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What Is MILIHPEN Ransomware?

MILIHPEN VirusMILIHPEN virus is the name of a dangerous crypto infection, whose main ideais to get users to pay the ransom so that they can use their files. If your computer system has been infected by this virus, be advised not to pay any form of ransom to these cyber-criminals. MILIHPEN ransomware may attack your important files and encrypt them, leaving behind a ransom note file that contains the demands of the criminals. Judging by this note, this virus has been created to target businesses.

If you have became a victim to this ransomware, we recommend following the removal guide posted in this article. It can help delete this virus and show you ways to try and recover your files.

MILIHPEN Summary

Name MILIHPEN
File Extension .MILIHPEN
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The MILIHPEN ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the .MILIHPEN extension to them.
Ransom Demanding Note MILIHPEN-INSTRUCT.txt
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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MILIHPEN Ransomware – What Does It Do?

MILIHPEN ransomware can be sent to you via e-mail as a legitimate document. Such documents are often .docm or .PDF files that may contain malicious macros. Once this code has been activated when you open the files, the infection with the virus is initiated. Such documents often pose as invoices, plane tickets, and other types of files that have been created with the main purpose to convince you they are important, and you have to download and open them.

Another possible scenario of getting infected with this nasty threat is if you download the infection file from some third-party website with a low reputation. Such sites are created with the main purpose to offer patches, updates, key generators, and other software activators. Once the fake software is downloaded and ran on your computer, you may become immediately infected with this threat.

When MILIHPEN virus infects your computer, this application may begin to perform several malicious activities on your machine. This is similar to most ransomware viruses, such as Mifr Ransomware, Divsouth virus and FLAMINGO virus. It may start with dropping its virus files in the following Windows directories on your computer:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

When the files are added on your computer, this software may begin to perform different virus activities, like run a command known as “VSSADMIN” with the “delete shadows” parameter. This will make sure that the volume shadow copies are deleted and you cannot get your files back via Windows recovery. MILIHPEN ransomware may also set registry values in the Run and RunOnce registry sub-keys. This allows it to run automatically every time you start Windows.

Once this virus has checked your computer and everything is in order, it may begin to run scans for files to encrypt. This ransomware looks for different types of files that are often used, such as:

  • Videos.
  • Pictures.
  • Audio files.
  • Archives.
  • Virtual drive files.

Once the files are detected, this ransomware encrypts them, banning you from opening the files. The virus does not to encrypt important Windows system files and drivers so that you can still pay the ransom.

After encrypting your files, MILIHPEN ransomware drops the MILIHPEN-INSTRUCT.txt ransom note on your computer. It has the following message:

This ransom note’s main purpose is to extort you for the decryption key, which will revert the files back to normal.

.MILIHPEN Files

The files that this ransomware infection has encrypted carry the .MILIHPEN file extension and are encrypted. This means that removing the extension will not fix the files, but it may complicate the situation even further. This ransomware’s main purpose is to generate a unique decryption key after encoding your files and ask you paying a lot of money to get this key.

The encrypted files look like the following:

MILIHPEN files

Remove MILIHPEN Ransomware and Try Restoring Files

If you want to get rid of this nasty ransomware infection from your computer, we advise following the removal instructions posted underneath this article. They have been created so that you can delete the virus files from Windows safely. It is strongly advisable to download and run a scan of your computer for best results, preferably using advanced malware removal software. Such software will make sure to scan for and remove all virus files from your Mac and protect it in the future as well.

If you want to try and get your files back, we suggest you back them up and wait for security researchers to devise a free decryptor software. Until then, you are welcome to try and restore the encrypted files using the alternative methods for file recovery below. They are not a direct solution to this ransomware, but you could recover some or even all of your files with their help, depending on the situation.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove MILIHPEN from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MILIHPEN

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall MILIHPEN 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MILIHPEN on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MILIHPEN there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for MILIHPEN with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by MILIHPEN.

Ransomware infections and MILIHPEN aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of MILIHPEN from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall MILIHPEN and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to MILIHPEN:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to MILIHPEN. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to MILIHPEN. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 MILIHPEN 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as MILIHPEN. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by MILIHPEN.

Ransomware infections and MILIHPEN aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


MILIHPEN FAQ

What is MILIHPEN ransomware and how does it work?

MILIHPEN is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does MILIHPEN ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.MILIHPEN Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of MILIHPEN is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .MILIHPEN files?

You can't. At this point the .MILIHPEN files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .MILIHPEN files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by MILIHPEN ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".MILIHPEN" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .MILIHPEN files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of MILIHPEN ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate MILIHPEN ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .MILIHPEN files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like MILIHPEN ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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