Danger Ransomware

What is Danger Ransomware?

Danger Ransomware does not meet us with anything new. If anything, our research team suggests that this program is just a version of a previously released infection. So it will exhibit the same behavioral patterns as its predecessors. On the other hand, although it should be easier to deal with an infection when you know what it is up to, we cannot say that about ransomware programs. That is because each ransomware application is unique, and so while we can apply similar methods to remove Danger Ransomware, they will not work for the file decryption. That is perhaps the most frustrating part about ransomware infections.

Where does Danger Ransomware come from?

As mentioned, this program is not a stand-alone infection. Our research suggests that Danger Ransomware is another version of Scarab Ransomware. In some cases, this program might also be called Scarab-Danger. So you may find articles dealing with this infection under the Scarab-Danger name, too. The point, though, is that those articles would be discussing the same program as well.

As far as where exactly this program comes from, it is hard to tell. Unless security specialists deal with an extremely prevalent infection, it is hard to determine the exact source that sends out the first batch of infection’s installer files. The only thing we can tell for sure is that Danger Ransomware clearly makes use of spam emails and unsafe Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) configurations to spread around.

Here you might ask how Danger Ransomware enters target systems because spam emails do not open automatically, right? That is, most definitely, correct. But it also means that users open the spam emails that carry ransomware installers willingly. The point is that users think the attached file is important and they must open it. That is because the email doesn’t look like your average junk message. In some cases, spam emails that distribute ransomware may resemble invoice notifications from online stores. So if a user is an avid shopper, they might mistake the spam message for one of the many order confirmation mails that they receive every single day.

On the other hand, does it mean that it is possible to avoid getting infected with Danger Ransomware? The answer is yes, and very much so. You just need to ignore spam emails that come with attachments. And if by any chance, you think that the attached file is important, you can scan it with a security tool before opening it. A security tool of your choice would definitely let you know whether a  file you are trying to open is safe or not.

What does Danger Ransomware do?

Upon the infection, this program locates all the file types it has been programmed to encrypt, and then it launches the encryption. When the encryption is complete, Danger Ransomware drops a ransom note that comes with the instructions on how you can decrypt your files. Needless to say, these “instructions” involves paying the ransom fee because that is the main reason this program entered your system.

Here is an extract from the ransom note:

Danger: our contacts change every 3 days, do not hesitate, contact us immediately. Then we will not be available.
Attention: if you do not have money then you do not need to write to us!
The file is encrypted with the RSA-2048 algorithm, only we can decrypt the file.

As you can see, Danger Ransomware does not give you much time to decrypt your files. This is probably because the connection between the infection and its control and command center is very shaky, and the server might go offline even before the ransom payment reaches them. Hence, there is no need to consider paying these criminals. After all, if you do pay them, you would only encourage them to continue carrying out their malicious campaigns.

How do I remove Danger Ransomware?

It is very easy to remove this infection because it does not drop any additional files. You just need to remove the most recently downloaded files that might have launched the infection. After that, you should scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool.

There is no public decryption tool available at the moment, but you can delete the encrypted files and transfer healthy copies back into your hard drive if you have a system backup on an external drive or some cloud storage. The point is that you have probably saved copies of your files across your devices, so you should look for them carefully before you decide to start building your data library from scratch again.

Manual Danger Ransomware Removal

  1. Go to your Downloads folder.
  2. Delete the most recently downloaded files.
  3. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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