Mbed Virus

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


Mbed is a type of malware that will lock your most important files, and make you pay a ransom for their release. Mbed is able to do that through the use of a process called data-encryption.

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The Mbed Virus will encrypt your files

Ransomware is well known as one of the most dangerous and difficult to deal with categories of malware. This isn’t true for all Ransomware subcategories – for example, the screen-lockers are rather easy to deal with, and a knowledgeable user should be able to handle such an infection without too much hassle. However, what we will be talking about in this post is the Mbed Ransomware virus, and this particular piece of malware is what experts refer to as a cryptovirus. This is the most notorious and widespread form of Ransomware and, sadly, dealing with the consequences of an infection of this type may not always be fully achievable. Still, we will do our best within the next lines to offer our readers a way to remove the threat from their machines, and to minimize the harmful effects of its attack.

The Mbed virus

The Mbed virus is the latest addition to the Djvu string of Ransomware viruses. The Mbed virus targets the most important user files found on the infected computer and encrypts them. The files receive the .mbed extension and remain inaccessible until a ransom is paid.

The main goal of any such virus is to make its victims pay money to the hackers behind the infection, which is why we call them Ransomware. The cryptoviruses (Peet, Grod), in particular, achieve their goals through the use of the data-encryption method – a process used to secure highly-important data, making it inaccessible to people who aren’t authorized to use said data. Of course, when a cryptovirus strikes, the people who are denied access to the affected files are typically the very people who need to use those files. And, since the encryption can only be unlocked with a key which the Ransomware generates on the hackers’ servers, the victim is seemingly left with no way of accessing their data. Of course, this is when the Ransomware itself reveals its presence in the computer, showing its victim a note from the hackers, in which there typically are some very detailed instructions on how the payment is to be made. According to the criminals, if the attacked user makes the requested payment following the note’s instructions, they’d receive the key for the inaccessible data

Paying is pretty much never an advisable first course of action. This is mainly because there are no guarantees about the future of your files in case you pay. The hacker might keep his promise, but he might also refuse to send you anything. Another possibility is if a key gets sent to you but it doesn’t work properly and fails to restore your data. Of course, you cannot expect any refunds from the hackers – once you pay, regardless of what happens to your data next, your money is gone.

The Mbed file extension

The Mbed file extension is a unique extension that the virus places on all targeted data to make it inaccessible. The Mbed file extension wont get recognized by any program in your computer.

While there is certainly no surefire solution to such a situation, we might still be able to offer you some potential alternatives which could allow you to liberate your system from the presence of this insidious threat, and also maybe even restore some of the files that got locked. The first step is to eliminate the threat, and you should be able to do so if you complete the steps from our guide, or if you use the anti-malware tool included in it.

After the virus is removed, your job is to try the suggested alternative recovery options from the second section of our guide. They may not work for everyone, but are still worth the shot and, besides, trying them won’t cost you anything.


Name Mbed
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Increased use of RAM and CPU, and decreased HDD space may be potential symptoms of an ongoing Ransomware encryption.
Distribution Method Sketchy adverts, clickbait banners, spam, Trojan backdoors, and more.
Data Recovery Tool [banner_table_recovery]
Detection Tool

Remove Mbed 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. 

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 Mbed 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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