Scarab-Horsuke Ransomware is a file encrypting malware that targets Windows based PC in order to encrypt files and folders stored in the PC hard-disk and demand to pay ransom in exchange of the decryption key. Its intrusion is very secret and it may come bundled with freeware and shareware, through spam email attachments, hyperlinks and so on. If there is security vulnerabilities in your works-station then it could easily become a soft target.

The cyber-experts never recommend paying any kind of ransom money to cyber-criminals. There are many victims who decided to pay the ransom money but regretted later as they didn’t received the original decryption key. Since the money is asked to be paid in virtual currency hence the real identity of cyber-criminal always remains hidden. Once they receive the money, they starts ignoring the victim by not responding to the email ID. So, never trust on the ransom note delivered by Scarab-Horsuke Ransomware. It is always a good habit to keep a backup of all your important data. Search whether the “Volume Shadow Copies” are intact or not. If these are not available then you may try some data recovery software. Remember that the retrieval of lost files is only possible if your PC is malware free. So, first of all, remove all the payloads and files associated with Scarab-Horsuke Ransomware using a powerful anti-malware tool.

How PC Gets Infected with Ransomware?

The negligence and carelessness from user often result in severe malware infection such as Scarab-Horsuke Ransomware. It comes bundled with freeware that novice users carelessly download from Internet without checking that it contains any additional attachments with it or not. It is always recommended to choose advance/custom installation steps so that any unwanted files could be avoided to get installed in the PC secretly. Avoid using basic/custom installation process. Be careful while opening email attachments that are sent by unknown senders. Such emails usually contain a lot of error messages and spelling mistakes. Browse safely and don’t click on random hyperlinks or pop-ups. Strengthen the firewall security settings and practice safe Online browsing habits.

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