How to remove GandCrab Ransomware and decrypt files encrypted by GandCrab 5.0.9.

Infected with GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware

GandCrab 5.0.9 is a modified version of well-known virus Gandcrab Ransomware. This is part of the GandCrab family:Gandcrab v5.0.4, GANDCRAB V5.0, GANDCRAB 4, GANDCRAB V3, GandCrab2, GandCrab). The virus replace user files by encrypted copies without any permissions. Like previous versions, it targets different files: mediafiles, office documents, databases, and much more. It should be noted that the virus try to stop the systemrestore service and remove all system restore files. Also, it changes the file extension to .[random-5]. Unfortunately, all files, encrypted by GandCrab 5.0.9. become totally unusable. Also, the virus add to these files the special notes, that named [random_5]-DECRYPT.HTML that contains detailed information about the purchase of keys for restoring. Below are the screen and text contained in this note:

GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware

ENCRYPTED BY GANDCRAB 5.0.9
DEAR %Username% YOUR FILES ARE UNDER STRONG PROTECTION BY OUR SOFTWARE.
IN ORDER TO RESTORE IT YOU MUST BUY DECRYPTOR
For further steps read MASQYJA-DECRYPT.html that is located in every encrypted folder.

Note: we recommend to not accept scammers offers because they demand $2400 in Dash for the decryption key. They can trick you easily, and try to encrypt your files again. As in previous versions, scammers require you to download a special browser and click on the link provided for later payment of the ransom, so we strongly advise you not to pay anything to the attacker. Better to carefully read our recommendations, which we have indicated below.

We are sorry, but your files have been encrypted!
Don’t worry, we can help you to return all of your files!
Files decryptor’s price is 2400 USD
If payment isn’t made until 2018-07-20 02:32:41 UTC the cost of decrypting files will be doubled
Amount was doubled!
Time left to double price:
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What the matter? Buy GandCrab Decryptor Support is 24/7 Test decrypt
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What the matter?
Your computer has been infected with GandCrab Ransomware. Your files have been encrypted and you can’t decrypt it by yourself.
In the network, you can probably find decryptors and third-party software, but it won’t help you and it only can make your files undecryptable
What can I do to get my files back?
You should buy GandCrab Decryptor. This software will help you to decrypt all of your encrypted files and remove GandCrab Ransomware from your PC.
Current price: $2,400.00. As payment, you need cryptocurrency DASH or Bitcoin
What guarantees can you give to me?
You can use test decryption and decrypt 1 file for free
What is cryptocurrency and how can I purchase GandCrab Decryptor?
You can read more details about cryptocurrency at Google or here.
As payment, you have to buy DASH or Bitcoin using a credit card, and send coins to our address.
How can I pay to you?
You have to buy Bitcoin or DASH using a credit card. Links to services where you can do it: Dash exchanges list, Bitcoin exchanges list
After it, go to our payment page Buy GandCrab Decryptor, choose your payment method and follow the instructions

How GandCrab 5.0.9 infected your PC

Developers change the name of the virus file extension and more, However, the path of penetration of the computer remains unchanged. As a rule, this comes in the form of an attachment to a spam mailing list or as a false update for a program. The main reason for such penetrations is that users very rarely resort to using antiviruses rather than paid versions. Try to use proven antivirus software to prevent the attack of crypto viruses, in particular, GandCrab 5.0.9. In case it has already encrypted your data, then we strongly recommend using our guides to remove this Gandcrab virus and decrypt files encrypted by GandCrab 5.0.9.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the GandCrab 5.0.9 virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

Recommended Solution:

Download SpyHunter 5 Antimalware

 

SpyHunter 5 – fully removes all instances of GandCrab 5.0.9 – files, folders, registry keys.

Restore your files using shadow copies

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  1. Download and run Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  3. Choose all files on folder you want to restore and select Restore.
  4. Choose export location and view restored files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of GandCrab 5.0.9:

Related connections or other entries:

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How to decrypt files infected by GandCrab 5.0.9?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of GandCrab 5.0.9 remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

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  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

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