Remove MMM Ransomware - Restore .Triple_m Files

Remove MMM Ransomware – Restore .Triple_m Files

This article will help you remove MMM ransomware completely. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

MMM is a virus that encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files are locked with the AES, RSA military grade encryption algorithms. The MMM cryptovirus will encrypt your data and files, while also appending the .triple_m extension to each file. Read on through the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your data files.

Threat Summary

NameMMM
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer machine and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with the AES and RSA encryption algorithms. All locked files will have the .triple_m extension.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Update May 2018: Triple M ransomware has come out in a newer variant, using the .MMM file extension and asking to pay ransom in BitCoin.

MMM Ransomware – Distribution

MMM 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. You can see the detections of such a file on the VirusTotal service right down here:

MMM ransomware might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. 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 found in the forum section.

MMM Ransomware – Information

MMM is a virus that encrypts your files and shows a window with instructions on your computer screen. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files.

MMM 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 MMM virus shows a ransom message inside an html file called “RESTORE_triple_m__FILES.html”. You can see its contents from the following screenshot given here:

The ransom note states the following:

NOT YOUR LANGUAGE? Use Google Translate

What happened to your files?
All of your files were encrypted by a strong encryption with RSA2048

How did this happen?
Specially for your PC was generated personal RSA2048 Key, both public and private.
ALL YOUR FILES were encrypted with the public key, which has been transferred to your PC via the Internet.
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and decrypt program, which is on our Server

What do I do?
So,there are two ways you can choose: wait for a miracle and get your price doubled, or start obtaining BITCOIN NOW and restore your data easy way.
If you have really valuable data, your better not waste your time, because there is no other way to get your files, except payment.

Your personal ID: dd1omrbj.01p
Your personal wallet adress: 35iCvpMMnUWcSWrYtLJLXqe9xo5CYEWRhw

Your price start from 0,25 BTC , after week he is 0,5 BTC , after 3 week he is 1 BTC. After 4 week your secret key has been deleted.

Instruction:
1)Buy Bitcoin on btc exchange sites (Coinbase,Localbitcoins, Coinmama and another).For buy Bitcoin you need confirm your Identify.
2)send Bitcoins to 35iCvpMMnUWcSWrYtLJLXqe9xo5CYEWRhw
3)Write us to email [email protected]
4)After we confirm payment – we send you decryption software and Private Key for decrypt your files.

The following e-mail address is used to contact the cybercriminals:

The note of the MMM ransomware states that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay 0.25 Bitcoin. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Moreover, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal acts.

MMM Ransomware – Encryption

What is known for the encryption process of the MMM ransomware is that every file that gets encrypted will receive the .triple_m extension. The encryption algorithms used to lock files are the following:

  • AES
  • RSA
  • HMAC

where HMAC stands for “Hash-based message authentication code”.

The targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted are currently unknown and if a list is discovered, it will be posted here as the article gets updated. The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The MMM 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 encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove MMM Ransomware and Restore .triple_m Files

If your computer got infected with the MMM 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.

Manually delete MMM from your computer

Note! Substantial notification about the MMM threat: Manual removal of MMM requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

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

Automatically remove MMM by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove MMM with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
2. Restore files encrypted by MMM
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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