A ransomware threat that is a part of the many .XTBL variants has appeared, and it has begun infecting users worldwide. It uses a strong encryption algorithm to encipher the files of its victims on system startup. The aim of this virus is to get users to contact the e-mail address Makdonalds@india.com to negotiate the payoff sum to get back the files which are scrambled by this virus. In case you important documents are affected by this malware, researchers strongly advise against paying the ransom. Instead, it is recommended to read this article and learn more about how to remove Makdonalds@india.com ransomware and alternative methods to restore files encrypted by it.
|Short Description||A variant of the .XTBL ransomware viruses. Encrypts files with a strong encryption and drops a ransom note with payoff for decryption instructions.|
|Symptoms||After encryption the ransomware may steal information and appends .xtbl extension after every file.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.|
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Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware – Distribution Methods
The creators of Makdonalds@india.com virus do not mess about when it comes to spreading this virus and infecting computers. They have realized that this is the most important part if they are going to make a profit out of your important data and have heavily concealed from antivirus programs the files dropped on your computer via malicious executables. Such executables may be used as e-mail attachments in so-called phishing e-mails that aim to resemble a legitimate company or a person with convincing statements in them that get users to open such attachments.
Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware – In-Depth View
When users open the exploit kit, it may immediately connect to a remote domain and download the payload of the Makdonalds@india.com virus. Like other .XTBL ransomware viruses, it may create it’s malicious files in the following Windows folders:
However, the Makdonalds@india.com virus may also create copies of an .HTML and .hta files that contain it’s ransom note together with it’s malicious executable file that encrypts the files of the compromised computer. These files are reported by researchers to be dropped in the %Strartup% folders:
This is done to make these files run every time you turn on or restart your Windows computer.
Regarding file encryption, Makdonalds@india.com ransomware virus may attack the shadow copies and other backups and delete them using the vssadmin command, called delete shadows and executing it in administrative “quiet” mode so that the victim doesn’t suspect it.
After having begun to encode the files of users, Makdonalds@india.com ransomware is focused on scanning for and detecting to encrypt widely used types of files, for example:
After files that have been encrypted by Makdonalds@india.com ransomware have been scrambled, the virus appends a very specific file extension to them, which includes the e-mail address, a unique identification number, and the .xtbl file extension. Encrypted files by this malware look like the following:
Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware – Conclusion, Removal, and Restoring .XTBL Files
For it to be fully erased from your computer, we advise using the instructions below, instead of bringing your computer to an expert who will overcharge you. They are methodologically arranged to assist with the proper deletion. However, in case you believe no all files associated with Makdonalds@india.com ransomware have been removed from your computer, malware researchers recommend using an advanced anti-malware software that will surely and swiftly take care of this threat.
If you are looking forward to reverting your files back to normal, it is advisable to avoid using direct decryption, since this procedure may break your files, because Makdonalds@india.com may have defensive mechanisms. This is why we suggest avoiding it and trying some other methods from step “3. Restore files encrypted by Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware” to restore your data. The methods there may not be 100% effective, but if you are in luck, you may restore a portion of your missing data.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Makdonalds@india.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Makdonalds@india.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Makdonalds@india.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Makdonalds@india.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Makdonalds@india.com
Step 2: Uninstall Makdonalds@india.com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Makdonalds@india.com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Makdonalds@india.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Makdonalds@india.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Makdonalds@india.com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Makdonalds@india.com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Makdonalds@india.com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Makdonalds@india.com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Makdonalds@india.com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Makdonalds@india.com will be removed.
Eliminate Makdonalds@india.com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.