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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans

Tabe Ransomware

Your inability to protect your Windows operating system can cost you your files, and Tabe Ransomware is here to make sure of that. Unguarded operating systems have various security backdoors and cracks that cybercriminals can use to drop and execute malware files. Of course, in most cases, the victim is involved as well. Spam emails seem to be preferred by cybercriminals, who can create a misleading message and pin a malicious file to it. If the recipient of such an email is gullible enough, and if their system is not protected appropriately, malware can be executed silently. That is how ransomware might have entered your own system as well. If that has happened already, it might be too late for you to secure your files, but Windows security is something that you need to think about along with the removal of Tabe Ransomware. Our researchers can help you delete all threats and secure your operating system, and so if you are interested in that, continue to read.

Tabe Ransomware is a clone of Kuus Ransomware, Pezi Ransomware, Usam Ransomware, and other variants from the STOP Ransomware family. These threats might belong to one attacker or different attackers, but they are all identical. Due to this, the free STOP Decryptor created by cybersecurity experts might help all victims. Unfortunately, we cannot be sure of that. We do not know if all or any of your files will be restored if you employ this tool, but if you have no way of replacing the corrupted files, using this tool might be your only option. Unfortunately, recovering the files with the “.tabe” extension attached to their names manually is unlikely to be possible. What about the decryptor that the attackers behind Tabe Ransomware promise using the “_readme.txt” message? This text file is dropped by the infection once your files are fully encrypted, and while it is not dangerous to open it, you do not want to pay very close attention to the message inside. If you do, you might get yourself scammed.

The attacker responsible for Tabe Ransomware wants you to think that you need to purchase a decryptor that they are offering for $490. To pay this ransom, you are instructed to email or first. Even if the ransom was $1, we would not recommend contacting cybercriminals, giving them your money, or following any other instructions. The attackers cannot be trusted, and we doubt that they would give anything to you, even if you fulfilled all demands. If you are set on paying the ransom, at least try using the free decryptor first, and check your backups to see what copies of which files you might have. If you realize that you have copies of most important files, doing what cybercriminals want you to do is definitely not the right move. If you have backups, delete Tabe Ransomware without hesitation, and then, if you need it, replace the corrupted files on your computer. Note that it is never a good idea to access backups via a system that is infected because you risk having backups infected as well. Always use a malware-free device for that.

There is not much to be said about the removal of Tabe Ransomware. This infection has a malicious .exe file, a ransom note file, and a file dedicated to a victim’s identification code. These are the components you need to remove from your operating system, and if you are interested in doing that manually, please check the manual removal guide below. Unfortunately, identifying malware components is not always easy, and you might be unable to do it yourself. What then? Implementing a trusted anti-malware tool is certainly the option we recommend because it can both delete Tabe Ransomware (automatically) and also secure your Windows operating system, which, of course, is very important. As long as your system remains unprotected, you will continue to face the risk of new malware attacks. If you do not want that, we suggest that you set up appropriate security systems ASAP. If you have any questions about the threat, the encryption process, the removal, or Windows protection, do not forget to add them to the comments section.

Tabe Ransomware Removal

  1. Open File Explorer by tapping Win+E keys on the keyboard.
  2. Type %homedrive% into the bar at the top and tap Enter.
  3. Delete the file called _readme.txt and the folder called SystemID.
  4. Type %localappdata% into the bar at the top and tap Enter.
  5. Delete the {random long name} folder that contains a malicious .exe file.
  6. Once you exit File Explorer, immediately Empty Recycle Bin.
  7. Employ a malware scanner you trust to help you scan the system for leftovers.
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