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What is Malware Mage Ransomware

Malware Mage Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts data on an infected computer and demands a ransom for its decryption. Discovered during a routine investigation of new submissions to the VirusTotal platform, this ransomware appends the .malwaremage extension to encrypted files. For instance, a file named 1.jpg would appear as 1.jpg.malwaremage after encryption. The ransomware then displays a pop-up window containing the ransom note. The ransom note informs victims that their documents, videos, images, and other files have been encrypted using the AES-256 cryptographic algorithm. To recover the inaccessible data, victims are instructed to purchase a decryption key from the attackers. The ransom amount is 0.08134 BTC, which is approximately six thousand US dollars, though this value can fluctuate with exchange rates. The note emphasizes that failure to pay within the given time frame will result in the destruction of the decryption key, leading to permanent data loss.

Text presented in the pop-up window
Malware Mage
YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!
The important files on your computer have been encrypted with military grade AES-256 bit encryption.
Your documents, videos, images and other forms of data are now inaccessible, and cannot be unlocked without the decryption key. This key is currently being stored on a remote server.
To acquire this key, transfer the Bitcoin Fee to the specified wallet address before the time runs out.
If you fail to take action within this time window, the decryption key will be destroyed and access to your files will be permanently lost.
WALLET ADDRESS: 12mdKVNfAhLbRDLtRWQFhQgydgU6bUMjay
BITCOIN FEE: 0.08134

Unfortunately, there are no publicly available decryption tools for Malware Mage ransomware. The encryption used (AES-256) is highly secure, making it nearly impossible to decrypt the files without the corresponding decryption key. Victims are strongly advised against paying the ransom, as there is no guarantee that the attackers will provide the decryption key, and paying only encourages further criminal activity. To mitigate the damage, it is crucial to isolate the infected system by disconnecting it from the network and unplugging all storage devices. Reporting the incident to relevant authorities and seeking professional assistance is also recommended. If backups are available, restoring the affected files from these backups is the best course of action. It is essential to ensure that the backups are clean and not connected to the infected system during the restoration process. Preventative measures include regular backups, up-to-date security software, and user education on phishing and safe browsing practices. These steps are crucial in defending against ransomware attacks and ensuring data safety.

Malware Mage Ransomware

How Malware Mage Ransomware infects computers

Malware Mage ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails, malvertising, drive-by downloads, and infected software. It can also propagate via loader/backdoor-type trojans, online scams, dubious download channels, and malicious attachments or links in spam mail. Some variants can self-proliferate through local networks and removable storage devices.

  1. Download Malware Mage Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .malwaremage 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 Malware Mage Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

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

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Norton Antivirus

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

Malware Mage Ransomware files:


{randomname}.exe

Malware Mage Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .malwaremage files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use the following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .malwaremage 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 .malwaremage 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 Malware Mage 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 .malwaremage 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 Malware Mage 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. Malware Mage 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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