Money ransomware encryption process.
Money ransomware is the second modification of Money ransomware, that was active in September and belongs to the Dharma file-encryption family. The other new version of Money ransomware can easy confuse users, as these versions differ only with email and encryption algorithms. The family of Phobos file-encryption ransomwares is very widespread all over the world and consists of such members, as Oo7 and CASH ransomwares. It’s easy to become infected with this virus, as the creators use different tricks in order to make the user install it unnoticed. The most widespread way of disseminating it is fake emails. Hackers send emails, as if it’s a message from a well-known company and adds an attachment to it. The code of the virus is injected into the file and it activates once the recipient opens this attachment. If you are already infected with this virus, don’ttry to decrypt Money ransomware encryption manually, as it may lead to the permanent data damage.
The encryption mechanisms of this version are the same with this version of Money ransomware. The difference between them is the encryption algorithms. This version of Money ransomware encrypts the structure of Office documents and media files in a little different way, so the extension, that files get, is a little different – .id-*random*.[firstname.lastname@example.org].money. The same is even the ransom window, that provides us with the following information:
All your files have been encrypted!
Write this ID in the title of your message *id number*
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to these e-mails: email@example.com
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
We are to warn you: avoid any contacts with the ransoms. Their words cannot be trusted, as they don’t give any real guarantee that they will help you. Moreover, they can make everything much worse; they can send you a malicious program instead of the decryption tool and steal everything, that you keep on the device, like passwords and accounts, or even destroy all your data! If you really need to remove Money ransomware and decrypt .[firstname.lastname@example.org].money files, you’d better use our guide!
- How to remove Money Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove Money Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove Money Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove Money from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Thor. Thor security scans your computer and detects various threats like Money, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .id-*random*.[email@example.com].money files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .id-*random*.[firstname.lastname@example.org].money files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of Money ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows keeps copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take the following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.