What is Zorab Ransomware

Zorab is a file-encrypting virus determined by S!R1, malware researcher that opened a number of other infections. Consequences delivered by Zorab can be clearly seen in data encryption and payment demands to get decryption tools. All files impacted by ransomware will be reconfigured either with .zrb or .zorab2 extension. For example, a virus-free file like 1.mp4 will get a look of 1.mp4.zrb or 1.mp4.zorab2 after penetration. Such a change means that your files become no longer accessible. To decrypt them, extortionists offer to read instructions given in a text note (–DECRYPT–ZORAB.txt) that is dropped after major encryption gets done.

Zorab Ransomware
—+-= ZORAB =-+—
Attention! Attention! Attention!
Your documents, photos, databases and other important files are encrypted and have the extension: .ZRB
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
if you want to decrypt your files
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool
This tool will decrypt all your encrypted files.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail: zorab28@protonmail.com
What guarantees do we give to you?
Its just a business. We absolutely do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits.
You can send 2 your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
+--Warning--+
DONT try to change files by yourself, DONT use any third party software for restoring your data
Your personal id: -

In the ransom note, cybercriminals try to console confused victims and let them know that their data is safe and can be recovered. The only thing they have to do is buying decryption software in BTC after establishing contact with cybercriminals via e-mail. Also, there is a trick designed to incept trust in users – decryption of 2 small files for free. Unfortunately, since you are dealing with fraudulent means, there is no real guarantee that your files will be brought back as a result. This is why most cyber experts recommend people to save their money and create extraneous backups preemptively to restore blocked files after deletion of malware. Our guide below will illustrate removal instructions and decryption ways with third-parties tools.

How Zorab Ransomware infected your computer

It is distributed under the guise of a decryptor for files encrypted by STOP-Djvu Ransomware. It’s called Decrypter DJVU. Of course, it does not decrypt files, but on the contrary, encrypts the already encrypted and all other victim’s files with another encryptor. When the victim of STOP Ransomware user enters his data into the fake decryptor and clicks “Start Scan”, the fake decryptor extracts another executable crab.exe and saves it in the “Temp” folder. Zorab Ransomware may also spread via prime channels like e-mail spam, trojans, fake software cracking tools, botnets, keyloggers, unprotected RDP configuration, and other untrustworthy ways. Trojans, another popular method of infiltration, is meant to cause chain infections to deliver a suitcase of various malware including ransomware, adware, browser hijackers, and other unwanted stuff that can implode user’s experience. Ransomware can be also disguised as software cracking instruments meant for illegal activation of licensed software. Thereby, users get easily bamboozled and accidentally struck by sudden infections.

  1. Download Zorab Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .zrb or .zorab2 files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Zorab Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Zorab Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Zorab Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove Zorab Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Zorab Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Zorab Ransomware files:


--DECRYPT--ZORAB.txt
dependent.exe
crab.exe
Decryptor Djvu mlagham.pdb
{randomfilename}.exe

Zorab Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .zrb or .zorab2 files

Use automated decryptors

Download Emsisoft Decryptor for Zorab

emsisoft decryptor for zorab

Use following tool from Emsisoft called Decryptor for Zorab, that can decrypt .zrb or .zorab2 files. Read detailed usage guide to learn how to decrypt your files using this tool. Download it here:

Download Decryptor for Zorab

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .zrb or .zorab2 files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing of files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Zorab Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .zrb or .zorab2 files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Zorab Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

bitdefender anti-ransomware

Famous antivirus vendor BitDefender released a free tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. It will not conflict with bigger security applications. If you are searching complete internet security solution consider upgrading to full version of BitDefender Internet Security 2018.

Download BitDefender Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storages, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storages can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Zorab Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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