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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Mc Ransomware

Mc Ransomware is a malicious program that was most likely created by Minecraft fans. Minecraft is a popular video game that allows its players to build various objects from a variety of cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. After the malware gets launched, it shows a window that says “Status: Playing minecraft.” As weird as it may look like this is almost all the infection can do. Surprisingly, it does not damage any files located on the user’s device, locks the screen, or asks for any payment. Nonetheless, it does not mean it is safe to leave it unattended even if the threat does not look dangerous. Therefore, if you somehow manage to come across it, you should erase Mc Ransomware at once. The instructions located below the text should help you with its removal, and if you wish to know more about this malicious program, we invite you to read the full article.

Our researchers doubt the malware could be distributed widely, although it is possible the threat could have been spread among some users to test it. In which case, we think Mc Ransomware could be distributed with Spam emails, malicious software installers, and so on. These distribution methods are one of the most popular ones among ransomware applications. Thus, if you do not want to encounter such threats, you should always watch out for suspicious email attachments and websites offering pirated software or other doubtful tools. As an extra precaution, we could suggest using a reputable antimalware tool. It could be useful when you download suspicious content as you could scan such material before opening it and find out whether it is malicious or not without endangering the computer.

Once the user opens a file infected with Mc Ransomware, the threat should open a window that can be closed by pressing its X button. The window should show a view of a house built in the Minecraft game. On the left side, you might see a white box containing a single word, which is the mentioned game’s name. Below the described box the user is supposed to see a particular line saying “Status: Playing minecraft.” No doubt, it might seem a bit strange if you do not even play this game. Our researchers say there are other similar malicious programs related to games too. To be more precise, we had encountered a couple more some time ago. One of the infections was called Pubg Ransomware. It was named after a game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and it asked for its victims to play this game for one hour to decrypt the files the malware encrypted. Later on, we came across another similar ransomware called Csgo Ransomware, which showed a specific view from the game as well, but did not lock any data or ask to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It had a timer on its window and stated status just like Mc Ransomware.

The most likely scenario is, Csgo Ransomware and Mc Ransomware were created by the same creator since their windows share the same name: “CSGO Ransomware // Made by NATroutter ( //” and they both have poor functionality. Perhaps, the hackers who developed these malicious programs were trying to copy Pubg Ransomware? In any case, what matters is you learn how to avoid such malware if you do encounter it because there are much more dangerous threats out there and if you act carelessly it might be only a matter of time till you accidentally infect your system again.

As for Mc Ransomware, we do not think it would be smart to leave it be. In other words, it is advisable to erase it as soon as possible. The good news is, removing it is not challenging at all, and if you follow the instructions placed a bit below this text, you should be able to get rid of it without any difficulties. To ensure there are no other threats on the computer you could scan the system with a reliable antimalware tool as well.

Eliminate Mc Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Go to the Task Manager.
  3. Find the malware’s process.
  4. Mark this process and click End Task.
  5. Exit Task Manager.
  6. Tap Win+E.
  7. Navigate to:
  8. Check if you can find the malicious file downloaded before the computer got infected.
  9. Right-click the suspicious file and press Delete.
  10. Close File Explorer.
  11. Empty your Recycle bin.
  12. Reboot the system.
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