New Troldesh is a ransomware virus originating from Russia. It encrypts your files and asks for payment for their decryption. It’s a new and updated variation of the Troldesh ransomware virus (previous versions were also known as Encoder.858 and Shade.) You can learn more about the Troldesh virus and how you can deal with it by reading the rest of this article.
New Troldesh Ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.
It is still unknown what methods are used to distribute Troldesh, but ransomware viruses are often spread through e-mail spam with malicious attachments, bundling with programs, and web advertising on shady websites.
It’s still unknown what methods are used to distribute Troldesh, but ransomware viruses are often spread through e-mail spam with malicious attachments, bundling with programs, and web advertising on shady websites. It’s also possible to distribute ransomware through infected social media messages and programs for file-sharing, so be careful what you download. Avoid downloading anything from unreliable sources like torrent trackers or similar sites. They’re often virus hotspots, especially if the site specializes in pirated content. After all, running a site is rarely free, and since they lack a product to sell, pirate torrent trackers often distribute excessive ads, often leading to all sorts of malware, adware, viruses, and other types of malicious content. When New Troldesh infects your computer, it encrypts its files and demands payment for their decryption. It’ll likely change your wallpaper to a ransomware message and instructions on how to pay the ransom.
Technical Spec of the New Troldesh Ransomware virus
What’s changed in the New Troldesh ransomware since its last version?
A wallpaper message with symbols and glyphs
The virus changes the names of the encrypted files.
The download of more malware – a Trojan by the name of Win32/Mexar.A;
The Troldesh’s creators used to communicate directly with the infected users to arrange the ransom, which is untypical, as most ransomware developers avoid direct communications with the people they scam. However, the Troldesh site is reportedly down and paying the ransom isn’t possible anymore. So, decrypting the files by other means isn’t just the best option- it’s the only option. Another additions to the New Troldesh ransomware are the” file extensions – .da_vinci_code and .magic_software_syndicate. Also, the virus is now capable of encrypting more file type categories. New Troldesh ransomware also delivers a new Trojan virus – Mexar (Trojan:Win32/Mexar.A), which was first discovered by Microsoft on July 7th.
New Troldesh Ransomware- Removal and Restoration of the .da_vinci_code and .magic_software_syndicate Files
If the virus has infected your PC with New Troldesh, it’s best to remove it and restore your files. Since paying the ransom isn’t possible anymore, you should remove the ransomware by other means. It’s always preferable to remove any malicious content with an anti-virus or anti-malware solutions and to avoid paying cyber-crooks. That only fuels their operations and helps them to develop more ways to harm users. You can also attempt to delete the virus manually, in Safe Mode, even though that might prove more difficult, as it requires more advanced computer skills. If you take that route, be extra cautious, as mistakes can lead to loss of data of the encrypted files. Ways to Restore New Troldesh Files
In conclusion, we strongly advise you to avoid paying the ransom. Don’t get involved in cyber-criminals’ malicious actions. It’s much better to invest the same amount of money in security means that will help you to resolve the current problem and ensure you future prevention from CrySiS and other nasty cyber-attacks. It’s also worth trying available recovery options like Shadow Explorer (in case the ransomware hasn’t affected Shadow Volume Copies), Recuva or any data recovery software. You could also wait for available decrypter released by security experts. Since malware attacks are increasing and users suffer from daily attacks, we have decided to make a tutorial which will help you delete malware, try and restore files in case they are encoded by crypto-viruses and protect yourself in the future as well.
STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.
1) Hit WIN Key + R
2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter 3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot” 4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too 5) Apply -> OK
Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking”
STEP II: Show Hidden Files
1) Open My Computer/This PC 2) Windows 7
– Click on “Organize” button – Select “Folder and search options” – Select the “View” tab – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option
3) Windows 8/ 10
– Open “View” tab – Mark “Hidden items” option
4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button
STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes
1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC 2) Get over to “Processes” 3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location” 4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process” 5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it
STEP IV: Remove Completely Troldesh Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination 2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter 3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable 4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys
1) Use present backups 2) Restore your personal files using File History
– Hit WIN Key – Type “restore your files” in the search box – Select “Restore your files with File History” – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar
– Hit the “Restore” button
3) Using System Restore Point
– Hit WIN Key – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps
STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures
1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall. 2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software. 3) Secure your web browser. 4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them. 5) Disable macros in Office documents. 6) Use strong passwords. 7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe. 8) Backup regularly your data.