Scarab-Walker Ransomware

What is Scarab-Walker Ransomware?

Scarab-Walker Ransomware is a malicious application that enciphers all personal data and then demands the user to pay for its decryption. So far, it is unknown how much Bitcoins the cybercriminals who created the malware expect to receive from their victims, but knowing they could trick you, we do not advise dealing with them. It would be best if the victim would have backup copies with which he could replace all encrypted data. Otherwise, there might be nothing else to do but to wait and see if any of the volunteer computer security specialists can create a free decryption tool. Besides, it is important to mention before recovering any files or creating new data on the infected computer that it might be safest to clean the device. This is why our researchers at advise removing Scarab-Walker Ransomware as soon as possible if you refuse to pay the ransom. In which case, we recommend following the steps available at the end of the article or employing a legitimate antimalware tool. For more details about the threat, you could keep reading this report.

How does Scarab-Walker Ransomware work?

Even though we could not find a fully-working sample to test Scarab-Walker Ransomware, we can tell quite a bit about it. The malicious application is not only a lot similar to many other ransomware applications; it also seems to be a new version from the cybercriminals who brought us Scarab Ransomware. This means the infections may work more or less the same. For example, its primary task is enciphering data the user might be unable to replace, such as photographs, various documents, archives, videos, and so on. We believe the only data left unencrypted should be the files created by the device’s operating system or other programs installed on it.

Moreover, it seems soon after the encryption process is finished the malicious application might drop a text document containing a ransom note. According to our researchers, the text should state all of the user’s files were locked and to get them back he needs to obtain a decryption tool. It does not say how much it would cost, but it explains how to contact Scarab-Walker Ransomware’s creators and find out the price for yourself. Needless to say, we would recommend against paying the ransom as it could be extremely risky. After all, no matter what the hackers may promise no one can ensure they will keep up to their promises. On the contrary, it is entirely possible they could take your money and never deliver the needed decryption tool or try to extort more money from you. However, if you are not willing to risk your money, there is nothing left to do, but to eliminate the malware and hope you will find another way to unlock the affected files.

How to erase Scarab-Walker Ransomware?

It is possible the malware could be removed manually, although you should know it might be not the best idea. The instructions available below can explain the process step by step, but we cannot guarantee they will be accurate since we did not have a fully-working sample. Therefore, instead of erasing Scarab-Walker Ransomware manually, it might be wiser to perform a system scan with a legitimate antimalware tool you like. Of course, if you have any questions about the removal part or the infection itself you can also leave us messages at the end of this page.

Get rid of Scarab-Walker Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Launch Task Manager.
  3. Look for the infection’s process.
  4. Select the malicious process and press End Task.
  5. Leave the Task Manager.
  6. Tap Windows key+E.
  7. Check the given folders one by one:
  8. Look for the malware’s launcher (file opened before the computer got infected), then right-click it and press Delete.
  9. Remove the malware’s ransom notes (might be placed on all directories containing encrypted files).
  10. Empty Recycle bin.
  11. Restart the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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