- Annoying Pop-up's
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
We have recently covered Danger Ransomware, and now we are coming back with Scarab-Danger Ransomware. The truth is that both names refer to the same program, so we are just going to reiterate what we told you about this infection before.
As you can probably tell, getting infected by a ransomware program is not something to be taken lightly, as it might not be possible to restore the files affected by the encryption. Nevertheless, it should not stop you from removing Scarab-Danger Ransomware from your computer. If you need detailed guidelines for malware removal, please feel free to leave us a comment.
This program is not anything new because it is another version of the previously released Scarab Ransomware infection. Just like its predecessor, it changes the original filename after encryption. According to our research, this program uses one of the two extensions to append to the encrypted files. It could be either .firstname.lastname@example.org or .email@example.com. If you see a filename that has any of the two extensions, you can be sure that the file has been encrypted by Scarab-Danger Ransomware. On the other hand, if you got infected with this program, you will not need to look hard for it.
This program encrypts most of your personal files, although we do not have information that would suggest Scarab-Danger Ransomware affects system files as well. Although there are ransomware programs that encrypt almost every single file on the target system, such behavior is highly questionable because by encrypting the system files, the program prevents a user from accessing the Internet (in the case of restart) and transferring the ransom fee.
Each program may collect the ransom payment in a different manner. Scarab-Danger Ransomware defines the manner in which you should transfer the money in its ransom note:
As you can perfectly see, Scarab-Danger Ransomware is very specific about what you should do, and it also gives you a deadline: no more than three days to contact the people behind this infection. It says that if you fail to transfer the payment within the first three days, you will lose your chance to decrypt your files. On the other hand, we think that there is very little chance that Scarab-Danger Ransomware would issue the decryption key even if you were to give them the money.
Hence, in this situation, it is important to focus on salvaging what is left of your system, and then removing Scarab-Danger Ransomware from your system. Aside from deleting this infection, you should also make sure that similar intruders do not enter your computer again. For that, you need to know how such programs spread around.
Our research team suggests that Scarab-Danger Ransomware usually gets distributed via spam email attachments, so if you receive an email from an unfamiliar party, and it comes with an attachment, it is recommended to simply delete the email. On the other hand, if you think that the attachment contains something important, you can scan it with a security tool. If the file is malicious, the scan will let you know.
It is actually a lot easier to prevent ransomware programs from entering target systems than most of the users think. One just needs to remain focused and alert. Also, if you are not sure about the nature of a file that someone urges you to open, you can always address a professional for assistance.
Now, as far as the removal of Scarab-Danger Ransomware is concerned, you just need to delete all the recently downloaded files. That is so because one of the recently downloaded files is bound to be the program’s installer, and Scarab-Danger Ransomware does not drop any other additional file upon the infection.
After that, be sure to scan your computer with a powerful antispyware tool, to see whether you managed to remove all the dangerous files. Finally, be sure to ALWAYS use a data backup when you save new files. Make copies of your database to avoid similar situations in the future.
How to Remove Scarab-Danger Ransomware