A single crack in the security of your operating system could help Unit09 Ransomware invade. Spam emails, unreliable bundled downloaders, and other threats could help this threat slither into operating systems anywhere in the world. Hopefully, you still have your chance to strengthen the security of your own system, but if you are reading this report, the chances are that you are already dealing with the malicious infection. If it has attacked your operating system and your personal files, we do not have good news. The attackers will not help you recover your files, and there is no one and no software that could assist you. Why? Because this ransomware overwrites files using random bytes, and that is the state of no return. Once your files are wiped, the only thing you can do is free up some space by removing them. Hopefully, you have backups, and your files are not entirely lost. In any case, you must delete Unit09 Ransomware, and that is what we discuss in this report.
When Unit09 Ransomware enters the operating system, “MewWare.exe” could be the name of its launcher. This is the name that the threat is meant to look for after it wipes the files so that it could remove itself. Of course, if the file name does not match, the victims will have to remove it themselves. Due to this file, the infection can also be recognized by the name “MewWare Ransomware.” According to our research team, the infection is coded in .NET framework, and its actual size is just 8 KB, which, if you do not know, is very small. Upon execution, this small file immediately overwrites files, which we recognize as wiping. Although files are lost and unrecoverable, the creator of Unit09 Ransomware is bold enough to demand a ransom and to promise that files can be restored. Unfortunately, if the victim does not understand the infection, they might be tricked into wasting money. The threat creates a file named “$!READ ME.txt,” and it is added to every folder that contains corrupted files. By the way, the “.UNIT09” extension is appended to their names. The TXT file is not malicious, but it must be deleted.
According to the completely misleading message inside the “$!READ ME.txt” file, victims of Unit09 Ransomware can restore files once they send $10 to 1P9NNpNtbhsKaxr2oGkSaqUQb1kB4trS5U, which is a unique Bitcoin wallet address that was created by cyber attackers. At the time of research, no money had been transferred to it in the form of Bitcoin, which is good news. The last thing you want to do is burn your money, and even if it is just $10, you can use that money to invest in your virtual security. Keep in mind that NOTHING will happen in your favor if you pay the ransom. Your money will be gone, and your files will remain frozen. Nothing can be done to restore them, and once you delete Unit09 Ransomware, you should also erase the corrupted files. If you have backups, and you simply need your files on your operating system, transfer them after your operating system is 100% clear and secure.
Although Unit09 Ransomware should delete itself, we cannot guarantee that that will happen in every case. If you do not see a file named “MewWare.exe” in an obvious location, do not just assume that the infection is gone. If you are considering manual removal, at least use a malware scanner to examine your operating system. Once you know that your system is clean, you can take measures to secure it along with your files. If you want to solve two problems with one solution – download anti-malware software. It will automatically remove Unit09 Ransomware and, at the same time, will build a security wall that malicious threats will not be able to penetrate in the future. As for the files, hopefully, backups exist. In any case, be sure to set up a trusted backup to keep all of your files (at least, their copies) safe.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||Unit09 Ransom.exe||8192 bytes||MD5: a482289bd9045484379fd730c655ab15|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|
|1||Unit09 Ransom.exe||Unit09 Ransom.exe||8192 bytes|