Oblivion Ransomware is another name for the Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware infection. It is quite common for a program to have more than one names floating around, especially if no official name is given (as it usually is with malware infections).
In this description, we will tell you more about this program, and we will also give you the instructions that should help you remove Oblivion Ransomware from your computer. Please note that it may not be possible to restore the encrypted files if you do not have a file backup. Nevertheless, this should not stop you from removing this infection.
The first versions of Oblivion Ransomware were first detected in April 2018. Ever since then, we have seen different types of Scarab Ransomware terrorize innocent users worldwide. Some variants of this infection (like Scarab-Bomber Ransomware) may also have multilingual versions, attacking users in different countries. It is clear that customizing the infection to target speakers of a particular language may automatically increase the probability that they would pay the ransom.
Just like most of the programs in this group, Oblivion Ransomware also expects you to scramble in order to pay the money for the decryption tool. When then file encryption is complete, this program displays a ransom note. Usually, ransom notes for programs from the Scarab family are displayed automatically once the encryption is complete. They may also load together with the system if you decide to restart your computer. In our case, the note from Oblivion Ransomware says this:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!
Your documents, photos, databases, save games and other important data was encrypted.
Data recovery the necessary decryption tool. To get the decryption tool, should send an email to:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oblivion Ransomware also says that “it doesn’t make sense or complain of us and to arrange a hysterics.” Although the language in the message is poor, the meaning should be clear: These criminals are relentless, and they will not succumb to tears. What’s more, they do not denote the exact amount of Bitcoin that you have to pay. It means that they might designate the amount only when and if you contact them.
What is really fishy about this program is that it has two email addresses for contact. Of course, most of the ransomware programs employ the same tactics, but security experts say that this happens because the main server that hosts these criminals may not be stable enough. So even if you were to pay the ransom, if the server dies, the people who use Oblivion Ransomware will not be able to issue the decryption key for you.
Hence, relying on these criminals would get you nowhere. Please remove all the recently downloaded files that could have had anything do with the infection, and then scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner to ultimately delete all the other potentially harmful files.
If you have copies of your files, you can transfer them back into your hard drive when your computer is clean, and all the encrypted files have been removed. If you think that you need further guidance with this case, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.