Danger Ransomware might be another variant of Scarab Ransomware, and our specialists say it may have a second name (Scarab-Danger Ransomware) too. Just like some of the previous threats from this family the malware might both encrypt and rename the victim’s files. No doubt, the infection was programmed to do this so the hackers who created it could extort money from their victims, even though the ransom note it displays does not mention anything about paying a ransom. In most cases, hackers promise to send a decryption tool or unlock the files for the user, but it is important to know there are cases when users get tricked. What we are trying to say, even if you put up with all the demands they could list, there is no knowing whether the malware’s developers will hold on to their words. If you do not think it would be smart either, we recommend erasing the malware with our recommended deletion steps located at the end of this text or a reliable security tool.
Further in the text, we would like to talk more about Danger Ransomware. To begin with, users should know how this malicious program could appear on their computers. Our specialists have discovered that the infection might be distributed via Spam emails, harmful files-sharing web pages, and so on. Thus, users are advised to be careful when downloading or receiving data from the Internet. If you think it might be potentially dangerous, you should scan the file with a reliable security tool first. Then you would know if it is safe to open it. It does not matter if you do not have such a tool yet since you could acquire it at any time. Just make sure it comes from reliable developers and keep it always up to date so it could recognize newer threats.
Sadly, it might be enough to launch the malicious file carrying Danger Ransomware, and the malware may start locking all of the user’s files except the ones belonging to the device’s operating system or other software. During this process, the affected files might be given new ransom names, and the infection is supposed to append one of the following extensions: .firstname.lastname@example.org or .email@example.com, for example, ikuV1oxMraLPR9peLPQ.firstname.lastname@example.org. The next step is to announce the malicious program’s presence, and Danger Ransomware does so by showing one of the following documents: HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILESemail@example.com.TXT or HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILESfirstname.lastname@example.org.TXT. After opening it, victims should see a message saying “To decrypt files, please contact us by jabber: email@example.com.” it does not mention the user would be asked to pay for decryption, but based on our experience with similar threats we are almost one hundred percent sure the hackers should ask it after being contacted to.
The problem is that even if Danger Ransomware’s would promise to decrypt your files after they get your money, there are no reassurances they will hold to their word. In other words, you could lose your savings in addition to lost data. Therefore, we recommend ignoring the ransom note and removing the malware. If you think it would be for the best too, we encourage you to follow the instructions located at the end of this report or acquire a reliable security tool and erase the malicious program after performing a full system scan.