Mobef Ransomware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Mobef Ransomware. These Mobef Ransomware removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.

Mobef Ransomware- nature, effects and how to remove it from our system forever

If you are reading this article, you have probably caught Mobef Ransomware and you are looking for a way to remove it from your system. The instructions below are supposed to work on all versions of Windows OS. The reason why you are on this page may be a suspicious message from a hacker, letting you know that your personal files have been encrypted and in order to get access to them again, you are supposed to pay a certain amount of money. There might be even a deadline till which you should complete the payment. There could also be threats stating that if you don’t pay on time, the hackers will never give you access to your files ever again, or will increase the sum to be paid substantially. Of course, the threats are real- you will find out that you have lost access to particular data on your computer when you check after reading the disturbing message.

What is Ransomware?

If you can think of nasty malware, Mobef Ransomware is exactly what is to be expected. Mobef Ransomware is identified as Ransomware. Ransomware is a kind of a virus program that emerged in the late 90s in Russia but has since quickly spread. Nowadays Mobef Ransomware and Ransomware in general are among the most awful software that a computer system can ever experience.

As its name suggests, Ransomware is software that “kidnaps” certain files from your computer and ask for some money (a ransom) in order to give you back the access to the lost data. In general, the way it works is the following- this malware gets into your machine without your consent and knowledge. After it has found its way IN your system, Ransomware starts to encrypt your files one by one and once it’s finished, a message notifying you about that is displayed. The ransom you are then supposed to pay is actually for the Encryption Key- it’s in two parts, private and public, and you need both of them to “rescue” your  “kidnapped” data.

Mobef Ransomware and its effects on your machine

Now you know what kind of a virus you are facing. However, how can you notice its effects before it’s done damaging your machine? And how can you be sure that it’s actually Mobef Ransomware?

The first sign of an infected computer system is the incredible slow down that you’ll experience. Actually, it depends on the processor power and speed, but more or less, the encryption process Mobef Ransomware performs takes time and resources. In case you have notices a slower performance, you should open your Task Manager and check out what process is taking up the biggest amount of RAM. The unfamiliar Mobef Ransomware will appear on the top of the list. If you notice a suspicious process using up a ridiculously large amount of memory, you have probably been infected with Mobef Ransomware. The next essential step is to shut down your computer as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. Do not turn on your machine and consult a specialist or a guide in order to find out what you should do after that.

How should you act if you have been infected?

In most of the cases you have been unlucky enough to catch Mobef Ransomware.  It’s strongly recommended that you do not rush into paying the amount of money the hackers are trying to persuade you to. Also, do not expect any moral or righteous actions to come from such cyber criminals. There is no reason to believe that they will grant you back the access to your files if you pay the ransom. There is really no guarantee that they will stick to their promise and give you the encryption key. If you follow the instructions below, you may be able to remove the virus. However, even in case you manage to do that, we can’t make any promises that you will recover all your lost files. The removal of the virus is not equivalent to the decryption of your data.

Under no circumstances should you give in to the hackers’ demands and pay before you have made at least some efforts to help yourself.

First of all, you should fully understand how Mobef Ransomware works and gets into your system. The most common way is by using a Trojan Horse virus. Typically, such Trojans are sent via electronic mail (email). Please, be careful with what emails you do open, especially when they come from suspicious senders. Also, don’t ever download or open the attached data of a suspicious email- it usually contains such malware. Moreover, it’s hardly necessary to advise you not to click on any links and hypertext in such emails. Always remember that it’s easier to avoid the problem than to solve it afterwards.


Name Mobef Ransomware
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Among the nastiest malware types that could possibly infect your computer; a permanent loss of access to some data).
Symptoms A notification stating that  there are encrypted files on your system and you need to pay ransom in order to regain control over them. Possible sluggish overall computer performance
Distribution Method Typically via email (infected hyperlinks or attachments).
Detection Tool Mobef Ransomware may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
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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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this. Mobef Ransomware may have hidden some of its files.

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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.


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.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce 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 make a big mistake.

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 our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


How to Decrypt files infected with Mobef Ransomware

There is only one known way to remove the virus’ encryption that MAY work (no guarantees) – reversing your files to a previous state. There are two options you have for this:

The first is using a system backup. Search for Backup and Restore in the windows search field —–> “Select another backup to restore files from”


If you have no backups, your option is Recuva

Go to the official site for Recuva and download its free version. When you start the program, select the file types you want to recover. You probably want all files. Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.

Click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish, so be patient and take a break if necessary.

You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.

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