This page aims to help you remove the Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus. These Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
If your computer has been exposed to the Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus, then it is also likely that all of your files have been encrypted and are currently unusable. What you are up against is a virus of the ransomware family – one of the most dangerous type of viruses there are. The purpose of this article is to imprint some basic facts about Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus and ransomware in general, as well as provide you with a detailed guide on how to get rid of it.
The Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus behaves no different than a typical ransomware
Actually you are dealing with the successor of a well-known line of viruses that started back in 2013 with the Crytowall and Cryptlocker ransomwares. The original ransomwares have been heavily modified, but their core functionality remains the same.
As soon as the ransomware manages to infect a computer it will scan all of its drives – HDDs, SSDs and even external drives and flash sticks. It will make a list of all files on these drives that are of interest to the virus. Usually only files that contain data relevant to the user are targeted – system files, libraries and other important files needed for the functioning of programs are unaffected. The goal of this attack is not to incapacitate the whole system, but rather to blackmail the victim for money. As you have probably realized this is done by encrypting all of the user’s files.
Encryption is a process, which can also be referred to as encoding. Basically the ransomware uses one of the highly secure encryption protocols that exist and run all files through it. The end result is a file composed of random symbols. Only the person how knows the encryption key used in the process can revert it. Naturally, as soon as the encryption is finished the original file is deleted.
The Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus – encrypted files recovery options
It is very likely that the message generated by the virus to announce its presence contains some type of warning against searching for alternative methods for the recovery of files. It may contain various lies, warnings and messages advising against it and that should not be surprising – understandably the criminals are after your money.
The truth is that paying the ransom is usually a bad idea. Paying the hackers anything only encourages them to create and improve their virus in order to make it a profitable enterprise. Another strong point against payment is the fact that they are under no obligation to live up to their part of the deal and decrypt your files. Money paid in BitCoins are completely anonymous and untraceable, which makes the authorities powerless.
- Paying the ransom demand should only ever be considered as a last resort option – after everything else has been tried. The recovery method written in our guide does not touch the encrypted files, but rather tries to restore back the originals. It does not guarantee a 100% recovery rate, but it can get the job done without paying blackmail money to cyber criminals.
Let’s discuss how the Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus may have infected your computer
Realizing (and plugging) the vulnerabilities of your computer is vital if you had a ransomware installed on your PC. Very often ransomware viruses are actually delivered via a pre-installed Trojan horse, which remains hidden on the computer. This Trojan serves as a backdoor bypassing all of the system’s security and it used to remotely download and install ransomware viruses. This means that as long as the Trojan remains your computer is not safe. Unfortunately Trojan horses are notoriously hard to find and your only good option is to download specialized software. If you would like a recommendation you can click on one of the banners on this page.
Of course, it is also possible that the ransomware was installed by you directly. If you have downloaded and run suspicious executable files from an email attachments, torrents or online storage sites you might be lucky and not have a Trojan. It is, however, always a good idea to check your computer for the presence of for one
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware are the most dangerous types of viruses)
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Remove Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus
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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.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus 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 the Teslacrypt 3.0 .micro Virus
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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