GANDCRAB 5.0.3 Ransomware – How to Remove It (+ Restore Files)

GANDCRAB 5.0.3 Ransomware – How to Remove It (+ Restore Files)


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This post has been written to explain how you can remove the GANDCRAB 5.0.3 infection and how you can try and restore files encrypted by it, without directly paying ransom.

GANDCRAB v5 ransomware has again resurfaced in a new sub-variant, called GANDCRAB 5.0.3. The malware is from the ransomware type, which means that it enters your PC unnoticed and encrypts your files after which leaves behind a ransom note, called {5 random symbols}-DECRYPT.txt. The ransom note aims to extort victims to pay ransom to get their files decrypted. Paying the ransom for decryption is not advisable and if your PC has been infected by the latest version of GANDCRAB ransomware, we recommend that you read the article underneath to learn more about GANDCRAB 5.0.3, how you can remove it, and alternative methods via which you can try and restore your data, if it has been scrambled by this virus.

Threat Summary

NameGANDCRAB 5.0.3
TypeFile Encryption Ransomware
Short DescriptionA new iteration of the GANDCRAB virus family. Encrypts file and then asks victims to pay DASH or BitCoin to get them to work again.
SymptomsEncrypts documents, images, videos and other important files and adds a random file suffix and it’s ransom note in the following name format – {5-letter extension}-DECRYPT.txt.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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GANDCRAB 5.0.3 – Information Database:

GANDCRAB 5.0.3 Virus - How Does It Infect
GANDCRAB 5.0.3 Ransomware – What Does It Do
GANDCRAB 5.0.3 Ransomware - Encryption Information

Remove GANDCRAB 5.0.3 and Try Restoring Encrypted Files

Ransomware viruses, like GANDCRAB are not to be underestimated as they are very dangerous and may wipeout your whole system if you do the wrong thing. This is why, before starting any removal, we recommend that you safely store your files on another drive or in the cloud before starting the removal.

Related: Safely Store Your Important Files and Protect Them from Malware

To remove GANDCRAB 5.0.3, you should either follow the manual instructions below and use the information we provided in this article to delete all of the malicious objects, belonging to GANDCRAB 5.0.3 or you should do the removal automatically by running a system scan with an advanced anti-malware program. Such anti-malware software is often recommended by security experts as it will scan your PC automatically and remove all of the malicious files, ransom notes and registry objects, created by GANDCRAB 5.0.3 and also ensure that your PC is protected in the future too.

If you want to restore files, that have been encrypted by this variant of GANDCRAB ransomware, we advise that you check step “4. Try to Restore files, encrypted by GANDCRAB 5.0.3” in the accordion underneath. It features some alternative file recovery methods that may not be a 100% solution to your problems, but might help restoring at least some of the encrypted files. In the meantime, you can check us often as we closely track the GANDCRAB 5.0.3 situation and will update if malware researches come up with a decryptor of the virus on our decryptors page.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by GANDCRAB 5.0.3 and other threats.
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To remove GANDCRAB 5.0.3 follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GANDCRAB 5.0.3 files and objects
2. Find files created by GANDCRAB 5.0.3 on your PC

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by GANDCRAB 5.0.3

Vencislav Krustev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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