Do you know what Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware is?
Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware is a file-encrypting ransomware infection that, according to our experienced researchers, might be a new variant of Scarab Ransomware. This is a nasty threat, believe us. You will see this for yourself if you ever encounter it, but, of course, it would be best that it never slithers onto your computer. Are you reading this article because you have already encountered this infection? If it is the exact reason, we are sure you have already found almost all your personal files locked. These infections are developed by crooks and programmed to lock victims’ personal data so that it would be possible to obtain money from them. You will be asked to pay money in exchange for the decryption service if you encounter Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware too. Strong ciphers are used to lock users’ files, so free decryptors that could unlock data encrypted by ransomware usually do not exist. Of course, we do not say that users should pay money to the author of the ransomware infection. If you send money to them, you will not necessarily get your files decrypted. Once cyber criminals receive money, they usually forget all the promises they have made. Consequently, you might not get any tool to decrypt your files after you make a payment.
The entrance of Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware always results in a bunch of encrypted files on users’ computers. Ransomware infections usually lock pictures, documents, music, videos, and many other files, but you do not need to check all files on your computer one by one to find out which of them have been locked – those encrypted files get the .OBLIVION extension appended to them all. You could not remove this extension yourself. Even if you manage to do this, nothing will change – your files will stay encrypted. Other ransomware infections lock users’ files too, but there is no doubt that Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware is the infection you have encountered if your files contain the aforementioned extension. If it is really the one that has slithered onto your computer, you should also find a file OBLIVION DECRYPTION INFORMATION.txt on your computer. If you read it, you will find out what has happened: “Your documents, photos, databases, save games and other important data was encrypted.” You will also find out that data recovery without the special decryption tool is impossible. To get it, users need to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Cyber criminals encourage users to send one file to have it decrypted for free in order to show victims that the decryptor is in their hands. Of course, the decryption of all other files will not be free. You will have to pay for it in Bitcoin, which is not recommended since there are no guarantees that you will get your files back. What can you do if you have found your files encrypted but do not want to give your money to crooks is restoring files from a backup. Unfortunately, this will only be possible if you have such a backup of the most important files. Make sure the ransomware infection is erased fully before data recovery.
You might wonder how Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware has managed to infiltrate your computer. We are going to explain you this if you cannot find an answer to this question yourself, but you should, first of all, remember that crypto-malware can be extremely sneaky. In most cases, these infections are distributed via spam emails. Because of this, we highly recommend that you do not open any suspicious emails, especially their attachments. Also, users can download malware on their computers from dubious websites. Do not let this happen to you – download programs from those pages you know are 100% trustworthy only.
Unfortunately, you will not unlock a single personal file by erasing Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware from the system, but it does not mean that the ransomware infection can stay active on your system. Its presence might result in a higher number of encrypted files. To delete it, you need to remove the malicious file launched recently. Then, you should scan your system with a powerful antimalware scanner to make sure you do not leave any malicious files belonging to ransomware on your computer.
Delete Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware
- Press Win+E to launch Windows Explorer.
- Access the Downloads folder.
- Remove all suspicious files.
- Delete OBLIVION DECRYPTION INFORMATION.txt dropped on your computer.
- Empty Trash.
- Scan your system with an antimalware scanner.
In non-techie terms:
Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware has been categorized as a ransomware infection, so it is not a secret how it acts and what it wants from users. It does not differ from other threats encrypting files – after the successful entrance, it locks all personal files it finds and then drops a ransom note with demands. Cyber criminals behind it want users’ money, and they are not afraid to say this loudly. Do not give them your money. Remember, you have no guarantees that they will unlock your data.