Tear Dr0p Ransomware

What is Tear Dr0p Ransomware?

Tear Dr0p Ransomware shows a message saying all of the user’s files got enciphered with a strong cryptosystem, but in reality, it is possible none of the files on the infected computer were damaged. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the malware might still be under the development stage as it would explain why the variants we came across did not manage to encrypt even a single file. Further, in the article, we will tell more about Tear Dr0p Ransomware and its working manner. As for users who came here only to learn how to eliminate this malicious application, we would recommend using the instructions placed below the text as they will explain the manual deletion process step by step. Also, if you have any questions related to the infection or its removal, we encourage you to leave a comment at the end of this page.testtest

Where does Tear Dr0p Ransomware come from?

So far it is unknown how Tear Dr0p Ransomware manages to get in, but since we have tested many other ransomware programs, we can list a few possible options from our experience. One of the most popular methods to spread these malicious applications is to deliver targeted users infected email attachments. As a result, the user launches the malware without even realizing it himself. Accordingly, users are always advised to check all suspicious files received with Spam or from unknown people with a legitimate antimalware tool. Of course, if the attachment does not seem to be important you should not take any chances and erase it. Other ways to receive threats is through fake updates, malicious ads, infected software installers, and so on. Such data might be found on various file-sharing web pages and harmful websites. Thus, to maintain the system's security, it would be smarter not to visit doubtful sites.

How does Tear Dr0p Ransomware work?

Right after the user launches Tear Dr0p Ransomware’s installer the malware might place an executable file titled Tear Dr0p.exe in %APPDATA%. Our researchers learned it opens a pop-up window with a particular text. At first, the user should notice a warning sentence written in red; it says “Your files have been encrypted with AES, using 256 bit private key.” Then the text says the user does not have to fear since the cyber criminals behind Tear Dr0p Ransomware will not ask for any money in return for decrypting use’s data. The hackers claim the data will be deciphered if the user passes “a test.” It would seem it is shown if you click the “Play game” button. The malicious application should open a separate window with a text saying you have to collect enough points by working out “the patterns.” It does not look like doing so might cause any harm, but fortunately, you may not have to play such games to get your data back as the chances are they did not even get enciphered. Of course, the infection could be upgraded with time, and so we do not recommend leaving it unattended.

How to eliminate Tear Dr0p Ransomware?

More experienced users could follow the instructions placed at the end of this article as they will show how to remove Tear Dr0p Ransomware manually. Users who find this task a bit too complicated should download a legitimate antimalware tool and let it erase the malicious application for you. Doing so could also help users get rid of other malware possibly hiding on the system as well as guard the computer against future threats.

Remove Tear Dr0p Ransomware

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Look for a malicious process that could be associated with the malware.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Leave Task Manager.
  6. Tap Windows key+E.
  7. Check the following paths:
  8. Locate the file responsible for infecting the system.
  9. Right-click the suspicious file and press Delete.
  10. Navigate to %APPDATA%
  11. Right-click a file called Tear Dr0p.exe and press Delete.
  12. Exit the File Explorer.
  13. Empty your Recycle bin.
  14. Reboot the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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