Infected with Marozka Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Marozka Ransomware
This article today is dedicated to Marozka cryptovirus which has become more active in the last couple of weeks of March this year. Like many analogues, it comes to a computer that encrypts user data of various formats, including audio, video, documents, office and much more. Moreover, it changes the extension of the infected files to .Marozka. Of course, it is worth noting that the files become unsuitable for further use. Like other similar crypto viruses, it creates a note file HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt that contains information about encryption and possible redemption methods. Here’s what it looks like:
All your information (documents, databases, backups and other files) this computer was encrypted using the most cryptographic algorithms.
All encrypted files are formatted .Marozka.
This form files '.Marozka' is a joint development ENGLISH and RUSSIAN Hackers.
You can only recover files using a decryptor and password, which, in turn, only we know.
It is impossible to pick it up.
Reinstalling the OS will not change anything.
No system administrator in the world can solve this problem without knowing the password
In no case do not modify the files! But if you want, then make a backup.
Drop us an email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
if within 12 hours you do not respond to email@example.com for further insertions
You have 24 hours left. If they are not decrypted then after 24 hours they will be removed!!!
You can also decrypt files automatically on our website
According to the note, the user must contact the attackers and pay the ransom equivalent of BTC. The cost of the repurchase is $100. The attackers are trying to intimidate users, claiming that after 24 hours the cat decryption will be permanently removed. Of course, this is scary, but we do not recommend you to pay, because there are no guarantees that Marozka’s developers will really return your files to you.
Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We really can help to decrypt your files.
How Marozka Ransomware infected your PC
Most often, this type of cryptovirus comes to the PC through the insecurity of user network settings. This happens because users use free antiviruses or do not use them at all. This is a mistake. Use proven antivirus software to secure your system. If Marozka has already arrived, then use our guides to remove it and decrypt your files.
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 Marozka Ransomware 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 Marozka 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.
Wipersoft – fully removes all instances of Marozka Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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Restore your 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.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Marozka Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Marozka Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Marozka 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. 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
Written by Rami Duafi