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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware is a new version of an old threat, and it is targeted at vulnerable Windows operating systems. This malware is completely dependent on the security flaws that already exist; otherwise, it does not stand a chance of invading the system and performing a malicious attack. Unfortunately, if this threat finds a security crack, it can be truly damaging because it can encrypt files. The encryption process calls for an encryption key to be used to encode files. This makes them unreadable. Encryption is used to conceal files against the access of undesirable parties, but cyber attackers have found a way to exploit this for their own gain. Now, they use encryptors to hold victims’ files hostage. They corrupt files and then demand a ransom to be paid in return for a decryptor. Unfortunately, victims do not see another way out, and they often succumb to the demands of attackers. You should not do that. The only action we recommend taking is removing Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware. The tips in the report and a guide that shows how to delete the threat should be very helpful.

There are plenty of other variants of Scarab Ransomware, including Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware, Scarab-Good Ransomware, and Scarab-Deep Ransomware. Just like these threats, the devious Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware appears to spread via spam emails and using remote access configurations. Since the infection can invade your system silently, it should stay undetected while it encrypts files too. Before the encryption starts, Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware creates a copy of itself in the %APPDATA% directory. In our case, the name of the copy was “sevnz.exe,” and it also had a value with a random name in the Registry (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Once the copy is created, the original launcher is automatically deleted, and the encryption process begins. After the deed is done, the copy should delete itself as well. When it comes to the corrupted files, the threat can encrypt virtually anything, but it should avoid system files. The “.crypted034” extension should be added to the encrypted files, and their names should be changed to random combinations of characters too. Unfortunately, that means that identifying the corrupted files can become extremely difficult if not impossible.

If you notice anything suspicious before Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware is done encrypting files, you are unlikely to stop the infection anyway because it successfully kills Task Manager and Registry Editor utilities to make it impossible to terminate malicious files and remove malicious components. After the original launcher and the copy are deleted, you should have no trouble accessing these utilities, and you will need to if you decide to delete Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware manually. Before that, you will need to decide whether or not you want to follow the instructions presented by cyber attackers. They use a file named “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT” (copies should be found everywhere) to inform victims that they need to send a special ID code to,, or and then get ready to pay a ransom in Bitcoins. It is suggested that the price depends on how fast you email the attackers, but that is simply meant to make you take action sooner rather than later. If you purchase Bitcoins and pay the ransom, you will be left empty-handed.

Are you thinking about deleting Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware manually? If that is the case, you want to be very careful about how you proceed. Although the threat is supposed to remove itself, you still need to check all nooks and crannies to make sure that no malicious elements remain active. The guide below explains how to access some of the locations, where the threat might have dropped its components. All in all, it is easiest if you just install an anti-malware application. It will inspect your operating system to check for malicious components, and then it will remove all of them automatically. Most important, it will keep your system protected in the future, and you need to take that into account if you understand that malicious threats could invade your system and attack your personal files at any point. You also need to understand that you will remain at risk even if your system is secured because new threats are created every day, and some remain undetected for a long time even by security experts. This is why it is also important that you always back up important and valuable files.

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete all copies of the ransom note file, HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
  2. Tap Win+E to access Windows Explorer.
  3. Enter %APPDATA% into the field at the top of Explorer.
  4. Delete the copy of the original infection’s launcher. It could be named sevnz.exe.
  5. Tap Win+R to access RUN and then type regedit.exe.
  6. In Registry Editor move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  7. Delete the value with a random name that is linked to the .exe file in %APPDATA% (check value data).
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then complete a full system scan using a reliable malware scanner.
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