Do you know what Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware is?
Our malware researchers have recently analyzed a ransomware-type application called Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware. This program is highly malicious because it was designed to encrypt your personal files and then demand that you pay money for the decryption tool/key to decrypt them. Apparently, this program was created with the intention of extorting money from you and decrypting your files for free may not be possible. A free decryption tool has yet to be created, so in the meantime, we recommend that you remove this ransomware and keep your encrypted files for decryption in the future or use file backups, if you have any.
Our malware analysts have concluded that this ransomware can be disseminated distributed through two channels. They believe that Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware should be sent from a dedicated email server to random email addresses disguised as a legitimate invoice of some nature. However, the fake invoice that comes as an attached file might be this ransomware’s dropper file that secretly downloads it when opened. It might also be distributed through malicious advertisements that may promote apparently legitimate applications but get your computer infected with this ransomware instead. At present, that is all that is known about the distribution methods of this ransomware. Unfortunately, they can change which makes avoiding this and other ransomware that much harder. However, if you have an anti-malware application, then it should stop Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware dead in its tracks.
If this ransomware happens to enter your computer, then it will most likely start encrypting your files right away. Researchers say that it should use the AES or RSA encryption method to get your files encrypted. Both of these algorithms offer a strong encryption and breaking it is a challenge, especially if the ransomware does not have flaws in its code. Researchers say that this ransomware’s encryption has yet to be broken, so there is no free decryption tool.
Now, Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware is a dangerous infection because it targets files that are more likely to contain personal information. For example, it will encrypt documents, images, videos, file archives and so on. Unlike most ransomware, this one does not add a file extension to the end of the file name, so you cannot tell which file was encrypted if you do not try to open it. Researchers say that this program deletes shadow copies of the files using the “vssadmin DELETE SHADOWS /all /quiet” command. Malware analysts say that this program does not change the desktop background image and does not runs on system startup. Furthermore, this ransomware might delete itself, but this varies with each case. Once the encryption is complete, it will drop a ransom note on the desktop demanding that you pay 0.2 BTC ($180 USD). The address to which you are expected to send the payment is also listed. After you complete the payment, you can contact the cyber criminals via email and send the provided unique ID number. They should send you back the decryption tool/key, but there is no guarantee.
We do not recommend that you attempt to pay the ransom because the cyber criminals might not keep their end of the bargain. We suggest that you remove Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware using an antimalware program because it can be dropped anywhere on your PC which makes its detection difficult. Furthermore, its executable is named randomly, so you cannot trace it by file name. We recommend SpyHunter as tests have shown that this application is more than capable of dealing with this particular infection.
How to delete Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware
- Open your web browser.
- Type http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph in the address box and hit Enter.
- Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe and run it.
- Install the program, run it and click Scan Computer Now!
- After the scan is complete copy the file path of the malicious executable from the scan results.
- While in desktop, press Windows+E.
- Type the file path of the executable in File Explorer’s address box and hit Enter.
- Right-click the file and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Mns Cryptolocker Ransomware is a highly dangerous application because it was designed to encrypt your files with a military-grade encryption algorithm. Decrypting them is possible only if you purchase the unique decryption key from the cybercriminals behind this ransomware. However, there is no guarantee that the criminals will send you the correct decryption key and software, so we advise that you remove it from your PC using our suggested anti-malware program.