Scarab-DD Ransomware Removal Guide

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Scarab-DD Ransomware is a malicious file-encrypting application that marks all the files it enciphers with additional .DD extensions, e.g., picture.jpg.DD. In case your files are marked this way, we encourage you to read the rest of this article and learn more about the vicious infection. According to our researchers, the threat could be encountered by interacting with unreliable data downloaded from the Internet. Also, they are almost one hundred percent sure the hackers may ask to pay a ransom. Even though the note Scarab-DD Ransomware displays after affecting user’s files does not mention any payments, it is entirely possible such demands could be received after they reply to the victim. As you see most of such threats are created for money extortion. If you have no intentions to fund the hackers behind the malicious application, we advise deleting the malware with the instructions located below or a reliable security tool.

To start with, Scarab-DD Ransomware might be spread with email attachments, malicious installers, updates, pop-up advertisements, and so on. Therefore, as a way to prevent such threats from entering the system we would recommend scanning doubtful files received from unreliable sources (e.g., torrent file-sharing sites, Spam emails, and so on) with a reliable security tool of your choice. Even if it is a little suspicious, it is better to invest a couple of minutes and check the doubtful data. In case it appears to be infected with ransomware, opening it could ruin all of your personal files. Cybercrime keeps growing, and it does not look like there is an end to ransomware attacks, so being extra cautious might pay off sooner or later.

The threat does not change the user’s Desktop image or lock the screen, but it should display a text document with a message from the malware’s developers. However, it should be launched only after Scarab-DD Ransomware encrypts all targeted data, which could be user’s photos, documents, archives, videos, and so on. To make it visible that the files are affected the malicious application should place .DD extension at the end of each file’s title. Only after this, you should see the earlier described ransom note. It ought to contain a rather short text and a picture of a devil made from various symbols. Concentrating on the message, it claims all user’s files were encrypted and offers writing hackers behind Scarab-DD Ransomware via email to get instructions on how to obtain a decryptor. The problem is there are no guarantees the malicious application’s creators will bother to send the promised tool even if you pay the ransom and put up with all other demand they may have. For this reason, we do not recommend making the payment.

In case you do not like the idea you would have to gamble with your savings to get the decryptor for your files, we would advise removing Scarab-DD Ransomware. After the computer is clean, you could restore data from backup copies you might have on removable media devices or cloud storage. To get rid of the infection manually you should complete the steps listed below. Nonetheless, if you feel the process might be too complicated, you could leave this task to a reliable antimalware tool of your choice.

Erase Scarab-DD Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Locate a process related to the malware.
  4. Mark it and press End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Open File Explorer (Win+E).
  7. Go to these locations separately:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  8. Search for a suspicious file that might be the malware’s installer; right-click it and select Delete.
  9. Then go to %APPDATA%
  10. Look for a file called system.exe, right-click it and select Delete.
  11. Navigate to %UERPROFILE%
  12. Find a text file called HOW TO RETURN FILES.TXT.
  13. Right-click this file and select Delete.
  14. Exit the Explorer.
  15. Press Win+R.
  16. Insert Regedit and click OK.
  17. Find these paths:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  18. Locate keys with random names, e.g., TKkSNYcSIApyI, right-click them and select Delete.
  19. Close Registry Editor.
  20. Empty Recycle bin.
  21. Reboot the device.
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