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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Technicy Ransomware

Technicy Ransomware is a new threat developed by malicious software creators. Most likely, it has not affected many computers yet, but you should still be very cautious because it might show up on your computer at any time. The ransomware infection uses the Polish language as its major, so specialists suspect that this threat could have been developed with the intention of causing problems to users speaking Polish. Since Technicy Ransomware is distributed via spam emails, you might discover this infection on your computer even if you do not know a single word in Polish, so you should still be cautious all the time. If it ever happens that this ransomware infection successfully enters your computer, you will find out about its entrance soon because it will encrypt your .ppt, .txt, .exe, .dat, .sql, .mdb, .sin, .arj, .xz, .core, .ico, .avi, .lnk, .bmp, .mp3, .mp4, .dll, .psd, .pdf, and other files located in the %USERPROFILE% directory. Unlike other threats known as ransomware, it does not demand a ransom, but, unfortunately, it does not mean that you will be given a decryption key to unlock your personal files. These encrypted files could only be restored from a backup, but you must delete the ransomware infection fully from your computer first before you start the data restoration procedure.

Specialists at understood immediately that Technicy Ransomware is a new computer infection based on Hidden-Tear. As a consequence, they did not find it hard at all to find out how it acts on victims’ machines. Following the successful entrance, this infection scans the system and then encrypts files by appending .technicy to all of them. This extension cannot be removed easily, and, on top of that, users are not offered to purchase the decryption key from the owner of Technicy Ransomware, so their only chance to get files back is to restore them from a backup. Also, you can wait until a free decryptor is released, but we cannot promise that this will happen soon. A bunch of encrypted files is not the only symptom showing that the ransomware infection is on the system. If Technicy Ransomware has affected your computer, you should also discover a new .txt file (czytaj.txt) on Desktop. Additionally, you should find a new image set as Desktop background because this threat downloads a new picture from and then drops it in %HOMEDRIVE%\[USERNAME].

Technicy Ransomware does not disable any system utilities. You will not find any new registry keys in the system registry after its entrance either, but you will definitely find its copy in %HOMEDRIVE%\[USERNAME]\Rand123\local.exe. Yes, it copies itself to this folder and then starts performing its activities straight from this directory. You will need to remove it from this folder to disable it – the last paragraph of this article will tell you more about the removal procedure.

Our malware researchers say that Technicy Ransomware is not a prevalent ransomware infection, but they still recommend being cautious because cyber criminals might start distributing it actively one day. It should be mainly distributed via spam emails as an attachment, but other methods can be used to spread it as well. Of course, it does not mean that it is impossible to prevent ransomware infections from entering the system. You can ensure your system’s maximum protection by installing a security application on your computer, so do this today because it might be already too late to do that tomorrow.

Technicy Ransomware is not a very sophisticated infection, so you should be able to remove it from your system manually. What you need to do to erase it is to delete its copy local.exe and remove the ransom note from Desktop. Also, you can remove the image dropped in %HOMEDRIVE%\[USERNAME]. Of course, it will take some time to delete the ransomware infection from the system manually, so if you are looking for a quicker way to get rid of it, you should go to perform a system with an automated malware remover instead. Such a scanner will remove all the components of the ransomware infection in the blink of an eye, but your files, unfortunately, will not be decrypted. As mentioned above, you could only decrypt your files for free from a backup.

How to delete Technicy Ransomware

  1. Open Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Delete the copy of the ransomware infection: %HOMEDRIVE%\[USERNAME]\Rand123\local.exe.
  3. Delete the image (technicy.png) from %HOMEDRIVE%\[USERNAME].
  4. Remove the ransom note czytaj.txt from Desktop.
  5. Empty Recycle bin.
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