Scarab-Danger Ransomware might turn your precious photos, important documents, and other valuable data located on the computer into useless files. Our specialists report the malicious program ruins user’s data by encrypting it and as a result making it impossible to open affected files without a specific decryption key and a decryptor. The bad news is these tools are usually available only to the hackers who created the malware, although in some cases they do not have them either. Nonetheless, the text on the ransom note left behind or the reply in case the user contacts the malicious application’s developers may promise to provide necessary decryption tools and demand a ransom in return. There is a possibility you could end up being scammed if you decide to put up with any demands, which is why we recommend ignoring any requests coming from the Scarab-Danger Ransomware’s creators. It might be safer to erase the threat, even though it will not bring any of your files back. If you think the same, we encourage you to follow the removal instructions added at the end of this text.
Scarab-Danger Ransomware should infect the system as soon as the user launches a file carrying it. Our specialists say it could be any recently downloaded file that might have appeared to be somewhat suspicious. For example, an email attachment from an unknown sender or Spam emails, a setup file downloaded from torrent or similar file-sharing web pages, a doubtful update suggested by some pop-up advertisements, and so on. Anyone on a daily bases could encounter this data and if you wish to keep your system secure, you should do all you can to stay away from it. If the file seems to be suspicious, but you are almost one hundred percent sure it might be important after all, we would advise you to scan it with a reliable security tool. This way the user could learn if the file is malicious or not without putting his system at risk or ruining all important data located on it.
When Scarab-Danger Ransomware settles in it should begin encrypting all targeted user’s files. To make it easier for the user to see what data was affected the malicious application might mark it with a specific second extension (.firstname.lastname@example.org or .email@example.com). In fact, the malware might even change the titles of files it encrypts with names from random numbers and letters, e.g., ilwR3upKjcPll9qwTZX.firstname.lastname@example.org. After completing this process, the threat may drop a ransom note with a text stating: “Danger: our contacts change every 3 days, do not hesitate, contact us immediately. Then we will not be available.” As we understand the user has only three days to get needed decryption tools and to do so he is asked to contact Scarab-Danger Ransomware’s developers. We are almost sure their answer should explain the user would have to pay for the decryption services and provide information on how to transfer the money. The worst part is, it is impossible to know if the hackers will deliver what they promise. Unfortunately, it is entirely possible they could take your money and leave you without the promised decryption tools.
All things considered, it seems to us the safest option would be not to pay any attention to Scarab-Danger Ransomware’s ransom note and eliminate the malware as fast as possible. This way you might lose the files you cannot replace with backup copies, but you would not have to risk losing your savings for nothing. If you decide to delete the malware, you could try the deletion instructions placed at the end of this text. Of course, if the process looks a bit too complicated users could install a reliable security tool instead and let it erase the malicious application for them.