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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.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 email@example.com . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.