Magniber Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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

Magniber Ransomware is a cryptographic virus that has been spotted just recently. This threat has the typical malicious features of a Ransomware infection because it secretly applies an encryption to the victims’ files, adds a file extension and wants them to pay ransom in order to reverse the encryption. Shortly after its appearance, the malicious software has managed to launch several cyber-attacks and has affected various institutions, businesses, and regular online users. If you have been attacked, on this page, we will do our best to help you deal with Magniber Ransomware and minimize its harmful consequences. Just read the information that follows and carefully proceed to the instructions in the removal guide below. 

Magniber Ransomware

Magniber Ransomware – a new crypto virus that attacks different targets and wants a ransom

Magniber is a Ransomware threat that poses a serious challenge to security professionals. This malware has a unique encryption algorithm and creates a unique ransom message for the encrypted files. The hackers, who control the Ransomware, are using it to extort money out of their victims by depriving them of access to their own data. They place a ransom notification on the infected computer that informs the victim that they have to pay a certain amount of money for the recovery of the encrypted files. The payment is requested normally in Bitcoin, which is the preferred crypto currency used in many illegal operations. The pay-as-you-go system is legitimate, but the cyber criminals use it because it’s anonymous and untraceable. In the case of a Ransomware attack, it hides a great risk of losing your money without any chance of getting them back or trace them in case that the hackers disappear and do not send any decryption solution. For this reason it is advisable not to make any ransom payments but remove Magniber to protect your computer from further malware attacks.

Magniber Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

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

malware-start-taskbar

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Magniber Ransomware 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!

As for alternative methods of recovering your information, instead of paying ransom and not getting anything in return, there are some tools you can use. We have described several techniques for file-restoration under the article. However, before you take any action to recover them, first you should remove the Ransomware virus. To complete this task, we advise you to use the manual removal guide which can help you detect and delete the related malicious scripts. If you are not sure what exactly you have to delete, you may also help yourself with a security program such as the professional Magniber Ransomware removal tool that can remove spyware and malware from your computer. If your files are encrypted, we hope you have backups. This is the most efficient way to recover files, that’s why we advise our readers to back up their information always. But not all is lost if you don’t have any. Check your external drives, cloud storage, USB storage and other non-infected devices for copies or contact a professional for additional assistance. 

Methods of distribution and infection of Ransomware

Ransomware viruses primarily attack victims with unprotected computers. Most often this malware spreads through spam, Trojan horses, and exploitation tools, but can be inserted into your computer system using an RDP attack as well. To protect your system, you have to do a few things and try not to repeat certain errors again. First, we advise you to secure your computer with an anti-malware program. Then back up your information. Copy your most important files and transfer them to an external storage such as a portable hard drive or USB memory. Keep it away from the computer and use it only when needed. And finally, we recommend updating your programs regularly. In other words, when your computer offers you to install an update to the programs you have, agree. You can also turn on automatic updates and save some time. Remember, you should never install software updates that come from non-reputed developers or sketchy pop-ups. Always stick to the official website and software developer and avoid installations from torrents, email attachments, pop-up links, and ads.

Remove Magniber Ransomware with security software or the manual removal guide

If you are one of those “lucky people” whose computer has been compromised by the Magniber Ransomware virus, you should remove the Ransomware as soon as possible. We advise you to try the easiest way and run a system scan using professional malware removal software. If you do not have any, there is the removal program available below. In case the malware prevents you from running security software, below you will find detailed instructions on how to detect and remove the malicious scripts manually.

Do not try to delete files you are not sure about and stick only to the removal guide. Any wrong attempts to uninstall the Ransomware on your own without knowing what you are doing can lead to failure or even more problems. In case of doubt, we suggest you leave us a comment or contact an experienced IT professional who have experience with viruses of the type. 

SUMMARY:

Name Magniber
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.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.