GANDCRAB 2 ransomware virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of GANDCRAB 2 ransomware virus

What is GANDCRAB 2?

GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware, is a novel ransomware virus that is the stronger and newer version of GANDCRAB. It was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam.  Just like other viruses, they spread through spam emails and other fake and cheap advertisement methods created by cyber criminals that aim to gain any profit from such movements. GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware works by encrypting your stored files just after it invades your system and renames the files by adding .CRAB extension. After encrypting the files, you will lose access to them and you will receive a guiding text in all the placed folders that holds some information about how to regain your files with mentioning the needed ransom fees.

GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware


As we all know, each encryption process has its complementary decryption process, therefore all of the files encrypted by GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware have their unique decryption keys that are owned by GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware. In order to gain this decryption key, you have to ransom fees to release their files since it is not known whether symmetric or asymmetric encryption is used by GANDCRAB 2, so a unique key is needed. To pull your feet, cyber criminals contact you and prove to you that they are capable of decrypting your files as a guarantee to you; however, you can pay ransom fees without getting your files decrypted so that they ask you for more. Also they can use your payment information against you to cause farther damage. Ransom fees are around $400 in BitCoin currency with the threat that any delay could double the Ransom fees. So it is not recommended to pay any fees to these criminals, as they will just ignore you after you pay. The only method to restore your files is by the standard backup since no special tools are found to restore these encrypted files.

How did GANDCRAB 2 installed on my computer?

Such Ransomware-type demand a medium to propagate in like junk email, P2P networks, unreliable software and download sites, and trojans. Spam emails could hold many malware attachments that are written with a Java Script and the action of opening these attachments runs these scripts spontaneously to do their malicious. Such ransomware invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of GANDCRAB 2?

It is always better to prevent the problem before happening rather than solving the issue later. That is why we are recommending everyone to be very cautions while downloading any software updates or opening any emails from suspicious senders. Kindly download all of your updates and applications from certified places with direct download without getting redirected from one site to another. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates. So please do not follow such strategies and have your own original anti-virus.

Despite the fact that this virus GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by GANDCRAB 2 Ransomware.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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