How to remove MoneroPay virus and restore encrypted files

If you've suffered from an encrypting virus and you're sure that it is the MoneroPay program – in our article you will find useful info. We provide plain and safe instructions about MoneroPay deletion and possible methods to recover the wasted information.

What is MoneroPay

MoneroPay can be considered a scarecrow of our society, and we all know that if you can't open the information and there's a ransom note – it’s time to be scared. It’s a true, by the way. MoneroPay infection is the worst thing that might happen to you in the Web since a common user has no resources to delete it. The only situation when you're able to beat ransomware is if you aren't facing a real one, but a dummy, that blocks your display and attempts to lure your funds. In all other cases, if a virus was developed and protected in a proper method – you should only hope that specialists can deal with it. If scammers failed somehow, and a malware has any drawbacks, which give you an ability to get back information – we’ll tell to you what you can do in the following item.



So, what is MoneroPay? It consists of a totally legitimate coding algorithm that ciphers the folders on user’s computer, so customer can't use them in any manner. Of course, a key is encrypted too, but with a different manner. As usual, scammers prefer RSA and AES methods, which have asserted themselves the very complex and sustainable. The mentioned manners and the programs based on them are in free access on the Internet, so scammers only need to develop security techniques, to block an access to a program, and make the reliable update and control system. Some viruses can function on their own, and swindlers get a report about another victim only when he turns to them and transmits his ransom. The best ransomwares are more active, and send reports to thousands URL's, to confuse the researchers and throw them off virus’ track.

Virus kind doesn't actually matter, as the RSA and AES algorithms are overly tricky difficult to hack them directly. It might take centuries to perform all needed operations on a usual machine or, possibly, twenty or thirty years if you have an access to a mega-powerful gear. The only manner to beat a well-made encrypting malware is to hack into it, or break into its database, to find encryption keys. Rare ransomware examples also have a breaker, able to stop virus' operation in full or to scare it off the infected computer. If anyone finds such breaker for MoneroPay, or create a decryption tool, we will provide you with full info in this item.


Here you can find a few alternatives to inspect, before yielding and waiting for a decryptor. As we said earlier, scammers also fail, and certain specialties of the system can help you to recover data.


  • If you do not employ the OS through an admin account – you may compliment yourself. The catch is that the operating system replicates any information before they’re removed or altered. Suchlike files are known as the Shadow Volume Copies, and the ransomware has the ways to remove them. If you're working from the user's entry – the system asks for a permission at the very moment MoneroPay attempts to remove SVC. If you've seen suchlike thing and reversed it – it means that the copies are safe, and could be used to restore the information.
  • A protected copy is the sole 100% effective way to get the files back, but you should delete a virus first. Ensure that the virus is deleted totally, since if it isn't – all files will be messed up one more time, with the files that are on a flash drive.


If both of written above hints didn't help and you have no chance to restore corrupted files – you better eliminate MoneroPay from your device and wait until a decryption program will be created.

How to remove MoneroPay

Unfortunately, there’s no chance to entirely escape an automatic mode. MoneroPay is too tricky and you could miss some parts and then suffer from it (for instance, when you connect a flash data storage with your saved information to a not-totally-clean machine). It also hides pretty good, and you literally won’t have a chance to uninstall it fully by hand. Knowing this, we’ve developed a good uninstall guide which will suit all your needs. It contains some manual phases and one optional antivirus tool phase.

Removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide: how to decrypt files on MAC.




Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus

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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot

How to restore files

As you got rid of MoneroPay, or at though aware of how you might to do it, let’s think about the info recovery. As you know now, if you use an admin profile and you gave the ransomware an access into the device – there is no manner to get back your data except for the previously saved copies. If you haven’t done this – you might have some chances, but it needs especial recovery program. The most popular ones of them are ShadowExplorer and Recuva tools. You can download these tools simply on their official sites, with thorough guides.

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel

Decrypt files. Step 1


  • Click System and Security

Decrypt files. Step 2


  • Select Backup and Restore

Decrypt files. Step 3


  • Select Restore files from backup
  • Select checkpoint to restore


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