Scarab-Horsia Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Remove and Restore Files

The Scarab-Horsia virus is the newest strain associated with the Scarab virus family. It uses the familiar tactics of blackmail and file encryption in order to coerce the victims into paying them for decryption. Our article gives further details on how victims can remove active infections.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the [email protected] extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Scarab-Horsia.Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Scarab-Horsia Virus – Distribution Ways

Scarab-Horsia is a dangerous virus threat that can be distributed to victim users using various methods. The initial attack wave is limited in number and this does not give out details about the preferred infection method. It is presumed that they might use the most popular means.

An example is the creation and coordination of attacks using spam messages. They are sent in bulk and often contain social engineering elements that are usually taken from famous web sites and online services. Using these messages the hackers behind the Scarab-Horsia virus can either bundle the files or hyperlink them in the body contents. In connection with this several different type of payloads can be used.

One of the most common methods is of malware installers. They are hacker-modified (Read more...)

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