Mikoyan ransomware

The infection process of .MIKOYAN ransomware is very similar to other ransomware infections out there. The malware may take advantage of massive spam campaigns that redistribute malicious attachments as well web links that lead to the download of the infection files. Such e-mails are cleverly orchestrated in a manner that aims to convince users to open the attachment.

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Besides via e-mail, the .MIKOYAN ransomware virus may also be replicated via multiple other methods such as:

Exploit kits.
Via a previous infection with a botnet or a Trojan.
Through fake installers, flash player updates or other setup wizards.
Via a fake key generators or license activators uploaded on torrent websites.

Once this ransomware infection has already become active on a computer, the .MIKOYAN virus drops it’s malicious payload files. They are often located in the following Windows directories:

%Common%
%AppData%
%LocalLow%
%Local%
%Roaming%
Besides the main executable of the MIKOYAN ransomware, named MIKOYAN.exe, the virus may also drop other malicious files that exist under different names, often randomly generated ones. After the encryption process has completed, the ransomware sets a .MIKOYAN file extension to the files encrypted by it.

To run on startup, the MIKOYAN ransomware may also modify the Windows Registry editor, more specifically the Run and RunOnce registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

Like always we recommend that you keep an updated copy of Max Total Security on your PC which can restore your files from the daily built in back up. Also, 24×7 free support can help you with any issues. You can get it from here Max Total Security.

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