.ARTEMY Files Virus (Scarab) - Remove It
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.ARTEMY Files Virus (Scarab) – Remove It

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This article will help you to remove Scarab ransomware in full. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Scarab is a virus which encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. According to some malware researchers, all files of a compromised computer get locked with the AES military grade encryption algorithm. The Scarab cryptovirus will encrypt your data, while also appending the custom .ARTEMY extension to each of the encrypted files. Read on to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name.ARTEMY Files Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES encryption algorithm. All locked files will have the .ARTEMY extension appended to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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.ARTEMY Files Virus (Scarab) – Delivery

Scarab ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer device will become infected.

Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.

.ARTEMY Files Virus (Scarab) – Information

Scarab is a virus that encrypts your files and places a .txt file, with instructions inside the infected computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.

Scarab ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.

After encryption the Scarab virus shows a ransom message located inside a .txt file.

You can see its contents of this file, labeled КАК ВОССТАНОВИТЬ ЗАШИФРОВАННЫЕ ФАЙЛЫ.TXT, from the following screenshot given down below:

The ransom note states the following:

ПРИНОШУ ИСКРЕННИЕ ИЗВИНЕНИЯ ЗА ДОСТАВЛЕННЫЕ НЕУДОБСТВА! БЕЗРАБОТИЦА В МОЕМ РЕГИОНЕ ВЫНУДИЛА ЗАШИФРОВАТЬ ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ!
Это не мошенничество, а вынужденная мера. В случае соблюдения рекомендаций, Ваши файлы будут гарантированно расшифрованы (см. пункт “ГАРАНТИЯ РАСШИФРОВКИ ФАЙЛОВ”)

Ваш личный идентификатор

Для восстановления Ваших документов, баз данных, фотографий, и других важных данных необходимо приобрести дешифровщик.
Для этого отправьте письмо на email:
artemy75@protonmail.com
Если ответа не поступило в течении 3х часов, продублируйте письмо на следующие адреса:
artemy75@cock.li
artemy75@tutanota.com

В письме укажите Ваш личный идентификатор (см. в начале данного документа).
Если связаться через почту не получается:
* Скачайте и установите чат Tox (hxxps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tox_(protocol) официальный сайт разработчиков: hxxps://tox.chat/download.html )
* Напишите сообщение на адрес (Tox ID):

с указанием Вашей почты и личного идентификатора.

Далее необходимо оплатить стоимость дешифровщика. В ответном письме Вы получите адрес
Bitcoin-кошелька, на который необходимо выполнить перевод денежных средств и сумму платежа.
Предусмотрены скидки до 80% для следующих категорий граждан:
Безработные (Справка с центра занятости)
Малоимущие (Справка о признании гражданина (семьи) малоимущим)
Беременные (Справка из женской консультации о сроке беременности)
Инвалиды 1 и 2 группы (Справка об инвалидности)
В каждом из случаев требуется предоставить фото с паспортом и справкой.

Если у Вас нет биткойнов:
* Создайте кошелек Bitcoin: hxxps://blockchain.info/ru/wallet/new
* Приобретите криптовалюту Bitcoin:
hxxps://localbitcoins.com/ru/buy_bitcoins (Visa/MasterCard, QIWI Visa Wallet и др.)
* Отправьте требуемое количество BTC на указанный в письме адрес
В случае возникновения сложностей с приобретением биткойнов, я обязательно помогу разобраться, обращайтесь на почту.

Когда денежный перевод будет подтвержден, Вы получите дешифровщик файлов для Вашего компьютера.
После запуска программы-дешифровщика все Ваши файлы будут восстановлены.

ГАРАНТИЯ РАСШИФРОВКИ ФАЙЛОВ:
Перед оплатой вы можете отправить мне до 3х файлов для бесплатной расшифровки. Это основная гарантия наличия у меня дешифровщика.
Они не должны содержать важную информацию, общий размер файлов должен быть не более 10 мб.
Мне нет смысла врать (отправить дешифровщик занимает 30 секунд времени), после подтверждения оплаты Вы в течении нескольких минут получите дешифровщик. И гарантированно расшифруете ВСЕ свои файлы.

Внимание!
* Не пытайтесь удалить программу или запускать антивирусные средства это приведет к потере Ваших данных.
* Попытки самостоятельной расшифровки файлов приведут к потере Ваших данных.
* Дешифраторы других пользователей несовместимы с Вашими данными, так как у каждого пользователя
уникальный ключ шифрования.

С наилучшими пожеланиями, Артемий!

The note of the Scarab ransomware states that your files are encrypted and that you have to pay a ransom to get them back to normal. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.

The following e-mail address is used for contacting the cybercriminals:

  • artemy75@cock.li
  • artemy75@tutanota.com

.ARTEMY Files Virus (Scarab) – Encryption

What is known for the encryption process of the Scarab ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .ARTEMY suffix. That suffix is appended to the name of an encrypted file as a secondary extension. The original extension and filenames remain unchanged after encryption, as the .ARTEMY extension is added.

Currently there is no information regarding which types of files get encrypted by the malicious application.

The files which are used the most by users that probably get encrypted are probably from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

This ransomware might be decryptable, but no specific decryption tool is released yet.

The Scarab cryptovirus deletes all Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

Along with the above-stated command, other ones are executed, which remove backups, making the effects of the encryption process more efficient. Those commands remove some of the viable ways to restore your data via Windows inherent processes. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their original state.

Remove Scarab Ransomware (.ARTEMY Files)

If your computer system got infected with the Scarab ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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