TBlocker Ransomware

What is TBlocker Ransomware?

The malicious TBlocker Ransomware is a clandestine threat. If it were not secretive, you would not let it in, and it is very likely that you are responsible for letting this malicious infection into your own Windows operating system. The threat could be delivered to you via spam email, and its launcher could be concealed as, for example, a document file. If reliable security software is not set up to protect you against the invasion of malicious threats, it is likely to slither in without any notice at all. Of course, it is not the nature of this malware to stay silent forever. As soon as it encrypts files, it is meant to reveal itself by exposing you to an intimidating ransom demand. The bad news is that you cannot recover your files by removing TBlocker Ransomware. The good news is that if this malicious threat has invaded your operating system, it is most likely that you will be able to recover your files. Continue reading to learn all about this, including the removal process.test

How does TBlocker Ransomware work?

If the devious TBlocker Ransomware has slithered in, it is most likely that you recognized the existence of this malware only after it locked the screen and introduced you to a ransom message. According to it, you need to pay a ransom of $250 to a specified Bitcoin wallet to recover your files. The message also informs that if you do not pay the ransom in the given time, the encrypted files would be leaked online, and your computer would be “permanently locked.” That is unlikely to be the case, but, of course, you do not want to waste any time or test the cyber criminals who are behind TBlocker Ransomware. According to our researchers at Anti-Spyare-101.com, the screen should be unlocked if you typed “580933” into the area that is allocated to the “payment code.” This code, however, does nothing for the encrypted files. If files are encrypted – and “_” is attached to their original names when they are – the victim should try using the key “Password.” Hopefully, the files are then decrypted, and you can move on to deleting the malicious infection from your operating system.

When the operating system is taken over by TBlocker Ransomware, the explorer.exe process is killed, which is how the infection makes it look as if your screen was locked down. The infection also disables the Task Manager to ensure that you cannot kill and create processes. According to our research, the Task Manager is killed using a special registry key that is created in the Windows Registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. The name of the key is “DisableTaskMgr,” and you will need to delete it. All in all, although the infection encrypts files, and it demands a ransom just like any other well-known file-encryptor – for example, Datakeeper Ransomware, Cypher Ransomware, or Annabelle Ransomware – TBlocker Ransomware is not the worst infection you could face. Of course, you want to protect yourself and your operating system against this kind of malware in the future. It is imperative to install reliable security software, but it is also very important to back up personal files. Even if ransomware encrypts data, you will be able to recover it.

How to remove TBlocker Ransomware

You need to delete TBlocker Ransomware as quickly as possible, and, hopefully, you can recover your files before you do that. Although the infection kills explorer.exe, you should be able to unlock your screen, and Windows Explorer should be restored. If it is not, you will need to remove the ransomware after rebooting to Safe Mode. When it comes to the removal of TBlocker Ransomware, you need to erase a registry key created by it, and, of course, you need to find and erase the launcher file. In our case, this file was named “TBlocker.exe,” and it was dropped to a unique folder in the %TEMP% directory. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that this is where you will find the infection too. If you are unable to identify and erase the ransomware yourself, do not hesitate to install anti-malware software because it will automatically erase every malicious piece. Even more important, it will guarantee protection against malware in the future.

Removal Instructions

N.B. Enter code “580933” to unlock the screen, and use key “Password” to decrypt personal data.

  1. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping keys Win+E.
  2. Enter %TEMP% into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the folder named temp and then Delete the file named TBlocker.exe (if the file does not exist, install a malware scanner to help you find the infection).
  4. Launch RUN by tapping keys Win+R.
  5. Type regedit.exe into the dialog box and click OK to launch Registry Editor.
  6. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
  7. Delete the key named DisableTaskMgr.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan to check for any removal-deserving leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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