Remove TotalWipeOut Ransomware - Restore .TW Files

Remove TotalWipeOut Ransomware – Restore .TW Files


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This article will aid you to remove TotalWipeOut ransomware totally. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

TotalWipeOut is a cryptovirus. The virus encrypts your files and demands money as a ransom to get your files restored. Files will receive the .TW extension. The TotalWipeOut ransomware will not leave a text message file with ransomware instructions as it might still be worked upon. A wallpaper picture serves as a ransom message, but no address is left as contact, neither a payment website. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files by placing the .TW on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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TotalWipeOut Ransomware – Distribution Tactics

The TotalWipeOut ransomware might distribute itself via different tactics. A payload dropper which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware is being spread around the World Wide Web, and researchers have gotten their hands on a malware sample. If that file lands on your computer system and you somehow execute it – your computer device will become infected.

Below, you can see the payload file of the cryptovirus being detected by the VirusTotal service:

Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Refrain from opening files right after you have downloaded them. You should first scan them with a security tool, while also checking their size and signatures for anything that seems out of the ordinary. You should read the tips for preventing ransomware located at the corresponding forum thread.

TotalWipeOut Ransomware – In-Depth Analysis

TotalWipeOut is a virus that encrypts your files and opens a ransom note, with instructions inside it, about the compromised computer machine. The extortionists want you to pay a ransom fee for the alleged restoration of your files.

TotalWipeOut ransomware might make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows environment. Such entries are typically designed in a way to start the virus automatically with each boot of the Windows Operating System.

After encryption the TotalWipeOut virus might create a ransom message inside a text file called _______READ_FOR_YOUR_FILES_______. However, it looks like at this point the ransomware is incomplete and that file is not created. Instead, just a ransom message written in a few languages is written on top of a black background and saved as a picture, which replaces your desktop picture:

The ransom message has the following contents:

Hello. All of files may have been encrypted. If this is the case – The price of the decryption tool is 1 XMR / $200 ~
Hola. Todos los archivos pueden haber sido encriptados. Si este es el caso, el precio de la herramienta de descifrado es 1 XMR / $ 200 ~
Здравствуйте. Все файлы могут быть зашифрованы. Если это так – цена инструмента дешифрования составляет 1 XMR / $ 200 ~

The message showcased above, stemming from TotalWipeOut ransomware virus, indicates that your files are encrypted. You are demanded to pay “200 US dollars” to allegedly restore your files. However, you should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Adding to that, giving money to cybercriminals will most likely motivate them to create more ransomware viruses or commit different criminal activities. That may even result to you getting your files encrypted all over again after payment.

TotalWipeOut Ransomware – Encryption Process

The encryption process of the TotalWipeOut ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get the .TW extension after being locked. The newly added extension will be added as a secondary one, without changing the original, nor the file name.

A list with the targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. However, if the list becomes available, the article will get updated accordingly.

The files used most by users and which are probably encrypted are from the following categories:

  • Audio files
  • Video files
  • Document files
  • Image files
  • Backup files
  • Banking credentials, etc

The TotalWipeOut cryptovirus could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

In case the above-stated command is executed that will make the effects of the encryption process more efficient. That is due to the fact that the command eliminates one of the prominent ways to restore your data. If a computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore some files back to their normal state.

Remove TotalWipeOut Ransomware and Restore .TW Files

If your computer system got infected with the TotalWipeOut ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by TotalWipeOut and other threats.
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To remove TotalWipeOut follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove TotalWipeOut files and objects
2. Find files created by TotalWipeOut on your PC

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4. Try to Restore files encrypted by TotalWipeOut
Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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