Kill Scarab Gold Ransomware (Crypto-Malware/Ransomware)

Oct 17th 2019 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Easy PC Repair Fix PC Free News PC Protection News Virus Removal Windows 10 | 0 Comment

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What is Scarab Gold ransomware? And how does it execute its attack?

Scarab Gold ransomware is a newly discovered variant of the infamous Scarab ransomware group. This time, this new Scarab variant makes use of a “.gold” extension when it marks the files it encrypts. It also seem to target Russian speaking users based on its ransom note which is written in the Russian language.

When it comes to its attack, Scarab Gold ransomware still uses the same pattern as other Scarab ransomware variants. Once its malicious payload is dropped in the system, it starts to implement its attack by using a data gathering module used to obtain information about the system and its user. The harvested data is then used for another module called stealth protection which is used to apply a signature scan that detects any antivirus programs, virtual machine hosts and sandbox environments and prevent them from interfering with the attack. Shortly after these modules are implemented, Scarab Gold ransomware will begin encrypting its targeted data that are mostly user-generated like database, videos, images, documents, etc. and once it finds these files, it encrypts them with a strong encryption algorithm. Once the encryption is done, it attaches the “.gold” extension to every affected file and opens a text file named “Инструкция по расшифровке файлов.TXT” which has the following content:

“Напишите на почту – gold84@cock.li
====================================================================================================

ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ!

Ваш личный идентификатор

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c2s8BtGRsXWFtivfCQ5QTexdJbuheDDHoIWPcIONwgUpKJoy

Ваши документы, фотографии, базы данных и другие важные файлы были зашифрованы.
Каждые 24 часа удаляются 24 файла, необходимо прислать свой идентификатор чтоб мы отключили эту функцию.
Каждые 24 часа стоимость расшифровки данных увеличивается на 30% (через 72 часа сумма фиксируется)

Для расшифровки данных:

Напишите на почту – gold84@cock.li

*В письме указать Ваш личный идентификатор
*Прикрепите 2 файла до 1 мб для тестовой расшифровки.
мы их расшифруем, в качестве доказательства, что ТОЛЬКО МЫ можем их расшифровать.

-Чем быстрее вы сообщите нам свой идентификатор, тем быстрее мы выключим произвольное удаление файлов.
-Написав нам на почту вы получите дальнейшие инструкции по оплате.

В ответном письме Вы получите программу для расшифровки.
После запуска программы-дешифровщика все Ваши файлы будут восстановлены.

Мы гарантируем:
100% успешное восстановление всех ваших файлов
100% гарантию соответствия
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Внимание!
* Не пытайтесь удалить программу или запускать антивирусные средства
* Попытки самостоятельной расшифровки файлов приведут к потере Ваших данных
* Дешифраторы других пользователей несовместимы с Вашими данными, так как у каждого пользователя
уникальный ключ шифрования
====================================================================================================

Ваш личный идентификатор

pAQAAAAAAABOnKU8JZTJ4QIlDART+hpSzc9NGZZxDGBL3WK7vg4hxk9taeVq7=xM7vkMK1PKXGNxtaHW6gngnIdKe=Nwga=bMb39
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c2s8BtGRsXWFtivfCQ5QTexdJbuheDDHoIWPcIONwgUpKJoy”

How does Scarab Gold ransomware distributed over the web?

As with other Scarab variants, the Scarab Gold ransomware proliferates with the help of spam emails. Cyber criminals attach an obfuscated file to these emails and send them to potential victims which is why you must be extra careful in opening emails – be it from an unknown sender or a well-known one.

Kill Scarab Gold ransomware from your computer with the help of the following steps.

Step 1: Tap the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys at the same time to open a menu and then expand the Shutdown options which is right next to the power button.

Step 2: After that, tap and hold the Shift key and then click on Restart.

Step 3: And in the Troubleshoot menu that opens, click on the Advanced options and then go to the Startup settings.

Step 4: Click on Restart and tap F4 to select Safe Mode or tap F5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.

Step 5: After your PC has successfully rebooted, tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.

Step 6: Go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious-looking processes that could be related to Scarab Gold ransomware and then end their processes.

Step 7: Exit the Task Manager and open the Programs and Features section under Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in “appwiz.cpl” and then click OK or tap Enter.

Step 8: From there, look for any suspicious-looking programs that could be related to Scarab Gold ransomware and then uninstall it.

Step 9: Close Control Panel and tap Win + E keys to open File Explorer.

Step 10: Now Scarab Goldgate to the following locations and look for the malicious components created by Scarab Gold ransomware like Инструкция по расшифровке файлов.TXT and [random].exe and then make sure to delete them all.

  • %APPDATA%
  • %TEMP%
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

Step 11: Close the File Explorer.

Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech-savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and Scarab Goldgate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use Advanced System Repair this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.

Step 12: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.

Step 13: Scarab Goldgate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by Scarab Gold ransomware.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Step 14: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Scarab Gold ransomware.

Step 15: Close the Registry Editor and empty your Recycle Bin.

Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies

Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if Scarab Gold ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.

To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.

To ensure the removal of Scarab Gold ransomware from your system including the malicious components it has created on your system, follow the advanced steps below.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, https://www.fixmypcfree.com/download.php?asr in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.

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