What is Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware
Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware is wide-spread crypto-virus, that targets Windows-PCs. Focuses on English and South Korean users. Since June 2018, Magniber attacks have shifted to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Nepal and others. Virus got its name from the combination of the two words Magnitude + Cerber. Here, Magnitude is a collection of exploits, the last for Cerber is the vector of infection. With this threat, the Cerber malware ended its distribution in September 2017. But on the Tor site of the ransomware it is stated: My Decryptor, here is where second part of the name came from. After encryption Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware can add 5-6-7-8 or 9 random letters as file extension. Here are the extension know to be used by Magniber:
As file extensions are generated randomly, you may not find your exact extension in the list. However, if the pattern, ransom note and payment pages look similar, instructions below will work for you.
.ibcoivzia, .ypkwwmd, .ndpyhss, .wmfxdqz, .axlgsbrms, .nhsajfee, .mqpdbn, .damdzv, .qmdjtc, .mftzmxqo, .demffue, .dxjay, .fbuvkngy, .xhspythxn, .dlenggrl, .skvtb, .vbdrj, .fprgbk, .ihsdj, .kgpvwnr, .nhsajfee, .mqpdbn, .dwbiwty, .vpgvlkb, .madrcby, .jdakuzbrk, .ymdmf, .iupgujqm, .ihjjnetmm and others
During the years ransomware used various names for ransom note files: _HOW_TO_DECRYPT_MY_FILES_[random]_.txt, READ_ME_FOR_DECRYPT_[random]_.txt, READ_ME_FOR_DECRYPT.txt. But the most actual is READ_ME.txt. File contains following message:
ALL Y0UR D0CUMENTS, PHOTOS, DATABASES AND OTHER IMP0RTANT FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!
Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
The only 1 way to decrypt your files is to receive the private key and decryption program.
Any attempts to restore your files with the third-party software will be fatal for your files!
To receive the private key and decryption program follow the instructions below:
1. Download "Tor Browser" from hxxps://www.torproject.org/ and install it.
2. In the "Tor Browser" open your personal page here:
Note! This page is available via "Tor Browser" only.
Also you can use temporary addresses on your personal page without using "Tor Browser":
Note! These are temporary addresses! They will be available for a limited amount of time!
Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware demands 0.2 BitCoins for file decryption. Hackers threaten to double the amount in 5 days. Virus can encrypt almost any file on your computer, including MS Office documents, OpenOffice, PDF, text files, databases, photos, music, video, image files, archives. Malware intentionally skips files inside system and some user folders, as well as inside folders belonging to certain applications and manufacturers. Follow instructions on this page to remove Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware and decrypt your encrypted files.
How Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware infected your PC
Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware uses spam mailing with malicious .docx attachments. Such attachments have malicious macros, that runs when user opens the file. This macros downloads executable from the remote server, that, in its turn, starts encryption process. Virus can also use Remote Desktop services to infiltrate victim’s PCs. It is important to know, that this ransomware can encrypt mapped network drives, shared virtual machine host drives, and unmapped network shares. It is necessary to control access to network shares. After encryption, the shadow copies of the files are deleted by the command: vssadmin.exe vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet. Virus assigns certain ID with the victims, that is used to name those files and supposedly to send decryption key. In order to prevent infection with this type of threats in future we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Norton Antivirus.
Download Removal Tool
To remove Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.
Alternative Removal Tool
To remove Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.
How to remove Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware manually
It is not recommended to remove Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware manually, for safer solution use Removal Tools instead.
Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware files:
Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware registry keys:
How to decrypt and restore .[7-random-letters] files
Use automated decryptors
Use following tool from Ahnlab called Magniber Decryptor, that can decrypt .[7-random-letters] files. Download it here:
There is no purpose to pay the ransom, because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.
If you are infected with Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware and removed it from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:
Use Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro to restore .[7-random-letters] files
- Download Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Pro.
- Select location to scan for lost files and click Scan button.
- Wait until Quick and Deep scans finish.
- Preview found files and restore them.
Using Windows Previous Versions option:
- Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
- Select Previous Versions tab.
- Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
- To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
- In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.
Using Shadow Explorer:
- Download Shadow Explorer program.
- Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
- Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
- Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
- In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.
If you are using Dropbox:
- Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
- Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
- Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.
How to protect computer from viruses like Magniber My Decryptor Ransomware in future
1. Get special anti-ransomware software
Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware
Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.
2. Back up your files
Regardless of success of protection against ransomware threats, you can save your files using simple online backup. Cloud services are quite fast and cheap nowadays. There is more sense using online backup, than creating physical drives, that can get infected and encrypted when connected to PC or get damaged from dropping or hitting. Windows 10 and 8/8.1 users can find pre-installed OneDrive backup solution from Microsoft. It is actually one of the best backup services on the market, and has reasonable pricing plans. Users of earlier versions can get acquainted with it here. Make sure to backup and sync most important files and folders in OneDrive.
3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox
Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails is most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications, and provides very high level of anti-spam protection.