Why did .Oops Files Virus encrypt my files? What is Scarab ransomware? Can I get files encrypted by the .Oops Files Virus restored?
.Oops Files Virus belongs to the Scarab family of cryptoviruses which aim to encrypt your files and demand money as a ransom to get your data recovered. 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 .Oops extension to each of the encrypted files. Read on to see how you could try to potentially recover some of your files.
|Name||.Oops Files Virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES encryption algorithm. All locked files will have the .Oops extension appended to them.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
.Oops Files Virus (Scarab) – More Information
Scarab ransomware with its current variant that appends the .Oops extension might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the Internet. 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.
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. Every file that gets encrypted will receive the .Oops or the .Oops 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 .Oops extension is added.
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 RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT, from the following screenshot given down below:
The ransom note states the following:
All your files are encrypted!
To return the files, write to the mail:
In the letter, specify your ID and attach several files for decryption.
Attempts to recover files, destroy them forever!
Your personal ID:
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 addresses are used for contacting the cybercriminals:
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 .Oops Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware)
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.