MGS ransomware encryption process
MGS ransomware is a new type of Dharma encryptor. Infection with this virus is usually unnoticed by users, as hackers usually spread it by the means of email attachments and brute forcing of open ports. Once MGS reaches your system, it proceeds 2 processes: it scans for the appropriate file formats and encrypts them. When it’s done, your files are unreadable as the extensions of them have been changed to .[email@example.com].MGS. Don’t try to remove MGS ransomware extension, as it can corrupt your data! The main purpose of this attack is to make you pay, that’s why hackers left special ransom notes. In the case of infection with MGS, the note consists of a special window and RETURN FILES.txt document, that contains the following information:
All FILES ENCRYPTED “RSA1024”
All YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED!!! IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE THEM, WRITE US TO THE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE LETTER WRITE YOUR ID, YOUR ID
IF YOU ARE NOT ANSWERED, WRITE TO EMAIL: email@example.com
YOUR SECRET KEY WILL BE STORED ON A SERVER 7 DAYS, AFTER 7 DAYS IT MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY OTHER KEYS, DON’T PULL TIME, WAITING YOUR EMAIL
FREE DECRYPTION FOR PROOF
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.)
When you make sure of decryption possibility transfer the money to our bitcoin wallet. As soon as we receive the money we will send you:
1. Decryption program.
2. Detailed instruction for decryption.
3. And individual keys for decrypting your files.
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.
Don’t trust them, as it’s very easy for them to trick you. It’s a great risk to pay them, as you don’t have any real guarantee that they will honor their promises, moreover the price is too high! If you wonder how to remove MGS ransomware and decrypt .[firstname.lastname@example.org].MGS files, we advise you to read our up-to-date guide!
- How to remove MGS Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove MGS Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove MGS 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 MGS from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like MGS, 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 .[email@example.com].MGS files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .MGS 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 MGS 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.