Remove DiskDoctor (Scarab) Ransomware and Restore Files

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This article provides information about DiskDoctor ransomware that belongs to the Scarab malware famaily. The threat encrypts important files and demands a ransom payment. By reaching the end of the article, you will know how to remove this ransomware and how to restore .DiskDoctor files.

DiskDoctor ransomware has been spotted to harass computer users around the globe. It is classified as data locker ransomware due to its main purpose to locate target files and encrypt them. Following encryption DiskDoctor drops a ransom note that extorts a ransom payment for a specific key that decrypts .DiskDoctor files.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA data locker ransomware that utilizes AES cihper algorithm to encrypt target files stored on the infected computer. Then it demands a ransom for a specific decryption solution.
SymptomsImportant files are locked and renamed with .DiskDoctor extension. The access to the information they store remains restricted. Hackers demand a ransom for decryption solution.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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DiskDoctor Ransomware – Distribution

The payload file that triggers DiskDoctor ransomware infection could be spread with the help of shady techniques that trick users into infecting their systems. Mainly are used deceptive email attachments and compromised web pages.

Email attachments that deliver the payload on target computer systems usually are part of emails with spoofed sender and address. A common practice of cybercriminals is (Read more...)

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