Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware might look like a new infection, but it belongs to the Scarab Ransomware group and happens to be a new version of the previously released malicious programs. In fact, some security applications might detect this program as the Scarab.A Ransomware infection. The bottom line is that no matter which name this infection might use, you have to remove Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware from your system immediately. Please note that it might not be possible to restore some of your files, but that is the risk everyone must face when they get infected with ransomware.
Although there are quite a few ways for ransomware to reach its victims, we believe that Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware uses the most common method to infect target computers. It is very likely that the program comes with spam email attachments or through corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol connections. This actually means that rather than targeting individual users, the program might be aiming to infect corporate computer systems. After all, if you infect a computer system that belongs to a business corporation, there is a bigger chance that they would pay the ransom. And the ransom money is the main reason ransomware is so prevalent these days.
How is it possible to avoid getting infected with Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware? You just need to refrain from opening unfamiliar files. For instance, if you receive a file from an unfamiliar sender, you should consider scanning the file with a security program first. It should help you prevent such ransomware programs from entering your system. Also, please be sure to delete spam emails the moment you receive them. After all, the moment you open the installer file, the infection slithers into your system, and it can hardly be stopped.
When it enters the target system and gets installed on it, Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware scans the computer looking for all the files it can encrypt. When the encryption is complete, the affected files will have a new appendix to their names. For instance, a flower.jpg filename after the encryption would look like flower.jpg.sdk. If a different thumbnail or file icon were not enough for you to tell that the files have been changed, then the new appendix should make it quite obvious.
Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware also has the audacity to claim in its ransom note that the files “have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.” Needless to say, your main security problem was that you accidentally allowed this program to enter your system. Other than that, the infection would not have had any legal grounds to encrypt your files. It cannot “punish” you for not having an antivirus program or anything like that.
You can follow the manual removal instructions below this description to remove Servicedeskpay@protonmail.com Ransomware from your computer. You can also remove the infection with a licensed antispyware application that would delete all the malicious files for you automatically.
If you have a file backup in an external hard drive, you can delete the encrypted files and transfer healthy copies into your computer. But don’t forget to do that only after you remove the malicious infection!