Meds Ransomware Description
Malware developers are exceptionally good when it comes to distributing malware, and they tend to rely on a wide range of propagation techniques to increase the reach of their corrupted files. An easy way to get harmful software on your computer is to deal with pirated media and games or to download files from unknown or non-trustworthy sources. In this day and age, it is mandatory to keep your computer protected by an up-to-date anti-malware engine since this is the best way to prevent high-profile cyber-threats from getting a chance to harm your computer.
The '.meds' Files cannot be Decrypted for Free
One of the threats to look out for at the moment is the Meds Ransomware, a file-locker with the ability to encrypt thousands of files in a matter of minutes. By encrypting files, the threat makes it impossible to use their contents unless they are decrypted first – this can be very costly if you end up losing important work files and documents. The authors of the Meds Ransomware are hoping to strike the user's most important files, since this would increase the chances that they will agree to pay to have them decrypted.
Just like many other ransomware developers, the criminals behind the Meds Ransomware are asking to be paid via Bitcoin for their assistance. The price is set to $490, but they threaten to increase it to $980 if the transaction does not get completed within three days of the attack. Their ransom message (found in ‘_readme.txt') also contains the email addresses that the attackers use – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The same emails are used by many variants of the STOP Ransomware so that it is safe to say that the Meds Ransomware is a member of this ransomware family.
The files marked with the ‘.meds' extension are encrypted, and the only safe and free way to recover them is from a backup. If an up-to-date backup copy of your files is not available, you may need to use other data recovery techniques and software to try and undo the damage. Do not forget that trying to help from the Meds Ransomware's authors by paying is a bad idea, and you might end up tricked.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.