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About this infection

.GDCB file extension virus will promptly start encoding your files, since that is the prime intention of ransomware. If you get your PC contaminated, you may permanently lose access to your data, so it isn’t to be taken lightly. Another reason why it is considered to be one of the most dangerous malicious software out there is that it’s quite easy to get the infection. Users usually get infected via spam emails, malicious ads or fake downloads. As soon as it is running, it will launch its file encoding process, and once the process is finished, it will request that you pay a specific amount to get a decryption tool, which theoretically should recover your files. The sum of money requested varies from ransomware to ransomware, some might ask for $50, while others might demand $1000. It’s not suggested to pay, even if you are requested for very little money. There’s nothing stopping cyber crooks from taking your money, without providing you a decryption tool. It would not be surprising if you were left with encrypted data, and there would be many more like you. Think about investing the money into backup, so that if this were to reoccur, you wouldn’t lose your files. There are plenty of options, and you will surely be able to find the one best matching you. For those who did back up files prior to infection, simply delete .GDCB file extension virus and then proceed to restore files from where you are storing them. This isn’t likely to be the last time malicious program will enter your computer, so you have to be ready. To protect a device, one should always be ready to encounter potential malware, becoming familiar with their spread methods.

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Ransomware distribution ways

Users typically get file encrypting malicious program by opening infected files attached to emails, engaging with infected adverts and downloading from sources they should not. More sophisticated methods could be used as well, however.

Try to recall if you have recently opened an unusual email attachment. The infected file is added to an email, and then sent out to possible victims. Those emails could be written in a convincing way, often covering money topics, which is why people open them in the first place. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), prompts to open the attachment, and many grammatical mistakes are what you should be wary of when dealing with emails that contain files. A company whose email is vital enough to open would use your name instead of the common greeting. Expect to encounter company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a familiar name would make users trust the email more. If you do not think that is the case, you could have picked up the threat through compromised ads or bogus downloads. Be very careful about what adverts you press on, especially when on dubious pages. And attempt to stick to legitimate download sources as often as possible, because otherwise you may be putting your system in danger. You should never get anything, whether it is programs or updates, from adverts or pop-ups. If a program needed to update itself, it would do it itself or alert you, but not through browser.

What happened to your files?

It’s not impossible for a file encrypting malicious program to permanently encode files, which is why it’s such a dangerous threat to have. And it will take minutes, if not seconds, for all files you think are important to become encrypted. Strange file extensions will be added to all affected files, and they’ll commonly indicate the name of ransomware. Your data will be locked using strong encryption algorithms, which might be impossible to break. You ought to then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. The ransom note will offer you a paid decryption key but our suggestion would be to ignore the demands. Complying with the requests doesn’t necessarily mean file decryption because hackers could just take your money, leaving your files as they are. The ransom money would also possibly go towards financing future file encoding malicious software activities. And, people will increasingly become interested in the already highly profitable business, which reportedly made $1 billion in 2016 alone. As we have said above, buying backup would be better, as you would always have your files saved somewhere. And your files would not be at risk if this kind of threat took over your system again. Our recommendation would be to ignore the requests, and if the infection is still inside on your computer, terminate .GDCB file extension virus, in case you require assistance, you may use the instructions we provide below this report. And make sure you avoid such threats in the future.

Ways to terminate .GDCB file extension virus

If you want to fully terminate the infection, you will have to obtain anti-malware tool, if you don’t already have one. You could accidentally end up damaging your device if you try to manually terminate .GDCB file extension virus yourself, so we don’t advise proceeding by yourself. Instead of jeopardizing your system, implement anti-malware software. The tool would scan your device and if the infection is still present, it will terminate .GDCB file extension virus. However, if you aren’t sure about where to start, guidelines to assist you will be placed below. Unfortunately, the malware removal program is not able to restore your files, it will only erase the threat. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor may be released by malware specialists, if the ransomware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove .GDCB file extension virus from your computer

Step 1. Remove .GDCB file extension virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. win7-safe-mode How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  4. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete .GDCB file extension virus.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → the shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings. win-10-startup How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  4. Enable Safe Mode → Restart. win10-safe-mode How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  5. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete .GDCB file extension virus.

Step 2. Remove .GDCB file extension virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appears, type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win7-restore How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  9. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → Shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appear type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win10-restore How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  9. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

Below are three ways you can attempt to recover files. However, depending on a few factors, they might not necessarily work for you. Thus, to ensure you do not lose your files, create copies of all important files and store them safely.

a) Method 1. File recovery via Data Recovery Pro

  1. You will need to download Data Recovery Pro from a reliable source.
  2. After installation, open the program and launch a scan. data-recovery-pro How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  3. If encrypted files are recoverable, the program will allow you to do that.

b) Method 2. File recovery via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled, file recovery via Windows Previous Versions is possible.
  1. Right mouse click on the file you want recovered.
  2. Properties → Previous versions. win-previous-version How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  3. Select the version of the file you want, press Restore.

c) Method 3. File recovery via Shadow Explorer

Shadow copies are copies of your files that your computer automatically creates in order to ensure you do not lose anything in case of computer crash. However, some ransomware is sophisticated enough to delete them. If the ransomware that infected your computer did not do that, there should be no problem with file recovery.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. Open the installed program, select the disk and the date. shadowexplorer How to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus
  3. If the folders/files appear, Export them.

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