Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware

What is Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware?

Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. As such, it attacks innocent individual and corporate users. When it enters a target system, it can encrypt most of the files, and then demand a ransom payment. Although getting infected with a ransomware program can be intimidating, it should never stop you from fighting these infections and removing them from your system. You can find the manual removal guide for Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware right at the bottom of this description. On the other hand, if you feel that you cannot do that on your own, you can always terminate this program with a legitimate antispyware tool.test

Where does Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware come from?

This program belongs to a big family of ransomware infections. For simplicity’s sake, we call it the Scarab Ransomware family. Previously discussed programs from the same family include Scarab-Skype Ransomware, Scarab-dy8wud Ransomware, Scarab-Lolita Ransomware, and many others. All of them are very similar, and they are based on the same malicious code. However, each application is modified according to their owner’s likes and preferences.

Aside from these differences, these programs share similar ransom notes and distribution patterns. It means that Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware also arrives at target systems via phishing emails. It also means that users download and install this dangerous program willingly. Of course, they are not aware of the fact they are about to install this dangerous threat, and this is where we have to raise the awareness about ransomware distribution methods.

Normally, a spam email that distributes ransomware will come with an urgent message. It will urge you to take action immediately by opening the attached file. The attached file will look like a legitimate document file, and most of the users who get hooked on this don’t even realize there is something suspicious about it.

So, our piece of advice would be developing a new habit of scanning the attached files before opening them. You can always employ a reliable antispyware program to check the received files. Perhaps you think that some file is important, but you are not sure if it is safe. So, scanning it with a security tool would always be a good idea. It would definitely save the trouble of dealing with Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware in the future.

What does Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware do?

If, unfortunately, this program manages to enter your computer, it will launch file encryption, and most of your files will be locked under a strong encryption algorithm. Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware also adds a completely random extension to all affected files, but you really do not need the extension to see which files were affected. Their icons will change, and your system will no longer be able to read them.

Aside from encrypting your files, Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware also drops a copy of itself in the %AppData% directory. This copy keeps on running automatically each time you turn on your computer because the ransomware creates a point of execution in the Windows registry. So, if you transfer new files into your computer and Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware is still running in the background, those new files will end up getting encrypted, too.

Along with the encryption, Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware also drops a ransom note in the TXT format into every affected folder. The HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT says this:

Your files are now encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.
Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.
This email will be as confirmation you are ready to pay for decryption key.
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

As you can see, Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware doesn’t even say anything about the price for the decryption key. It is extremely suspicious and unreliable, so there is no need to follow these instructions.

How do I remove Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware?

You can follow the instructions below to terminate this infection. On the other hand, if you find the instructions too complicated, simply remove Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware with an automated security tool.

As for your files, you can restore them from an external system backup (provided you have one). If you don’t have it, please refer to a professional technician for other file recovery options.

Manual Scarab-Crypted034 Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete all the HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT ransom notes.
  2. Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Press OK.
  3. Remove the random name EXE file from the folder.
  4. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  5. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  6. On the right, right-click the random-name value and choose to delete it.
  7. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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