Madrcby Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

Welcome to the Madrcby removal guide. If your files have been encrypted by this nasty Ransomware, and a shocking ransom message is now asking you to pay ransom to decrypt them, you have surely become a victim of a Ransomware attack. However, you don’t need to submit to this blackmail scheme! Our team has prepared a detailed article on how to deal with Madrcby in an alternative way. Unfortunately, we don’t have a multifunctional solution but we hope that the tips that we have shared in the next lines will help you minimize the harmful consequences of the virus and rid your system form it.

What is Madrcby capable of?

As one of the most recent infections of the Ransomware type, Madrcby is a threat with very harmful and advanced features. Once it gets inside the victim’s computer, it is capable of encrypting important user data such as business documents, videos, photos, and other files. When all the targeted data is secured with a complex encryption, the malware usually places a ransom note and starts asking for a ransom to decrypt the files. When you are infected with Ransomware, you may notice that the system freezes almost continuously. Such threats can reduce overall performance, speed, and so on. However, your security software may fail to detect the infection because the cryptovirus may disable the antivirus or pass by the anti-spyware and other security-related tools undetected by simply blocking their processes and deactivating important system activities.

Typically the results of an attack with a threat like Madrcby can be very destructive. Although this malware does not usually self-replicate, it can cause many problems for your computer, and especially for your files. Madrcby can make vital information inaccessible, this way blocking your work, and preventing you from using your own files. The target of the hackers is usually big institutions, businesses, and enterprises, from which they can ask huge ransom amounts, however, a lot of regular online users also become victims and are ruthlessly blackmailed to pay hundreds of dollars in ransom for a decryption form the hackers. No matter if you are a CEO of a big company or a regular user, though, security experts warn that it is highly recommended NOT to pay the ransom required by this threat because it does not help to remove the infection and in any way cannot guarantee the successful recovery of the affected information.

Madrcby Ransomware Removal



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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. 


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.


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.

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


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!


How to Decrypt Madrcby 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!

Techniques and methods of distribution of Madrcby

Most Ransomware viruses can infect the computer systems without the user’s knowledge. They target computers running on Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and other operating systems. There are two main ways these threats may get into your computer.

  • Trojan horses and other malware. Many cryptoviruses like Madrcby are spread by Trojans. They are the most commonly used threat for installing system infections because Trojans can compromise the PC without the user’s knowledge. Usually, a malicious payload is masked as some files, attached to spam emails, fake links, ads or sketchy software updates and installers. Once a user has been tricked into clicking or downloading the transmitter to his computer, the Ransomware gets installed.
  • False popup notifications. Another commonly used by the hackers option for Ransomware spreading is through fake pop-up notifications that can easily be found on illegal or even legitimate sites. They mostly report available updates, but they can also tell you that your system needs a scan that you can do for free and remove any viruses. These ads are usually full of suspicious names and legitimate logos, so they can trick even the most experienced user to click on them.

Is unblocking your files and removing the infection possible?

In the case of a Ransomware attack, it is not advisable to pay a ransom. There are many people who have lost their money this way. Besides trusting messages claiming that you are dealing with state authorities is not the most reliable way of the real authorities to communicate with you, isn’t it? Usually, these messages are displayed only to make people pay the ransom. Fortunately, there is some reliable software that can help you detect and remove the Ransomware scripts from the system. One powerful tool can be found in the descriptions below. If your system is blocked and you cannot run a security tool, try the manual instructions in the removal guide that follows. They contain also some tips for file-restoration, which may eventually help you get some of your data back. 

Name Madrcby
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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