A dedicated software solution that can help users regain access to the files that have been encrypted by the GandCrab ransomware
GandCrab has been one of the most prevalent threats during 2018 and numerous users had their documents encrypted by this ransomware.
Since then, both the malware developers and the authorities have released several decryption keys that are currently packed in Avast Decryption Tool for GandCrab.
Portable decryption solution
Since this is a portable app, you do not need to install it to your computer to make sure it successfully restores access to your encrypted data.
It is enough for you to copy it on a removable USB drive and run it whenever you come across a PC that needs decrypting.
Decrypt GandCrab-encrypted documents
When your computer has been infected with this malware, the file extensions of all affected documents are appended with various strange looking strings of letters.
So when you launch Avast Decryption Tool for GandCrab you need to create a list with all the folders and/or drives where your encrypted items are.
Needs to be run as Admin
Moreover, to make sure nothing interrupts the process once the decryption begins, it is best to run Avast Decryption Tool for GandCrab with elevated privileges, as an Administrator. If you do not have admin rights, you can still run the app without issues yet not all your files might be correctly processed.
You also get the possibility to create backups for your encrypted files, so you do not lose them in case anything goes wrong during the decryption process.
While the decryption takes place, the application displays a dedicated screen where you can view all the files it is currently examining.
To wrap it up, Avast Decryption Tool for GandCrab comes in handy to all those who want to regain access to the documents that have been encrypted by any version of GandCrab. No expert skills are required and the whole process is as straightforward as it can be.