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RansomWarrior 1.0 (.THBEC Virus) – How to Remove and Restore Files

This article has been created to explain what is the RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware virus and how to remove it from your computer plus how to restore files, encrypted by this ransomware.

The RansomWarrior 1.0 malware has recently been detected by malware researchers to encrypt the files on the computers, compromised by it and then set the .THBEC file extension as a suffix to the encrypted files. The ransomware virus aims to get users to pay a hefty ransom in order to get encrypted files to work again. In addition to this, the virus also offers 2 files as free decryption in the form of guarantee. In the event that your computer system has been infected by RansomWarrior 1.0, we recommend that you read this article as it will help you to remove this ransomware virus from your computer and try to restore files, encrypted by it.

Threat Summary

Name RansomWarrior 1.0
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description Encrypts the important files on your computer and holds them like hostages until you pay ransom.
Symptoms Appends the .THBEC file extension on the encrypted files and drops the RansomWarrior 1.0 ransom note.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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RansomWarrior 1.0 – How Does It Spread

The main methods of propagation used by this ransomware virus are likely related to it’s payload file, called A Big present.exe. The payload has been reported at VirusTotal to be with the following identificators:

→ SHA256: 825a42a32624644933cf5513064ce3e2995d5f0dde1e524c5c8950d240f2945a
Name:A Big Present.exe

RansomWarrior 1.0 is the type of virus which is likely spread from India as the ransom note suggests. The payload file can be dropped on the victim’s computer as a result of being dropped by a malicious dropper file or script. These types of objects can often be uploaded on websites as programs that only appear as if they are from legitimate origins, like:

  • Software cracks.
  • Portable versions of programs.
  • Key generators.
  • Software license activators.

Furthermore in addition to this, the ransomware virus may also come embedded as part of a spam e-mail that aims to trick you into opening a malicious attachment, which poses as a legitimate document, like:

  • Invoice.
  • Receipt.
  • Order confirmation.
  • Banking statement.

RansomWarrior 1.0 – Activity

As soon as infection with RansomWarrior 1.0 takes place on your computer, you may immediately notice it as it may freeze or stagger while the virus is running the “A Big Present.exe”. In the meantime, the malware may have already dropped it’s payload files, which could be in the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%
  • %Recent%
  • %Windows%
  • %System%

When the files of this ransomware are dropped on the computers of victims, the RansomWarrior 1.0 may start it’s ransom note file, which is also a payment checker. It appears like the following:

Text from image:

RansomWanior 1.0 M
Message for you from RansomWarrior 1.0
Hello, we are a group of dedicated hackers from India. We have encrypted all your files so we can get your money. All your important files has been
encrypted which means you are going to pay us a ransom of {~350} USD in Bitcoins. So first of all you can decrypt to of your important files and we will
show you which files has been decrypted. Just so you can see that we do have your decryption key, and you will be able to buy it from us. You won’t
be able to get your important files back if you don’t buy your decryption key. Notice a clock on the side, when that date arrives your important files
will be deleted(You have 24 hours to pay the ransom).

You will be able to get Bitcoins, at sites such as coinbase.com or localbitcoins.com. There are also others, but usually these are the usual choice
(Make sure to get a little bit more Bitcoins, due to transaction fees and the crypto currency is very volatile. It’s also a good idea to get the Bitcoins,
as soon as possible, because sometimes the purchasing process can take hours. You would also need a wallet for your Bitcoins if you are not using
the coinbase.com wallet. When you have your Bitcoins in your wallet. You are going to download and install the tor browser. Go to torproject.org and
then follow the instructions given there.
You need the tor browser, because our payment website is located in darknet. When you have downloaded and installed the tor browser. Go to this
link: zpkjjpS7apz76k3q.onion\Pay\PayThis\Payment_looo73l.Pl-IP When you are on the website, you simply transfer your Bitcoins to the address
that are provided to you(You can copy the address and then paste it in your Bitcoin wallet when you are transfering the Bitcoins). When your Bitcoins
arrive to our wallet, you will be notified and then be able to download the decryption key. When you have your decryption key, simply place the key
in your C:\ And then get all your important files back. The ransomware will then decrypt everything and remove itself.
Here is the entire lists of the way it’s done:
1. Decrypt 2 important files as proof of decryption key and we decrypt to keep a good reputation about RansomWarrior 1.0.
2. Get a Bitcoin wallet(lf needed)
3. Get the Bitcoins from coinbase.com or localbitcoins.com or an alternative.
4. Download and install the tor browser from torproject.org
5. Go to our website:
6. Pay your Bitcoins to the Bitcoin address showed.
7. When accepted download your decryption key and put it in your C:\.
8. Then decrypt all of your important files and wait till the ransomware deletes itself.
Get Your Important files Back
Get 2 Important Fies Decrypted For Free

In addition to this, the RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware may change different settings on the computer infected by it, starting with modifying the Windows Registry Editor. The ransomware may add registry entries for “A Big Present.exe” to automatically run on Windows boot. These entries are usually created in the Run and RunOnce Windows registry sub-keys with the following locations:

→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Once the registry entries of this ransomware infection have been dropped on the victim PC, the virus may also execute the following types of commands in Windows Command Prompt so that it is able to delete the shadow copies of the affected computer:

→ sc stop VVS
sc stop wscsvc
sc stop WinDefend
sc stop wuauserv
sc stop BITS
sc stop ERSvc
sc stop WerSvc
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
cmd.exe /C bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe” /C vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet

RansomWarrior 1.0 – Encryption Process

The encryption process of this virus is conducted likely by firstly scanning for the commonly used types of files:


Once this virus has detected the files it wants to encrypt, it may delete the original files while the copies of those files are basically their encrypted analogues. The encrypted files by RansomWarrior 1.1 may appear with it’s own file extension, looking like the image below:

Remove RansomWarrior 1.0 and Restore .THBEC

If you want to remove the RansomWarrior 1.0 virus you can do so by following the removal instructions underneath this article. These instructions are divided in manual and automatic removal methods, the main goal of which is to help you delete the virus based on how much experience you have with malware removal. For maximum effectiveness, security experts strongly recommend to remove RansomWarrior 1.0 by using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will scan for and remove all related objects to RansomWarrior 1.0 and make sure that your computer is protected against future threats as well.

If you want to restore files, encrypted with the added .THBEC file extension, we recommend that you follow the file recovery instructions underneath this article in step “2. Restore files, encrypted by RansomWarrior 1.0”. They may not be 100% effective against this ransomware, but with their aid, you may be able to restore most of the files.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove RansomWarrior 1.0 from Windows.

Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove RansomWarrior 1.0


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.

Step 2: Uninstall RansomWarrior 1.0 and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.

3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by RansomWarrior 1.0 on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by RansomWarrior 1.0 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.

3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for RansomWarrior 1.0 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.


If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by RansomWarrior 1.0.

Ransomware infections and RansomWarrior 1.0 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of RansomWarrior 1.0 from Mac OS X.

Step 1: Uninstall RansomWarrior 1.0 and remove related files and objects

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy

1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:

2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:

3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to RansomWarrior 1.0:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.

4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.

5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to RansomWarrior 1.0. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.

6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to RansomWarrior 1.0. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.

7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove RansomWarrior 1.0 via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as RansomWarrior 1.0. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.

Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for RansomWarrior 1.0:


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by RansomWarrior 1.0.

Ransomware infections and RansomWarrior 1.0 aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

RansomWarrior 1.0 FAQ

What is RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware and how does it work?

RansomWarrior 1.0 is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.RansomWarrior 1.0 Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of RansomWarrior 1.0 is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .RansomWarrior 1.0 files?

You can't. At this point the .RansomWarrior 1.0 files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .RansomWarrior 1.0 files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".RansomWarrior 1.0" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .RansomWarrior 1.0 files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .RansomWarrior 1.0 files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like RansomWarrior 1.0 ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

How to Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer. Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

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