T1Happy Ransomware

What is T1Happy Ransomware?

T1Happy Ransomware shows a warning saying: “YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY A RANSOMWARE,” as soon as it encrypts user’s data. If you see it, you most likely infected your device with this malicious application. In which case, we highly recommend reading our full article to get to know this threat better. In the text, we will discuss its possible distribution channels, its effective manner, and deletion ways. Our researchers advise against contacting the hackers or putting up with their demands. Instead, they recommend erasing T1Happy Ransomware with the removal steps available below, or a legitimate antimalware tool of your preferences. As you see the malicious application can auto start with the operating system, which means it could encrypt files you could place or create on the infected device. Thus, to avoid receiving further damage, we believe the malware should be eliminated.testtest

Where does T1Happy Ransomware come from?

We cannot be one hundred percent sure, but T1Happy Ransomware might be spread via malicious email attachments or data obtained from torrent websites, pop-up advertisements, etc. To put it simply, it could have settled in after launching some suspicious recently downloaded file. If you do not want to encounter such a threat ever again, you should start from being more cautious with data downloaded from the Internet. Another thing we ought to advise is always scanning files raising suspicious with a legitimate antimalware tool because if the data appears to be malicious, it might be too late to do anything once it is launched. Plus, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend making sure the system has no vulnerabilities like old passwords, outdated software, and so on. Such weaknesses might make it easier for malicious applications to get in uninvited.

How does T1Happy Ransomware work?

In the beginning, the malware should create a particular Registry Entry that would allow it to restart with the operating system. Next, T1Happy Ransomware was programmed to disable Task Manager and Registry Editor to make it more difficult for the user to stop the encryption process and remove the threat. Nonetheless, its main task is to encrypt the user’s files with a strong encryption algorithm. To separate affected files from data that does not get encrypted, T1Happy Ransomware is supposed to add a second extension called .happy to each enciphered file. For example, a document named text.docx should turn into text.docx.happy. Lastly, the malicious application should change the Desktop’s image and drop a text document (HIT BY RANSOMWARE.txt ) on it. According to the messages available on the image and the text document, the user could decrypt his data himself or pay a ransom to get it deciphered. We did not try restoring encrypted files ourselves, but it might be possible, and if you have no backup, it might be a good idea to look for a decryption tool on the Internet. Just make sure it comes from reputable sources.

How to erase T1Happy Ransomware?

If you do not want to pay the ransom or risk getting your new data encrypted, we advise not to wait for too long and erase T1Happy Ransomware. The instructions you should be able to see below this paragraph can explain how to remove the malicious application manually. Of course, it could be a challenging process for anyone who has no experience in deleting such threats. Thus, it might be smarter to download a legitimate antimalware tool and erase the malware with its help.

Reboot the PC in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Windows key+I and tap the Power button.
  2. Click and hold the Shift key; then pick Restart.
  3. Pick Troubleshoot from the Advanced Options menu.
  4. Select Startup Settings, choose Restart, then click the F5 key and restart the computer.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start and select the Shutdown options.
  2. Select Restart, then tap and hold the F8 key as soon as the computer begins restarting.
  3. Choose from Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking in the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Press Enter and log on.

Eliminate T1Happy Ransomware

  1. Press Windows key+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  3. Find this particular location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Locate a value name called Cortana and check its value data, which should contain a path leading to the malware’s installer.
  5. Right-click this value name and choose Modify; copy the path and click OK.
  6. Right-click the malicious value name again and press Delete.
  7. Close Registry Editor.
  8. Press Windows key+E.
  9. Insert the copied path and go to it.
  10. Find the malicious file launched before the computer got infected, right-click it and choose Delete.
  11. Navigate to %TEMP%
  12. Find an image named don.bmp, right-click it and choose Delete.
  13. Go to your Desktop; right-click a document titled HIT BY RANSOMWARE.txt and select Delete.
  14. Close File Explorer and empty Recycle Bin.
  15. Reboot the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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