Madbit Ransomware

What is Madbit Ransomware?

If you are seeing a window asking to email you most likely encountered a threat known as Madbit Ransomware. It ruins user’s data by encrypting it with a secure encryption algorithm. As a consequence, the affected files become unreadable, and the victim cannot access them. The only way to restore such data could be backup copies, provided the user has any. The reason it would not be advisable to deal with the cyber criminals behind his malicious program is that there is no knowing if they will keep up to their end of the deal. This is why our researchers at recommend erasing the malware instead. If you think paying the ransom might be too risky, we invite you to slide below and use our prepared removal instructions or continue reading our text to get to know Madbit Ransomware better.

Where does Madbit Ransomware come from?

The research reveals the malicious program could be spread with corrupt setup files. For example, the user might unknowingly infect his system after installing a compromised version of a mining application known as Zeitcoin. At the moment of writing it is the only known Madbit Ransomware’s source and it is difficult to say if there could be any others. Thus, to guard the system against it or threats alike users are advised to be cautious with setup files downloaded from questionable sources like torrent or other file-sharing networks. It would be ideal not to use such sources, but if you do, it might be a good idea to at least scan suspicious files received from them (before opening) with a legitimate antimalware tool.

How does Madbit Ransomware work?

To settle in Madbit Ransomware should create data we will mention in the removal steps located a bit below. The next its task should be to encrypt various valuable files located on the computer, for example, it could be photographs, videos, archives, various documents, music files, etc. During this process, the malicious program is not supposed to change your files’ original titles, but it may add a specific second extension at the end of them, for example, picture.jpg.enc. Later on, the malware might open a window called “madbit encryptor: Hello, you are encrypted!” According to it you can get a decryptor, but do so the cyber criminals want you to reach them via email. They also guarantee they can decrypt user’s data. The problem is there are no guarantees they will send the decryptor as they claim, once they get your money. It is even possible they could try to extort even more money from you. Consequently, we recommend not to trust these cyber criminals and erase Madbit Ransomware.

How to eliminate Madbit Ransomware?

Users who have more experience with malicious programs could try to deal with Madbit Ransomware manually. All you have to do is follow the removal instructions available below this text. Nevertheless, if the steps look a bit too complicated and you think you may not be able to get rid of this malware on your own, you could leave this task to a legitimate antimalware tool. In this case, the user should simply pick a tool he trusts and scan the whole computer with it; clicking the provided deletion button after the scan should eliminate the infection and other possible threats.

Erase Madbit Ransomware

  1. Right-click the threat’s window tab on the Taskbar and pick Close.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Task Manager.
  3. Check for a malicious process that could be associated with the malware.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Leave Task Manager.
  6. Press Windows key+E.
  7. Find this path: %TEMP%\RarSFX0
  8. Locate a file titled WindowsProcessor.exe.
  9. Right-click the malicious file and press Delete.
  10. Leave File Explorer.
  11. Press Windows key+R.
  12. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  13. Search for this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  14. Find a value name titled madbit.
  15. Right-click it and select Delete.
  16. Exit Registry Editor.
  17. Empty your Recycle bin.
  18. Restart the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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