Mmpa Ransomware does not attack systems that are guarded. However, there are plenty of systems that are not protected reliably, and cybercriminals have learned how to cast nets to catch those kinds of systems successfully. Spam emails, attractive downloaders, and pop-ups are the bait that they can use to lure people in, and if the infection’s launcher is executed, and if the system is proven to be unprotected, the attack begins. This ransomware is not complicated, and so it takes no time at all for it to be fully executed, after which the encryption of personal files begins. Once the attack is complete, you should find photos, documents, and other personal files fully encrypted, and to mark them, the infection also attaches the “.mmpa” to their original names. Unfortunately, files cannot be restored by deleting Mmpa Ransomware, but of course, you must get rid of this malware ASAP. Want to learn more about the removal? Keep reading.
We cannot know how Mmpa Ransomware was executed on your operating system, but we can predict how that might have happened because this infection is a clone of Efji Ransomware, Kasp Ransomware, Boop Ransomware, and hundreds of others that are part of the STOP Ransomware family. It is likely that the same attacker (or attackers) is responsible for most, if not all, of these threats, and so they should be very well experienced and trained in malware distribution. Unfortunately, if your Windows system is not secured appropriately, you are unlikely to notice when Mmpa Ransomware slithers in, and that creates perfect conditions for this malware to encrypt all of your personal files. It also drops a few files of its own to the %HOMEDRIVE% directory. One of them is a file named “PersonalID.txt,” and it should be placed in a folder named “SystemID.” Another important file is named “_readme.txt.” This, of course, is a text file, and it was created to deliver a message from the attackers behind this malware.
The text message starts with this statement: “ATTENTION! Don't worry, you can return all your files!” That said, we doubt that cybercriminals have any intention of returning your files to you. That is simply not their prerogative. What they want is your money, and if they convince you to give it away, they can move on to the next victim. Unfortunately, they promise a decryptor in return for a ransom of $490, and some victims might be willing to pay it. Before they can do that, they are instructed to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, but we hope you know better than to do something like that. If you email the attackers behind Mmpa Ransomware, they could flood you with extortion emails, spam, scam messages, etc. They also could sell your email address to other malicious parties. To add insult to the injury, you are unlikely to get the decryptor anyway. This is why we hope that you can employ the free ‘STOP Decryptor’ or replace the files using backup copies stored online, on other devices, or within external drives. In the future, make it a point to create backups because they can save you in very unfortunate situations.
Are you interested in removing Mmpa Ransomware manually? If you are, you might be looking at the guide below, and you can see that not all components have clear names. If you can identify malicious files, you should be fine. But if you fear that you might accidentally delete something else, it might be best to choose an alternative option. We recommend using anti-malware software. Even if you are experienced, it is evident that your system lacks comprehensive protection, and the right anti-malware software can surely provide you with that. So, if you care about your system’s security, install this software now, and, as a reward, you will not need to delete Mmpa Ransomware yourself. In the future, remember to always back up personal files, and stay away from suspicious emails, downloaders, and pop-up messages. If you are cautious, your chances of facing malware should be minimal, if not negligible.