Moba ransomware

Moba ransomware is the version of the notorious Djvu that comes 236th on the list

Moba ransomware

Moba ransomware

Moba ransomware is the cryptovirus that infects the machine pretty quickly and affects most used files like documents, pictures, audio files, or even archives. This is the method that allows the threat actors to demand the ransom from people based on the scaring methods and frustration caused when data becomes unreachable. This is the first step of the infection, and once this is done and the system gets affected, you receive the ransom note message in the form of a _readme.txt file that contains the typical text for Djvu ransomware creators. This file and its contents, ransom amount, discount offer, contact emails (like [email protected]) haven’t been changed since the start of 2019 pretty much. 

Since the Moba ransomware virus leaves the system significantly affected to cause persistence and other issues with the machine, it also manages to affect system files, functions, and folders, programs directly. Unfortunately, that also can mess up the data recovery and decryption options. This version is not decryptable, and the previously used tool is no longer supported, so you should rely on third-party options, or remove the threat completely and rely on file backups. The latter is the more recommended method because safe copies of files are more reliable, especially when paying is not the option in the case of the STOP virus family. React as soon as possible, and make sure to remove this intruder fully using anti-malware tools yourself. 

Name Moba ransomware
Type Cryptovirus[1]
Family Djvu/STOP ransomware that are known since 2017 at least
File marker .moba – the appendix gets added at the end of every file affected by the encryption algorithm. It comes at the end after the original name and file-type extension
Ransom note _readme.txt contains the message from virus creators and states about the particular amount that is expected from victims and offers the discount to make people more eager to pay up
Distribution The threat is known for injecting various pirated software packages with malicious payload files. This is the main method of distribution besides the typical malicious document attachments from spam emails
Elimination You can remove Moba ransomware yourself, but you need a proper anti-malware tool that can find and terminate the intruder with all the associated programs or files
Repair Also, for the system functions that virus affects, you can rely on PC repair tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, and repair corrupted or affected files, system function

Moba ransomware is the threat that manages to affect system in various ways. Besides encryption, this infection also gathers some other methods to damage the machine and processes supposedly useful for the victim later on. These features and system functions like ShadowExplorer can get disabled or affected when files in the system get corrupted.

Unfortunately, nor these issues nor encrypted files get repaired when you go for the Moba ransomware removal. You can delete the virus from your system using an anti-malware tool and clean the machine, but files remain encrypted. For this damaged data, you need proper decryption options or file restoring features. You can find some tips below.

Moba ransomware virus tries to offer the discount and claim about the only option that is paying, but you shouldn’t consider the payment because all the supposed promises are false and criminals more likely going to disappear after the cryptocurrency transfer instead.

Moba ransomware demands the payment in a text file named _readme.txt that delivers the following:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:
[email protected]

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
[email protected]

Your personal ID:

Make sure to remove Moba ransomware, instead of paying or contacting these criminals, with proper anti-malware tools, and then clear the traces, terminate any damage, so the computer is safe for other steps. There is a possibility to get some formats of data recovered[2] since researchers create some particular tools. But the best solution for encoded files is data backups, that you need to make yourself.

Moba ransomware virus
Moba ransomware – the cryptovirus that asks for money in the form of Bitcoin.

Moba ransomware virus
Moba ransomware – the cryptovirus that asks for money in the form of Bitcoin.


Moba ransomware launches the attack with an encryption algorithm that is army grade and can change the original code fully. Experts[3] always note that encoding is a difficult process and not easily reversible. This is why decryption tools and applications for malware termination didn’t get developed for years.

Computers that load Moba ransomware virus become slow, and the threat uses resources of the machine during file locking, so the computer is not easily used. These issues should indicate that there is something wrong with your machine security-wise. React as soon as you can to any speed or performance issues, so you can detect the malware before it gets extremely persistent.

Even though Moba ransomware creators promise the file recovery while asking for hundreds of dollars, you shouldn’t consider paying because criminals are not trustworthy. Also, recently it has been discovered that .mp3 and some JPG files might be decrypted by using the official decrypters. For other data you either need a backup file copy, or the program that could recover files for you. 

We should note that it is possible to lose your files permanently or suffer money losses when you pay these criminals behind the Moba virus. There are no guarantees that all your files will get restored, even though you pay or use decrypters, file recovery tools. This is why it is extremely crucial to back your files more frequently.  Moba cryptovirus
Moba ransomware is the file locking virus that marks all the affected files using .moba appendix.

Moba cryptovirus
Moba ransomware is the file locking virus that marks all the affected files using .moba appendix.

The virus payload trigger the encryption process

The threat like this that runs in the background can end up on the system pretty quickly and uses stealthy methods to infect the computer silently. The most common method is to spread the payload file in torrents, file downloads, free apps, software cracks, pirated content, game cheats, licensed versions of OS.

Pirated content became a rising trend for this family of ransomware, so the payload gets loaded in the packages of online games, updates, fake software installers that people most likely get from torrent services, pirating platforms. You need to pay attention to senders, files included alongside the ones that you need when you still decide to use this method of getting programs and games.

If you want to entirely avoid such infections, you should fully rely on official sources only and always pay attention to red flags on emails, files that get attached to those notifications and create questions. Be more cautious online.

The process of Moba ransomware termination requires proper tools

Moba ransomware virus is the threat that significantly affects your machine, performance, speed, and crucial processes that are needed for file recovery and virus termination. When ransomware manages to add or remove files from system folders, you cannot use some features for file restoring purposes or security options for virus elimination.

Fortunately, you can remove Moba ransomware using automatic methods and proper anti-malware tools, security applications like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, or Malwarebytes. This is the best option because programs designed to find malicious files and intruders can check various places on the machine. 

Then you only need to follow proper steps and remove Moba ransomware how the program suggests for you. Double-checking is needed, so you can be sure that you are not risking to get the second round of encryption on the system. Also, a scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego is required for the repair of system functions that can be possibly needed for the file recovery. 

Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.

Remove Moba using Safe Mode with Networking

Reboot the machine in Safe Mode with Networking to properly eliminate Moba ransomware virus

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

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

Remove Moba using System Restore

Try the System Restore feature for the elimination of this virus

Bonus: Recover your data

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

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

Data Recovery Pro should help with encrypted files and restore them

You can try to restore Moba ransomware encoded material with Data Recovery Pro

  • 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 Moba ransomware;
  • Restore them.

Windows Previous Versions feature for file recovering

Files can get restored of you used System restore previously

  • 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 – the method for file recovery after Moba ransomware encryption

When Moba ransomware virus is not affecting Shadow Volume Copies, you can use them for file recovery

  • Download Shadow Explorer (;
  • 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.

Moba ransomware decryption options – limited

This version is not decryptable, but you can try Djvu decrypter tool for some files encoded using offline IDs

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Moba and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users’ data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

This entry was posted on 2020-06-25 at 03:06 and is filed under Ransomware, Viruses.