Ransomware

Remove Mogranos Virus Ransomware


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This page aims to help you remove Mogranos for free. Our instructions also cover how any Mogranos file can be recovered.

If you are an active computer user, you have most probably already heard about how dangerous the Ransomware infections such as Mogranos are, and how difficult it could be to deal with it. The main problem with such pieces of malware is the fact that they can sneak inside the system without being noticed. On top of that, oftentimes, it may not be fully possible to reverse the effects of their attack. Now, “attack” is not the correct word for what a Ransomware does to a computer, because such a malware won’t really harm anything in your system. The way this type of computer threat can cause damage is somewhat unusual compared to other threats such as viruses or Trojans. So, instead of corrupting your data or causing system issues, Mogranos would simply apply an encryption to all the files that you store on the computer. The applied encryption will not damage the files, but it will prevent you from opening or using them. To access the locked information, you would need to apply the corresponding decryption key, which can reverse the applied encryption. Needless to say, this key will not be available to you. The only people who would have access to that key are the cyber criminals who stand behind the Ransomware. As soon as your files become inaccessible, the hackers would offer you to “purchase” the decryption key from them. They will place a ransom-demanding notification on your screen, prompting you to follow certain payment instructions, and will ask you to pay them a certain amount of money (in BitCoins), in order for them to send you the key.

Paying the ransom will not remove the .Mogranos virus

.Mogranos Virus

Read_Me.txt file of .Mogranos Ransomware with instructions for you to follow.

Security specialists who are actively involved in researching Ransomware infections, however, state that paying the ransom is not a good course of action in case you have been attacked by such malware. The reason is, the anonymous cyber criminals cannot be trusted. Regardless of how convincing they may sound, the crooks may easily trick you and decide they won’t send you anything even after you have carefully followed every step from their ransom payment instructions. Besides, in the even they decide to send you something, there is absolutely no guarantee that the key will work, and that it will manage to successfully reverse the applied encryption. In either case, your money will be gone for good, and you cannot expect a refund if something goes wrong.

How to deal with the .Mogranos file encryption?

.Mogranos File

These are the infected files by a new strain of the STOP Ransomware, modifying the extension with .Mogranos

If your files have secretly been encrypted by Mogranos, here is our suggestion on how to deal with the infection and its consequences. Down below, you will find a step-by-step removal guide with instructions on how to remove Mogranos. Follow the steps carefully, and if needed, use the professional removal tool to effectively delete the Ransomware. Once the malware is gone and the system is clean, it is safe to begin your file-recovery attempts. In a separate section added to the guide, you will find some helpful file-recovery suggestions. Feel free to use them as a starting point but do keep in mind that their effectiveness may vary from case to case, and, therefore, we cannot guarantee a 100% success.

SUMMARY:

Name Mogranos
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 Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

 Mogranos Ransomware Removal


Step1

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).

Step2

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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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. 

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.

Step3

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:

msconfig_opt

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.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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 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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Mogranos 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!


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