What is Mobef Ransomware?
Mobef Ransomware is a malicious software program that can encrypt files on a computer system after getting installed. The purpose of file encryption on targeted computer is ransom extortion from users against provide them decryption keys for their files. A team of expert cyber criminals and software authors have developed this ransomware program with evil intension to compel individuals and organizations to pay an amount of ransom declared by cyber criminals on their own terms and conditions. Cyber criminals plan all these happenings in a sequence. First of all they distribute this ransomware program by employing deceptive and stealthy installation methods. In the next phase the ransomware program get executed and run a scan on targeted computer to search all folders and encrypt only personal files of users. Thereafter Mobef Ransomware program create a list of encrypted files and ransom note on victim's computer. When the user on infected computer try to open such files then either the computer system does not support access of files or open files in encrypted format which is useless in all respect. Then the victims receive a ransom demand by cyber criminals through ransom note.
Infiltration Methods, Effects and Removal of Mobef Ransomware
Mobef Ransomware typically distributed via Spam emails that contains attachment file or hyperlink to activate this nastiest malware on targeted computers. The entire process is very deceptive and crafty because an innocent (sometimes careless) Internet user can't distinguish an email as Spam which pretends like a an email message from friends or organization. Where as the malicious file attachment also seems attractive or useful as expectation of user. So with opening of such Spam email attachment or clicking on hyperlink, a background installation process take place and activate Mobef Ransomware on the used computer. Cases are also founded when this ransomware has infected online computers while downloading of free bundled software or after randomly visiting illegal or hacked websites or clicking on suspected pop-up links on untrusted website. All these infiltration methods used by this ransomware has a common effect that is getting notification that acknowledge users on compromised computer about file encryption and ransom demand. If you pay ransom amount in to untrusted cyber criminals then you may or may not access decryption key or any such method that restore your files back in their actual format. So you should remove Mobef Ransomware from your computer at first with following steps that is mentioned further in this post and then you should restore your file by using back-up or apply file recovery.
What To Do If Your PC Get Infected By Mobef Ransomware
The ransomware infection has been mainly designed with the purpose to scare users and trick their money. It take your files on hostage and demand ransom to return your important data. But now the question is what you can do when your system got infected by Mobef Ransomware virus? Here are some option that you can use to get rid of this nasty infection.
Don’t Panic – Well the first thing is Don’t panic and then completely check out your system for any working files. If you got any working files then copy it to USB drive.
Pay Ransom – Other option is you can pay the ransom and wait to get your files back. (really a bad option)
Use Backup – Clean you entire system files, remove the infection completely from your PC and restore your files with any backup.
Remove Infection – You can also delete Mobef Ransomware virus using malware removal tool and remove all the infected files. You can later recover all your data by using any data recovery tool. (In case you don’t have backup of your files.) – Recommended Method.
Reinstall Windows – The last option is reinstall your Windows OS. It will completely remove all your data as well as infection. You will get a completely new infection free PC.
How To Remove Mobef Ransomware Virus From Your PC
Step 1 – Boot your computer in Safe mode.
Step 2 – Remove the infected registry entry files.
- Click Windows Flag and R button together.
- Type “regedit” and click OK button
- Find and delete following entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
Step 3 – Remove From msconfig
- Click Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to Startup tab and uncheck all entries from unknown manufacturer.
Step 4 – Restart your computer normally.
Check your computer now. If the virus has gone then you can start using your computer. If the infection still remains then head to the next step.
Step 5 – System Restore
- Insert Windows installation disk to CD drive and restart your PC.
- While system startup, keep pressing F8 or F12 key to get boot options.
- Now select the boot from CD drive option to start your computer.
- Then after you will get the System Recovery Option on your screen.
- Select the System Restore option from the list.
- Choose a nearest system restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Now follow the option on your screen to Restore your computer.
If the above manual methods didn’t removed Mobef Ransomware virus then you have only option to remove infection using a malware removal tool. It is last and the only option that can easily and safely remove this nasty threat from your computer.
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