Now is more important than ever that you back up your files and protect your operating systems because threats like M0on Ransomware are on the rise. This malicious ransomware is the newest example of malware that can encrypt your personal files to push you into paying a ransom fee. Other threats known to operate in this way include ShellLocker Ransomware, Telecrypt Ransomware, and ZeroCrypt Ransomware. In most cases, this kind of malware is executed via malicious files that are camouflaged as normal, harmless files. They are spread via spam emails that might appear to have been sent from banks, airline companies, postal services, etc. When the corrupted file is opened, the devious ransomware is executed silently, so as not to alarm the user. If you realize that malware has slithered in, you will remove it from your computer before it causes any harm, which is why the ransomware is more clandestine. Needless to say, deleting M0on Ransomware is very important, but you probably want to figure out what to do with your files first.
Our research team has found out that M0on Ransomware is an infection that has not been fully developed yet. This is great because we can warn users about it before they face it; however, there is also a downside to this situation, and that is that we do not know much about the ransomware. Though we have analyzed this threat in its current state, there is a possibility that some of its functions will be changed and new ones will be added. Needless to say, it is risky to talk about software that is not fully created yet. All in all, an update will be issued in case any changes occur. Hopefully, this malware has not infected your operating system yet, and you have time to install an anti-malware tool or upgrade existing security software to prevent malware from slithering in. Now, if M0on Ransomware has been installed already, your personal files must have been encrypted already. If they have, you will notice that their names are changed to random characters, including %, m, n, o, and 0, and the “m0on.exe” extension is appended to them.
M0on Ransomware is after the files located under %USERPROFILE%, including the subfolders. It is still unknown which encryption method this ransomware uses, but the chances are that it is complicated and, therefore, impossible to crack. In some case, legitimate file decryptors are capable of cracking the keys, but you should not get your hopes up. Of course, if your personal files are not backed up, you do not have many options: You either check third-party decryptors, or you pay the ransom requested by cyber criminals. Do you understand why paying the ransom is not a good idea? Cyber criminals are the ones who are in full control, and it is hard to believe that they would give you a decryption key or a decryption tool in return for a fee. Whether the fee is small or incredibly big, you have to keep in mind that there is always a chance that you will waste your savings for nothing. What if you get your files back? Do not let your excitement derail you from removing M0on Ransomware. This threat can re-encrypt your files as soon as you restart your computer, as it creates a new RunOnce registry key upon startup. To prevent that, delete the threat ASAP.
Hopefully, your files are safe, and you can remove M0on Ransomware from your operating system without having to worry about them. The elimination of this dangerous ransomware is not very complicated, and, as long as you know where the malicious file that has executed the threat lies, you should be able to successfully get rid of this malware yourself. If you do not have the experience to locate and remove all malicious components manually, you can always rely on legitimate anti-malware software. In fact, we suggest installing it right away. If other threats exist, they will be eliminated along with the ransomware. On top of that, your operating system will gain reliable protection. Needless to say, if you do not establish all-rounded protection, your operating system will remain vulnerable to malware attacks.