Milihpen is a ransomware-based application that is used to restrict access to important digital files. The criminals behind Milihpen are using this malware to threaten the owners of the target files into paying a ransom for regaining access.
Ransomware viruses are very popular pieces of software that are commonly used for money extortion. Unfortunately, to this date, there is still no universal solution that can help the victims of ransomware deal with the effects of its attack. So far, the smartest thing the users can do is back up their most important data and keep it safe on an external drive, spare computer or cloud and could be accessed in case of need.
Having such a backup source can make all the difference if a ransomware like Milihpen, .Plam, .Pola has already nestled inside your computer and has encrypted your most valuable files because, in this case, all that you have to do is remove the malicious code and copy your files to the clean computer.
If back-ups have not been made to the files that have been encrypted, however, there won’t be many things that can help you to get your information back. You will, basically, have to take the possible alternatives into account and select from among the options that are available for your specific situation. On this page, we will try to assist you by providing you with a removal guide, professional software and some file-recovery suggestions, but, as much as we want to, we realize that we can’t guarantee the outcome of the Ransomware attack.
The Milihpen virus
The Milihpen virus is a Ransomware threat that is known to encrypt user files and render them inaccessible for an indefinite period of time. The ultimate goal of the Milihpen virus is to extort money from the victims by threatening them into paying a ransom for their files.
The hackers who control Milihpen are interested to force you to send them money in order to provide you with the decryption key for your files. They normally give their victims details on how to pay the ransom amount by displaying a notification on the screen of the infected computer. The notification typically looks like a text file and is placed on the desktop or inside the folders that contain encrypted data.
When you realize that you can no longer access your most valuable files due to the Milihpen encryption, it is important to remember that it is not advisable to immediately fulfill the directions on that ransom-demanding notification. Even if you have the money you need and are ready and able to pay for the decryption key that the hackers offer you, you shouldn’t do so instantly. Rather, we will recommend that you spend some time to research the alternatives that can be found online and opt for the methods that security experts suggest. For instance, you can review the instructions in our guide first to see if they will assist you in having the ransomware removed from the system and retrieving your data.
Milihpen file encryption
The Milihpen file encryption is a method used to restrict access to your data by encoding it with an algorithm. In order to open the encrypted data again, the Milihpen file encryption code must be decrypted with a specially generated key.
Obtaining that key, however, may never happen as the crooks who hold it may never send it to you even after you pay them a ransom. That’s why we suggest you opt for alternative file recovery tips such as those in our guide below.
Remove Milihpen Ransomware
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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:
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:
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:
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.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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 Milihpen 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!