Moba Virus


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.

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The Moba Ransomware Note

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.

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The Moba Virus File

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.


Name Moba
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Not Available
Detection Tool

Remove Moba Ransomware

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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).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    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.

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    Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

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    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:

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    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.

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    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:

    1. %AppData%
    2. %LocalAppData%
    3. %ProgramData%
    4. %WinDir%
    5. %Temp%

    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!

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    How to Decrypt Moba 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!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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