Complete .bomber Virus Removal Guide (Scarab-Bomber Ransomware)

An infection with the dangerous .bomber ransomware virus leads to serious security issues. Victims can restore and protect their computers by following our complete removal guide.

Manual Removal Guide
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Distribution of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware Virus

Scarab-Bomber virus is a new data locker ransomware that has been released in attack campaigns against computer users worldwide. The threat could be utilizing widely used tactics of distribution to infect computer systems.

One of the easiest ways for the criminals to spread the payload of Scarab-Bomber ransomware is by attaching it to email messages that are later released in active attack campaigns. The method allows hackers to send the virus to large lists of potential victims. The attachments to malicious email spam messages usually have Word documents or other types of files which users open without hesitation. Once opened on a target host these compromised files trigger the ransomware payload and infect the device with Scarab-Bomber crypto virus. Another infection tactic related to emails is hyperlink inserted in the content of the messages. The links are usually labeled as leading to a familiar website or a file of user interest.

Computer criminals behind this new ransomware can be using malicious sites or download portals to distribute malware of different kinds, including Scarab-Bomber virus. A popular option is the use of infected documents which may be of different types ‒ spreadsheets, rich text documents, presentations and databases. They are modified to initiate the virus once the built-in scripts are run. Usually when the files are opened a notification will ask the users to run the macros (scripts). If this is done the infection follows.

The hacker-controlled sites are specialist portals that have been created either manually or automatically by the criminals behind Scarab-Bomber virus. They can either directly distribute the threat by initiating various scripts or automated operations or link to such instances. Redirects are usually caused by email interaction, ad networks or other browsing activity. However one of the main sources is the availability of browser hijackers. They are malicious add-ons made for the most popular web browsers ‒ Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Safari. Once installed they not only infect the users with the malware but also redirect the victims to a hacker-controlled site. Depending on the configuration the browser hijackers can also steal sensitive information such as any stored passwords, account credentials, history, bookmarks, form data and settings.

Impact of Scarab-Bomber Ransomware Virus

The evil Scarab ransomware virus has a new version that is known to append the extension .bomber to all files it encrypts.

In order to complete the encryption process Scarab-Bomber or .bomber virus creates several malicious files and use them to modify essential system settings. System modifications are needed to keep it undetectable until the end of the infection process. Some of the files are specially designed to exploit the functionalities of two registry sub-keys Run and RunOnce and this way guarantee the automatic execution of Scarab-Bomber ransomware virus on each system start.

Other malicious files associated with the ransomware are likely to take over legitimate system processes in order to evade detection. Once Scarab-Bomber crypto virus ensures its persistent presence on a compromised host it runs a built-in encryption module to fulfill its main purpose. During the encryption process, Scarab-Bomber ransomware utilizes strong military cipher algorithm that changes completely the original code of target files and restricts the access to them.

This process transforms all your documents, images, videos, text files, databases, music, archives, etc. inaccessible without a specific decryption key. Corrupted files could be recognized by the specific extension .bomber that stands at the end of their names.

The final stage includes the display of a ransom note on the PC screen. The note could be found in a file named КАК ВОССТАНОВИТЬ ЗАШИФРОВАННЫЕ ФАЙЛЫ.TXT stored on the desktop. It contains text message written in Russian that reads:

ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ!
Ваш личный идентификатор
6A02000000000000***242FB01
Ваши документы, фотографии, базы данных и другие важные данные были зашифрованы.
Для восстановления данных необходим дешифровщик.
Чтобы получить дешифровщик, следует отправить письмо на электронный адрес soft2018@tutanota.com (soft2018@mail.ee, newsoft2018@yandex.by)
В письме укажите Ваш личный идентификатор (см. в начале данного документа).
Если связаться через почту не получается
* Зарегистрируйтесь на сайте http://bitmsg.me (сервис онлайн отправки Bitmessage)
* Напишите письмо на адрес BM-2cWp6BhKATEHEyfi1CGG4k3RuquXjaGJXB 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.
Если у Вас нет биткойнов
* Создайте кошелек Bitcoin: https://blockchain.info/ru/wallet/new
* Приобретите криптовалюту Bitcoin:
https://localbitcoins.com/ru/buy_bitcoins (Visa/MasterCard, QIWI Visa Wallet и др.)
* Отправьте требуемое количество BTC на указанный в письме адрес
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 нам до 3х файлов для бесплатной расшифровки.
Они не должны содержать важную информацию, общий размер файлов должен быть не более 10 мб.
Внимание!
* Не пытайтесь удалить программу или запускать антивирусные средства
* Попытки самостоятельной расшифровки файлов приведут к потере Ваших данных
* Дешифраторы других пользователей несовместимы с Вашими данными, так как у каждого пользователя уникальный ключ шифрования

Remove .bomber Ransomware Virus and Restore PC

Please note that paying the requested ransom fee to cyber criminals does not really solve your problem with .bomber crypto virus. In fact, you only encourage hackers to continue spreading ransomware of this kind. Instead, you must remove the threat immediately, and only then look for optional ways to recover your data.

WARNING! Manual removal of .bomber ransomware virus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removing important data accidentally can lead to permanent system damage. If you don’t feel comfortable with manual instructions, download a powerful anti-malware tool that will scan your system for malware and clean it safely for you.

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Scarab-Bomber Ransomware Virus – Manual Removal Steps

Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network

This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently. The steps below are applicable to all Windows versions.

1. Hit the WIN Key + R

2. A Run window will appear. In it, write msconfig and then press Enter

3. A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named Boot

4. Mark Safe Boot option and then go to Network under it to tick it too

5. Apply -> OK

Show Hidden Files

Some ransomware threats are designed to hide their malicious files in the Windows so all files stored on the system should be visible.

1. Open My Computer/This PC

2. Windows 7

    – Click on Organize button
    – Select Folder and search options
    – Select the View tab
    – Go under Hidden files and folders and mark Show hidden files and folders option

3. Windows 8/ 10

    – Open View tab
    – Mark Hidden items option

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4. Click Apply and then OK button

Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

1. Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

2. Get over to Processes

3. When you find suspicious process right click on it and select Open File Location

4. Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose End Process

5. Next, you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

Repair Windows Registry

1. Again type simultaneously the WIN Key + R key combination

2. In the box, write regedit and hit Enter

3. Type the CTRL+ F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable

4. In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

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Recover .bomber Files

WARNING! All files and objects associated with .bomber ransomware virus should be removed from the infected PC before any data recovery attempts. Otherwise the virus may encrypt restored files. Furthermore, a backup of all encrypted files stored on external media is highly recommendable.

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3. Using System Restore Point

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

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4. Restore your personal files using File History

    – Hit WIN Key
    – Type restore your files in the search box
    – Select Restore your files with File History
    – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar
    – Hit the “Restore” button

Preventive Security Measures

  • Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
  • Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
  • Secure your web browser.
  • Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
  • Disable macros in Office documents.
  • Use strong passwords.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
  • Backup regularly your data.
  • Gergana Ivanova

    Author : Gergana Ivanova

    Gergana Ivanova is computer security enthusiast who enjoys presenting the latest issues related to cyber security.


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