Infected with Scarab-Omerta Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Scarab-Omerta Ransomware
Scarab-Omerta Ransomware is the next cryptographer of the Scarab family. Like analogs, it encrypts many user data of various formats, for example office documents, PDP files, photos, videos and other multimedia, archives and much more. After encryption, Scarab-Omerta changes the extensions of the attacked files, adding the prefix .[firstname.lastname@example.org].omerta or .[XAVAX@PM.ME].omerta. After that, these files can not be opened or restored, since the virus removes system restore points and file backups. With each attempt to open an encrypted file, this provokes the opening of a text file READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK.TXT, which looks like this:
*** IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK, PLEASE READ THIS ***
Your files are now encrypted!
-----BEGIN PERSONAL IDENTIFIER-----
-----END 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.
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 telegram: t.me/decryptyourdata
If you don't get a reply or if the telegram dies, then contact us using: email@example.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.).
* 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.
In the note, scammers indicate the telegram and the e-mail address for communication. Telegrams were chosen not casually, as it provides full confidentiality and reduces the possibility of tracking by the forces of law and order. Attackers require a certain amount of money, which can reach several hundred dollars. Do not pay at all! This is a scam and a hoax, because intruders do not decrypt your files. We recommend you to use our instructions, with which you will restore your files.
How Scarab-Omerta Ransomware infected your PC
Most often, Scarab-Omerta Ransomware penetrates through insecure network settings, as an attachment to spam mailing or bundled with free programs and utilities that the user downloads from the Internet. Users of the part use free antiviruses that are not capable of protecting their computers. Try to use specialized software that can protect your PC from ransomware. For example
HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.
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 Scarab-Omerta 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.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Scarab-Omerta Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
*Trial version of Norton provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Norton.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Scarab-Omerta Ransomware:
Related emails and folders:
Remove following files:
READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK.TXT
How to decrypt files infected by Scarab-Omerta Ransomware?
Use automated decryption tools
There is ransomware decryptor from Kaspersky that can decrypt Spora files. It is free and may help you restore files encrypted by Scarab-Omerta Ransomware virus. Download it here:
You can also try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of Scarab-Omerta 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.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- 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 (in our case – Scarab-Omerta Ransomware by Scarab-Omerta Ransomware). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore .REBUS files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Protect your computer from ransomware
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.
Written by Rami Douafi