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Remove .Truke Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery) Remove .Truke Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)
About .Truke Virus Ransomware ATTENTION! Don’t worry, you can return all your files! All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are... Remove .Truke Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)

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About .Truke Virus Ransomware

Instructions for Truke Virus Ransomware removal

The Truke Virus will encrypt your files with the .truke extension and will leave a _readme.txt file.

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If you get your files locked by a Ransomware infection such as .Truke, .Horon or .Neras, then you should be well aware of the options that you have at your disposal in terms of how to counteract the infection and attempt to normalize things the best way you can. In order to handle this situation in the best way possible, there are several things you need to know about the Ransomware viruses. First is the fact that they use file-encryption to lock up the data present in your HDD. This is what allows them to later blackmail you through a message displayed on your screen. The message contains instructions related to the ransom you are supposed to pay for the release of the files. According to the criminals blackmailing you, upon paying the money, you will receive a special access key capably of opening all of your locked files. Of course, if you do not pay, the hackers would never send you the decryption key and your files would, supposedly, remain locked forever.

Recently, a lot of new Ransomware infections have been released and are now all over the Internet, infecting more and more machines with every passing day. .Truke Virus is one such malware piece – a Ransomware cryptovirus that has been reported recently and is currently spreading on the web, seeking its next victims. It is likely that you have found our article about .Truke Virus exactly because this malicious piece of software has entered your machine and has encrypted your personal files. If that is what has happened to you and your files and you are presently looking for some useful information which may help you in the fight against this Ransomware, stay with us, because the next lines may help you to minimize the negative consequences brought on by the attack by this cryptovirus.

Removing .Truke Virus Ransomware manually.

There are different opinions on whether paying the ransom isn’t actually an option worth considering. Due to the nature of the situation and the fact that each case is unique and different, we can’t give you a definitive answer here. Typically, paying the ransom carries the risk of sending the money without really receiving anything in return. The hackers may simply accept your “payment” and refuse to help you with your files’ decryption. Also, even if they do send you some decryption key, the said key may not work properly, and, needless to say, even if his happens, you cannot expect any money refunds.

On the flip side, you can try to remove the infection and seek alternative decryption methods. This is where our guide for removing .Truke Virus that you can find below may come in handy. However, going for this course of action also doesn’t really give any guarantees with regard to the future of your files. That being said, if you use our guide, you should be able to eliminate the cryptovirus which is a very important step and it is why we strongly advise you to try it first before you potentially move on to more radical and risky measures.

SUMMARY:

Name.Truke Virus
TypeRansomware
Danger LevelHigh (.Truke Virus Ransomware encrypts all types of files)
Symptoms.Truke Virus Ransomware is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.
Distribution Method Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.

 

 

 

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We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite's files for you. 
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Remove .Truke Virus Ransomware

1: Preparations

Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.

2: Task Manager

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.

If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.

Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.

3: IP related to .Truke Virus

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.

Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that. 

hosts_opt (1)

If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the .Truke Virus.

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To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.

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4: Disable Startup programs

Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.

Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10,  it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:

If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and .Truke Virus , disable those programs and select OK.

5: Registry Editor

Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.

Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.

Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.

6: Deleting potentially malicious data – .Truke Virus

Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:

%AppData%

%LocalAppData%

%ProgramData%

%WinDir%

%Temp%

Delete everything you see in Temp linked to .Truke Virus RansomwareAbout the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.

7: .Truke Virus Decryption

The previous steps were all aimed at removing the .Truke Virus Ransomware from your PC. However, in order to regain access to your files, you will also need to decrypt them or restore them. For that, we have a separate article with detailed instructions on what you have to do in order to unlock your data. Here is a link to that guide.

Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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