This article will aid you to remove .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus (Scarab Ransomware). Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
.email@example.com Virus (Scarab Ransomware) is one that encrypts your data and demands money as a ransom to get it restored. Files will receive the .firstname.lastname@example.org extension. The .email@example.com Virus (Scarab Ransomware) will leave ransomware instructions as a desktop wallpaper image. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files and data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files by placing the .firstname.lastname@example.org before the affected files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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.email@example.com Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Distribution Techniques
The newest release belonging to the Scarab ransomware family has been identified in the .firstname.lastname@example.org virus variant. The report indicates that the attack campaign is limited in scope, at the moment the collected samples are very few in number which doesn’t give out the main method of infection.
We suspect that the hackers behind the .email@example.com virus are going to utilize the most popular distribution tactics. One of the most popular methods is to send out phishing SPAM messages that include various social engineering tactics that manipulate the users into thinking that that they have received a legitimate notification from a service they use or a well-known company. The message contents may contain links to the virus download posing as updates or new software offers. In some cases the files can also be directly attached to the emails.
A similar strategy is to construct phishing web sites that pose as download portals or software pages. Whenever the users access them they may think that they are visiting a safe place.
Many of the Scarab ransomware strains may also be integrated in infected payloads, two of the most popular types are the following:
- Setup Files — The criminals can embed the virus infection code in popular application installers. Usually targets are system utilities, office suites, productivity applications and even games. Whenever they are installed from the infected source the ransomware will be deployed to the victim machine.
- Malicious Documents — A similar strategy is employed with documents across all popular types: rich text documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases. Whenever they are opened by the victims a prompt will appear asking them to enable the built-in scripts. This will trigger a macro function that will download the virus threat from a remote server and execute it on the local computer.
To further spread them to a larger audience both the stand-alone virus files and the infected payloads can be spread via file-sharing networks such as BitTorrent. The trackers used with this P2P technology distribute both legitimate and pirate content and as such they are very convenient for spreading the virus to a lot of people at the same time.
Larger infections can be done by using malicious web browser extensions which are made by criminals with code inside that downloads the ransomware. They are made compatible with all popular web browsers and uploaded to their relevant repositories with fake user reviews and developer credentials. The descriptions used by them will promise feature additions or performance optimizations. As soon as they are installed the virus download action will be started.
.firstname.lastname@example.org Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Detailed Analysis
The email@example.com Virus as part of the Scarab ransomware threat follows the same behavior pattern as previous versions. This implies that at the onset of infection the main infection engine will copy itself to system folders in order to hide itself from any anti-virus software that may be installed. If a security bypass feature is included the engine will scan the memory and hard drive contents for such applications. Such actions do not only affect anti-virus companies, but also firewalls, debug environments and virtual machine host.
Further modifications to the system may include any of the following:
- Windows Registry Modifications — The .firstname.lastname@example.org virus may proceed with the modification of Windows Registry strings. This can be applied both to third-party installed software and the operating system as a whole. The direct effects upon the victim users are that certain functions or features may become inaccessible. Modifications to core values might also lead to serious performance issues with the system and overall stability.
- System Data Removal — To make recovery more difficult the ransomware may also delete data such as System Restore Points, Backups and Shadow Volume Copies. This will make recovery very difficult unless a combination of a restore and anti-spyware software is used.
- Additional Malware Delivery — Many Scarab ransomware variants such as the email@example.com Virus may also be instructed into delivering other infections to the compromised machines. This can include Trojans, ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and etc.
Like other samples associated with the Scarab ransomware family this particular virus may also be modified to include other modules and actions. Remember that the infection behavior can shift between the campaigns.
In the case of a Trojan co-infection the hackers behind the campaigns will also be able to hijack user data (before the encryption has started) and also spy on the victims in real-time.
.firstname.lastname@example.org Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Encryption Process
When all prerequisite commands have completed the encryption process will be started. It will search for sensitive user data according to a built-in list of target file type extensions. An example one is the following:
All victim files will be renamed with the .email@example.com extension which contains the email address used by the operators. The associated ransomware is created in a file called HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILESfirstname.lastname@example.org.TXT.
Remove .email@example.com Virus (Scarab Ransomware) and Try to Restore Data
If your computer system got infected with the .firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove .email@example.com Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove .email@example.com Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus
Step 2: Uninstall .email@example.com Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by .email@example.com Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .email@example.com Virus.
Ransomware infections and .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
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Get rid of .email@example.com Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove .email@example.com Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as .email@example.com Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by .firstname.lastname@example.org Virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac .email@example.com Virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.