TeslaCrypt Virus – Removal Instructions

TeslaCrypt is the new and improved version of previous TeslaCrypt programs that had disappeared for a few months. Not much has changed in the user interface that is exhibiting the same behaviors and notification files. TeslaCrypt attempts to blackmail victims for either very important files or the entire hard drive. The virus is actually file-encrypting ransomware that has now extended its usage of anonymous peer-to-peer networks. This extension has created a new peer-to-peer network that allows for a easier, quicker payoff for the infectors. Past TeslaCrypts used Tor gateway links to instruct the infected user, but TeslaCrypt has changed this. It communicates over I2P, which is what makes it simpler and friendlier for both the infector and the infected users to use.

Now that the infected user can more easily understand and install the software, they are more likely to pay the ransom. However, even after the ransom is paid, TeslaCrypt unencrypts the files but also saves the files for themselves. TeslaCrypt exploits the vulnerabilities of users that have already installed malware on their computers, as well as, computer users who have not updated their browser plug-ins. It is also particularly dangerous for business computers that store important and financial information in their files.


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TeslaCrypt works by identifying easy targets, and then uses a process called localization to adapt and customize its page based on data of language and location to create a more authentic looking request. Like all ransomware, it works by subtly encrypting the files or hard drives of the victims with a cryptographic algorithm. After a successful encryption, the infected user is re-directed to a TeslaCrypt website. They are then asked to pay bit coin (virtual currency) for the decryption key.

In past ransomware, this did not always mean that the infected user would receive their files back. However, reputation of malware and ransomware is actually important because if other computer users find out that their files are not returned after paying the ransom, infected users will see no point in paying the ransom. TeslaCrypt is focused on this good reputation and people have reported that their decryption key allowing for them to retrieve their files was given within a 2 hour time span. However, the virus is very malicious, improved, and relatively new so paying the infectors could open the computer and files up to a very compromising situation.

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TeslaCrypt Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the TeslaCrypt virus.

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** PLEASE NOTE: If the TeslaCrypt Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

If you need help, this is the number to call!

b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the TeslaCrypt Virus Removal Program

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a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:

iexplore http://www.spywarehelpcenter.com/remove

Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the TeslaCrypt Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for TeslaCrypt.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the TeslaCrypt virus and any other threats found.

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*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the TeslaCrypt virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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