This article will aid you to remove .locked Files virus. Follow the ransomware removal instructions provided at the end of the article.
Tellyouthepass Ransomware, also known as .locked Files Virus will encrypt your data and demands money as a ransom to get it restored. Files will receive the .locked extension as a secondary one, without any changes made to the original name of an encrypted file. The .locked Files Virus will leave ransomware instructions inside a text file. According to the ransom note, the AES 256-bit and RSA 1024-bit military-grade encryption algorithms will be used for locking the files. Keep on reading the article and see how you could try to potentially recover some of your locked files and data.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts files by placing the .locked extension on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files and leave a ransom note with payment instructions.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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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.|
.locked Files Virus (Tellyouthepass) – Distribution Techniques
The .locked Files 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.
.locked Files Virus (Tellyouthepass) – Technical Data
.locked Files Virus is actually ransomware, so it 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 data.
.locked Files Virus 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 .locked Files virus creates a ransom note inside a text file. The note is named README.html as you can see from the below screenshot:
The note reads the following:
I am so sorry ! All your files have been encryptd by RSA-1024 and AES-256 due to a computer security problems.
If you think your data is very important .The only way to decrypt your file is to buy my decrytion tool .
else you can delete your encrypted data or reinstall your system.
Your personid :
Decrytion do as follows:
1. if you not own bitcoin,you can buy it online on some websites. like https://localbitcoins.net/ or https://www.coinbase.com/ .
2. send 0.2 btc to my wallet address 1CLWBxbBKddQTUuhsUsn8izq2crUAgGYZ1.
3. send your btc transfer screenshots and your persionid to my email firstname.lastname@example.org . i will send you decrytion tool.
1.don’t rename your file
2.you can try some software to decrytion . but finally you will kown it’s vain .
Anything you want to help . please send mail to my email email@example.com.
Have a nice day .
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.
.locked Files Virus (Tellyouthepass) – Encryption Process
The encryption process of the .locked Files ransomware rather simple – every file that gets encrypted will become simply unusable. Files will get the .locked extension after being locked. The extension is placed as a secondary one, without any changes made to the original name of an encrypted file. According to the ransom note, the AES 256-bit and RSA 1024-bit military-grade encryption algorithms will be used for locking the files.
A list with the known, targeted extensions of files which are sought to get encrypted is currently unknown. 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 .locked Files 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 .locked Files Virus (Tellyouthepass)
If your computer system got infected with the .locked Files 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Tellyouthepass from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Tellyouthepass from Mac OS X.
How to Remove Tellyouthepass from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Tellyouthepass
Step 2: Uninstall Tellyouthepass 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Tellyouthepass on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Tellyouthepass there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Tellyouthepass with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Tellyouthepass.
Ransomware infections and Tellyouthepass 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.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Tellyouthepass from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Tellyouthepass and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Tellyouthepass 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Tellyouthepass files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Tellyouthepass, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Tellyouthepass on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Tellyouthepass aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.