Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware

What is Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware?

Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware will not miss a chance to lock data on your computer if it ever manages to enter your system. This infection has been designed to extract money from users, so it will surely lock all your valuable files on your PC if it finds a way to affect it. Ransomware infections usually lock victims’ documents and almost all media files. In some cases, they notice that they can no longer access certain programs too because .exe files get encrypted as well. It is hard to say whether Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware will lock all your personal files or not, but we are sure that the majority of them will be no longer accessible. We know there are files you need to access badly among them, but we cannot let you send money to malicious software developers. There are two simple reasons for this. First, you do not know whether cyber criminals will really unlock your files or at least will give you the tool to do this yourself. Second, do you really expect them to stop developing brand new threats when they get all they want? Yes, we think so too. We leave the final decision in your hands, but there is one thing you must do no matter what – delete Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware from your system fully as soon as possible. As long as it stays installed, you might discover even more encrypted files on your computer. It does not start working on system startup, but you might launch it accidentally yourself, and then it will start searching for new files to encrypt again.

What does Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware do?

.OBLIVION is the extension Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware uses to mark encrypted files, which is why it has “Oblivion” in its name. As for the word “Scarab”, specialists say that there is a slight possibility that this ransomware infection is a new version of Scarab Ransomware. Either way, it is an extremely dangerous threat that will bring problems to you. As you already know, it encrypts files it finds on victims’ computers without mercy. We do not have a full list of extensions it affects, but there is a huge possibility that your pictures, documents, music, videos, and other files will be completely locked. Cyber criminals promise to unlock them all immediately after receiving your money. They will decrypt 1 encrypted file for free to show you that they can do this, but you will have to send a ransom in Bitcoin if you decide that you want to get back all other files too. Do not write emails to crooks and do not even think about transferring money to them because, as mentioned in the first paragraph, you have no guarantees that they will help you to fix your files. They might take your money but do not give you the decryptor. Unfortunately, in this case, you could not do anything about this. We do not think that free decryptors that could unlock files affected by Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware will be released soon too, so it seems that you will get your files back only if you have a backup and restore them all from it.

Where does Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware come from?

Ransomware infections are mainly spread as attachments in spam emails, so the possibility that you have ended up with this threat after opening an email attachment is huge too. Of course, it is only one of several ways how these infections can be distributed. Specialists say that users might download crypto-malware themselves too because it might pretend to be trustworthy software and wait for users on P2P websites. We do not say that you should stop downloading applications from the web completely, but you should definitely be more cautious. In addition, you should have a security application enabled on your computer so that no harmful threats could ever enter your system again.

How do I delete Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware?

You cannot keep the ransomware infection on your system if you do not want to find more files encrypted. Luckily, Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware can be erased rather easily – you just need to delete the malicious file you have launched before discovering your files locked, i.e. the launcher of the ransomware infection. It should be located in the Downloads folder, but if you cannot find it yourself, you should perform an in-depth scan with an automated malware remover. It will delete all components of Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware for you in no time.

Scarab-Oblivion Ransomware removal guide

  1. Launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Access %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.
  3. Delete all suspicious files downloaded recently.
  4. Remove OBLIVION DECRYPTION INFORMATION.txt dropped by the ransomware infection on your computer.
  5. Right-click on your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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