Tocue Virus (.tocue Files) – How to Remove It + Decrypt Files

Tocue Virus (.tocue File) – How to Remove It + Decrypt Files

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What is the Tocue ransomware virus? How to remove .tocue file virus from your computer? How to try and restore files, that are encrypted by the Tocue virus?

If you cannot open your files and they have the .tocue extension added to them plus the _readme.txt note on your desktop, then you can be sure that your PC has been infected by a dangerous ransomware strain. It is known as STOP ransomware and the main idea of the Tocue Virus is to encrypt the files on your computer and then extort you into paying in BitCoin in order to get the files to work again. Read this article if your computer has been infected by the Tocue virus.

Threat Summary

NameTocue Virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA ransomware virus, variant of the STOP Ransomware family. It’s main goal is to encrypt files on the computers victimized by it and then ask victims to pay ransom so that they can use the files again.
SymptomsFiles have the .tocue filee extension. The ransomware also leaves the _readme.txt ransom note.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Data Recovery ToolWindows 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.

Tocue Virus – Update July 2019

The good news for all victims of STOP Tocue ransomware is that the security researcher Michael Gillespie found weaknesses 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 Tocue decryption tool and learn how to proceed with the decryption process.

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Have in mind that the tool is designed to support specific offline IDs, so it may not be effective for all occasions of Tocue ransomware infections.

Tocue Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The primary method via which the .tocue files virus can infect a computer system is likely via a malicious file that is masked to seem as if it is legitimate so that users can be misled into opening it. Crooks use different tactics to spread files, like the Tocue Virus’s infection file:

  • They may send you an e-mail, containing the file, posing as an invoice, receipt or some other seemingly legitimate file.
  • They could upload the virus file on several different sites, where it could be posing as a legitimate software download.

Once the Tocue Virus has penetrated the defences of your system via exploiting Windows vulnerabilities, the virus may begin it’s menaces. The main activities after infection for the Tocue Virus are the following:

  • To create mutexes.
  • To modify the registry entries on the infected computer.
  • To drop it’s files in the Windows system directories.
  • To check if it has previously infected a given computer and avoid infecting it again.
  • Encrypt files.

The ransomware also makes sure that victims see it’s ransom note file on the infected computer:

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
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For the encryption of files, the Tocue virus may use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cipher. This algorithm for encrypting files is used by many governments and without the decryption key it generates after encrypting files, it can take years to decrypt files, unless the virus has a flaw. The files that are encrypted have the .tocue file extension and they begin to appear like the following:

Remove Tocue Ransomware and Decrypt .tocue Virus Files

Before you decrypt your files we STRONGLY recommend that you remove the virus to avoid this from happening again. You can remove Tocue Ransomware by following the steps underneath. For automatic and fast removal, we recommend that you go straight to downloading an advanced anti-malware software. It will scan your computer and make sure that the virus is removed and it is safe to decrypt files.

Paying the ransom is not reccomended, because luckily for you, this virus could be decrypted using the STOP Decrypter. You can read how to remove the virus and decrypt your files by visiting the following article:

Decrypt Files Encrypted by STOP Ransomware

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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