Mole01 File Ransomware Virus Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove Mole01 File Ransomware Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any Mole01 file can be recovered.

Mole01 is a highly-malicious virus program that belongs to the infamous Ransomware class. It is one of the latest versions of Ransomware cryptoviruses and as such it is known for making use of an advanced encryption code through which the Ransomware is capable of locking the user’s personal data once it infects the targeted computer system. The point of this encryption is that, once the process has been carried out, the virus’ victim would not be able to access the locked-up files and would be forced make a ransom payment to the hacker in exchange for a special key that can be used to unseal the locked-up data. In the next lines, our readers can acquire information with regards to the different characteristics of this particular PC virus as well as of the Ransomware category as a whole. Additionally, we can offer those of you who are seeking a way to deal with Mole01 a removal guide that is located at the bottom of this article.

Mole01 Virus

Mole01 File Ransomware

What you need to know about Ransomware

Learning what you actually might be dealing with is the first step towards successfully handling such a software threat. It is widely known that Ransomware cryptoviruses the likes of Mole01 are truly some of the worst forms of malicious software and once one such harmful program gets inside your PC, there aren’t very many options to choose from.

What makes typical Ransomware so problematic has to do with the encryption method that is employed by the virus. Most antivirus tools seem to lack the ability to detect an encryption process that is run by Ransomware. This probably has to do with the fact that the procedure of locking your data does no actual harm to either your PC or the files that the malware piece has targeted. Therefore, a regular anti-malware program would likely disregard the ongoing virus process as something harmless and non-malicious which, in turn, would allow the malware to finish its job without the user realizing what is actually going on inside their PC’s system. Once all the targeted data has been encrypted, the malware displays a message, in which the ransom demand is stated by which time it is far too late to prevent the locking of your files. Something that we must add here is that there are also almost no symptoms to help you recognize an infection by Mole01 or any other malware. Most of the time, there will be little to no red flags to suggest that there’s something wrong. On less powerful machines, users might notice higher-than-normal use of system resources and a potential productivity slow-down but this is situational and also quite difficult to notice.

 

Mole01 File Ransomware Virus 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!

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 Mole01 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!

One more thing that must be mentioned with regards to Ransomware infections and their encryption processes is the fact that the files will not get unlocked even after you remove the virus from your PC. If you wish to recover the locked-up data, you would have to undertake additional measures. Some users might actually consider paying the hackers the demanded ransom, but we believe that this is a very bad idea. There is just no way of knowing if you aren’t simply going to be wasting your money by sending it to some anonymous cyber-criminal who might or might not actually send you the decryption key that would enable you to re-access your personal documents. On the flip side, our guide offers a separate section that focuses on the potential methods of recovering the sealed files. While the instructions there might not work for all users who are currently dealing with Ransomware, it is still certainly a valuable option that is worth the shot.

How one can make their PC safer and more secure against Ransomware

Generally, the users who tend to land malicious programs like Mole01 on their computers are ones who disregard the importance of being careful and cautious when surfing the Internet. If you truly wish to keep malicious malware infections away from your computer, you must make sure that you do not put your machine under any unnecessary risks. This includes, not visiting shady websites, not interacting with unreliable and obscure-looking web offers and adverts as well as not opening links and files added to spam e-mails and social network messages. If you manage to remember that and implement it, your computer should be much safer. Another thing worth noting here is the importance of having your system equipped with a reliable and fully-updated antivirus program. This will enhance your machine’s protection against backdoor viruses such as Trojans that are commonly used as a tool for distributing cryptoviruses like Mole01. And to wrap this up, we ought to remind you to regularly back-up your valuable files so that even if Ransomware does manage to get inside your PC, the hacker would have no leverage upon which they could blackmail you.

SUMMARY:

Name Mole01
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms On less powerful PC’s, a Ransomware might cause a productivity slow-down due to increased use of RAM and CPU time.
Distribution Method The most common techniques used to spread Ransomware are shady online ads, banners and offers throughout the pages of illegal and unreliable sites, other viruses used as backdoor such as Trojans and spam e-mails/spam social network messages.
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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