File-encryption Trojans are a threatening piece of malware, which have the ability to cause long-term damage to the files on your computer. In many other cases, recovering from a malware attack is possible by running an up-to-date anti-virus scanner. However, in the case of the M88P Ransomware, victims may not be able to recover their files via this method. Even when the M88P Ransomware is removed successfully, the damage it managed to cause will persist and the user will be unable to use their files.
The M88P Ransomware encrypts documents, videos, archives, media and many other files. The locked files are renamed to include the '.[Marco88Polo@criptext.com].<VICTIM ID>.M88P' extension. The authors of the malware also want to provide their victims with more information about the attack and their demands, and they use the note '#README_M88P#.rtf' to do this.
The document contents reveal that the criminals are asking for a hefty ransom payment in exchange for a working decryption tool. They provide the emails marco88Polo@criptext.com, marco88Polo@aol.com and marco88Polo@tutanota.com for contact. In addition to the emails, victims also can use the Tox Chat application to contact the criminals.
Victims of the M88P Ransomware should ignore the demands of the criminals and look for alternative data recovery options. Unfortunately, the M88P Ransomware is based on the Matrix Ransomware project and this means that its encryption routine is impossible to decipher via free tools. The best option for users affected by the attack is to use a reputable anti-malware application to disrupt the threatening program and then run popular data recovery tools.
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