Know How To Restore Files from .tx_locked File Virus
.tx_locked File Virus is recently detected by the malware security expert. It is the newest file encryption virus that belongs to the Ransomware family. It is a data locking virus which is also known as crypto malware. It was discovered and distributed by the team of cyber hacker with the sole motive to extort huge ransom for decryption. Is your existing files are encrypted by this nasty infection? Are you unable to access even single file? Is this virus demands ransom money? Are you unable to pay ransom money? If you want to restore files without paying money and prevent the system files from further encryption. If yes, then you need to remove .tx_locked File Virus completely from PC. In order to know more details , removal instruction and recover process follow this guide till the end.
What is .tx_locked File Virus?
.tx_locked File Virus is a highly vicious and harmful infection that is mainly designed to encrypt data and demand payment for the decryption. It is a very notorious virus that can easily alter your Windows PC security and get inside into your System. It sneakily enter your System and starts to do lots of malicious activities. Once inside into your System it will start to scan entire hard disk to encrypt all the files on your System. Like as other Ransomware it uses the strong and sophisticated encryption algorithm AES and RSA to encrypt all the personal and System files like as word, documents, text, images, xml, java script and so on. During the encryption process all of the affected files are appended with the “.tx_locked” extension so that nobody can open them. After that it will leave a ransom note “readme.txt” on your System screen that contains a threatening message.
The ransom note “readme.txt” informs victim that their network has been infected by .tx_locked File Virus which has encrypted their fies. The only way to restore data and recover files is to purchase the unique decryption tool. In order to know how To get decryption tool victim have to established contact with the cyber-criminal via email. Users must attach the ransom note to their email or copy paste the information from it into the letters. Payment must be pay in the form of bitcoins within 48 hours. They also offer upto three encrypted files for free tested. Attached file should not contain any valuable data or file and does not exceed from 1 MB. At the end of the ransom note it warned, if victim will attempt to restore files by using third party recovery Software then their data will delete permanently.
Text presented in .tx_locked File Virus ransomware’s text file (“readme.txt”):
Attention! Your network has been locked by .tx_locked File Virus
Your computers and server are encrypted
For this server all encrypted files have extension: .tx_locked
Follow our instructions below and you will recover all your data
You can’t open or work with files while it encrypted – we use strongest encryption algorithms
All backups are deleted or formatted, do not worry, we can help you restore your files
The only way to return your files back – contact us and receive decryption program.
Do not worry about guarantees – you can decrypt any 3 files FOR FREE as guarantee
Contact us: tx_locked @protonmail.com or tx_locked [email protected]
And attach in first letter this file or just send all info below (copy all info!):
personal id: –
Should Victim pay Ransom money:
Victim should not trust on Cyber cirminal and don’t try to pay ransom money to the hacker because there is no any proof that cyber criminals will send decryption tools even if victims pay ransom money on the given time period. Most of the cases where victims who trusted Ransom note then they got scammed. Cyber criminal also close all the communication way after received payment. There are highly chance victim can lose their encrypted files permanently and money as well.
How To Restore Files from .tx_locked File Virus:
If your system is really encrypted by .tx_locked File Virus and the paying money is too risky. The only way to recover their files from a backup, Volume shadow copy and third party recovery Software. Victim has to remove .tx_locked File Virus firstly and completely from the System before the start processing restore data.
How did .tx_locked File Virus distributed into my computer?
How To Protect your System from .tx_locked File Virus
Do not attach spam email which comes through unknown sources and irrelevant address. Most of the email looks like as genuine and useful and comes from official site. Please check the address if seems suspicious. Check the grammatical error or spelling mistakes of the content body before opening them. Users also avoiding the installation of freeware program from third party site. Read the installation guide carefully till the end. Select custom or advance options as well as other similar setting. In order to keep the System safe and secure please scan the system with reputable antimalware tool.
Name: .tx_locked File Virus
File Extension: “.tx_locked”
Type: Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description: .tx_locked File Virus is a file encrypting virus that belonging to the Dharma Ransomware family. It is specific designed to encrypt data of the target System and demands ransom money for the decryption.
Symptoms: .tx_locked File Virus will encrypt your files by appending the “.tx_locked” extension to them.
Ransom Demanding Note: “readme.txt”
Distribution Method: .tx_locked File Virus distributed into the system through spam email campaigns, untrustworthy software download, software ‘cracking’ tools and fake software updates.
Removal Process: To eliminate this nasty virus we are highly recommended use automatic removal tool.
[Tips & Tricks] How to remove .tx_locked File Virus ?
If your System has infected with .tx_locked File Virus , then be careful. You should try to remove this Ransomware from your computer immediately. As we all know that Ransomware is able to encrypt/lock your personal files stored in your computer hard drives by adding its own extension in each file. However, it spreads the copies of itself in each location of your computer quickly and makes all types of files encrypted. So, we recommended you to remove .tx_locked File Virus from System as soon as possible. Here, you can get proper solution to remove Ransomware from your machine. To remove crypto-malware, read the instructions given below.
Harmful impacts of .tx_locked File Virus : How it gets into your machine? And what it does?
Thanks to Cyber security experts & researchers who have discovered .tx_locked File Virus that is activity being distribute against computer users. It uses several techniques to get enters into your PCs and makes all files of your System locked. According to experts, cybercriminals uses several techniques to spread .tx_locked File Virus in your machine i.e.,
- Infected files: The hackers can create infected documents by injecting malicious codes in it and spread these malicious files via free software packages which you are downloaded from internet.
- Phishing Campaigns: Cybercriminals use email spam techniques to distribute .tx_locked File Virus on target machine. They can launch large scale email campaigns and develop such websites that will impersonate genuine services. As receipt or visitors, you will see stolen or fabricated content that forced the users into downloading and running the infected files.
- Malicious sites or file sharing network: Cyber crooks can redirect your browser’s search on shady or hacked websites and also use file sharing network to spread the harmful programs.
Further explanation about .tx_locked File Virus , this nasty Ransomware injects malicious codes in targeted machine and performs malicious actions against System security including disabled all the security application, block Firewall, Modifies System registry setting, locks all files and many other damages in your computer. The main motive of cybercriminals behinds the Ransomware attack is to lock your personal files and asks you to pay ransom money for decryption key. However, it spreads the copies of ransom note as explanation on your System screen which suggests you what to do when all files have been locked.
.tx_locked File Virus considered as crypto-virus helps extortionists to earn illegal money
It is another dangerous Ransomware program created cybercriminals for malware campaigns. Initially, the extortionists start injecting System registry to achieve and interfere with processes in Windows. However, it encrypts all files stored in your computer and displays the ransomware note in front of you on the screen. They demand certain amount of ransom money and ask you to contact their technical experts for further information about decryption key. We recommended you should not to pay any amount of extortion money for decryption. I am sure that .tx_locked File Virus or hacker behind this ransomware will never decrypt or recover your files at any cases. However, it could be set to delete all Shadow Volume copies from Windows Operating System. In case if your System has infected with .tx_locked File Virus , then you should try to remove .tx_locked File Virus and also try to know how to get back your encrypted data.
Preparation before starting the procedure to remove .tx_locked File Virus
- Before starting the removal process, make sure you have strong backup of your all files. You should have strong backup & recovery tool to insure your files against any data loss.
- You should follow the removal steps in proper ways and to do that you can open the instructions in front of your eyes.
- Be patient while removal process not done and follow the instructions carefully.
Procedure 1: Boot your PC in Safe Mode to isolate and remove .tx_locked File Virus
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “msconfig” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Now, go to “Boot” tab
Step 3: Select “Safe Boot > Network” and click on “Apply” and “OK”
Step 4: Click on “Restart” to go into safe mode
Procedure 2: Clean the System Registries, created by .tx_locked File Virus on your machine
In most of the cases, .tx_locked File Virus (Ransomware) targeted following System registries of Windows machine
To open registry editor and delete any values created by .tx_locked File Virus , you can follow the instruction given below
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “regedit” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Once System registry Editor opened, you can freely navigate to “Run and RunOnce” keys whose location are shown above
Step 3: Now, you can remove the value of virus by right clicking on it and removing it
Procedure 3: How to find files created by .tx_locked File Virus on your System?
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” key from keyboard and type “explorer.exe” and click on “OK”
Step 2: Click on your PC either “My Computer”, “My PC” or “This PC”
Step 3: Now, navigate to search box in top-right of your PC screen and type “file extension” after which type the file extension.
Find files in Windows Operating System (For Windows XP)
Step 1: Click on “Start Menu” icon and then choose “search” preference
Step 2: Now, choose “More Advanced options” from search assistant box
Step 3: After that, type the name of file which you are looking for and click on search button.
Procedure 4: How to restore or recover encrypted files? (Automatic Solution)
We recommended you to please avoid paying any extortion money for decryption and use powerful backup & recovery tool to restore files encrypted by Ransomware. You can easily restore all files locked by Ransomware if you have created backup of your files in some other external storage media drives. In case if you have not created any backup of your data or not backup & recovery software is not available in your computer, then you have to use third-party data recovery tool for creating backup. To do this, follow the instruction given below
Step 1: At first, you need to download “Data Recovery Tool”
Step 2: Now, execute “Data Recovery Setup” carefully by following On-Screen instructions
Step 3: After that, launch the software and scan the PC deeply to retrieve the files encrypted by .tx_locked File Virus
Step 4: Now, restore the files encrypted by Ransomware