If you can no longer access your files and, on top of that, a new READ.4YOU file has appeared on your Desktop, you must have allowed Mobef-salam Ransomware to enter your system. It is a new ransomware infection detected by malware researchers recently, so it has not affected many computers as of yet, but it does not mean that it is not dangerous malware. Users who encounter this ransomware infection can no longer access their files because it encrypts them. Just like many other malicious applications categorized as ransomware, it mercilessly locks pictures, documents, videos, music, and many other files. It wants your money, but you should not transfer a cent to malicious software developers. You have no guarantees that they will unlock files for you/give you the decryption tool, so you should not risk losing your money too. You should, instead, erase the ransomware infection fully from your computer and then try to restore files from a backup. If your backup of the most important files is located on your system, it is very likely that it has been encrypted as well. If so, it will, unfortunately, be completely useless.
The successful entrance of Mobef-salam Ransomware means that it will no longer be possible to access a bunch of personal files because this malicious application encrypts them all without mercy. Before doing that, it scans the system to find out where users’ files are located. Luckily, it does not encrypt any system files, so your computer will work normally after its entrance. Our researchers could not find an extension Mobef-salam Ransomware appends to locked files, so the chances are high that it encrypts them without adding one. It does not mean that you could not find which of your files have been affected – you will simply not open those locked ones. Another sign showing that Mobef-salam Ransomware has infiltrated your computer successfully and locked your files is the appearance of the READ.4YOU file. This file is a ransom note. It is dropped on victims’ computers to explain them what has happened to their files and how they can decrypt them. The ransom note tells users to contact email@example.com. As “you pay me bitcoins...” suggests, users will need to send money to cyber criminals to get the decryption tool from them. It might be impossible to unlock files without the special decryptor, but paying money to crooks is not what we recommend for you either. You are very naive if you believe that they will give you the promised decryption tool after getting money from you. They will not return your money to you if you do not receive the decryptor, so you should not send them the ransom. Instead, restore your files from a backup (if possible) after deleting the ransomware infection.
If you have ended up with the ransomware infection on your computer, it is very likely that your system is unprotected. We are sure that users do not download Mobef-salam Ransomware consciously from the web, but it is still hard to talk about its distribution because this malicious application has not affected many computers yet. According to researchers at 411-spyware.com, this threat is new, but it does not mean that it is distributed in a unique way. Specialists say that it should also be spread via malicious spam emails. Also, it might appear on users’ computers if they use unsafe RDPs. Last but not least, it might be possible to download this threat from malicious websites. You cannot change anything now if you have already encountered Mobef-salam Ransomware, but you can prevent similar threats from entering your computer. First, you need to stay away from spam emails and software promoted on dubious websites. Second, you should have a reputable security application installed on your computer.
If Mobef-salam Ransomware has already encrypted files on your system, you will not fix them by erasing this infection from your PC, but you still need to erase it fully. All you need to do is to delete all suspicious recently downloaded files and the ransom note dropped by it on your computer. Let our manual removal instructions help you do this; however, if you want to have a clean system sooner, use an automated malware remover.