.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.
.Mmpa Ransomware Removal
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.