Mole66 Ransomware Removal Guide

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Mole66 Ransomware will take over your computer by surprise, but you should not panic. Panicking does nothing but pushes you into making terrible decisions. Yes, getting infected with a ransomware program is a frustrating experience, but you need to keep your head on if you want to remove Mole66 Ransomware and get at least part of your files back. This type of malware infection is especially annoying because removing it does not automatically bring things back to their original order. Hence, you need to understand that some of your data might be lost, especially if you do not have a system backup.

Mole66 Ransomware belongs to a group of the Mole Ransomware infections. These programs are also based on the CryptoMix Ransomware, and we have seen infections like Mole03 Ransomware or Mole02 Ransomware before. Our research team says that all the Mole Ransomware programs are very similar, and the main things that differentiate them are the ransom notes and the contact emails that are given in the notes. On the other hand, just because all those programs are so similar, it does not mean that we can use the same decryption key for them all. We do believe, however, that a public decryption tool for Mole66 Ransomware should be available quite soon because security specialists have managed to decrypt programs from this family before.

This infection uses the most common ransomware distribution method to infect its victims. In other words, Mole66 Ransomware comes in spam email attachments. The attached files often look like important documents that users have to open no matter what. For example, one of the Mole Ransomware programs before used to spread with a series of emails that “informed” users about some postal programs. The users were tricked into downloading a fake plug-in that eventually infected their computers with malware. This just proves that you have to be really careful when you encounter email messages that tell you to download something or to open something immediately. If anything, you can always scan the downloaded file with a security tool of your choice, just to be sure.

When Mole66 Ransomware encrypts user’s files, the program leaves out several directories. Mainly, %WINDIR%, %PROGRAMFILES%, and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. The infection needs the files and programs in these folders to work because it needs a functioning computer system for the ransom transfer. As far as all of your personal files are concerned, you can be sure that the application will encrypt them through and through. The program will also create a point of execution in the registry and drop its executable file in one of your directories. So you will have to work a little bit harder when you get down to removing it.

Mole66 Ransomware also deletes the Shadow Volume copies to prevent you from restoring your files. You can still do it; however, if you have copies of your files save on an external hard drive; you can just remove the encrypted data and transfer the good files back into your computer. Should you have more questions on computer security or ransomware removal, please feel free to drop us a note.

How to Delete Mole66 Ransomware

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %AllUsersProfile% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Remove the 10-character name executable file.
  4. Press Win+R again and enter regedit. Press OK.
  5. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  6. Right-click the random 10-character name value on the right.
  7. Remove the value.
  8. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  9. Right-click the random 10-character name value on the right side.
  10. Remove the value and exit Registry Editor.
  11. Remove the _HELP_INSTRUCTIONS_.TXT ransom notes across affected folders.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Mole66 Ransomware Screenshots:

Mole66 Ransomware

Mole66 Ransomware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1BC0EBCF2F2.exe67584 bytesMD5: c3294c90474063dfb0d28ef8a693a6cb
2_HELP_INSTRUCTIONS_.TXT478 bytesMD5: 6e540e6ea87995fe2eeceff8f7f34241

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1BC0EBCF2F2.exeBC0EBCF2F2.exe67584 bytes

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