Scarab-Leen Ransomware

What is Scarab-Leen Ransomware?

Scarab-Leen Ransomware is a harmful infection that might enter your computer illegally. Unlike Trojans and some other malicious applications, it does not try to stay unnoticed after it infiltrates computers. Instead, it starts working immediately and locks files found on the affected system. In other words, it is typical crypto-malware that locks files with the purpose of extracting money from users. Do not send money to cyber criminals even if those files you need to access badly have been encrypted too because you will not only encourage malicious software developers to release more infections, but you might not even get the decryption tool from them. Actually, it is quite common for crooks not to give victims the promised decryptor. There is a possibility that they do not even have it. It does not mean that you can keep the ransomware infection active on your system if you decide not to make a payment. If you do not disable it soon, you will see its ransom note opened automatically each time you restart your computer. Additionally, there is a huge possibility that you will find all new files you create encrypted too. Scarab-Leen Ransomware creates a registry key, a Value in the system registry, and drops several files, so its removal will not be very quick and easy. Do not worry about this – we are here to help you.testtest

Where does Scarab-Leen Ransomware come from?

As researchers at have observed, the majority of users who encounter malicious applications act carelessly and do not have a security application installed on their computers. You must be one of them if you have encountered Scarab-Leen Ransomware. In most cases, users help infections to enter their computers, but, of course, they are not aware of that. There is a possibility that Scarab-Leen Ransomware has locked files on your computer because of the malicious email attachment you have opened too. Alternatively, it could have slithered onto your computer through unsecured RDP services. Other harmful infections might soon realize that your PC is unprotected too and thus enter your system without your knowledge, so you should do something about this today. Of course, we do not expect you to prevent all malicious applications from entering the system yourself. Actually, we have another recommendation for you – you should install a security application on your system in order not to encounter any new malicious applications.

What does Scarab-Leen Ransomware do?

Scarab-Leen Ransomware has been programmed to secretly enter computers and then lock files found on them right away, so it will perform this activity on your system too if it ever enters it. These encrypted files will be marked with the filename extension .leen – you will find it appended next to the original extension of each encrypted file. Actually, it is not the only change you will notice. This ransomware infection will also set a new Desktop wallpaper. The image it sets contains a short message stating that files have been encrypted but it is possible to restore them. Also, there are three things users should not do listed there: rename encrypted files, try to decrypt data with a third-party decryptor, and use third-party services. You will also find a longer message inside the INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESTORING FILES.TXT file that will be dropped in all affected directories. It will tell you what has happened to your files and how you can decrypt them. Actually, there is one sentence that tells everything you need to know: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins.” Yes, Scarab-Leen Ransomware is one of those infections that demand money from users. Do not pay a cent to them! Yes, there might be no other ways to unlock files without the special decryptor, but there are no guarantees that you will get it, so we do not perceive making a payment as a clever act. Of course, you can send 3 files for free decryption if you want to.

How to delete Scarab-Leen Ransomware

You must delete Scarab-Leen Ransomware ASAP to prevent encryption of more files on your computer. From a technical standpoint, it is quite sophisticated malware. It creates two entries in the Run registry key, one new registry key, and several files. They must all be removed from the system. Our instructions will guide you through the removal of this ransomware infection, but you should know that you can also delete all untrustworthy applications from your PC automatically. You just need to acquire a reliable antimalware scanner for this.

Delete Scarab-Leen Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Insert regedit and click OK.
  3. Access HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BzbRJxsHvQSVd and delete this entire registry key.
  4. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Delete two malicious Values (whelp and randomly-named Value, e.g. QORTsRmnNPmDwD).
  6. Close Registry Editor and open Windows Explorer.
  7. Access %USERPROFILE%.
  8. Delete the following files: QORTsRmnNPmDwD.bmp (it might have another name) and INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESTORING FILES.TXT.
  9. Access %APPDATA%.
  10. Remove helper.exe.
  11. If you can locate leen.exe in %APPDATA% too, you must remove it too.
  12. Right-click on your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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