The .todarius ransomware is a variant of the notorious STOP ransomware family. The virus aims to encrypt the files on the computers, compromised by it and then get victims to pay ransom in order to get the files to work again. The ransomware drops a _readme.txt file, whose main idea is to motivate victims into paying. If your computer has been infected by the .todarius ransomware, then we strongly recommend that you read this article thoroughly.
|Name||.todarius Files Virus|
|Short Description||Variant of the notorious STOP ransomware family of viruses. Aims to encrypt files on the computers compromised by it and then get victims to pay ransom to get them to work again.|
|Symptoms||Files cannot be opened and have the .todarius file extension added to them. Ransom note, called “_readme.txt” is also dropped.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
.todarius Files Virus – Update May 2019
The good news for all victims of STOP .todarius ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie has found a flaw in the code of this variant and released an updated version of his STOP ransomware decrypter.
So the moment you remove all malicious files and objects from your infected system you can enter our data recovery guide where you will find a download link for the free .todarius decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.
Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of .todarius ransomware infections.
.todarius Files Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The main method via which the .todarius ransomware is spread across computers is likely done via e-mail messages. These e-mails often carry malicious e-mail attachments or web links. The main idea behind them is to get users to download the files and run them or click on the link. The e-mails could make it seem that what the user is getting is legitimate type of messages, whose main goal is something important. The attachments could pose as an invoice, a receipt or some other type of important documents.
Another form of distrubution that could be used by this variant of STOP ransomware is likely done by the infection files being uploaded on multiple different types of sites, where it may seem as if it is a crack, patch, portable program, fake setup or other forms of programs.
When STOP ransomware arrives on your computer, you will recognize it by the _readme.txt ransom note, that has the following text:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
Once on your PC, STOP ransomware may drop Its payload files in the following Windows directories:
Once the files are dropped on the computers of victims, the ransomware virus could perform the following malicious activities:
- Create mutexes.
- Perform checks if it’s running on a real PC or a virtual drive.
- Scan for files to encrypt.
- Create registry entries.
- Obtain system information from your computer.
When the ransomware encrypts files, it scans for the most often used types of files to encode. The files which are set for encryption are the usually documents, videos, images, audio and other forms of files. The encrypted files have bytes of their data changed up to a point where they can no longer be opened. The data is encoded via an advanced encryption cipher, that generates decryption key. The files are also appended the .todarius file extension and begin to appear like the following:
Remove STOP Ransomware and Restore .todarius Files
To remove this ransomware virus from your computer, we strongly suggest that you follow the removal instructions below. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to help out much, then we recommend what most cyber-security experts advise – to download and run a scan of your PC, using an advanced anti-malware software. Such tool will effectively locate and remove all files from your computer that are malicious and protect it from future infections as well.
If you want to restore files, encrypted by this variant of STOP ransomware, then we advise you to try our alternative methods for file recovery. They can help you to try and get back at least some of the encrypted files.