Infected with Magician Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Magician Ransomware
Magician Ransomware is a virus that encrypts user files. The list of victim files is huge, for example, it affects media files, such as photos, images, video files, PDF and so on. It uses a sophisticated encryption algorithm AES, thereby restore the files by yourself is practically impossible. Magician Ransomware changes the file extensions to .MAGIC and completely disables them. After encrypting, it completely blocks the system, the launch of Task Manager and other system tools. In addition, Magician Ransomware excludes the possibility of restoring the previous system restore points. Then it creates README.txt file that contains information about decrypting files.
You have been attacked by the Magician RSWare, your Personal Identifier is *** if you lose it - any chance of getting your data is flushed in the toilet
Not very detailed instructions, but the extortionist has a site containing a complete description of the files decryption.
Now, Here are the steps to getting your data back!
1. Send 0.033 Bitcoin to the following bitcoin address:
2. Once you have sent the payment send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following: This Code: WIN30I and your bitcoin address
3. Have your files unlocked within the same hour!
If you should have any trouble making payment please send us an email to email@example.com any begging to unlock files without payment will be ignored.
A SERIOUS WARNING!! ALL FILES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY LOST FOREVER IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE WITHIN 24 HOURS!!
How to buy Bitcoin if you never have before!
1. Create a bitcoin wallet with any provider (free) - blockchain.info is the best one
2. Buy bitcoin from any exchange or from bitcoin.com.au if you are in Australia. - once the bitcoin is sent to your wallet, you
will be able to send it to the address provided.
Here are some helpful links for buying bitcoin or just google it!
The FBI says to just pay the ransom! Google It!
I use use santization to prevent XSS attacks to servers
I reset the dates to 1st January 1999 of all the files
I use RSA 4096 and AES 256 (okay, doesn't matter but still
I also cause much more crypting (encrypting D:, E: and F:)
Developers offer to pay a certain amount to get the decryption code. These attackers give 24 hours, otherwise, according to their assurances, all your files will be lost forever. Yes, it sounds ugly, but do not pay attention to their tricks, do not pay them, use our detailed instructions, which are listed below.
How Magician Ransomware infected your PC
Magician Ransomware has many ways to penetrate PC, the most common are through unprotected network configurations, as well as in email and spam attachments, through installers and downloaders hiding it inside and more. We strongly recommend that you use special programs and utilities that can ensure the security of your computer or remove an already existing threat. HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Magician Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Magician Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Magician Ransomware:
Related emails and folders:
Remove following registry entries:
Remove following files:
How to decrypt files infected by Magician Ransomware?
Use automated decryption tools
There is ransomware decryptor from Kaspersky that can decrypt Spora files. It is free and may help you restore files encrypted by Magician Ransomware virus. Download it here:
You can also try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although, latest versions of Magician Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged (in our case – Magician Ransomware by Magician Ransomware). This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Restore .lock, .1btc or .mich files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi