This page aims to help you remove ThunderCrypt Virus File Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any ThunderCrypt Virus file can be recovered.
Fighting Ransomware is not an easy task. Newer viruses of this type are highly advanced and the majority of antivirus programs are unable to deal with them. One such new addition to the family of Ransomware viruses is the so called ThunderCrypt Virus File. Another specific mark of this ransomware is the ransom note “We have encrypted…”. It uses encryption to lock the user’s personal files on the infected PC and later blackmails its victim into paying ransom if they are to obtain the encryption key that could restore the access to the locked data. Here, we will explain to you how this piece of malicious software works and how computers get infected by it. A removal guide will also be provided so that those of you who have already had their machine attacked by ThunderCrypt Virus File could eliminate the threat. However, several things need to be noted here:
- First, removing the virus will not unlock your files if they have already been encrypted.
- Secondly, we have covered the decryption aspect of dealing with a Ransomware, but we cannot give any guarantee as to how successful it would be for each instance of a Ransomware attack. Everyone is struggling with the Ransomware threat and so far no universal method for dealing with this type of malware has been developed. Oftentimes it all depends on the specific situation.
- Thirdly, even though no method is flawless and can guarantee a hundred percent success when it comes to dealing with Ransomware, seeking an alternative to the ransom payment is always advisable. Opting for the money transfer is a bad idea and everyone should try to avoid it.
Kinds of Ransomware
Generally, it is considered that there are two main types of Ransomware viruses. The first one consists of Ransomware that basically makes you unable to use your computer because it displays a banner on your screen that covers absolutely everything. Even the Task Manager and the Start Menu would be hidden behind the banner that will not go away unless the user pays the demanded ransom (or finds another way to deal with the malware). Instructions on how to make the money transfer are provided within the banner itself. Typically, this type of Ransomware is considered less advanced and easier to handle. The other main type of Ransomware viruses is the one that uses encryption. Instead of trying to lock your whole PC, viruses that fall under this category encrypt each file using a sophisticated code which makes it that much more difficult to deal with the issue. File restoration is not an easy task and in most cases a specialized decryptor tool is required in order to unlock the files. Many companies are doing their best to develop such decryptors but the process is slow and the number of viruses of this Ransomware category is increasing on a daily basis. Unfortunately, as we mentioned above, ThunderCrypt Virus File too is a crypto-virus/ Ransomware that uses encryption.
Spotting a Ransomware infection is not an easy task. Viruses such as ThunderCrypt Virus File are oftentimes capable of remaining totally undetected by the majority of security programs. The main reason for that is because typical Ransomware does not cause any actual damage. This makes it difficult for antivirus programs to distinguish regular, non-malicious processes from ones that are run by the Ransomware. Therefore, you must keep in mind that no matter how good your antivirus software is, there’s always the chance that Ransomware would be able to infect your machine without getting spotted by the security tool.
As far as the symptoms caused by Ransomware are concerned, there are a couple of typical infection signs but they are often very subtle and difficult to notice. Generally, if ThunderCrypt Virus File has attacked your machine and is currently undergoing the process of locking your data, your machine is likely to be using increased amounts of RAM and CPU. In addition to that, if you are vigilant enough, you might be able to spot a decrease of the free hard-drive space on your computer. This is something very typical for a Ransomware virus and if you notice that it is happening to your PC, be sure to shut down the machine and have it taken to a specialist.
So far, the problem with viruses like ThunderCrypt Virus File has only been growing. Currently, Ransomware is a global issue and no one is safe from getting attacked by malware of this type. That is why, readers of this article must know how to properly protect their computers and keep their personal files from any potential ThunderCrypt Virus File infections.
- One very common technique that hackers use to spread Ransomware is the use of a backdoor virus/ Trojan horse. Usually, the backdoor gets into the system unnoticed and once inside, it provides a gateway for the noxious Ransomware. In order to fend off such backdoors/ Trojans, it is advisable that you install a reliable antivirus program on your PC and keep it constantly updated.
- Most users that get infected by Ransomware are ones that aren’t overly careful when surfing the Internet. Remember, not everything you see online is something you should click on. Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is some shady and potentially harmful ruse. You’ve all seen browser notifications telling you that you’ve won an iPhone or a big money prize from an unknown lottery – do not fall for those, since they are not only fake but could also turn out to be harmful.
- Shady e-mails and spam messages are yet another common method for distributing malware. Do not fall for them either. If a newly received e-mail looks suspicious it is always better to keep away from it.
- Last on our list of tips is backing up your important files. This is an invaluable and crucial precaution when it comes to handling a potential ThunderCrypt Virus File attack. Having a backup is essential and if you do not have one, we strongly advise you to hurry up and backup all your important files as soon as possible.
ThunderCrypt Virus File Ransomware Removal
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.