliged to help you with anything. Since paying may not be the most trustworthy option, you should simply uninstall GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware.

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How does the ransomware affect the device

The most possible way you got the ransomware was by opening a spam email. All malware authors have to do is add an infected file to an email and send it to innocent people. As soon as you open the email attachment, the ransomware downloads onto the device. Careless or less informed users may be jeopardizing their OSs if they open every single email attachment they receive. You can normally differentiate an infected email from a safe one quite easily, you merely need to familiarize yourself with the signs. The sender heavily urging you to open the attachment is a big red flag. Just be vigilant of email attachments and make sure they are non-dangerous before you open them. When you download from non-legitimate sites, you can also be opening your OS for ransomware. Only rely on credible sites with safe, ransomware-free software.

As would most ransomware do, this one will encode your files as soon as it enters your computer. All your crucial files will be encrypted, including images, videos and documents. A ransom note will then become visible, and it should inform you about what has happened. You will, of course, be required to pay to recover the data. Users, however, appear to forget that they are dealing with crooks, who can behave unpredictably. This is why we do not encourage giving them money. There are no guarantees that by paying you will receive the decoding utility. We wouldn’t be shocked if criminals took your money and gave nothing in return. Backup might have saved you a lot of trouble, if you had it prior to encryption, you could recover data after you terminate GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware. We recommend that you terminate GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware and instead of paying the ransom, you buy backup.

Discovered: January 30, 2018
Updated: February 02, 2018 2:02:24 PM
Type: Trojan
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows
Ransom.GandCrab is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer and demands a payment to decrypt them.

Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version January 30, 2018 revision 023
Latest Rapid Release version February 21, 2019 revision 002
Initial Daily Certified version January 31, 2018 revision 002
Latest Daily Certified version February 18, 2019 revision 002
Initial Weekly Certified release date January 31, 2018
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Writeup By: John Stackpole

Discovered: January 30, 2018
Updated: February 02, 2018 2:02:24 PM
Type: Trojan
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows
When this Trojan is executed, it copies itself to the following file:

%AppData%Microsoft[RANDOM NAME]

The Trojan then creates the following registry entry so that it runs every time Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce”[RANDOM STRING]” = “[PATH TO ENCRYPTED FILE]”

Next, the Trojan ends the following processes:
msftesql.exe
sqlagent.exe
sqlbrowser.exe
sqlservr.exe
sqlwriter.exe
oracle.exe
ocssd.exe
dbsnmp.exe
synctime.exe
mydesktopqos.exe
agntsvc.exeisqlplussvc.exe
xfssvccon.exe
mydesktopservice.exe
ocautoupds.exe
agntsvc.exeagntsvc.exe
agntsvc.exeencsvc.exe
firefoxconfig.exe
tbirdconfig.exe
ocomm.exe
mysqld.exe
mysqld-nt.exe
mysqld-opt.exe
dbeng50.exe
sqbcoreservice.exe
excel.exe
infopath.exe
msaccess.exe
mspub.exe
onenote.exe
outlook.exe
powerpnt.exe
steam.exe
thebat.exe
thebat64.exe
thunderbird.exe
visio.exe
winword.exe
wordpad.exe

The Trojan then connects to the following remote locations:
bleepingcomputer.bit
nomoreransom.bit
esetnod32.bit
emsisoft.bit
gandcrab.bit

Next, the Trojan encrypts all files on the compromised computer unless the name contains the following:
ProgramData
Program Files
Tor Browser
Ransomware
All Users
Local Settings
desktop.ini
autorun.inf
ntuser.dat
iconcache.db
bootsect.bak
boot.ini
ntuser.dat.log
thumbs.db
.sql

The Trojan then drops the following file in every directory it encrypts files:
[PATH TO ENCRYPTED FILES]GDCB-DECRYPT.txt

How to remove Gancrab virus

You are warned that the only secure method to eliminate GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware is by using anti-malware software. Manual GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware uninstallation is quite complex so if you are inexperienced, you can end up damaging your system further. Unluckily, even if you terminate GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware, that does not mean your data will be decrypted

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Learn how to remove GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  5. Use the anti-malware to delete GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  2. In the menu that appears, Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Start Settings. win 10 startup New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  5. Install the program and use it to delete GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware.

Step 2. Remove GandCrab 5.2 Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7 restart New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  7. Read the warning and press Yes. win7 restore New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Open Start, press on the Power button, tap and hold Shift and press Restart. win10 restart New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win 10 startup New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  3. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, type in cd restore and press Enter. win10 safe mode New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  4. Next type in rstrui.exe and press Enter.win10 command prompt New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now

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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  3. If files are found, you can recover them. data recovery pro scan New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now

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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now
  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 New GandCrab v5.2 Decryptor Available Now

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