How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

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This page aims to help you remove .Krab Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Krab file can be recovered.

Unlike most other forms of malware that you can come across on the Internet, the Ransomware virus type doesn’t normally seek to damage anything on the targeted machine. It’s purpose is different and yet those malicious programs are considered to be some of the most problematic and dangerous ones. Down below, you can learn more about Ransomware and about one particular virus program that belongs to this category, namely the so-called .Krab Ransomware . Recently, many users have made complaints that this particular infection has infiltrated their computer systems and has rendered their personal data files inaccessible by using an advanced encryption code after which it has generated a note that states that a ransom needs to be paid if the victim wants to have the sealed files released from the malware’s grasp. This is, in fact, how most Ransomware viruses that belong to the cryptovirus category function – they invade your computer, scan it for certain files that belong to various file formats and after all such data has been detected, the virus uses its complex encryption algorithm in order to place the files under a lockdown. The purpose of all this is that the hackers would then have leverage upon which they can blackmail their victims into making a ransom payment for the decryption of the files. 

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

.Krab Ransomware

What options you have if such a Ransomware has infiltrated your machine

If .Krab has invaded your computer system, you are likely in a similar situation since most of the time the virus doesn’t get detected until it’s job has already been carried out and the targeted personal data has already been sealed. For those of you who are currently unable to access their data files due to an attack by .Krab Ransomware, we can offer you a removal guide that might help you eliminate the malware threat from your PC. However, note that removing the virus doesn’t equal having your files released. Additional actions need to be undertaken for the data to become accessible again. Unfortunately, newer cryptoviruses like .Krab tend to use really advanced encryption codes meaning that it is not always possible to restore the locked documents without the decryption key that is held by the hacker. We have provided our readers with a separate file-restoration section within the removal guide but none of the methods there can guarantee success.

.Krab Virus Ransomware Removal

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

How to remove .Krab File (+Recovery) April 2019 Update 

How to Decrypt .Krab files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

That said, it’s still worth the try as it won’t cost you anything. On the flip side, in case you are considering making the ransom payment, know that this also might not be enough to get your files back. You see, the hackers aren’t concerned with whether you get your data restored or not, all they care about is successfully blackmailing you and getting your money. Of course, in many cases they do indeed send the decryption key but that’s certainly not always the case – many users that have been attacked by Ransomware and that have made the payment were still unable to regain access to the sealed documents because no key was sent to them. Because of this, we would advise you to only consider making the ransom transfer if there’s truly no other way out of this situation and only if the files that have been locked are really worth the risk of wasting your money for nothing.

Issues with Ransomware detection

One of the primary reasons why Ransomware viruses tend to be so successful is the fact that it’s really difficult and unlikely to spot such an infection in time. The encryption process used on your files doesn’t really harm anything and because of that many antivirus programs fail to mark that process as unwanted and stop it from continuing. Also, symptoms are rare when it comes to Ransomware infections. Sometimes, the virus might use substantial amounts of RAM and CPU causing slow-down to the PC which might help some lucky users spot the virus but this rarely happens.

All of this means is that if you want to keep your files safe in future, your best option is to make sure that no more such viruses manage to infect your system. From now on, be really careful with what web addresses you visit and what sources you use to download stuff – be sure to avoid anything potentially illegal and anything that doesn’t seem to be reliable. A good antivirus is still a must as it can help you fend off other viruses such as Trojans and those are also commonly used as tools for distributing Ransomware. File backups are also a great precaution measure against Ransomware infections. If you have all your valuable data copied and saved to another location, you will have much easier time dealing with any potential future attacks by Ransomware viruses like .Krab.


Name .Krab
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Sometimes, a Ransomware might slow-down your PC – there are pretty much no other symptoms in most cases.
Distribution Method Malicious web-ads and fake web offers, spam messages with infected attachments, backdoor Trojan Horse infections and others.
Data Recovery Tool [banner_table_recovery]
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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