Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Ransomware is?

There is a new file-encrypting infection that has been added to the Scarab Ransomware family, and it is called Ransomware. This threat was created to corrupt files in a way that it would become impossible for you to open and read them without a decryptor. It is created along with the encryptor, and it is not located on the infected system. It is hidden somewhere safe by the developer of the infection, and you cannot find it yourself. Other infections that belong to the same group of malware include Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, Scarab-Good Ransomware, and Scarab-Glutton Ransomware. They all encrypt files and push victims to pay money in return of decryptors. Without a doubt, you should not pay the ransom because you are likely to lose money for no good reason. The only thing we can recommend doing is removing Ransomware. Do not feel intimidated if you have no idea how to delete the threat because we can assist you.

Do you receive many emails? If you do, you might tend to open them carelessly just to get through your inbox. Well, you should never be careless because that could put you at risk. Opening spam emails sent by cyber criminals could lead to the execution of malware. Ransomware could also be dropped onto your computer using unprotected RDP channels. If you do not spot and remove the threat right away, it can start encrypting your personal files. When it does that, it changes the data within the file, and it also adds the “” extension to the original name. That is how you might discover the infection. Will your personal files be decrypted once you delete Ransomware? Unfortunately, that is not how ransomware works. Once files are encrypted, they are stuck that way. Of course, the creator of the malware wants you to believe that you have an option, which is to pay a ransom to obtain a decryption Ransomware Removal Ransomware screenshot
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The ransom demands are introduced to all victims using the same file: HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT. It is set to auto-start with Windows, and that means that it shows up on the screen when you restart the computer. The file is also added to every affected folder and subfolder to ensure that you do not miss it. The message claims that once you send a special code included in the message to the cyber attackers ( or using Jabber) and pay the ransom (the sum is not specified), a decryptor will be sent to you, and you will be able to get your files decrypted. If you believe that you can trust cyber attackers, you are very wrong. We do not recommend emailing them or communicating with them using instant messaging apps. We also do not recommend paying the ransom. The only thing we recommend doing is removing Ransomware, and that includes deleting the ransom note file.

Do you know how to find malicious files? If you do, there is a good chance that you will be able to remove Ransomware manually. But if you are not experienced, we cannot advise following the steps posted below because we do not want to put you at risk. It is better if you install an anti-malware program that can find and delete Ransomware automatically. Besides offering you removal services, this program can also help with the protection of the entire operating system. If you implement security software and back up the new files you create in the future, we are sure that malicious ransomware will not make you squirm again.

Remove Ransomware

  1. Find and Delete the [unknown file name].exe that launched the ransomware.
  2. Delete all copies of the HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT file
  3. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  4. Type regedit.exe and click OK to launch the Registry Editor.
  5. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.
  6. Delete the [unknown key name] that is linked to the ransomware.
  7. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. Delete the [unknown value name] that is linked to the HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT file.
  9. Exit Registry Editor and launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys).
  10. Enter %APPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  11. If you can find a file named sql.exe (should delete itself after encryption), Delete it.
  12. Exit Explorer and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  13. Install a trusted malware scanner to examine your system and identify leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

If your operating system was vulnerable, Ransomware might have slithered in without you realizing it. This infection encrypts files using a special algorithm, and it is impossible to crack it without a special decryption key. We cannot provide you with it, but the creator of the ransomware wants you to believe that you can obtain the key by communicating with them and paying a ransom. We do not recommend doing that because cyber criminals’ promises cannot be trusted. Instead, use your energy and resources to delete Ransomware. This threat can be erased manually, but we advise installing anti-malware software. Also, do not forget to back up files from here on out because that is the best way to keep them protected against malware.