Do you know what Mobef-salam Ransomware is?
Mobef-salam Ransomware belongs to the group of malware called crypto-threats because it has been developed by cyber criminals to lock files on affected computers. Judging from a ransom note it drops on victims’ systems, all it wants from users is their money. In this sense, it does not differ at all from other malicious applications that have been categorized as ransomware. If this infection ever infiltrates your computer and locks your files, you should know one thing – it is a very bad idea to transfer money to cyber criminals. First, we do not recommend doing that because you might not receive the decryption key as a bunch of other ransomware victims who have decided to give crooks what they want. Second, you are very naive if you think that they will stop developing new malicious applications once they get money from users. They will not miss a chance to earn more money, so we are sure they are not going to stop doing their dirty job. You might encounter these new threats they release yourself, so you should not encourage them to keep developing them by making a payment. Instead, you need to delete the ransomware infection from your computer right away. Mobef-salam Ransomware does not seem to be sophisticated malware, so you will be able to remove it from your system by simply erasing all suspicious recently downloaded files and its ransom note. You can find more about its removal in the last paragraph.
Researchers do not consider Mobef-salam Ransomware sophisticated, but there is no doubt that it is a malicious application that will cause you problems if it ever slithers onto your computer. Just like other ransomware-type infections, it mercilessly locks users’ files. Our researchers could not find a filename extension it appends to files after encrypting them, so it might not add anything to these affected files. It does not mean that it is impossible to find out about the entrance of Mobef-salam Ransomware. A bunch of ransomware infections lock files once they infiltrate users’ PCs successfully, but you can be sure that Mobef-salam Ransomware is the one responsible for locking your personal data if you can locate READ.4YOU, which is its ransom note, on your computer. The ransom note contains a message from the ransomware author. If users read it, they find out why they cannot open their files anymore. Also, users find out how these files can be unlocked. It seems that this ransomware infection does not differ much from other ransomware-type infections because it is used as a tool to obtain money from users too: “if u wanna back filez email me quick 0k? you pay me bitcoins...”. Since there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will give you the decryption tool, you should not pay them a cent. We know how badly you need your files back, but you have to understand that you might lose your money for nothing. No matter what you decide to do, make sure the ransomware infection leaves your system.
Since Mobef-salam Ransomware is typical ransomware, specialists say that it should be distributed using good old distribution methods. That is, it might also enter users’ systems after they open malicious attachments found in spam emails. In addition, it might illegally infiltrate users’ PCs if they use unsecured RDPs. Last but not least, users who download tons of free software from P2P websites should be very cautious as well because they might download ransomware infections from these websites themselves. Malware is usually disguised as harmless software/files. Consequently, it is not always easy to recognize and prevent infections from entering the system. Because of this, all users must have security software enabled on their computers as well, security experts say. A trustworthy security application will not allow infections you overlook to enter your system unnoticed.
You do not need to be an expert in malware removal to delete Mobef-salam Ransomware manually. It is because this infection can be erased by deleting all recently downloaded files. Of course, you can delete only its launcher, but we are 99% sure that you do not know which opened file has launched this threat on your computer.
Delete Mobef-salam Ransomware
- Press Win+E.
- Type %USERPROFILE%\Downloads in the Explorer’s address bar and press Enter.
- Delete all files you have downloaded recently.
- Remove READ.4YOU from your computer.
- Empty Trash.
In non-techie terms:
Mobef-salam Ransomware has been categorized as ransomware because it encrypts personal files, e.g. images, music, and documents on victims’ computers in order to help its author to obtain money from them. It is unclear what the price of the decryption tool is, but it will not be cheap, so do not even bother writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Your only task is to erase the ransomware infection from your computer if you have already encountered it.