Mole00 Ransomware Virus File Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove Mole00 Ransomware Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any Mole00 Virus file can be recovered.

Mole00 Virus is a new malicious Ransomware program, designed to compromise the users’ computers and encrypt the files on them. Like any other virus, its primary goal is to infect as many machines as possible. However, instead of causing some corruption, this malware demands a huge ransom in order to release the encrypted data. For that purpose, Mole00 Virus uses a very complex encryption algorithm and also has the ability to attach a special file extension to the files in order to make them impossible to open or use with any program. When this is done, the Ransomware leaves a ransom message which usually states something like this: “Your files have been encrypted. You need to purchase a decryption key to release them.” The hackers, who control the malware, basically ask their victims to pay ransom if they want to get their files back and threaten them with short deadlines. But what if you don’t want to pay any ransom or you simply don’t have the required money? In the next lines, you will find some information on alternative methods of recovery from the Mole00 Virus attack as well as a detailed guide on how to remove the infection.

Files encrypted by Mole00 Ransomware – what should you do?

Mole00 Virus locks databases, archives, photos, documents, projects, work and video files and basically everything that you keep on your hard drives. Security experts are working hard to help their clients recover their files and their system from this new Ransomware infection, but as per the latest reports, Mole00 Virus has successfully managed to attack and compromise thousands of web users for a very short period of time. It seems that this success of infection has encouraged the cyber criminals to demand ridiculously high ransom and to put some very pressing deadlines and requirements for the victims. The virus states that if they want to receive a decryption key, which can reverse the malicious encryption, they are required to strictly complete the instructions, shown in the ransom message. If the victims fail to comply with the requests and do not pay as per the instructions, the hackers threaten that the files, stored on the computer, may be deleted or the decryption key for them may be destroyed.

Can you do something to combat the Ransomware and still save some of your files? Well, there are, unfortunately, not that many options and none of them can guarantee you a complete recovery. Even if you strictly fulfill all of the hackers’ demands, there is absolutely no guarantee that they will really send you a decryption key. There is a tendency among hackers to use single-use email addresses to contact victims. Yet, we have too little information about whether the cyber criminals respond to their victims and whether they send them decryption keys to recover their files.

Mole00 Ransomware Virus File 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

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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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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. 

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 Mole00 Virus 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!

If you have been attacked, it is better to concentrate on removing Mole00 Virus. This way, you may still have a small chance to recover something. We suggest you look at the removal guide and the file restoration instructions we have published below, as they may eventually help you in that. However, do not underestimate the harmful abilities of the infection because in some cases, it may delete the shadow volume copies, leaving no chance for the victim to recover the information. In such a case, the only thing that can help you is if you keep a backup of your personal files somewhere on an external drive or another uninfected device. You can use it to safely copy the data back to the computer. But make sure you first completely remove Mole00 Virus and all of its traces, otherwise everything you manage to recover may get encrypted again, and you may lose even your backups.

Ways of spreading

Unlike other typical virus infections, this Ransomware cryptovirus focuses on fake ads, well-camouflaged Trojan horse infections, malicious emails and attachments and misleading links as main transmitters. For its attacks, Mole00 Virus usually uses tricky redirections, so when the victim comes across such compromised content or clicks on it by mistake, it’s a matter of seconds for Mole00 Virus to infect the computer. Unfortunately, there are hardly any symptoms during the contamination and during the encryption process, so in most of the cases, almost nothing can be done to catch or stop the malware on time. To avoid or at least reduce the risk of such a cyber-attack, it is a good idea to install an appropriate security program and provide the latest security updates for your OS. Also, do not forget about the file backups and always ensure that your most important data is copied somewhere on a safe external location. 

SUMMARY:

Name Mole00
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 We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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