This page aims to help you remove .trun Virus. These .trun Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
If you are reading this, then you have probably found yourself in a pretty bad situation. You are a victim of .trun Virus. This is a computer virus of a family known as Ransomware. This type of malicious software is probably the worst thing that you can be infected with. As bad as this sounds there are things to be done to improve your situation. This article intends to accomplish just that – explain in detail what you are dealing with so that you can successfully remove .trun Virus from your system.
We can imagine that another lingering issue is troubling you immensely right now. What is going to happen to your files? We will certainly get to that and offer you what we believe is the most viable solution. In the meantime though, please keep your wits about you and do not do something rash like paying the demanded Ransom, right away.
.trun Virus – methods of operation
You have without a doubt already seen the effects of the Ransomware virus. Your personal files have a strange extension after the name and cannot be accessed or altered. A ransom message demanding a certain amount be paid in full with Bitcoins or other currency forms can be found on your desktop. In other words you have witnessed the end result. But how did it all start? First .trun Virus needed to infiltrate your computer. To achieve that the virus used another form of malware, namely a Trojan horse. After gaining access to your system the ransomware started scanning your hard drives in order to determine your most often used files. Once that task had been completed the actual process of encrypting would commence. Not much latter and all your personal files would be replaced with encrypted copies of the originals. According to the Ransom note the only way for you to get your files back would be to pay the demanded sum of money. But that’s not actually true. Continue reading!
How did you end up with .trun Virus?
We briefly mentioned that in order to access your computer the Ransomware needs a backdoor first. That “door” is represented by a Trojan application that you’ve had laying dormant on your device. But then again, how did you end up with the Trojan horse then?
There are several ways in which that might have happened.
- Infected files attached to e-mails. The threat might be in the form of an .exe or a .dll file. The e-mail might seem legitimate but you should not be fooled in either case. Always scan diligently before opening such files.
- If you are using p2p sharing of files or other forms of file storage downloads you need to be prepared that at some point you are about to encounter maliciously altered executables. You should definitely expect that and be prepared by carefully scanning anything downloaded from unofficial sources.
Just a reminder. After you have dealt with the threat that .trun Virus represents, you should definitely look out for the Trojan horse as well. You certainly need to get rid of it as well.
Alternatives to paying the Ransom
It is always a difficult decision that should not be taken lightly. Should you pay or not? We can only offer our sympathies and personal opinion on the matter. This decision is yours only to make. We believe you should exhaust all other options before seriously contemplating to part with your money and pay for something that’s rightfully yours.
- You will be relying on the good conscious of people who can only be described as cyber criminals. So there’s no telling whether you would really get anything in return, even if you pay the ransom. We believe this is a big gamble only compounded by the fact that you will be involved in unsavory transactions with people that could very well be prosecuted one day.
- The only way to put a stop to this awful industry which is growing and spreading year after year is to take a stand and stop their money flow. It is as simple as that and it starts with each affected user.
- You can still get your old files back. It is true that you will not be able to decrypt the ones affected by the Ransomware virus. But you don’t actually need to! Continue reading to learn how you can reverse this process.
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Remove .trun 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. .trun 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 .trun 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 long list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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