TowerWeb is a modern ransomware variant that encrypts the files on infected computers, asking the approximate sum of 100 US dollars for decryption of the files. The virus uses a very strong cipher which denies access to the files after encryption. It also changes the wallpaper of infected computers with an image containing ransom instructions. Users who have become victims of TowerWeb ransomware are advised not to pay any ransom to the cyber-criminals and immediately remove it since it threatens to break Windows after 72 hours of no payment. If you want to try and restore the encrypted files, we strongly advise you to read this article and learn how to do it, instead of making the ransom payoff.
|Short Description||Encrypts files using a strong file encryption algorithm. Asks the sum of 100$ for file decrypion.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and become inaccessible. The background is changed to a ransom note.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, File Sharing Networks.|
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Ransomware – How It Infects Its Victims
The TowerWeb Ransomware uses several strategies to make a successful infection. For starters, it may use spam bots to spread two types of threats:
- Malicious web links.
- Malicious executable files.
TowerWeb Ransomware Viewed In Detail
As soon as it has been dropped, TowerWeb may situate one or more files of the following file types:
These types of files may be its malicious modules, each one of which has specific functions. These files are usually dropped in key Windows locations, such as the following:
- %My Documents%
After being dropped, the program may modify the following registry keys to run on Windows Startup:
When the malicious files of TowerWeb ransomware have been executed, the virus begins to encrypt a variety of widely used file types.
After it encrypts the files, the ransomware changes the background image of the affected computer to a picture which is Anonymous-themed. It contains the following ransom instructions:
The wallpaper changed by it looks similar to another ransomware, called Strictor:
TowerWeb Ransomware – Conclusion, Removal, and File Restoration
The bottom line is that this ransomware does not fool around, threating to crash the operating system of the infected PC. This is why we recommend to immediately take actions to stop It and try restoring the files using the instructions below.
To remove Tower Web Ransomware, we strongly advise you to follow the removal manual below. For maximum effectiveness when removing TowerWeb ransomware, you may require an advanced anti-malware program.
Manually delete TowerWeb from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the TowerWeb threat: Manual removal of TowerWeb requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.