It’s been years since we discussed our first ransomware infection, and these programs are still sprouting like mushrooms after a good storm. Look at Moka Ransomware. That’s one of the newest players on the market although it comes from a well-known group of similar intruders. Although it is not complicated to remove Moka Ransomware from your computer manually, it might be a little bit challenging to get all of your files back. If you feel that you cannot think of anything, be sure to address a professional for other file recovery methods.
Moka Ransomware belongs to the STOP Ransomware family, and so it is practically identical to Lokas Ransomware, Petro Ransomware, Cetori Ransomware, and many other applications. They usually have similar ransom notes. All of them say that you have to pay over $900 for the decryption tool, but if you contact the criminals immediately, you will get a 50% discount. They also tell you that it’s the only way you can restore your files. However, it also says that you should try reaching out to them with a different email if you don’t receive a reply within the first 6 hours. What does that mean? It means that their server is so shaky that they might not even be online when you try to contact them.
At the same time, it also means that you should never pay the ransom because there is no guarantee that the people behind Moka Ransomware would wire you back the decryption tool. Not to mention that if you pay them the ransom, you would only prove to them that they can continue developing malicious programs and infecting innocent users. Therefore, paying is not an option.
It would be ideal if we could avoid getting infected with Moka Ransomware altogether. It is actually a lot easier than most of us think. We don’t need to employ fascinating evasion techniques to stop Moka Ransomware from entering our systems. We just need to avoid opening unfamiliar files that we receive from unknown senders. Spam email is the most common ransomware distribution vessel, and users often download and open the attached files with no questions asked.
The point is that we HAVE to ask questions. We HAVE to double-check because that online shopping invoice you’ve just opened might as well be the installer file for Moka Ransomware. Or, if you cannot tell whether the file is genuine or not, you can just scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner.
Either way, if Moka Ransomware manages to enter your system, you shouldn’t panic. Although it is not possible to stop the encryption in the middle of it, panicking would only make you do what the criminals behind this intruder want you to do: spend your money on the decryption tool that might not deliver.
Instead of doing that, follow the instructions below to remove Moka Ransomware from your system for good. You can also terminate the infection automatically with a powerful antispyware tool. After that, you can look for ways to restore your files.
Of course, the best way to get your files back would be through a file backup. That is why you should regularly back your files back either on an external hard drive, or a cloud drive. These days, the newest versions of operating systems allow you to back your files automatically because that is the best remedy against ransomware infection.
Also, you might have the most recent files saved in your inbox or on your mobile device. Whichever it might be, it is possible to get most of your recent files back without too much trouble.