- 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
TFlower Ransomware received such a name because it places “*tflower” at the beginning of each file it encrypts. Later it shows a text document with a message saying: “Sorry to inform you but many files of your COMPANY has just been ENCRYPTED with a STRONG key.” This sentence and the fact the hackers behind this malware may want to receive 15 BTC (in our case), which is a ridiculously huge sum, suggests that the threat could be targeted at organizations. To learn more about this malicious application, we encourage you to keep reading our article. At the end of this, you can find instructions showing how to erase TFlower Ransomware manually. If you find our steps too challenging to complete or prefer using security tools when it comes to deleting malware, you should employ a reliable antimalware tool instead.
Our researchers suspect that TFlower Ransomware might be spread through malicious file-sharing websites, suspicious advertisements, and email attachments. It means that if you have noticed this threat on your system, it is likely that it was received with some recently downloaded file. Obviously, to avoid such malicious applications, users should keep away from data from the Internet. Especially if it comes from senders that you do not know or untrustworthy websites. A file may not seem harmful at all, for example, it might look like a text file, and yet it could carry a vicious threat like TFlower Ransomware. This is why we advise checking data received from the Internet with a reliable antimalware tool even if it does not seem to be harmful. Hackers can go an extra mile to trick you into launching malicious files. For instance, they could pretend to be employees of well-known companies or someone else a victim is likely to trust.
The worst part is that if you launch a malicious file carrying TFlower Ransomware, the malware might hide in the background until it encrypts all targeted files. Therefore, a victim might not understand his computer got infected until it is already too late to do anything. For example, shutting down the system and disconnecting it from the Internet, in some cases, may interfere with the encryption process. While encrypting user’s pictures, photos, text documents, and data alike, the malware may mark it by placing *tflower in from of their names. It is not an entirely unusual way to mark encrypted files. Still, it is worth mentioning that most ransomware applications place a random or a particular extension at the end of their affected files' names. Since the malicious application uses a robust encryption algorithm, all affected data should become unreadable. To explain it and tell a user what he needs to do to restore his data, the threat should drop a ransom note called !_Notice_!.txt or similarly.
Users should find a message separated into two parts inside of TFlower Ransomware’s note (!_Notice_!.txt). The first part should explain to a victim that he cannot restore his files himself and need special decryption tools. Also, this part of the message says a user has to pay to receive the needed decryption tools, and, as explained earlier, the sum could be huge. The sample we tested generated a message asking for 15 BTC. A single Bitcoin is around 8 thousand US dollars at the moment of writing, so you can image how pricey the hackers’ services might be. Of course, we do not recommend risking such sums, especially when there are no guarantees that TFlower Ransomware’s developers will hold onto o their promises.
The second part of the text in the malware’s ransom note claims a user can send a single file for free decryption. This way, the hackers probably want to convince their victims to pay. Needless to say, the fact they might be able to decrypt your files does not guarantee they will do so or provide you with the necessary decryption tools. A for the rest of the message, it should contain payment and contact information. If you choose not to put up with any demands, we advise not to pay any attention to the TFlower Ransomware’s note. Of course, it would be safest not to wait any longer and erase the malicious application from your system. To get rid of it manually, you could complete the steps available below. However, if they appear to be too tricky, you could use a reliable antimalware tool instead.
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