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This article will aid you remove RansomMine ransomware effectively. Follow the ransomware removal instructions at the end.

RansomMine is the name of a ransomware cryptovirus. The ransomware is a variant of HiddenTear and is written to append the extension .RansomMine to all encrypted files. The RansomMine virus tells victims that only holders of Minecraft version 1.11.2 can decrypt their files, which is untrue. Keep on reading below to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

NameRansomMine
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and put the extension .RansomMine to them after it finishes its encryption process.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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RansomMine Virus – Infection Spread

RansomMine ransomware could spread its infection with various methods. 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 here:

RansomMine 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 our forums.

RansomMine Virus – Technical Data

RansomMine is a virus that encrypts your files and extorts you to pay a ransom to get them decrypted. Malware researchers have discovered that it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source project.

RansomMine ransomware might 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.

That ransom note loads in a screen and can be seen from the following snapshot:

It is in Korean and reads the following:

경고
답스외 파일이 모두 암호화되었습니다.
1. 이게 무슨 소리야?
당신외 동영상, 사진, 문서, 등이 암호화가 되었습니다. 이 프로그램은 갑력한 알고리즘을 사용함으로 이 프로그램이 없으면 복구할수 없습니다.
2. 그럼 어떻게 히I야합니까?
아주간단합니다. 마인크래프트를 1시간이상욺 플레이해야합니다.(단 1.11.2버전으로해야하며 그니다.) 그러면 자동으로 복호화틀 진 합니다.
그리고 목호화키는 고정이니 련선웨어처럼 꺼도 복구가 8가능하는 것은 아닙니다!
[암호화된 파일 리스르] -상타l-
마인크래프트가 실행도이 있지 않음

‘프로그은오직 장난용으로만뚤었으며 이 프로그임을다른사&01게 사용체서 발생한문제들은책임지지 않

A rough translation in English states the following:

Warning
All external files are encrypted.
1. What is this?
Answer: Your videos, photos, documents, etc. have been encrypted. This program uses a violent algorithm and can not be recovered without this program.
2. How then do I?
It is very simple. You must play Minecraft for at least 1 hour (but only version 1.11.2) and it will automatically decode.
And the neck key is fixed, but it does not mean that it can be recovered even if it is turned off like a hardware warship!
[Encrypted file lease] -Santa l-
MineCraft does not run

‘The program is only for jokes and is not responsible for any problems that occur with other programs.

The note of the RansomMine ransomware states that your files are encrypted. The ransom payment for potentially unlocking your files is stated as playing Minecraft 1.11.2. However, that version is fabled to have viruses on its own and according to the ransom note, it won’t run unless you already had it installed before getting your system infected. As this is a HiddenTear variant it can be decrypted, so you shouldn’t worry.

RansomMine Virus – Encryption Process

As RansomMine ransomware is a HiddenTear variant it could seek to encrypt files with these extensions:

→.txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .gif, .jpg, .png, .db, .csv, .sql, .mdb.sln.php, .asp, .aspx, .html, .xml, .psd, .frm, .myd, .myi, .dbf, .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mpg, .rm, .wmv, .m4a, .mpa, .wav, .sav, .gam, .log, .ged, .msg, .myo, .tax, .ynab, .ifx, .ofx, .qfx, .qif, .qdf, .tax2013, .tax2014, .tax2015, .box, .ncf, .nsf, .ntf, .lwp

Every single file that gets encrypted will receive the same extension appended to it, which is .RansomMine. The encryption algorithm which is implemented is undoubtedly AES since it is a variant of the HiddenTear open-source ransomware project.

The RansomMine 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

If the command stated above is executed that would make the encryption process even more efficient as it will eliminate one of the possible ways for restoring your data. If your computer machine was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially recover your data.

Remove RansomMine Virus and Restore .RansomMine Files

If your computer got infected with the RansomMine 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 RansomMine and other threats.
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To remove RansomMine follow these steps:

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

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3. Scan for malware and unwanted programs with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
4. Try to Restore files encrypted by RansomMine

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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