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MMM Reborn ransomware. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Ransomware

MMM Reborn ransomware is a cryptovirus that uses the RSA algorithm for the file encryption process

  MMM Reborn ransomware
MMM Reborn ransomware is a virus that belongs to a malicious ransomware family and is the renewed version demanding a huge ransom.

MMM Reborn ransomware is the cyber threat that recovered its activity after a year. Surprisingly, this new version of MMM ransomware demands a huge ransom amount – 222BTC that is equivalent to around 800 000 US dollars. This is not a reasonable price and we do not recommend paying the ransom at all. This is not the solution for data recovery because the alleged decryption key might not even exist and can be used just a trigger to convince the victim that the payment is the only way to recover files. To keep your system clean, remove this malware and then employ data recovery programs to restore files encrypted by MMM Reborn ransomware virus. This virus adds .info file extension to encrypted[1] files and then displays the ransom note in the window called IF_YOU_NEED_FILES_READ_ME.html. You can also find this malware by its executable RebornM.exe.

Name MMM Reborn ransomware
Type Cryptovirus
Related MMM ransomware
Ransom amount 222 BTC
Encryption method RSA2048
Main executable RebornM.exe
Ransom note IF_YOU_NEED_FILES_READ_ME.html
File extension .info
Contact email mmm_reborn@tutamail.com
Distribution Spam email attachments with infected files
Fix Use antivirus program to eliminate the virus from your device. Focus on MMM Reborn ransomware removal and then clean virus damage using Reimage

MMM Reborn ransomware virus might still be in development because the sample that various researches got is low in volume and the ransom amount demanded from recent victims is too big for everyday PC users to pay. However, this is the most dangerous type of cyber threats because cybercriminals that are running this malware program focuses on data-locking. so they can get your money.

 

MMM Reborn ransomware uses RSA 2048 method for the main file-locking process. During the encryption, the original file code is altered and, this way, data becomes unusable. When your files get marked with the appendix, you can also see the ransom note IF_YOU_NEED_FILES_READ_ME.html on your computer's screen that additionally, to the payment instructions, displays the following text:

All of your files were encrypted by a strong encryption with RSA2048
Specially for your PC was generated personal RSA2048 Key, both public and private
ALL YOUR FILES were encrypted with the public key, which has been transferred to your PC via the Internet
Decrypting of your files is only possible with the help of the private key and decrypt program, which is on our Server

To remove MMM Reborn ransomware properly, you may also need to enter the Safe Mode with Networking, so that the antivirus tool that you use can completely scan the system of your device and no malware is left behind. Also, a great tip is to additionally use Reimage or other PC repair programs to double-check for virus damage. 

Paying MMM Reborn ransomware ransom shouldn't be an option because it may lead to more problems like permanent data or money loss.[2] There is little to no chance that developers are releasing the decryption key for you after the payment is done.

The best option we as researchers and other experts[3] can recommend is MMM Reborn ransomware removal using reputable anti-malware tools and data recovery using your trustworthy file backups or data recovery software designed to restore files after such processes. RebornM.exe is the main file that contains the payload of this malicious program and launches various processes, you need a full system scan to get rid of all related files.

Remember that this dangerous virus, dubbed MMM Reborn ransomware or TripleM virus, can easily alter Windows Registry keys or other parts on the device including functions and programs, and even the system files of your machine. For this reason, you need to get rid of the virus immediately after getting the ransom demand. Follow our suggestions below for decryption and data recovery options.

Ransomware infections caused by payload carriers hidden in spam email attachments

Any email that is sent from a questionable or unknown source should be more inspected because malicious actors nowadays can make legitimate-looking emails and distribute their products via attached files or links. The main example is when the executable file loads on the system with the direct malware code and spreads the ransomware on your computer or infects the system with trojans designed to further spread malicious programs.

Also, Microsoft Word or Excel files can be used as a disguise for these payload droppers because the common file format encourages users to download and open the mentioned document on the computer. However, the minute you download and open this document your system gets infected with the notorious malware.

You can avoid these instances if you pay more attention to emails you get on a daily bases, especially if the email contains file attachments and files or hyperlinks. You can always try scanning the file before downloading or opening on the machine or delete suspicious emails immediately without consideration.

Eliminate MMM Reborn ransomware from the device by using the trustworthy anti-malware

To get back to your device working normally and safely, you need to remove MMM Reborn ransomware completely. You can do so by employing your antivirus program or additional anti-malware tool like Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. The full system scan using these tools can improve the performance of your device in a significant way.

Also, MMM Reborn ransomware removal gives better results if you choose reputable tools for the process. Selecting the official source and provider may also affect the performance of antivirus because the reputable program works without any issues and can identify the possible threats.

MMM Reborn ransomware virus can be deleted using the suggested steps after a full system removal but as we mentioned before rebooting the machine in Safe Mode or using System Restore feature gives you an advantage and ensures the best virus terminations results.

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To remove MMM Reborn virus, follow these steps:

Remove MMM Reborn using Safe Mode with Networking

Reboot the machine in Safe Mode with Networking and remove MMM Reborn ransomware completely

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove MMM Reborn

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete MMM Reborn removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove MMM Reborn using System Restore

Try System Restore as the alternative for the malware elimination

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of MMM Reborn. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that MMM Reborn removal is performed successfully.

Bonus: Recover your data

Guide which is presented above is supposed to help you remove MMM Reborn from your computer. To recover your encrypted files, we recommend using a detailed guide prepared by 2-spyware.com security experts.

If your files are encrypted by MMM Reborn, you can use several methods to restore them:

Data Recovery Pro helps when user's backups are not up-to-date

Use Data Recovery Pro for encrypted or accidentally deleted files

  • Download Data Recovery Pro;
  • Follow the steps of Data Recovery Setup and install the program on your computer;
  • Launch it and scan your computer for files encrypted by MMM Reborn ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Windows Previous Versions is a feature helpful after the MMM Reborn ransomware attack

If System Restore feature was enabled before Windows Previous Versions should work for file recovery

  • Find an encrypted file you need to restore and right-click on it;
  • Select “Properties” and go to “Previous versions” tab;
  • Here, check each of available copies of the file in “Folder versions”. You should select the version you want to recover and click “Restore”.

ShadowExplorer is a method to get your data back after MMM Reborn ransomware attack

If you are sure that Shadow Volume Copies are left untouched, you can use ShadowExplorer and recover data lost after ransomware

  • Download Shadow Explorer (http://shadowexplorer.com/);
  • Follow a Shadow Explorer Setup Wizard and install this application on your computer;
  • Launch the program and go through the drop down menu on the top left corner to select the disk of your encrypted data. Check what folders are there;
  • Right-click on the folder you want to restore and select “Export”. You can also select where you want it to be stored.

Decryption tool is not available for the MMM Reborn ransomware

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from MMM Reborn and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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