When programs come in packs, they often share a lot of similar features. Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware happens to be another version of the Scarab-Bomber ransomware infection. And by the looks of it, multiple versions of Scarab Ransomware are created to target users across different countries. As you can probably tell, Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware is aimed at the computer users in Ukraine. However, you might get infected with this threat, too. Thus, scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. And if you do not want to terminate this program manually, get yourself a legitimate antispyware tool.
Since we know that this infection comes from the Scarab family, we can also tell that it uses similar distribution patterns, too. Perhaps the most frustrating thing about ransomware infections is that we could easily avoid them if only we knew how they spread.
So, consider this: Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware comes in a spam email attachment. What do you do? Do you download the attachment or delete the email? Anyone would choose to delete the email, but, unfortunately, spam emails that deliver ransomware often look like legitimate messages from individuals or businesses. As a result, that might push unsuspecting users into interacting with these messages. However, if the email is urgent and it basically demands that you open the attached file, that is the first red flag that something is way off.
Please consider scanning the attached file with a security tool before opening it. In fact, if you need to open a lot of downloaded files every single day, you might want to employ a new habit of scanning all of those files with a reliable security application before you open them. It would definitely protect you from multiple intruders.
In other words, if you have Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware on your computer, you must have launched the installer file yourself without even realizing. And once that file is launched, there is virtually no time to fix anything because the program scans your system, locates the files it can encrypt, and finally launches the encryption.
Once the encryption is complete, all the affected files will be adorned with the “.ukrain” extension. Needless to say, your system won’t be able to read the files, and Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware will also drop the ransom note HOW TO RECOVERY ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT. Please note that the ransom note will be displayed in Russian, and if you do not speak the language, it might not make much sense to you. However, the ransom note basically says that you have to contact the criminals via firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com), and then the criminals could contact you again with further instructions on how to pay the ransom. They do tell you to buy some Bitcoins in advance, too.
Any user should know better than to listen to what these criminals say. Also, did you notice that there are two email addresses? That’s because the malware server is probably too shaky to offer a reliable connection. And so, these emails might go offline any moment. It wouldn’t be surprising if you can’t contact them anymore by now.
So why bother? Simply remove Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware from your computer, and then focus on recovering your files. It shouldn’t be hard if you regularly back your files on a virtual cloud drive or some external storage.
If you do not do that, don’t panic! You probably have most of your recent files on your mobile device, your flash drive, or even your work computer. Please bear in mind that there are always multiple file recovery options you can explore. Just don’t let Scarab-Ukrain Ransomware win, and make sure you protect your PC from harm.