Remove Moth Ransomware
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Remove Moth Ransomware

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What is Moth Ransomware?

It’s almost every day that we see new malware with odd names. Today is no different as we bring you the Moth Ransomware, a threat known for using aggressive AES-256 encryption that cannot be defeated unless you have a proper decryption key. Moth Ransomware is mostly like previously identified encryption type ransomware that holds an infected computer for a ransom amount by encrypting its files. The notification from Moth Ransomware is not much different either in that it demands payment in Bitcoin that equates to hundreds of dollars.

Moth Ransomware image example

Moth Ransomware image example

Moth Ransomware Technical Details

Moth Ransomware is another threat that is massively destructive through its encryption process. The payload of Moth Ransomware may unload JavaScript and other functions that encrypts several files without any reprise other than paying a substantial ransom fee. Many computer users affected by Moth Ransomware will take notice to their system failing to perform various functions or allow normal surfing of the Internet. Among the file types that Moth Ransomware encrypts, it is known to modify .PHP, .DOC, .DOCX, .MSG, .DAT, .TXT, .CSV, .PPS, .PPT, .WPD, .WPS, and many more file types.

The Moth Ransomware ransom notification reads like the following:

Hello.
All your files have been encrypted using our extremely strong private key. There is no way to recover them without our assistance. If you want to get your files back, you must be ready to pay for them. If you are broke and poor, sorry, we cannot help you. If you are ready to pay, then get in touch with us using a secure and anonymous p2p messenger. We have to use a messenger because standard emails get blocked quickly and if our email gets blocked your files will be lost forever.
Go to http://bitmessage.org/, download and run Bitmessage. Click Your Identities tab > then click New > then click OK (this will generate your personal address, you need to do this just once). Then click Send tab.
TO:{Cyber-criminals’ BitCoin address}
Subject: name of your PC or your IP address or both.
Message: Hi, I am ready to pay.
Click Send button.
You are done.
To get the fastest reply from us with all further instructions, please keep your Bitmessage running on the computer at all times, if possible, or as often as you can because Bitmessage is a bit slow and it takes the time to send and get messages. If you cooperate and follow the instructions, you will get all your files back intact and very, very soon. Thank you.

How did Moth Ransomware install on my computer?

Usually, Moth Ransomware is able to load through ZIP file attachments associated with spam email messages. In some other cases, Moth Ransomware may install by malicious links or web browser exploits.

How to protect your computer and avoid installation of Moth Ransomware in the future.

Keeping your system free from Moth Ransomware may require your use of caution when opening up questionable email attachments that can be considered as spam. Moreover, utilizing caution when clicking on questionable links or visiting potentially malicious sites will assist with keeping Moth Ransomware from installing and later performing its destructive file encryption actions.

Computer expert manual removal of Moth Ransomware

The appearance of popups from Moth Ransomware are an indication of your computer having additional software installed on it that may be uninstalled through the control panel. In some instances software like Moth Ransomware may not be completely removed through uninstalling it via the Windows control panel. However, an essential step to removing Moth Ransomware is uninstalling its core application by going to your control panel, going to the “programs” feature option, and then finding Moth Ransomware and choosing to uninstall it.

Steps to remove Moth Ransomware from your PC running Windows

Step 1. Remove Moth Ransomware from Windows 10.

Right-click the lower left corner or your desktop. In the Quick Access menu select the Control Panel (normal left-click). Once in the Control Panel, find and select Programs and Features. Once in the Programs and Features option, find Moth Ransomware and select to Uninstall it if this option is available. In the case that you cannot uninstall Moth Ransomware, you may need to utilize another method to eliminate Moth Ransomware, such as using an antispyware or antivirus program.

Step 2. Remove or uninstall Moth Ransomware from Windows 7 or older Windows versions.

Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows Key or clicking Start > go to Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Moth Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 3. Remove or uninstall Moth Ransomware from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Press the Windows Key on your keyboard > Search and enter Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Moth Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 4. Remove or uninstall Moth Ransomware manually by finding and deleting specific files, registry entries or application entries within the Windows Control Panel.

Other manual removal methods to uninstall Moth Ransomware may involve finding any related files or programs that could be lurking in other folders on your hard drive. These steps are usually left to computer experts as removing essential system files by accident while attempting to remove Moth Ransomware files could cause serious damage to your system or even prevent it from booting up the next time it is restarted.

  1. Find all files related to Moth Ransomware by doing a system search – Click the Start menu or go to the Quick Access menu and type in Moth Ransomware to find it.
  2. Delete the Moth Ransomware files.
  3. Delete any related registry entries related to Moth Ransomware by finding entries within the regedit application.
  4. Uninstall the Moth Ransomware application through the Windows Control Panel.
  5. Restart your computer after all instances of Moth Ransomware have been removed.


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