Remove Ttii ransomware
Ttii ransomware, also known as .ttii virus, is a file-encrypting malware from the Djvu/STOP ransomware family. Because this malware targets personal files and essentially takes them hostage, it’s considered to be a very dangerous malware infection. Once initiated on a computer, it will immediately begin encrypting files. Affected files will have .ttii added to them. You will not be able to open files that have this extension unless you first use a special decryptor. However, considering that the only people who have it are the cybercriminals operating this ransomware, getting the decryptor is no easy task. They will try to sell you the decryptor for $980 but buying it or even contacting the cybercriminals is not recommended for reasons we will get into below.
As soon as ransomware is initiated, it will begin encrypting your personal files. It will primarily target photos, videos, images, documents, etc., essentially all files that users are most willing to pay for. All encrypted files will have .ttii attached to them. For example, a text.txt file would become text.txt.ttii. Files with this extension will be unopenable unless they are first decrypted using a special decryptor. The _readme.txt ransom note explains how you can get the decryptor, but, unfortunately, it involves paying a ransom. The regular price is $980 but the note mentions a 50% discount to users who make contact with the cybercriminals within the first 72 hours. Whether that is actually true or not is debatable but we do not recommend paying the ransom or even engaging with the cybercriminals. Consider the fact that you are dealing with cybercriminals, which means they will feel no obligation to help even if you pay. Unfortunately, many users in the past have not received their decryptors. So while paying the ransom is your decision to make, you need to be aware of the risks.
If you have a habit of backing up your personal files and there are copies of your files available, you should have no issue with file recovery. However, it’s essential that you first remove Ttii ransomware from your computer using anti-malware software. Do not try to do it manually because you could accidentally cause additional damage to your computer. Once the ransomware is fully gone from your device, you can safely connect to your backup and recover your files.
If you do not have a backup, recovering files will be more difficult. It is possible that a free Ttii ransomware decryptor will be released in the future but it’s not available at the moment. Developing it will be difficult for malware researchers because ransomware from this family uses online keys to encrypt files. This means that the keys are unique to each victim, and a victim’s specific key is necessary to decrypt files. But it’s not impossible that the cybercriminals themselves will eventually release the keys if they ever decide to close shop. It has happened in the past. So back up your encrypted files and store them safely in case a free Ttii ransomware decryptor does become available.
Ransomware distribution methods
Becoming familiar with malware distribution methods and developing better online habits can be an effective means of preventing malware infection. Users with bad browsing habits are much more likely to pick up malware infections because they engage in risky behavior.
Using torrents to distribute malware can also lead to a malware infection. It’s common knowledge that torrent sites are often poorly moderated, and this allows malicious actors to upload torrents with malware in them. It’s usually torrents for popular content that have malware in them. For example, torrents for movies, TV series, video games, software, etc., often have malware in them, particularly if the content is recently-released. We strongly recommend against using torrents to pirate and pirating in general. It’s not only essentially stealing content but also dangerous for the computer and your data.
Malware distributors often use emails to spread their malware. Hacker forums are full of leaked email addresses that malicious actors buy in the thousands. Senders of these malicious emails often claim to be from known legitimate companies emailing an important document that needs to be urgently reviewed. The emails are often money-themed because this is a topic that users often react to strongly. But for whatever reason, the emails are usually pretty obvious. The biggest thing that usually gives these emails away is grammar and spelling mistakes. If senders claim to be from legitimate companies but their emails are full of mistakes, it’s quite obvious that something is not right. How an email addresses users can also indicate whether an email is malicious. If you receive an email from someone whose attachment you would need to open, you would be addressed by name, not generic words like User, Customer, Member, etc. Since malicious actors usually do not know the names of potential victims, they use generic words to address users.
We should also mention that it’s a good idea to always scan unsolicited email attachments with anti-malware software or VirusTotal before opening them. Some malicious spam emails may be much more sophisticated if malicious actors have access to certain personal information. This usually happens when someone specific is a target and cybercriminals invest time and more effort into tricking victims.
Ttii ransomware removal
Do not attempt to remove Ttii ransomware manually unless you know exactly what to do. Instead, use an anti-malware program. You could end up causing additional damage to your computer if you’re not careful. Furthermore, if you do not fully delete Ttii ransomware and connect to your backup, your backed-up files would become encrypted as well. So using anti-malware software is not only the easiest but also the safest way to get rid of ransomware. Only when the ransomware has been fully removed should you access your backup to start recovering your files.
If you do not have a backup, your only option may be to wait for a free Ttii ransomware decryptor to be released. It’s not certain whether one will actually be released but if you want to recover your files in the future, back up the encrypted files and check NoMoreRansom for a Ttii ransomware decryptor. We should also caution you that there are many fake decryptors promoted on questionable forums, downloading which could result in additional malware entering the computer.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.