Ransomware

Remove Tocue Virus Ransomware (+.Tocue File Recovery)


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What exactly is the .Tocue Virus?

.Tocue Virus

The .Tocue Virus will show you this message, which contains instructions for paying the ransom.

The file encryption used by Ransomware cryptoviruses is one of the main reasons behind the dreadfully high effectiveness of this particular type of malware threats. When a Ransomware virus infects a given computer, the main issue isn’t the removal of the virus, it is the recovery of the files, which recovery may not always be fully possible at the given moment. This is especially true about newer cryptoviruses like Tocue, that use highly advanced encryption codes to lock their victims’ files. If Tocue is inside your computer and has already blocked the access to your files, then we can help your remove this insidious infection from the machine. However, as far as the restoration of the files is concerned, every user should decide for themselves what the best course of action may be. We must warn you, though – no matter what you try to do next with regard to your locked files, there is always a chance that you may simply not be able to get all of them back. This is the thing that makes cryptoviruses like Tocue, Gusau or Madek so problematic – full recovery is almost never guaranteed. The hackers behind such infections would, of course, have you think otherwise. Their “suggestion” for their victims is the following: the users with files locked by the Ransomware are offered to pay money to the cyber criminals responsible for the creation of the cryptovirus and are promised that if they do so, they’d get their files unlocked after a special decryption key is sent to them by the blackmailers. Many users directly choose this as their course of action and pay the money in hopes of getting this over with. However, there are multiple problems with this option – first of all, not everybody has the spare money to send to the hackers. Usually, the sum requested by the online criminals is in the hundreds, if not in the thousands (dollars), and may given go up after an initial “discount” period. Another, even worse problem with the payment variant is that there is a chance that you may not even get the promised key despite paying the ransom that the hackers want. There are more than enough examples of this – of users that have agreed with the demands of the criminals only to be lied to and to never be sent the key capable of unlocking their files. This is the reason why the payment option really shouldn’t be your first choice when faced with a Ransomware unless you are ready to risk your money and only if the files you are risking it for are super important.

Alternative methods of the .Tocue File Recovery

.Tocue File

.Tocue Virus Ransomware is from the STOP/ DJVU family, it will encrypt your files with .Tocue extension.

We’d like to tell you that the alternative methods of file recovery always work perfectly and can guarantee you that your files will be restored. However, we do not want to lie to you, which is why we must warn you that even if you carry out all of our instructions, you may still not be able to bring your data back. That being said, the reason we advise you to try the alternatives you will find here is because this will not cost you money and you will not be dealing with the cyber criminals who are trying to harass you.

SUMMARY:

Name Tocue
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Some Ransomware infections may temporarily decrease the free storage space in your machine and/or cause slow-downs in your system.
Distribution Method Methods such as sending misleading spam e-mails to the potential victims, and using pirated programs as disguise for the Ransomware are commonly used to spread this sort of infections.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove Tocue 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:

hosts_opt (1)

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 Tocue 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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