Scarab-Apple Ransomware

What is Scarab-Apple Ransomware?

No doubt Scarab-Apple Ransomware belongs to the Scarab Ransomware family. Same as other threats from it, the malware encrypts user’s files and shows a note with instructions on how to receive a decryptor. This version has its own extension called .apple, which means data that get affected should be marked with it, for example, It is true the decryption tool the hackers may have should be able to unlock enciphered files, but there are no guarantees they will deliver it even if you meet all of their demands. In other words, paying the ransom could leave you not only with encrypted data but also with a lighter wallet. Therefore, we do not recommend contacting the malicious application’s developers if you do not want to take any risks. To clean the system and stop it from showing the threat’s ransom note after each restart, we advise deleting Scarab-Apple Ransomware with the instructions available below or your chosen antimalware tool.

Where does Scarab-Apple Ransomware come from?

Scarab-Apple Ransomware could be spread with malicious email attachments, installers, updates, and other files distributed through untrustworthy file-sharing web pages, and so on. Thus, we strongly recommend being more careful when interacting with data downloaded from the Internet if you do not want to infect your system accidentally. Instead of rushing to open files you download, you should scan them with a legitimate antimalware tool first. Especially if the data raises a suspicion, for example, the file could have a double extension, odd title, and so on. It is true the malicious installer may not even look harmful, so it is safe to say you can trust only the files that you download from reputable and legitimate sources. In other words, downloading or receiving data from P2P file-sharing websites might be a bad idea.

How does Scarab-Apple Ransomware work?

The malware’s primary goal is to encrypt user’s files with a strong encryption algorithm. Soon after doing so Scarab-Apple Ransomware should open a text document containing a ransom note. It mentions the user can get a decoder needed to restore his files, but he has to contact the malicious application’s developers first. The rest of the instructions list a few options for communicating with the cybercriminals. There is nothing said about the user having to pay a ransom to receive the mentioned decryption tool. However, we have no doubt the hackers would ask for payment since it is usually the reason for creating such threats. While the malware does not lock the screen to force the victim look at the ransom note, the malicious application might create a few Registry entries that might make the system launch it after each restart. If you do not want to see it anymore, we advise removing Scarab-Apple Ransomware at once.

How to erase Scarab-Apple Ransomware?

Eliminating Scarab-Apple Ransomware will not undo what was done to your files, but once it gets erased, it should be safe to replace encrypted data with backup copies. Users who want to delete the threat manually should follow the instructions available below. As for those who do not feel experienced enough, we can suggest installing a legitimate antimalware tool. Perform a full system scan with it and click the deletion button that the tool ought to provide right after the scan.

Eliminate Scarab-Apple Ransomware

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager and select Processes.
  3. Locate a process belonging to the threat.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Click Windows key+E.
  7. Locate these paths:
  8. Locate the malicious application’s launcher.
  9. Right-click it and select Delete.
  10. Navigate to %UERPROFILE%
  11. Find a file called HELP HELP HELP.TXT, right-click it and select Delete.
  12. Locate this folder %APPDATA%
  13. Check if there is a recently created file named system.exe; if you find it, right-click it and select Delete.
  14. Exit File Explorer.
  15. Press Windows key+R.
  16. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  17. Locate the given directories:
  18. Identify value names belonging to the threat, for example, oEprq.
  19. Right-click malicious (randomly called) value names and press Delete.
  20. Exit Registry Editor.
  21. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  22. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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