Infected with Deep ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is Deep ransomware

Deep or Scarab Deep is a cryptovirus that has become most active in July this year. After penetrating the PC, the virus encrypts user files of various formats, such as PDF files, office documents, video, audio, photos and others. After that, your files cannot be launched, since Deep adds an extension .deep to these files. For example, file flowers.png becomes flowers.png.deep, and docum.doc takes the form docum.doc.deep and so on. The virus creates the note HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT and copies it to all folders containing encrypted files. Here is this note:

Deep ransomware

and here is the text content of the note:

Your files are now encrypted!

Your personal identifier: –

All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.

Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.
This email will be as confirmation you are ready to pay for decryption key.
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.
After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

Contact us using this email address: mrdeep@protonmail.com

Free decryption as guarantee!
Before paying you can send us up to 3 files for free decryption.
The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (non archived), and files should not contain
valuable information (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.).

How to obtain Bitcoins?
* The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click
‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price:
hxxps://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins
* Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
hxxp://www.coindesk.com/information/how-can-i-buy-bitcoins

Attention!
* Do not rename encrypted files.
* Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
* Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price
(they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

Attackers explain what happened as a consequence of the system security problems on the user’s computer. Scammers require users to contact them to get a special utility for decrypting your files. In addition, developers are trying to manipulate the user, saying that the later the user pay the ransom, the more expensive it will be. The note lists the addresses of the attackers, as well as detailed instructions on how to buy bitcoins. Why bitcoins? The answer is very simple, this is the only way that scammers can avoid tracking and harassment by law enforcement. Attackers did not specify the price, but it can reach several hundred dollars. Remember that scammers will not give you anything, even if you do everything they require, so you do not have to pay in any way. Most likely, you will not be able to decrypt your files yourself, as virus excludes the possibility of restoring files or previous state of the operating system, by removing all backup files’ copies and erasing Windows recovery points. You can use our instructions and recommendations to get acquainted with all possible ways to remove Deep ransomware and restore your files.

Other versions of Scarab

Scarab Ransomware – .scorpio, .scarab
Scarab-Please – .please
Scarab-Crypto – .crypto
Amnesia – .amnesia, .@decrypt_files2017, .protomolecule@gmx.us or .TRMT
Scarab-XTBL(Oblivion) – .xtbl, .oblivion
Horsia – .horsia@airmail.cc
Scarab-Walker – .JohnnieWalker
Scarab-Osk – .osk
Scarab-Rebus – .rebus
Scarab-DiskDoctor – .diskdoctor
Scarab-Bomber – .bomber, .fastsupport@xmpp.jp or .fastrecovery@xmpp.jp
Scarab Bin – .Bin
Scarab Red – .Red
Scarab Recovery – .Recovery
Scarab Oneway – .Oneway

Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: submit@securitystronghold.com. We really can help to decrypt your files.

How Deep ransomware infected your PC

Cryptoviruses may differ in encryption algorithms, in the content of notes or in the cost of redemption, but they are similar by ways of penetrating the computer. Deep infiltrates PCs through insecure user networks, unprotected from such hacking. Also, it takes the form of attachment and spreads through spam mailings. Members, in such cases, open the infected file attachments, after which their computer is attacked by ransomware. Sometimes it comes as a fake update for a flash player or other programs installed in the user’s OS. Remember that you need to use antiviruses and similar programs that can protect your email, network settings and your files from encryptors activity. If your files are already encrypted, and you need to remove Deep, then use our Guide, to get rid of cryptovirus now.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Deep ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

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Restore your files using shadow copies

stellar-data-recovery

  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Deep ransomware:

Related connections or other entries:

No information

Related files:

Deep_ReadME.txt
Deep.exe

How to decrypt files infected by Deep ransomware?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of Deep ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

hitmanpro alert with cryptoguard

Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.

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Written by Rami Douafi

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