This page aims to help you remove Mircop. These Mircop removal instructions work for all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
Since you have ended up on our page, you must have been unfortunate enough to become a victim of Mircop Ransomware. The article you are now reading includes a brief explanation of this virus’s most typical features as well as a removal guide, which is supposed to help you free your system from it.
When we talk about nasty software…
Unfortunately, the following lines may not sound very reassuring but this is the truth. If a strange notification has appeared on your monitor, you have much to worry about as you are facing the most dangerous malware ever created – Ransomware.
The reputation of Ransomware usually precedes it. It is often described as the nastiest type of software that has ever been developed. According to what is known about this virus program, it originated in Russia in the early 90s. Ever since then it has become the favorite tool of hackers worldwide, used for making people give criminals their money.
First of all, how does Mircop Ransomware work?
Mircop is an example of evil Ransomware – it infiltrates your PC using a Trojan horse as a means of transport. Those two virus buddies are most commonly found in spam emails and their attachments. The rest of the distribution methods may be very diverse – from an infected web page to a text document.
After entering your computer, Mircop usually focuses on determining which of your files are the most commonly used ones. At the end, exactly those files end up encrypted and your access to them is blocked, much to your misfortune. And last but not least, there appears the harassing massage with the information about the infection and payment instructions. The threats inside this message may be very different – from increasing the amount of the requested ransom to destroying the encryption key forever. Unfortunately, most of them are usually real and hackers stick to them.
Apparently, the best possible piece of advice when it comes to Ransomware is to try to stay away from all suspicious websites, torrents, unfamiliar spam letters and strange email attachments, because dealing with Mircop indeed involves serious actions and tough decisions to be made.
Why paying the requested ransom is not really a good idea…
To begin with, let’s elaborate on the nature of the demanded ransom. Typically after your data has been encrypted, the user receives a threatening but informative notification with all the demands of the hackers. However, if you have lost the access to your files, you should know that normally what has been used to encode your data is a two-part key. Such an encoding key is generally formed by two parts – a public component that the cyber criminals soon give to you for free; and a private one – the component you pay an amount of money for.
Even if you make the decision to pay the ransom, the hackers might remain unwilling to grant you the encryption key. No decryption is guaranteed by completing such a payment. What’s more, the hackers may become even more abusive and change the amount of the requested money if you don’t pay immediately. The ransom demanded is in bitcoins and is exactly 48.48 or roughly $28,750. No honest actions should be expected from any criminals, especially from the ones that blackmail you online.
This article is supposed to help you make an informed decision. It can really represent a dilemma to think about. It is not guaranteed that you will get your files if you pay. However, it is still unclear whether they will be recovered if you fight and remove the virus instead of paying. Consider your options and choose for yourself.
Some advice on prevention and removal
Though it is very difficult to remove such a serious cyber threat from your PC without causing any negative consequences, our removal guide may be just what you need in order to succeed in getting rid of Mircop. Please note, that removal of the virus is not equal to saving your most often used files. Read the instructions below with caution, more than once if necessary, to be fully prepared for the uninstallation process.
When it comes to prevention from Mircop and Ransomware as a whole, above we have already stated the most important aspect: avoiding odd emails from unknown senders. One more thing you should never forget is to also remove the Trojan horse that has come together with Mircop.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware are by far the worse threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Usually very subtle and hard to detect, sometimes makes your machine slower during the encryption process. Usually the first sign of infection a user notices is the ransom request message.|
|Distribution Method||Normally – inside spam emails and their attachments. Sometimes inside torrents, text documents and shareware.|
|Detection Tool||Mircop may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Mircop Ransomware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 files infected with Mircop
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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