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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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

Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware

If all your pictures, documents, and applications have a new extension {makdonalds@india.com}.xtbl, we have bad news for you - Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware has sneaked onto your computer and has encrypted all the files and programs it has managed to find. Like other similar ransomware infections that add the .xtbl extension, it has been created by cyber criminals to extort money from users. We know that you need to regain access to your personal files and applications badly; however, supporting cyber criminals is not a good idea. First of all, it is unclear whether your files will be unlocked even if you pay the ransom. Secondly, there is no reason to make a payment until you have tried all the free decryption methods. If you decide not to pay the ransom, the deletion of the ransomware infection is still a must because it might hit again in the future and lock your new files. Researchers at pcthreat.com know how it might be hard to erase ransomware, so they are determined to help you.

Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware is very similar to Opencode@india.com Ransomware in a sense that it changes the wallpaper the second it enters the computer and creates the How to decrypt your files.txt on Desktop after the encryption of users’ files. As you have probably already noticed, the How to decrypt your files.jpg, which is set as the wallpaper, contains the message (see below) in two languages: Russian and English, whereas the .txt file contains only one line in English: “To get decryptor write me to makdonalds@india.com”.

За декриптором обращайтесь на почту

myelectric@india.com или makdonalds@india.com

For decryptor please e-mail

myelectric@india.com or makdonalds@india.com

As can be seen, users are not told that they will have to pay the ransom immediately; however, they receive instructions on how to make a payment, if they contact cyber criminals by one of the provided email addresses. If you know that you are not going to support cyber criminals, you should hurry to delete Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware from your computer instead of writing an email to cyber criminals. We cannot say that it is easy to decrypt files using free tools. To be honest, it might be impossible to do that currently because the encryption key RSA-2048 used by this ransomware infection is very strong and cannot be broken easily. If you find that free decryption tools are completely ineffective, we suggest that you still do not delete those encrypted files because there is a hope that experts will develop a free decryption tool in the future.

We need to talk about the distribution of ransomware infections because there is a bunch of similar ransomware programs that can infect your computer again. The following ransomware infections are quite popular these days: Redshitline Ransomware, Vegclass@aol.com Ransomware, and Green_ray Ransomware. All of them are mainly spread through spam emails, for example, they might be distributed as .pdf or .doc files and thus look harmless. What is more, specialists at pcthreat.com have found that these ransomware infections, including Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware, might be dropped by a Trojan known as “dropper” as well. We highly recommend that you ignore all spam emails you get. In addition, you should always keep a security tool enabled because it is a challenging task to prevent the so-called Trojan droppers from doing their job.

If Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware, which is the focus of this article, finds a way to enter your computer, its executable file will be put to %WINDIR%\Syswow64 or %WINDIR%\System32. Also, you will find it in one of the following directories:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Of course, more experienced users will notice other modifications made by Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware as well. According to our specialists, this threat will apply some changes in the system registry too, for example, it will create the Value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to start automatically with the Windows OS.

Even though this will not help you to unlock your files, you need to fully remove Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to delete this ransomware infection manually because files it creates have random names, and you will have to check several different directories to find and delete them. Luckily, you can scan your system with an automatic malware remover and let it do this job for you. You just need to acquire the trustworthy scanner and then launch it after you have installed it on your computer. If you ask our opinion, we believe that the SpyHunter antimalware suite is the best choice for those users who wish to erase all the threats from their computers fast.

Delete Makdonalds@india.com Ransomware

  1. Launch Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Erase the malicious .exe file which has the random name. It can be located in one of the following directories: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, %WINDIR%\Syswow64, and %WINDIR%\System32.
  3. Close Explorer and launch Run (Win+R).
  4. Type regedit.exe. Tap Enter.
  5. Move to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop and locate the Wallpaper value.
  6. Right-click on it and select Modify.
  7. Wipe the Value data and click OK.
  8. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers and locate the value BackgroundHistoryPath0.
  9. Repeat 6th and 7th steps.
  10. Locate ransomware values having %WINDIR%\Syswow64\{randomfilename}.exe and %WINDIR%\System32\{randomfilename}.exe Value data in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Delete them.
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