This page aims to help you remove TeslaLocker V3. These Tesla Locker V3 removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
TeslaLocker V3 is a very dangerous computer virus of the ransomware family. These types of viruses specialize in money extortion – it is likely that you have already seen the ransom demand message. Your files are held hostage – when the ransomware infected your computer it started encrypting them. The virus usually announces its presence only after it is done with that process. We’ve written this article in order to help you deal with Tesla Locker V3 and in order to do that that please read it in full.
Distribution methods used by TeslaLocker V3 and other ransomware
Due to the growing popularity of ransomware there is a new sub-class of Trojan horse viruses designed specifically to install the ransomware on affected computers. This is done in order to order to ease up their installation, as well as to avoid any security measures enforced by anti-virus software. In practice the Trojan serves as a backdoor entry point that is also invisible to the defense software. Trojan horse viruses tend to be very well concealed and can be notoriously hard to get rid of, but it is very important to do so. Your PC will not be safe – the Trojan can always download another ransomware virus if it remains on your PC. Finding the Trojan on your own will be next to impossible – you’ll have to download a good anti-malware program to do that. If you don’t already have one you can find our recommendation by clicking on one of the banners on our page.
Of course, it is also possible that the ransomware was installed directly. Ransomware viruses are usually hidden with executable or archive files, which are in turn distributed via spam emails as attachments. They can also be download from torrents and other online storage sites. There are entire sites dedicated to spreading viruses – such fake sites and written with search engine optimization in mind and they can pop-out as a perfect match to any search you make. The code can even generate a file for download that is named exactly like the file you are searching for, but contains nothing but the virus inside.
How to deal with TeslaLocker V3
Now, it is very important to realize that if your files have already been encrypted simply removing TeslaLocker V3 from your system will not restore them. This is also why ransomware viruses are so dangerous. Your files have been encrypted by a sophisticated algorithm that is very hard to crack. There are actually a number of fake/scam programs circulating the internet that promise to decrypt your files. If you happen to see such a program always demand for proof first before paying anything. The reality is that very few ransomwares have been reverse engineered by security companies and for those that have been the information is free.
What can you actually do?
Reversing the encryption process is next to impossible, but that doesn’t mean you have no choice, but to pay – quite the opposite. Paying the ransom demand should be your very last option – only consider it if you have tried everything else and you still have files encrypted that are worth the money.
In our guide below we have outlined two methods that you can use to recover your files. Neither guarantees a 100% success rate, but on the other hand they will in no compromise your encrypted files.
- It is never a good idea to pay the ransom. Remember – you are dealing with cyber criminals and extortionists. Every dollar they get only encourages them to get better at robbing victims like yourself. The criminals are also under no obligations to restore your files – if anything goes wrong or their key doesn’t work you’ll be exactly where you started minus the money wasted.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware viruses are the one the most dangerous viruses in circulation) |
|Symptoms||All of your files are encrypted, the ransomware is demanding payment in order restore them.|
|Distribution Method||Email attachments, in files downloaded from torrents or online storage sites, also often installed by Trojan horses. |
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Remove TeslaLocker V3
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. TeslaLocker V3 may have hidden some of its files.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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 make a big mistake.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt files infected with TeslaLocker V3
There is only one known way to remove this virus successfully – reversing your files to a time when they were not infected. There are two options you have for this:
The first is a full system restore. To do this type System Restore in the windows search field and choose a restore point. Click Next until done.
Your second option is a program called Recuva
Go to the official site for Recuva and download it from there – the free version has everything you currently need.
When you start the program select the files types you want to recover. You probably want all files.
Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.
Now click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish – maybe even several hours if your HDD is really big, so be patient and take a break if necessary.
You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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