.Mmpa is a very serious and complex computer virus of the widespread Ransomware file-encrypting family and its goal is to block the access to your personal files. .Mmpa can do that through the use of a military-grade encryption algorithm that no program can decipher.
If you are faced with a threat of this type, there are not many things you can do to restore the locked data but it is still important to carefully assess the situation to figure out what course of action would be the best in your case. For example, if the files that the virus has managed to encrypt are not all that important to you or if you have copies of them on a safe location, then the problem isn’t as serious – all you’d need to worry in such a case is removing the Ransomware, which is something we can help you do. However, if the encrypted files carry significant importance to you and you don’t have them saved on a backup location, then it is critical that you carefully choose what to do next so as not to make the situation any worse than it already is.
The .Mmpa virus
The .Mmpa virus is the most recent computer virus of the Ransomware family and it’s capable of locking all your data in a matter of minutes. The .Mmpa virus typically doesn’t show symptoms during the file-locking process which makes it all the more dangerous.
The end-goal of ransomware viruses like .Mmpa, .Foqe and .Moss is the same – to get you to pay the criminals behind it a certain amount of money. According to them, if you do this, you will receive a special key that, when applied to the encrypted files, will unlock them and make them accessible again. Indeed, the most surefire way of recovering an encrypted file is by using the corresponding private decryption key and we understand that you probably really need your files back. However, you shouldn’t take the hackers’ bait and pay the ransom money the moment they make their demands known. Instead, you should first ask yourself if there is any actual guarantee you’d end up recovering your files after you pay. Remember, after you pay the ransom there is no going back – even if you don’t receive a working key (or any key for that matter), there wouldn’t be a refund. Therefore, we believe that opting for some possible free alternatives first is always the better option.
The .Mmpa file
The .Mmpa file is any file located on a computer infected by the Ransomware that has been encrypted by the virus’ encryption. The .Mmpa file can usually only be restored using the corresponding decryption key but, in some rare cases, there may be certain alternatives.
In our guide below, we will show you the steps to remove .Mmpa, that we advise you to follow, and after that, we will present you with some such file-recovery alternatives that we hope could help you restore at least some of your encrypted data.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Symptoms are rare during Ransomware infection and usually, aside from a slow-down in the system productivity, there are usually no other visible infection signs.|
|Distribution Method||Nowadays, lots of Ransomware threats are automatically delivered into the computers of their victims with the help of a previous Trojan Horse infection that serves as a backdoor for the Ransomware.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Not Available|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
.Mmpa Ransomware Removal
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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 .Mmpa 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!