Moba is a malicious piece of software of the ransomware class that cybercriminals use for money extortion. Moba encrypts digital files and asks the owners of these files to pay a ransom for a decryption key.
File-encrypting ransomware infections are some of the hardest to deal with because they usually restrict access to very important information and do not allow their victims to access it unless they pay a certain amount of money as a ransom. Viruses like Moba are particularly dangerous to face because they usually target the most commonly used file types which typically include digital documents, images, videos, audios, archives, databases, etc. and lock them all with an encryption algorithm that is impossible to break. The encryption is usually very complex and makes the targeted data unreadable for all software types. Consequently, victims are unable to open or access their information in any way, which is almost the same as losing it completely.
The crooks behind this infection place a ransom note on the screen of the attacked computer and ask the victims to transfer a fixed amount of money (usually in Bitcoins) to their cryptocurrency account. In exchange for the money, they promise to send back a specially generated decryption key which is unique for each infected machine. On this page, however, we have come up with some alternatives to the ransom payment that may help you recover your files for free, and most importantly, remove Moba from your computer.
The Moba virus
The Moba virus is an extortion virus of the ransomware type that seeks to encrypt user data in order to hold it hostage for a ransom. Once it applies its encryption, the Moba virus threatens the victims that if they don’t transfer the required ransom money, they will never access their data again.
Fortunately, there are alternative methods of file recovery which the cyber criminals behind threats like Moba don’t want you to know about. That’s why they typically give their victims a short deadline to make the ransom payment in order not to give them time to explore these alternatives. The good news is that, on this page, we have mentioned some of the alternatives which are free to try and don’t require sending any money to anyone. In fact, below you will find a detailed removal guide that explains how to remove Moba from your computer and how to possibly recover some of your files after that.
The Moba file encryption
The Moba file encryption is an extremely stealthy process that converts digital files into bits of data that cannot be opened without a decryption key. The Moba file encryption rarely shows visible symptoms while it is running and even high-quality security software may not detect it.
The best way to recover from the ransomware’s attack is to delete the malware and to use your personal file backup sources to copy your information back onto the clean computer. Another option is to try to extract copies of your files from the system itself or use professional software to try to decrypt the encrypted information. In any case, paying the ransom to the hackers behind Moba is the least advisable course of action as it gives you no guarantees that you will receive a decryption key from the crooks, but it only makes them richer.
Remove Moba Ransomware
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.