Is this a severe infection

.GDCB file extension virus file-encoding malware, often known as ransomware, will encode your files. It is not a minor threat as it may leave your data permanently encrypted. Another reason why it’s considered to be one of the most dangerous malicious software out there is that the threat is very easy to acquire. If you recall opening a strange email attachment, clicking on some suspicious ad or downloading a program advertised on some shady site, that’s how you possibly picked up the infection. When the encoding process is complete, victims are asked for a ransom, and if they choose to give into the demands, supposedly, crooks will send them a decryptor. The amount of money asked depends on the data encrypting malicious software, some demand thousands of dollars, some for less than $100. Even if a small sum is asked of you, we do not suggest complying. There is nothing preventing crooks from simply taking your money, giving nothing in return. We would not be surprised if you were left with undecrypted data, and you would definitely not be the first one. Backup is a far better investment, because you would not endangering your files if the situation were to occur again. There are many options to pick from, and we are sure you’ll find one best suiting your needs. Uninstall .GDCB file extension virus and then access your backup, if it was made prior to the infection, to recover files. These kinds of threats are everywhere, so you need to be ready. To protect a machine, one must always be ready to encounter possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

Commonly, data encrypting malware is obtained when you open a corrupted email, interact with a malicious advertisement or download from untrustworthy sources. That does not mean creators will not use methods that need more skill.

You probably got the infection through email attachment, which might have came from a legitimate seeming email. Once you open the corrupted file, the data encrypting malicious program will be able to start encoding your files. It’s not really surprising that people open the attachments, seeing as those emails might occasionally appear very realistic, mentioning money-related issues and similar sensitive topics, which users are concerned with. What you can expect from a ransomware email is a general greeting (Dear Customer/Member/User etc), grammatical errors, encouragement to open the attachment, and the use of an established company name. A sender whose email you ought to definitely open would not use general greetings, and would instead write your name. You will also see that criminals tend to use big names such as Amazon, PayPal, etc so that people are less suspicious. Or maybe you engaged with an infected advertisement when browsing suspicious sites, or downloaded something from a source that you ought to have avoided. Compromised websites could be hosting malicious advertisements so stop pressing on them. And try to stick to legitimate download sources as often as possible, because otherwise you’re endangering your system. Bear in mind that you should never acquire anything, whether programs or an update, from strange sources, such as adverts. If a program was needed to be updated, you would be notified through the program itself, not through your browser, and most update without your interference anyway.

What does it do?

It’s not impossible for a data encrypting malware to permanently encrypt data, which is why it is an infection you want to avoid at all costs. And it will take minutes, if not seconds, for all files you believe are important to become encrypted. What makes file encoding highly obvious is the file extension added to all affected files, usually indicating the name of the ransomware. Ransomware typically uses strong encryption algorithms to make files inaccessible. You will get a ransom note once the encryption process has been finished, and it should explain the situation. It will encourage you to buy a decryptor, but whatever the price is, we do not advise paying it. By paying, you would be trusting cyber crooks, the very people to blame for your data encryption. You would also be supporting their, in addition to possible money loss. Reportedly, file encrypting malicious software made $1 billion in 2016, and such large amounts of money will just attract more people who wish to earn easy money. Investing into backup would be a much better idea. And if a similar threat reoccurred again, you would not be endangering your files. If you aren’t planning on complying with the demands, proceed to delete .GDCB file extension virus in case it’s still running. If you become familiar with the distribution methods of this infection, you should be able to avoid them in the future.

Ways to delete .GDCB file extension virus

The presence of malicious threat removal software will be required to see if the threat is still on the device, and in case it is, to get rid of it. If you’re reading this, chances are, you aren’t the most tech-savvy person, which means you might end up damaging your system if you attempt to uninstall .GDCB file extension virus yourself. Employ anti-malware software instead. Malicious threat removal programs are made to erase .GDCB file extension virus and all other similar threats, so problems shouldn’t occur. You will see instructions, in case you are not sure about how to proceed. Sadly, those tools can’t help you decrypt your files, they will just get rid of the threat. It should be mentioned, however, that in certain cases, a free decryptor might be released by malware researchers, if the ransomware can be decrypted.

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

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

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .GDCB file extension virus.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .GDCB file extension virus.

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

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to delete .GDCB file extension virus.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to delete .GDCB file extension virus

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version How to delete .GDCB file extension virus
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer How to delete .GDCB file extension virus