Cscc.dat (Bad Rabbit Ransomware) File Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Cscc.dat (Bad Rabbit Ransomware) File. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The reason why we have assembled the article below is a Trojan virus known as Cscc.dat File.This is in fact a legitimate file used by the ransomware known as Bad Rabbit for disk encryption.

If we were to describe it really briefly, we would need to say that it is incredibly dangerous generally because no one can say for sure what its plans and aims are. Due to this high level of uncertainly, we are going to try to mention all the potential sources, consequences and ways of acting in the passages below. Hopefully, we will be able to help you successfully fight this infection. In the following paragraphs you are going to find out all the details you must bear in mind when it comes to this malware. You are also going to get some valuable prevention tips and some effective removal instructions.

Trojans as a whole:

All Trojan horse viruses are considered incredibly malicious. The programs from this family may indeed be very creative regarding the possible distribution methods they could use. To top it all off, they might have just as many various usages and purposes. Their bond, the one making them a separate software category, is the fact that no matter what they do after they have infected your system, it happens subtly and is conducted stealthily. In fact, in the majority of cases, the victim users have no clue their PCs have been attacked. Actually, provided you have read about the infamous Trojan war, you will probably notice that this is what the initial Trojan horse from the myth really did. It stealthily got into the city of Troy, pretending to be a harmless gift, and the clueless Trojans had no idea it was full of Greek warriors and their doom had begun. The name of this malware category derives from this well-known ancient story due to the way these viruses normally invade a system and act after that.


Cscc.dat (Bad Rabbit Ransomware) File Removal



Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:



Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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What Cscc.dat File could be used for:

It is a fact that such viruses may be exploited for a big number of varying purposes, like for example:

  • The scheming people who have created and unleashed Cscc.dat File may simply want your money or your identity for some reason. That is actually the reason why Trojans may often be used to illegally track and copy account details which may afterwards allow such criminals to drain your bank accounts or even steal your identity. Also, some crimes could be committed on your behalf, which may turn out to be awfully embarrassing and stressful since you may get accused later without any real guilt.
  • Such a malicious program could be exploited just for installing other forms of malware on your PC. Such a virus could also sneak other harmful viruses like Ransomware into your system. If you haven’t read or heard about it, Ransomware is a type of malware with expertise at encrypting data and demanding a ransom in exchange for restoring the affected files. No guarantee is given for the restoration of the encrypted files whatsoever, no matter whether the victim user agrees or disagrees to pay the requested ransom.
  • The cyber criminals behind Cscc.dat File may also be physically abusive. Such individuals may use this malware to take over your system and track each of your steps, no matter whether they are done online or in the real world outside. All the components of your system like web cameras and microphones might be turned on remotely and exploited for spying on you 24/7.

How to successfully avoid and/or remove Cscc.dat File:

So as to stay away from any Trojan, you must learn what its most usual and basic sources really are. Staying away from them equals avoiding such awfully serious cyber-threats. The most common from the countless possible means of distributing Cscc.dat File are these:

  • All sorts of the malvertising (the activity of spreading pop-up and other ads linked to malware-containing web locations);
  • Various strange emails, received both in your Spam Folder and your Inbox. Not only may messages themselves be contagious, but all the links included, and all the attachments there might be contaminated;
  • Different torrents, shareware, video-sharing websites – such pages could be illegal and indeed contain malware.

For the safe uninstallation of Cscc.dat, simply go to the Removal Guide just below the characteristics table. It shouldn’t be too difficult to follow and the instructions there will help you deal with your issue.

Name Cscc.dat
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Usually, there are no visible symptoms in the beginning, until you being to notice the actual damaghe being caused
Distribution Method Fake system requests, spam emails and their attachments, different web locations, torrents.
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