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

T1Happy Ransomware

No matter what you could read in T1Happy Ransomware’s name, there is nothing happy about this application. It is a malicious computer infection that aims to steal your money in exchange for a decryption key. The truth is that you do not need a decryption key to retrieve the files that have been affected by this infection because there is a public decryption key available. In other words, you need to remove T1Happy Ransomware from your system right now, without even considering the possibility of paying these criminals. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.

This program is not a wide-spread malicious infection, so there hasn’t been enough research made on it, and, as a result, we do not know its exact distribution channels. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that T1Happy Ransomware spreads via spam email attachments and corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol connections. This also means that it is possible to avoid such infections if users employ certain security measures.

For instance, it is always a good idea to think twice before opening an email from an unfamiliar sender. Even if you have to open emails every single day because of your occupation, you should still at least go through its contents before you click to download the attached file. Spam emails that distribute T1Happy Ransomware and other similar ransomware are really sophisticated these days, and sometimes you may not even notice that there is something suspicious about it. However, have you really been waiting for that message from a financial institution? Did you really buy something that this new invoice is telling you about? Look out for signs, and don’t be hasty about opening every single email immediately.

If, by any chance, you feel that you have to open a particular file no matter what, you can always scan it with a security program. If the downloaded file is malicious, the program will notify you about it. The same applies to various files you receive via RDP connections. Do not open received files automatically because one of them might infect you with T1Happy Ransomware.

However, if this ransomware does enter your system, we feel obliged to tell you more about the things it does. Just like any other ransomware programs out there, T1Happy Ransomware scans your system looking for the files it can encrypt. We know that it can encrypt files in %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles (x86)%, %SystemRoot%, %AppData%, %Temp%, and %UserProfile% directories. This means that it does affect quite a lot of personal and system files.

To stop you from killing the malicious process, T1Happy Ransomware will also disable Task Manager, Registry Editor, and the CMD utility. On top of that, the program also deletes Shadow copies (provided they had been enabled), thus making sure that you (supposedly) would have only one way to restore your files, and that is by paying the ransom.

However, the program may leave certain users confused because its ransom note does not seem to talk about the money at all. Here’s what it has to say:

In order to decrypt your files, you must decompile the ransomware (which is easy) and find out the encryption method (easy aswell)
Next time, think before your execute. Your next ransomware could’nt be that easy to crack and you would lost all your files :(

Perhaps the reason T1Happy Ransomware does not ask for a release fee lies indeed in the fact that the program is rather easy to crack. But that is for security specialists, not for regular users. Therefore, you need to turn to mitigate the damage it has caused.

If you search for a public decryption key online, you will definitely find out. However, before you do that, you need to remove T1Happy Ransomware for good. Please note that you will also have to remove an entry from your registry because the program creates a point of execution. If you do not want to tamper with Registry Editor (after you have removed the malware files), you can always invest in a licensed security tool that will terminate this infection automatically. It will also protect your system from similar threats, but don’t forget that a lot of that lies on you.

How to Remove T1Happy Ransomware

  1. Go to the Downloads folder.
  2. Remove the most recently downloaded files.
  3. Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
  4. Delete the don.bmp file and restart your computer.
  5. Press Win+R again when your system loads.
  6. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  7. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. On the right pane, right-click and delete the file in PathToRansomware.
  9. Scan your system with SpyHunter.
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