Mogera Ransomware Removal Guide

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Mogera Ransomware can autostart with Windows, which is something all users who encounter this threat ought to know. That is because the malicious application encrypts personal files, and it is possible it can do the same to newly created data after a restart if the user does not remove it from the system. This is why our specialists recommend deleting the malware before restarting the system as a safety precaution. To learn how to erase Mogera Ransomware, you should have a look at the instructions located at the end of this report. Of course, if you would like to learn more about the malicious application before deciding what to do, you should read our article first. Should have more question about it afterward, keep in mind you can leave us a message in the comments section available below.

We believe that as usual for such threats Mogera Ransomware should enter the system after launching a suspicious email attachment or some file downloaded from a malicious website. If you remember where you received the malware’s launcher, we highly recommend staying away from such content in the future. Also, to prevent obtaining a threat like Mogera Ransomware ever again, victims should be careful with emails coming from people they do not know. Moreover, malicious email attachments can be delivered with fake messages from online shops, banking institutions, and so on. Thus, it is vital to check if the sender’s email address is genuine. Fake email addresses often have extra letters or symbols that are not supposed to be there, so checking email senders’ addresses carefully or searching them on the Internet would be smart. Also, it could prevent malware from entering the system if you would scan suspicious data with a chosen security tool first.

The malware may need to create a few files before it starts encrypting a victim’s data. For example, Mogera Ransomware might start with creating a registry entry in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run directory, which is needed to make an infected computer relaunch the threat after a system restart. Next, the malicious application ought to locate files it targets, for example, pictures, photos, videos, text files, and other documents, etc. One by one, the threat is supposed to encrypt them with a robust encryption algorithm. Also, the affected files might receive a second extension, for example, picture.jpg.mogera. As soon as all targeted data is enciphered, Mogera Ransomware should open a text file (_readme.txt) with specific instructions. According to this document, user’s files can be decrypted only with decryption tools the hackers behind the malware have. Of course, the hackers do not offer them for free as they may ask around $980.

Since the price is not particularly small, we recommend not to pay it if you do not want to risk losing such a sum for nothing. Instead, we advise using whatever backup copies you may have, which of course you should use only after removing Mogera Ransomware from the computer. To erase it, you could use the deletion instructions located below or a reliable antimalware tool.

Get rid of Mogera Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. Look for a process associated with the malware.
  5. Select the process and click End Task.
  6. Leave Task Manager.
  7. Tap Win+E.
  8. Locate the following directories:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  9. Find a malicious file downloaded before the malware appeared (e.g., updatewin.exe).
  10. Right-click the doubtful file and select Delete.
  11. Find this path: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  12. Locate a file named Time Trigger Task, right-click it and press Delete.
  13. Search for these locations:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
    %LOCALAPPDATA%
  14. Find folders with random names containing files called ransomware.exe, e.g., 98476567-cf82-2ac9-c730-d7b68b0c107a.
  15. Right-click them and select Delete.
  16. Leave File Explorer.
  17. Tap Win+R.
  18. Insert Regedit and click OK.
  19. Go to this path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  20. Locate a value name called SysHelper or similarly.
  21. Right-click it and press Delete.
  22. Leave Registry Editor.
  23. Empty Recycle bin.
  24. Reboot the device.
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