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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware is that annoying headache that comes seemingly out of nowhere and debilitates you. We are very familiar with this threat because it is identical to a bunch of others we have discussed and deleted already (e.g., Scarab-Good Ransomware, Scarab-Glutton Ransomware, Scarab-Cybergod Ransomware). These infections usually use spam emails to spread, but other methods of proliferation could be employed by the attackers. Once the launcher file is in, it is meant to create a copy file in the %APPDATA% directory, and so even if you remove Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware launcher right away, you are unlikely to stop the attack. Furthermore, the threat can disable Task Manager to help you stop the malicious process, and it can also disable Registry Editor to make it impossible for you to delete entries created by the infection. Needless to say, this threat is quite intimidating, and you want to deal with it as soon as possible. If you keep reading, you will learn how to do that.

Although Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware creates files and registries, and it also disables Windows utilities, you are unlikely to notice this threat in action; especially if you do not recognize it upon entry. Since this threat uses disguises to get in, you are unlikely to know what exactly got in even if you have a suspicion that it is malware. After files are encrypted – and that is done fast – the Task Manager and Registry Editor utilities are enabled again, and so you might not notice this issue at all. However, this is the time when the infection reveals itself, and it does that with the help of a file named “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.” According to our research team, every folder containing encrypted files should have a copy of this text file too. You can remove this file – in fact, we recommend that you do that with all copies – but it is okay for you to open it because it is harmless. The file is set up to deliver a message that the creator of Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware has for you, and that message is pretty devastating.

According to the Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware ransom note, all your personal files are encrypted. This might be true, and you can understand the extent of the problem only if you go and check your personal files. You might not recognize them because the threat not only adds a unique extension (“.dy8wud”), which is common practice, but also changes the original names to a jumble of random letters and numbers. The attackers want you to send a special ID number to,, and so that they could give you more details on how to pay Bitcoins. You need to know the exact sum and the Bitcoin wallet address. This is the ransom that Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware attackers are demanding from you in return for a “decryption key.” Although it is stated that free decryption is guaranteed, how can you trust cyber attackers? All they want is your money, and they are ready to say anything just to make you pay the ransom. Unfortunately, if you do it, you are very unlikely to get a decryptor and restore your personal files.

It appears that you cannot restore files corrupted by Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware, but you might be able to replace them with copies if they exist. Have you ever backed up personal files? If you have, your files are not lost. While we’re on that topic, make sure you always back up the files you would hate to lose because there are many file-encrypting threats that could attack your personal files. All in all, whatever your situation is, you need to delete Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware, and we have a few removal options to discuss. As you can see, there is a manual removal guide below. The thing is that the threat, most likely, deleted itself already, and you only have a few elements to eliminate. That being said, bugs exist, and it is possible that malware still exists on your PC. If you cannot identify it, please consider using a legitimate anti-malware program. Keep in mind that it not only can eliminate existing malware automatically but also can ensure that your system’s defenses are high and that malicious infections cannot slip through security cracks in the future.

Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware Removal

  1. Look for recently downloaded files and if you do not recognize them, Delete them.
  2. Tap keys Win+E to access Explorer and enter %APPDATA% into the quick access field.
  3. Delete the copy of the ransomware (in our case it was osk.exe and it deleted itself automatically).
  4. Delete every single copy of the HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT file.
  5. Tap keys Win+R to access RUN and enter regedit.exe into the box to access Registry Editor.
  6. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  7. Delete a value with a ransom name (e.g., TvkxRopEselPI) that points to the text file.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan to check for persisting leftovers.
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