Teslacrypt ransomware shuts down and releases Master Decryption Key and TeslaDecoder.
What a good and unexpected news for both victims of this ransomware and security researchers. Teslacrypt project now shuts down saying sorry for the inconvenience. Security researchers from ESET contacted TeslaCrypt developers towards their website on the dark web, previously provided to infected users for paying the ransom. Surprisingly TeslaCrypt developers agreed to provide to all users a master decryption key. One of the biggest ransomware names in now history. Interesting facts is that the shutdown of the project comes couple of months after the latest upgrade and version 4 release.
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“Project closed! Master key for decrypt:440A241DD80FCC5664E861989DB716E08CE627D8D40C7EA360AE855C727A49EE. Wait for other people make universal decrypt software. We are sorry!“
Apparently the master decryption key works on all TeslaCrypt versions including 3 and 4 with the .xxx, .ttt, .mp3, .micro, files extension. Not log after the master key release users can also use decryption software. BloodyDolly come out with an updated decoder after the shutdown announced and master key release (Download). The current TeslaCrypt rank of popularity was number three after CryptoWall and Locky, which makes this one of the most popular ransomware. However do not be fooled. The end of something is a beginning of a new. We don’t know what will be the new project of ransomware developers. They may come out with something new and unknown yet for us. All ransomware are fairly different and fairly similar, all with a different target and demands. Now that this is a history, computer gamers should not worry for their video game files any more.
Teslacrypt distributors switching over to CryptXXX
According to security researchers from bleepingcomputer the distributors are moving to may be a better ransomware strain CryptXXX and not being really sorry. Since Teslacrypt has been sulfuring cracks into the past, moving to CryptXXX will be the same story. Not log after CryptXXX 2.0 release, Kaspersky updated the RannohDecryptor tool and users can also decrypt .crypt files. In the meantime users must stay protected. Ransomware is still the highest virus threat of the current day and you do not have to underestimate it. Consider purchasing anti malware tool to avoid any ransomware infections.
Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Malwarebytes to remove the virus. The Malwarebytes anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.
How to remove "ransomware or malware"NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
- Download Malwarebytes anti-malware.
- 2. After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Clik on Malwarebytes.exe to start the process.
- 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
- 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
- 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.