Remove Magician Ransomware - Restore Encrypted Files
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This article will aid you to remove Magician ransomware absolutely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Magician ransomware also known as Magician RSWare is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. According to some malware researchers, this ransomware is based on the EDA2 open-source project. The Magician cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files. Continue reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your file data.

Threat Summary

NameMagician
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware is a variant of the EDA2 open-source project. It encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files. All locked files will become unusable after encryption.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Magician Ransomware – Methods of Distribution

Magician ransomware might spread its infection in various ways. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer system will become infected.

In the below screenshot you can view the detection of the Magician payload file made on the VirusTotal service:

Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.

Magician Ransomware – A Closer Look

Magician is a virus that encrypts your files and places a ransom note file, with instructions inside it, about the infected computer system. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.

Magician ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to launch the virus automatically with each start of the Windows operating system.

After encryption the Magician virus shows a ransom note message. You can see the contents of that message, from the following screenshot given down below:

The ransom note states the following:

Now, Here are the steps to getting your data back!
1.Send 0.033 Bitcoin to the following bitcoin address:
2. Once you have sent the payment send an email to [email protected] with the following: This Code: WIN30I and your bitcoin address
3. Have your files unlocked within the same hour!
If you should have any trouble making payment please send us an email to [email protected] any begging to unlock files without payment will
be ignored.
A SERIOUS WARNING” ALL FILES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY LOST FOREVER IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS”
How to buy Bitcoin if you never have before!
1. Create a bitcoin wallet with any provider (free) – blockchain.info is the best one
2. Buy bitcoin from any exchange or from bitcoin.com.au if you are in Australia. – once the bitcoin is sent to your wallet, you will be able to send it to the
address provided.
Here are some helpful links for buying bitcoin or just google it!
http://fortune.com/2018/01/03/bitcoin-buy-how-to-cryptocurrency/ ——— https://bitcoin.com.au/
The FBI says to just pay the ransom! Google It!

I use use santization to prevent XSS attacks to servers
I reset the dates to 1st January 1999 of all the files
I use RSA 4096 and AES 256 (okay, doesn‘t matter but still
I also cause much more crypting (encrypting D:, E: and F:)
Regards,
The Magician

The following email address is used for contacting the cybercriminals who are authors of the malware:

The note of the Magician ransomware virus states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 0.033 Bitcoin to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted once again.

The picture shown above depicts the ransomware’s payment page hosted on a web page, guiding victims to click on a link.

Magician Ransomware – Encryption Process

What is known for the encryption process of the Magician ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. The ransomware uses AES 256-bit and RSA 4096-bit encryption algorithms for the file encryption.

The following file extensions might be encrypted by this ransomware variant judging from the fact that it is an EDA2 variant:

→.3df8, .3gp2, .accdb, .adpb, .amxx, .ascx, .ashx, .asmx, .ddcx, .disk, .divx, .djvu, .docm, .docx, .dotm, .dotx, .exe, .exif, .gthr, .gzig, .html, .indd, .itdb, .java, .jfif, .jiff, .jpeg, .locked, .mbox, .mpeg, .potm, .potx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .pptm, .pptx, .rsrc, .shar, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tbz2, .text, .thmx, .upoi, .wave, .wdgt, .wmdb, .wmmp, .xlam, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xltx, .xlwx, .xvid, .zipx

The Magician cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.

Remove Magician Ransomware and Restore Encrypted Files

If your computer system got infected with the Magician ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Magician and other threats.
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To remove Magician follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Magician files and objects
2. Find files created by Magician on your PC

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4. Try to Restore files encrypted by Magician
Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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