Meka Virus (.meka File) - Remove Ransomware + Restore Data
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Meka Virus (.meka File) – Remove Ransomware + Restore Data

Meka Virus is the name of a very dangerous ransomware infection. The main purpose of it is to enter your PC without you noticing and infect it, assuming read and write permissions to scramble your important documents, videos, images and other file types. The primary objective of Meka Virus is to convince you to pay about $1000 ransom if you want to use the files on your computer again. Read this article to learn more about Meka Virus plus tips and steps on how to remove it and try to get your files to work again.

This post contains information how you can remove Meka virus from your PC and reveals more details on how to try to recover .meka files.

Threat Summary

NameMeka virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA virus that belongs to the STOP Ransomware family of threats. Aims to encrypt your files and hold them hostage until you pay ransom.
SymptomsMeka Virus encodes your files and ads its own file extension. The files can’t be opened and the ransom note _readme.txt is also dropped on victimized computers.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Meka Virus – Update November 2019

The latest information concerning the Meka Virus is that the malware has started to spread at a higher rate. Researcher Amigo_A who first tweeted about the virus had the following information in his tweet:

The virus has been detected to be one of the first ransomware viruses to appear to use the new e-mails for ransom contact. With these changes, the ransom note of the virus becomes like the following:

→ “To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
salesrestoresoftware@firemail.cc

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
salesrestoresoftware@gmail.com”

Users are advised NOT to pay the ransom as we have complaints over our YouTube channel that one user was scammed out after paying $490 USD to pay more money. The extorted victim had the following to say:

Justin Sherry commented: „Don’t get scammed, I was also affected by the virus, I paid 490$ the first time, but they never give me any solution until I paid the 490$ all over again.. MAKING 980$

Meka Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

Usually, malicious software that is categorized as ransomware acts as follows:

  • Infects essential system settings
  • Evades detection
  • Encrypts target personal files and appends one or more specific extensions to their names
  • Creates a ransom message note to extort payment for a unique decryption tool possessed by hackers

The primary differences generally refer to the cryptographic algorithm that is used for the corruption of target data and the amount of the demanded ransom.

To avoid data encryption as well as economic loss caused by ransomware you should regularly back up your valuable data and maintain a reliable anti-malware tool to keep your system protected against nasty malware attacks. As regards the so-called Meka virus it is a crypto virus that is based on the code of STOP ransomware.

To complete its main goal – infection of your computer, the Meka Virus can use multiple strategies and tactics to spread. The main strategy that has been reported by researchers to be used by Meka virus an all STOP Ransomware variants in general is to propagate through cracks, patches and pirated software that is downloaded from the web. These programs could be downloaded from:

  • Low reputation software download sites.
  • Torrent tracker sites.
  • Online file sharing site links, advertised on deep web and other forums.

Another way, via which Meka Virus could infect your PC is for its infection file to be attached on various different e-mails. These e-mails could portray the infection module of Meka virus as:

  • Invoice.
  • Receipt.
  • Letter from your bank.
  • Document from your workplace.
  • Flight ticket cancelled report.
  • Other.

Usually most victims tend to download the infection file, thinking it is a legitimate and important file and open it and this is the moment of infection.

When Meka Virus infects your computer, the first thing you will notice is that your files could start to appear with the Meka extension added after their original extensions that may be .jpg, .mp3, .doc, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .ppt, .xls, .etc. This will happen on all file types that belong to the following groups of files:

  • Documents.
  • Images.
  • Videos.
  • Audio files.
  • Archive files.
  • Drive files.

The files that are attacked by Meka Virus are encrypted via a dangerous cipher, called AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). This algorithm is used by many government agencies to encrypt secret files on purpose and is very hard to crack and decode unless you have the decryption key. The crooks often use this decryption key as leverage to extort victims in the _readme.txt ransom note they drop after encrypting files. It has the following extortionist message:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
https://we.tl/t-514KtsAKtH
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
salesrestoresoftware@firemail.cc

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
salesrestoresoftware@gmail.com

Our Telegram account:
@datarestore

Your personal ID:

A screenshot of the Meka ransom message that encourages users to pay a ransom to decrypt their .meka files:

screenshot _readme.txt meka virus ransom message

Beware that the ransom payment is not always a way to recover .meka files. Cybercriminals happen to send broken decryption keys due to bugs in their malware. Sometimes they also neglect messages from victims and stop answering them.

How to Remove Meka Virus Files and Try to Recover Encrypted Files

If you want to remove Meka Virus from your computer successfully, we recommend that you follow the removal steps that we have posted underneath this article. These steps have been made with the primary purpose to help you get rid of Meka Virus files and objects methodologically. In the event that you want to be fully sure that Meka Virus is gone or you cannot find the virus files, the best way to remove it is to download and run a scan with an advanced malware hunting software. Such anti-malware program will guarantee to detect and delete all files and objects that are related to Meka Virus from your computer and make sure that it is protected in the future as well.

If you want to restore files, encrypted by Meka Virus, we recommend that you try out the recovery steps underneath.

An updated video, containing removal instructions for the Meka Virus:

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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1 Comment

  1. AvatarMaicon Rizzi

    No Aguardo da solução para decriptografar. tirei o hd e guardei ja com o virus apagado, mas com os arquivos encriptografads dentro

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