Mystic Ransomware

What is Mystic Ransomware?

Mystic Ransomware is truly mystic, in a sense that it appears to have traveled from the past. The ransom note appears to have been created a long time ago because the conversion rates between Bitcoins and US Dollars are not accurate at all. Furthermore, the infection does not add a unique extension to the names of files that it encrypts, which makes it very difficult to figure out which files were corrupted and which ones were spared. It is unclear why this ransomware does that because most threats that come from this group make it very obvious which files were encrypted. InfinityLock Ransomware and Paradise Ransomware are two recent threats that our research team has analyzed, and both of them use unique extensions. Overall, although this ransomware is quite mysterious, we have enough information to help you understand it better. If you are only interested in removing Paradise Ransomware, you will find the instructions below, but we advise reading this report first.test

How does Mystic Ransomware work?

Mystic Ransomware is likely to slither in via a corrupted and misleading spam email. The installer of the infection could be concealed as a document file, or it could be downloaded as you open a corrupted link attached to the message. In any case, the infiltration of the ransomware is seamless, and you are unlikely to notice it. Of course, if you do, you might be able to prevent the encryption of files by deleting the launcher of the infection. If you do not get rid of this file in time, it quickly encrypts your files. Our research team reports that the threat only encrypted files in the %USERPROFILE% directory (including all subfolders), but we cannot guarantee that this is a permanent thing. Afterward, the infection creates a file named “ransom.txt” to provide you with some information. According to it, you need to pay 1.01 Bitcoins within 5 days to recover your files. The ransom note list three steps that you allegedly need to follow. The first of them is to purchase 1.01 Bitcoins, which, according to the ransom note, is around 280 USD. In reality, 1.01 BTC currently converts to 3800 USD. This is why we believe that Mystic Ransomware is an old threat that might have been resurrected to haunt Windows users.

The second step represented via the Mystic Ransomware ransom note informs that you have to transfer the money using the link attached to the note. At the moment, this links does not work, which means that paying the ransom is impossible. The third step informs that it takes 15 minutes for the payment to be processed, after which, “unlock instructions” would be provided to you. Of course, that is unlikely to happen, and so you should not get your hopes up. Obviously, whether or not you pay the ransom is something only you can decide, but we recommend against it. It is most ideal if your files are backed up, and you can recover them easily after you delete Mystic Ransomware, but you should not feel forced to pay the ransom even if you have no other way to recover files. Of course, if the payment link does not work, that is not even an option. You have more options when it comes to the removal of the ransomware, and we are hopeful that you will be able to get rid of this threat yourself.

How to remove Mystic Ransomware

You have the option to download a legitimate anti-malware tool to have Mystic Ransomware deleted, and this is the option our research team supports because a trustworthy tool will not only get rid of the ransomware but will also ensure all-rounded protection. You must understand by now – especially if your files are encrypted and you cannot recover them – how easy it is for malware to slither in and wreak havoc. Another option is to delete the ransomware manually, which is not an ideal option, primarily because the launcher of this ransomware is hidden. You can find the rough guide below, but keep in mind that if you cannot uncover the launcher file, you will not be able to remove Mystic Ransomware all by yourself. Also note that if you stick with manual removal, you will need to use a legitimate malware scanner to check things out after you are done to see if no leftovers remain active.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files.
  2. Delete the ransom note file, ransom.txt.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin.
  4. Perform a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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