- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
If Madbit Ransomware ever finds a way to slither onto your computer, you will lose the majority of your files because it will encrypt them all mercilessly. This infection is a new crypto-threat discovered recently by our team of specialists working in the cybersecurity department. Although it is a new threat, it does not differ at all from older ransomware infections. Speaking specifically, it mercilessly locks victims’ files after infiltrating their computers. Ransomware infections are usually used as tools for money extortion by cyber criminals, so do not be surprised when you find out that Madbit Ransomware wants your money either. Never pay money to malicious software developers no matter what kind of threat you encounter because this rarely helps to solve problems. For example, even though you are told that you can only decrypt your files by paying money, there are no guarantees that you will get the decryptor from cyber crooks after you make a payment. Additionally, malicious software will not disappear from your system after you send money to its developer. Last but not least, users giving their money to crooks encourage them to continue their work, i.e. develop new malicious applications. They might encounter these new threats themselves one day.
Madbit Ransomware is the one that should be blamed for locking your data if you see that all those files you can no longer open have the .enc extension. Researchers at pcthreat.com have managed to find out how this infection is usually distributed. They say that it is usually spread with the cryptocurrency miner called Zeitcoin. In other words, the chances are high that you have installed the ransomware infection on your computer together with this miner. Most likely, it is not the only distribution method used to spread Madbit Ransomware. We suggest that you stay away from all spam emails, especially those containing attachments, if you do not want to discover this threat on your computer. It is because it might be distributed via spam emails. On top of that, you should stop downloading software from dubious websites because you might download malicious software by mistake. Last but not least, you should have a powerful security application enabled on your computer in case you overlook malicious programs.
It is already too late for prevention if you cannot open a bunch of files on your computer, including documents, music, videos, etc., and these files have been marked by the .enc extension. If Madbit Ransomware is the one that has locked data on your computer, you will also find a window with a ransom note opened on your screen. It does not have X in the top-right corner like ordinary windows, but you could close it from your Taskbar. The ransom note opened by this threat tells users why they can no longer open their files. Additionally, they find out that they must pay money to crooks if they want their files back: “You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins.” Surprisingly, the price is not indicated in the ransom note, but we are sure you will not get the decryptor for free. Most likely, the price of the decryptor will be revealed when you write an email with your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not going to send money to crooks, do not even bother writing an email to them. Unfortunately, there is not much you could do to get your files back without the special tool, but it does not mean that you should go to buy it from cyber criminals. There is one group of users who do not need to have it to be able to get their files back – these are users who have copies of their files. They can restore their data easily after they fully delete the ransomware infection from their PCs (the ransomware infection cannot be left active because it will lock these restored files once again).
You will not unlock your data by erasing Madbit Ransomware from your system, but you will not allow this threat to encrypt more files on your computer by disabling it. It is not enough to restart the computer to get rid of it because it creates an entry in the Run registry key and thus can start working automatically when the computer boots up. Madbit Ransomware can be erased either manually or automatically; however, if you consider yourself one of the inexperienced users, you should clean your system in an automatic way.
Madbit Ransomware removal guide