Scarab-Good Ransomware

What is Scarab-Good Ransomware?

It would be a lie if we told you that Scarab-Good Ransomware is a brand new malicious application because it is surely not. Research has clearly shown that this malicious application is a new Scarab Ransomware version. Just like all the previous versions of this threat, it mercilessly encrypts files on users’ computers. We are sure this will not go unnoticed. You will find out soon after its successful entrance that you can no longer access almost all files you consider valuable, including your documents, music, and pictures. Scarab-Good Ransomware is one of those nasty infections that try to obtain money by any means, so do not expect to unlock your files by erasing this infection from your system. Your files will stay encrypted even if you fully erase this ransomware infection. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to decrypt files locked by this threat – they are all encrypted using a strong encryption algorithm. Usually, ransomware infections use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)  to lock data on affected computers, which is definitely one of the strongest encryption algorithms available, so cracking it might be quite a problem. Usually, the only option victims have is the retrieval of files from a backup. If you have not backed up your files once in your life, those encrypted files might stay locked forever because it is not very likely that free decryption software that could help you will be developed anytime soon.test

What does Scarab-Good Ransomware do?

We are sure it will not take long to find out about the successful entrance of Scarab-Good Ransomware because this nasty malicious application scans the system and then locks users’ personal files immediately after the successful entrance. You will find all your files renamed. Their names will be changed to a long string consisting of random letters, numbers, and symbols. Also, they all get the .good extension appended. Once files are locked completely, the ransomware infection drops HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.txt in every folder on the affected computer. This file contains a message for users. The first sentence of this message informs users that they can no longer access their files because they have all been encrypted. Then, users are told that they have to contact the ransomware developer to get the decryptor that can unlock affected data. We are 100% sure that you will be offered to purchase the decryptor from cyber criminals. Crooks promise to unlock 1-2 files for free to prove that they can do that. You can send a couple of files to them if you want to, but you should definitely not pay a cent to developers of Scarab-Good Ransomware. We do not say that without reason. You do not have any guarantees that you could fix your files if you send money to the author of this infection. Also, you should know that cyber criminals will continue developing malware if all victims do what cyber criminals want them to do - transfer money the ransomware infection demands.

Where does Scarab-Good Ransomware come from?

Since Scarab-Good Ransomware is a new version of the well-known ransomware infection, we are 100% sure how this new threat is distributed. There is no doubt that it is also primarily spread via malicious spam emails, researchers say. Also, it might infiltrate your computer if your RDP connection can be hacked easily. Third, the ransomware infection might infiltrate the computer due to human error. For example, it is very real to find malicious software installed on the system after clicking on a fake Download button accidentally. Do not let any new infections to enter your system without your knowledge – install an antimalware tool on your PC so that no new threats could enter your computer illegally ever again.

How to remove Scarab-Good Ransomware

It does not matter you decide to pay a ransom or not because you will still have to take care of Scarab-Good Ransomware yourself. There are two removal methods you can choose from: first, you can delete the infection manually using our manual removal guide (find it below), or you can use an automated malware remover. Both methods are good as long as the ransomware infection is removed fully and stays like that.

Remove Scarab-Good Ransomware manually

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Access %APPDATA%.
  3. If you can find OSK.exe in this folder, delete it.
  4. Tap Win+R.
  5. Type regedit and click OK.
  6. Right-click on the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ccmQiiBtihuM registry key (the registry key uses a random name that might change).
  7. Delete it.
  8. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  9. Delete the Value ccmQiiBtihuM (it might be named differently).
  10. Remove HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.txt from all affected folders.
  11. Empty your Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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