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What is Mallox Ransomware

Mallox Ransomware, also known as “TargetCompany” or “Fargo,” is a malicious software that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and demands a ransom for the decryption key. It has been active since mid-2021 and operates under a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) model, leveraging underground forums and markets to recruit affiliates and advertise its services. Mallox encrypts files using the ChaCha20 encryption algorithm and adds various file extensions to the encrypted files, such as .mallox, .mallab, .ma1x0, .malox, .malloxx, .maloxx, and others. It also uses victims’ names as the extension in some cases. The ransomware drops a ransom note (HOW TO RESTORE FILES.txt) in every directory on the victim’s drive, explaining the infection and providing contact information for the attackers. The note instructs victims to send their personal ID to the attackers’ email address to receive payment instructions for the decryption tool.

HOW TO RESTORE FILES.txt
Hello
Your files are encrypted and can not be used
To return your files in work condition you need decryption tool
Follow the instructions to decrypt all your data
Do not try to change or restore files yourself, this will break them
If you want, on our site you can decrypt one file for free. Free test decryption allowed only for not valuable file with size less than 3MB
How to get decryption tool:
1) Download and install TOR browser by this link: hxxps://www.torproject.org/download/
2) If TOR blocked in your country and you can't access to the link then use any VPN software
3) Run TOR browser and open the site: -
4) Copy your private ID in the input field. Your Private key: -
5) You will see payment information and we can make free test decryption here
Our blog of leaked companies:
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If you are unable to contact us through the site, then you can email us: decryption@mallox.homes
Waiting for a response via mail can be several days. Do not use it if you have not tried contacting through the site.

Some of the versions of Mallox Ransomware are decryptable with MalloxDecryptor from cyber-security specialist with nickname rivitna. It is available below. If not successful you can try to use file-recovery software below to recover (not decrypt) some of your data. To prevent Mallox Ransomware infections, it is recommended to review and harden applications and services exposed to the public internet, deploy appropriate endpoint and cloud security solutions, set up access permissions for important files, perform regular non-local (offline) backups, use highly secure host passwords, and avoid opening emails, links, and attachments of unknown origin.

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How Mallox Ransomware infects computers

Mallox primarily gains initial access through the exploitation of vulnerable and publicly exposed services, with a particular focus on Microsoft SQL Server (MS-SQL) and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interfaces. It targets specific vulnerabilities, including unpatched instances of old remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities like CVE-2019-1068, and uses brute force attacks against weakly configured services and applications open to the public.

  1. Download Mallox Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .mallab or .ma1x0 files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like Mallox Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Mallox Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Mallox Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

To remove Mallox Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Mallox Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Mallox Ransomware files:


HOW TO RESTORE FILES.txt
{randomname}.exe

Mallox Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .mallab or .ma1x0 files

Use automated decryptors

Download MalloxDecryptor

rivitna mallox decryptor

Use the following tool from cybersecurity specialist rivitna called Mallox Decryptor, that can decrypt .mallab or .ma1x0 files. Download it here:

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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.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .mallab or .ma1x0 files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with Mallox Ransomware and removed 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 Data Recovery Professional to restore .mallab or .ma1x0 files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select the type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose the location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose a particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there are no items in the list, choose an alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it, and you will see a screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose an alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the Dropbox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like Mallox 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.

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2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. Mallox Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the 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 a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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