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

TotalWipeOut Ransomware

New threats emerge every day, and when we are lucky, we find new ones before they start spreading and affecting users. TotalWipeOut Ransomware is a threat just like that. It has the potential to act as a true file encryptor, but our researchers have found that it does not work at the moment. That is the discovery that was made while testing the latest sample obtained by our malware experts. New variations of this threat could be created in the future, and if that happens, we will review and report them. For now, however, we can only discuss the current state of the ransomware, and if you are curious to learn about it, continue reading this report. We answer some of the most basic questions about this infection, and we also show how to delete it from the Windows operating system. If you wish to learn how to remove TotalWipeOut Ransomware, check out the guide below, and use the tips available in the guide. If you have further questions about the infection, add them to the comments section below.

Files with .DOC, .TXT, .MOV, .MP4, .JPG, and over 170 other types of extensions are in danger if the suspicious TotalWipeOut Ransomware attacks. These are the files that the threat is programmed to encrypt, and it appears that it can corrupt files everywhere on the computer. Of course, it is unlikely that it would affect system files because that could lead to system crashes, and that would mean a failed attack. The victim has to see the files that were corrupted (when they are, the “.TW” extension is added to their names), as well as the ransom note that is represented via an image. The ransom note is very short: “Hello. All of files may have been encrypted. If this is the case - The price of the decryption is 1 XMR/$200.” The unique thing is that the same message is shown in 9 different languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian. This suggests that TotalWipeOut Ransomware is meant to be distributed all over the place. It does not have just one specific target. Of course, this does not affect the functionality of the infection, and the removal process stays the same regardless of the language.

It is pretty clear what the creator of TotalWipeOut Ransomware wants, right? It’s money. If you pay it, your files are encrypted; or so you are meant to believe. The tested sample did not explain how to pay the ransom, and so it was impossible. All in all, even if it was possible to pay the ransom after the infection encrypted files, we would not recommend doing it. Cyber criminals can make empty promises just to get your money, and we are sure you do not want to lose both money and files. Unfortunately, we still do not have information on whether or not files encrypted by TotalWipeOut Ransomware could be decrypted. At the moment, a free decryptor does not exist, but if the infection attacks, this is the first thing you want to look into. If you are lucky, a decryptor will exist, and you will be able to free your files. Of course, keep in mind that decryptors are a hot commodity these days, and so cyber criminals might create fake ones. If you do not want to have to remove more infections, do your research before installing anything new.

You want to delete TotalWipeOut Ransomware from your operating system as soon as possible, and while you might be interested in doing that manually, you certainly do not want to jeopardize your virtual security. Even if you successfully remove TotalWipeOut Ransomware manually, you still need to think about other threats that might attempt to invade your operating system in the future. Sure, you could try being more careful so as not to let in malware, but the best thing you can do is install trustworthy anti-malware software. If it is installed and running, you will not need to fear the invasion of other threats, and all infections that already exist will be eliminated automatically. Have you cleaned your system yourself already, and a malware scanner detected no leftovers? You still should think about protecting your system using legitimate security software.

TotalWipeOut Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete all recently downloaded suspicious files.
  2. Empty Recycle Bin to complete the removal.
  3. Scan your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner.
  4. Delete malware leftovers if they are found on your computer.
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