Mogranos virus is a variant of the well-known STOP ransomware malware family. The virus aims to encrypt your important files and make them no longer usable. In return, hackers want you to pay ransom in BitCoins in order to retrieve access to your files. Mogranos ransomware also drops a _readme.txt ransom note on the victims’ computers with detailed instructions showing how to buy BitCoin and where to download the Tor browser in order to pay the ransom. If your computer has been infected by the Mogranos virus, we strongly recommend that you read this article.
|Short Description||A variant of the STOP Ransomware family. Aims to hold your files hostage via encryption until you pay ransom to get them to work once again.|
|Symptoms||Your files are encrypted and have the .mogranos file extension added after their original one.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Mogranos Virus |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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.|
Mogranos Virus – Update August 2019
The good news for all victims of STOP Mogranos ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.
So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free Mogranos decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.
Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Mogranos virus ransomware infections.
Mogranos Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The primary method via which you may have become compromised by the .mogranos file virus is likely via spammed e-mail attachments. These attachments may pretend that they are completely legitimate invoices, receipts or other types of files. Their main goal is to trick you into downloading and opening them and crooks tend to succeed by convincing you that the e-mail contains an important document from a bank, work-related or something sensitive.
Another method via which you may have become victim of the Mogranos Virus is likely by downloading the infection file of this virus from several different sites, that could as well be compromised. Not only this, but the Mogranos virus may also pretend to be a crackfix, patch or other program available for free download.
Once your computer system has been infected by the Mogranos virus, first thing you may notice is the _readme.txt ransom note, which has the following contents:
Don’t worry my friend, 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-1aaC7npeV9 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” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
To get this software you need write on our e-mail: email@example.com
Reserve e-mail address to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Your personal ID:
Another key symptom of this nasty virus is the .mogranos suffix that is added to the encrypted files, after which they start to appear as if they are corrupted:
In reality, the files are encrypted with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher. This cipher uses advanced technique that alters the data on the original files, making them unopenable. After encryption, the virus generates a unique decryption key that is known only by the cyber-criminals. Even though this seems to be your only option, it is not. Do not pay, because paying the ransom means putting your trust in the same people who have gotten you in this problem in the first place. Instead, we recommend that you do a fresh backup of your files and then wait for a STOP decryption to become available in couple of weeks time, while in the meantime you should remove the virus from your computer.
How to Remove Mogranos Virus and Try to Restore Files
In order for you to remove the Mogranos virus, you can follow the instructions underneath. They have been created to guide you in manually locating and deleting the malware. If you want fast and effective removal that is thorough, we strongly recommend that you run a scan of your computer with a professional malware removal software. Such advanced program is designed to thoroughly detect and get rid of all virus files of Mogranos ransomware and make sure to stop such malware in the future too.