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Is this a serious threat

TBlocker ransomware is a file-encrypting type of malicious program, often known as ransomware. You have got a very serious contamination on your hands, and it could lead to serious issues, such as you losing your files permanently. Due to this, and the fact that infection happens quite easily, ransomware is thought to be a very dangerous infection. Infection most often happens via spam email attachments, infected advertisements or fake downloads. After it encodes your data, it will demand that you pay a certain amount of money for a decryptor utility. Depending on what kind of data encoding malware has contaminated your device, the money demanded will differ. It’s not advised to pay, even if complying with the demands is not expensive. There is nothing preventing criminals from taking your money, without giving you a decryption tool. There are a lot of accounts of people getting nothing after complying with the requests. Look into some backup options, so that if this were to reoccur, you you would not risk losing your files. We’re certain you can find an option that matches your requirements as there are plenty to choose from. Just uninstall TBlocker ransomware, and if you had made backup before the malware got into your computer, you may restore data from there. This isn’t the last time malware will enter your machine, so you need to prepare. To guard a system, one must always be ready to encounter possible threats, becoming familiar with how to avoid them.

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How does file encrypting malware spread

The majority of ransomware rely on the most primitive spread methods, which include attaching corrupted files to emails and displaying malicious advertisements. Nevertheless, it’s possible for data encrypting malicious program to use more elaborate methods.

If you are able to remember opening a file which you obtained from an apparently legitimate email in the spam folder, that might be why your files are now encrypted. Cyber crooks add an infected file to an email, which is then sent to many people. Those emails might be written in a convincing way, usually covering money topics, which is why people open them in the first place. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who certainly knows your name, uses greetings like Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the file added, you have to be cautious. To make it more clear, if someone important sends you a file, they would use your name, not common greetings, and you would not need to search for the email in the spam folder. It wouldn’t be surprising if you see names such as Amazon or PayPal used, as that would make users trust the email much more. It is also likely that you pressed on some dangerous advertisement when on a dubious site, or obtained something from an unreliable website. Be very cautious about which advertisements you engage with, especially when on suspicious websites. Or you may have downloaded a ransomware-infected file from a questionable source. Sources such as ads and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. If an application was in need of an update, you would be notified through the program itself, not via your browser, and usually they update without your interference anyway.

What does it do?

Due to ransomware’s ability to permanently lock you out of your data, it’s classified to be a highly harmful threat. And it will take minutes, if not seconds, for all your important files to become encrypted. You will notice that your files have an extension attached to them, which will help you figure out which data encoding malicious software you’re dealing with. Ransomware will use strong encryption algorithms, which might be impossible to break. You ought to then see a ransom note, which should explain the situation. It will tell you the sum you are expected to pay for a decryption tool, but buying it isn’t something we recommend doing. Remember that you’re dealing with crooks, and what’s stopping them from simply taking your money. By paying, you would not be just risking losing your money, you would also be supporting their future projects. Although it is understandable, by giving into the requests, people are making data encrypting malicious software a highly successful business, which already made $1 billion in 2016, and evidently that attracts many people to it. A better choice would be some kind of backup, which would store copies of your files if something happened to the original. And if a similar infection occurred again, you wouldn’t be endangering your files. If you are not planning on complying with the requests, proceed to delete TBlocker ransomware in case it is still running. If you become familiar with how these infections spread, you should learn to dodge them in the future.

How to remove TBlocker ransomware

If you want to fully terminate the threat, you’ll have to obtain malicious threat removal software, if it’s not already present on your system. If you are reading this, you may not be the most knowledgeable when it comes to computers, which means you shouldn’t attempt to uninstall TBlocker ransomware manually. It would be wiser to use reliable removal software which would not be jeopardizing your computer. It should not have any issues with the process, as those types of programs are designed to eliminate TBlocker ransomware and similar infections. However, in case you aren’t sure about where to start, scroll down for instructions. Just to be clear, anti-malware will only be able to get rid of the infection, it isn’t going to restore your data. Sometimes, however, the ransomware is decryptable, thus malware researchers are able to create a free decryptor, so occasionally check.

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Learn how to remove TBlocker ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove TBlocker ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Terminate TBlocker Ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove TBlocker ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove TBlocker ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Terminate TBlocker Ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Terminate TBlocker Ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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