Madek Virus


This page aims to help you remove Madek Virus Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .madek file can be recovered.

What is the .Madek Virus and is it dangerous

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Message left from the .Madek virus holding instructions about paying the ransom.

If an insidious malware program named Madek is present in your computer at the moment, the article from this page is something you are highly advised to read. We will tell you about the characteristics of this threat and we will share with you the possible options of you can choose from if your files have gotten locked up by this malware. Since you are reading this, it is likely that Madek has already managed to place your files under its nasty encryption and you are currently unable to open any of the encrypted pieces of data. This is a typical cryptovirus behaviour – it locks the user files in the computer that are likely to be important and then it sends you a message that gets directly show on your screen every time you attempt to open a locked-up file. The message usually reads something along the lines of “Your files have been encrypted by a secure encryption – in order to get them released, you should pay us money following the instructions from this message”. Needless to say, the hackers also provide detailed instructions on how the users are supposed to make their payments so that all the money gets sent to the same place. Following those instructions, however, is not something that we would recommend that you do and here’s why:

What to do with an encrypted .Madek file

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Once encrypted the .Madek file will have that extension.

 The most obvious reason why you should normally refuse to carry out the payment is because you cannot know if that would yield the desired result. You may send the money following all of the hackers’ instructions to the letter and still receive nothing that would help you restore your files. The hackers may simply be tricking you and trying to deceive you about the existence of a decryption key that could solve your problem. However, it is perfectly possible that as soon as you pay them, the hackers disappear and you never hear from them again. Needless to say, it doesn’t matter if you get your files back or not as far as your money is concerned – any money you send to the hackers is gone for good. The fact that such payments are typically made using BitCoin further ensures that the transaction cannot be traced back to the receivers and that the latter stay anonymous to anyone who may try to find their real identities. This is, in fact, one of the things that allows such hackers to avoid getting brought to justice for their crimes.

Usually, the advisable thing to do in a situation where a virus like MadekBerosuce or Budak has locked your files is to try to remove the cryptovirus. We can help you with this – our instructions in the removal guide for Madek is a good starting point. And after the malware is gone, you can try some of the alternative options of file recovery. There are some such suggestions in a separate section of the guide but we can’t promise anything – try them out and see if they work for you but know that, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the successful data recovery.


Name Madek
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms One of the worst parts about a Ransomware infections is that there are usually no symptoms, which allows the malware to lock the files without getting noticed.
Distribution Method Malicious adverts from adult or gambling sites, pirated content, spam and more.
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Remove .Madek Virus Ransomware

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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).

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

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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. 

    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.

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    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:

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

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

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    Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

    • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

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    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

    Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

    Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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    How to Decrypt Madek files

    We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!



    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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