GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware Removal Process (remove GandCrab509Ransomware)

December 5, 2018

The popular GandCrab Ransomware threat has shown no signs of slowing down and the hackers behind the threat have released newer variations of the malware with GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware being the latest and greatest.

In the newer GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware form the threat performs virtually the same functions that its older processors did, which is the action of encrypting several files and relaying a ransom note demanding a cryptocurrency payment to supposedly unlock the files.

Computer users who give into the demands of GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware may be in for an upset in some cases where the threat doesn’t necessarily give up the proper decryption code. However, even in cases where the ransomware gives a proper code to restore the files, the threat still remains live on the system ready to perform malicious actions at any time.

To resolve the issues of GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware it is best to first eliminate the threat using an antispyware program and then utilize a system backup to restore encrypted files.

Are you getting popups from GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware? Have you identified that you have GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware?

If GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware

Manual removal of GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware removal process.

GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic GandCrab 5.0.9 Ransomware removal process.

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