How to remove Tfude virus and restore encrypted files

Today's entry was written to help users to delete Tfude virus - another version of STOP ransomware. On this page, we'll give you the most efficient advice on Tfude removal, together with some tips on file recovery. Here we have the general information about ransomware that may assist you to avoid troubles in future.

Tfude ransomware virus

Tfude is the worst thing which belongs to the list of the scariest viruses of the Internet. It's a pure pillage, but with no alive pillagers involved: web-criminals infect the machine and grab all they need, leaving a user with an empty system, filled with wasted folders. Tfude virus is the brightest instance of encrypting programs: it’s not difficult to get and very hard to defeat, but there are some things you can do. On this page, we'll explain to you the basic rules of ransomware's work and the manners of its penetration into your workstation. We will tell you what measures you have to take to avoid encrypting virus' infestation, and what you can do to get your information back. Don't forget that most of the ransomware will never get defeated, and if you have one – your information might be already lost completely. Sometimes swindlers make a mistake to develop the approach to beat their virus or to reverse its doings. The customer may be saved by specific controls of the OS, and we'll teach you how you can use it.

What is Tfude ransomware

The encrypting malware, also known as ransomware, are the programs that infect your systems and waste their information to gain money for its restoration. The penetration is usually carried out through malspam campaigns or zero-day vulnerabilities. Perilous message is very easy to identify – you'll get it suddenly, and it will have a file attached to it. In case of zero-day Trojans, it’s a bit more complicated – you'll never see what it will be before the device gets taken over so that the best way is to daily update the system and other tools which you have in it.

The catch is that the common viruses use the well-known encoding algorithms, such as the AES and the RSA. These two are super complex and can’t be broken. Actually, you might decipher them, having five decades of common computer’s operation time or a few years of operation on the most powerful computing device in the world. We're sure that neither of the given options suits a victim. The best technique to overcome ransomware is to not let it enter the computer, and we'll explain to you how to do that.

Usual encrypting programs are not too complex in their structure, though even the sloppiest one is very perilous, and we will tell you why. They all apply the super-strong methods of encryption. Ransomware's aim is not to physically smug the files. It only has to get into the hard drive, encrypt the data and eliminate the originals, placing the spoiled files in their place. The information are unreadable afterwards. You cannot use the files and cannot recover them. We know few ways to restore the information, and we've defined them all in our piece.

When the encryption is carried out, ransomware shows you a note with directives, and when it popped up – you know that the files are encrypted. There's only one turn you can take now - to delete a virus from the CP and concentrate on the data recovery. We've said “try” because the chances to deal with it not having a decryption tool are pretty low.

Tfude removal guide

You need to delete Tfude before you go on as if it remains on the computer – it will go on encrypting every single file which gets into the hard drive. You should realize that any device you're sticking into the infected computer will get encrypted as well. To evade that – get rid of Tfude via following this efficient step-by-step instruction. Keep in mind that this won’t decrypt your files, and if you do it, you will not be able to pay money to fraudsters. We advise doing that because every dollar gained makes swindlers more to feel their feet in fraud schemes and gives them more money to invent intricate viruses. The important thing is that if you are dealing with hackers, they won't give you a warrant that the files will be recovered after you pay the money. They’ve just spoiled your data, and if you want to transfer them the ransom after that.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner


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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

How to decrypt Tfude files

When you delete Tfude from your device, and you're sure about it, you need to think about the decryption ways. On the first place, we should mention that the very effective way is to use the backup copies. If you had the copies of the information and the ransomware is fully deleted – don't bother. Erase the spoiled data and load the backups. In case you have no backup copies – the chances to recover your files are way lower. The single manner to recover them is the Shadow Volume Copies. We're saying about the basic service of Windows that copies all the modified or removed data. You may access them through specific recovery programs.

No doubt, all high-quality encrypting programs can erase these copies, but if you use a profile that has no master rights, the ransomware just had no way perform that without your permit. You might remember that sometime prior to the display of a swindler's note you've seen a different dialogue window, asking to apply alterations to your device. If you have declined those alterations – the copies are at your service, and you might access them and restore the data with the help of custom programs as ShadowExplorer or Recuva. Both of them may be found in the Web. Each of them has its official websites, so you better download them there, with tested guides. If you need more information about this – just read this guide about data repair: article about files decryption.

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