Ransomware

Remove Troldesh Ransomware (+File Recovery) June 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove Troldesh Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Troldesh file can be recovered.

If you are unable to open or use any of the files on your computer and a strange error message or a ransom-demanding notification note appears every time you click on them, then this could be a sign of a possible Ransomware infection. On this page, we will talk about one newly reported representative of the Ransomware category which goes under the name of Troldesh and which is also the most likely reason you are currently reading this write-up. You will know that you have been infected with this piece of malware if some or most of your files cannot be opened by any program that you have on your PC. Also, a scary ransom-demanding notification may appear on your screen, stating that if you don’t pay a certain amount of money within a given deadline, you will never be able access any of your files again.

Troldesh is a very problematic cryptovirus which is very difficult to remove. It has been created by anonymous cyber criminals with the idea to blackmail the web users in the above-described way. The Ransomware uses a complex file encryption algorithm to render certain file types inaccessible and to keep them hostage in exchange for money. During the encryption process, a special decryption key is generated which can reverse the complex locking algorithm and release the files. However, that key remains with the hackers who are conducting the attack. Once all the files have been sealed by the cryptovirus, the blackmailing scheme comes into play. If the victims follow the ransom demands of the criminals, they are promised to receive the decryption key. If no payment is released, the encrypted data is said to remain inaccessible for good.

What are the options you can use to deal with the attack?

The first thing that may come to your mind if you have been attacked is to pay the ransom. Of course, you can do so and hope that the hackers will send you the decryption key. Ideally, that key will reverse the encryption of your files and everything will get back to normal. However, in reality, things may not always go that way.

The hackers may sound very convincing and may try to use all sorts of tricks and threats in order to make you pay. After all, they really want your money. Once you send them what they want, though, can you really trust them? There is nothing on earth that could guarantee you that you will be sent the decryption key eve after you pay. In fact, if you’ve agreed to pay once, the cyber criminals may ask you for more money and may blackmail you again until you eventually realize that no matter how strictly you may follow their ransom demands, you won’t be able to please them and no key is going to be sent back to you. Because of this risk of losing your money without any guarantee about the future of your files, we strongly advise you not to opt for the money payment unless you’ve already exhausted all other available alternatives.

Indeed, there may not be many available solutions but it is still better to give a try to any alternatives which do not involve risking your money in vain. In the Removal Guide on this page, you will find some possible file-restoration steps, as well as instructions on how to remove Troldesh from your computer. It won’t cost you anything to give them a try or do a bit more browsing on the Internet for other solutions. Even consulting a professional of your choice may be a better alternative than sponsoring the hackers and their criminal schemes. Another free tip we can give you in order to minimize your data loss is to check for file backups or copies which you may keep somewhere on external drives, on cloud storages or inside other devices.

Is there a way to keep your PC safe from Ransomware?

Sadly, there is no universal protection method which can keep your computer safe from Ransomware viruses as well as from other forms of malware. That said, if you are concerned about your system’s safety, there are a few basic safety rules to follow that can drastically decrease the chances of coming across another virus like Troldesh in the future.

First of all, keep in mind that the hackers may use many sneaky transmitters and delusive methods in order to mislead you and make you download the malware. That’s why, you should be cautious when surfing the web and use your common sense. Do not click on spam messages, different sketchy pop-ups, strange emails, with questionable attachments from unknown senders or too-good-to-be-true offers. In many cases, the contamination may happen with just one click on the wrong file or link. Also, keep your computer regularly scanned with reliable antivirus software and ensure that your OS is frequently updated. This way, the chance of new viruses such as Troldesh (or other threats such as Trojans, Spyware, Worms, etc.) entering the system and remaining undetected would be minimal.

SUMMARY:

Name Troldesh
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove Troldesh Ransomware


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Troldesh files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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