.DD 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 .DD 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.DD Files Virus (Scarab)
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 .DD extension appended to them.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

.DD Files Virus (Scarab) – Spread

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.

.DD 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. This particular variant of the ransomware seems to be a newer variation of

DiskDoctor ransomware removal and data recovery steps. What is DiskDoctor?DiskDoctor is a data locker ransomware of Scarab family that harasses online users
DiskDoctor (Scarab) Ransomware.

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 HOW TO RETURN FILES.TXT, from the following screenshot given down below:

The ransom note states the following:

Warning all your files are encrypted !!!
To receive the decoder, you must send an email to
the email address with your personal ID:
[email protected]
In response you will receive further instructions.
ATTENTION !!!
* Do not attempt to uninstall the program or run
antivirus software.
* Attempts to self-decrypt files will result in the
loss of your data.
* Decoders of other users are incompatible with your
data, as each user has a unique encryption key.
Your personal identifier:
================================================
6902000000000000…
================================================

The following email address is used for contacting the cybercriminals:

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.

.DD 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 .DD 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 .DD extension is added.

Files that get encrypted by the ransomware virus have the following extensions:

→.aapp, .bat, .bin, .cab, .CAT, .cer, .CHS, .CHT, .css, .CZE, .DAN, .DEU, .dll, .doc, .docx, .ESP, .EUQ, .exe, .fdb, .FRA, .gif, .HRV, .htm, .html, .HUN, .ini, .ITA, .jpg, .JPN, .js, .KOR, .kt1, .NLD, .NOR, .pak, .pdf, .png, .POL, .pst, .PTB, .RUM, .RUS, .SKY, .SLV, .SYO, .sys, .SVE, .tmp, .TUR, .txt, .UKR, .wmv, .zip

Other file types or having other extensions might be locked as well. This ransomware may be decryptable, but no free 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 Virus and Restore .DD 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.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by .DD Files Virus (Scarab) and other threats.
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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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