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What is TeslaCrypt?

When detected in February 2015, the new ransomware Trojan gained immediate notoriety as a menace to computer gamers. Amongst other types of target files, it tries to infect typical gaming files: game saves, user profiles, recoded replays, etc. That said, TeslaCrypt does not encrypt files that are larger than 268 MB. Recently, Kaspersky Lab has detected curious behavior in a new threat from the TeslaCrypt ransomware encryptor family. In version 2.0 of the Trojan notorious for infecting computer gamers, it displays an HTML page in the web browser which is an exact copy of CryptoWall 3.0, another notorious ransomware program. After a successful infection, the malicious program demands a $500 ransom for the decryption key; if the victim delays, the ransom doubles.

Who are the victims of its attacks?

The Trojan, notorious for infecting computer gamers. Most TeslaCrypt infections occur in the USA, Germany, and Spain; followed by Italy, France and United Kingdom.

How do I know if I’m infected?

TeslaCrypt will encrypt files and ask for ransom ($500). Amongst other types of target files, it tries to infect typical gaming files: game saves, user profiles, recoded replays etc.

Infected Games

  1. Call of Duty
  2. World of Warcraft
  3. Minecraft
  4. World of Tanks

How to remove TeslaCrypt from my computer?

Follow these steps to remove this malware from your computer, if you have been infected:

  1. First of all, back up all your encrypted files, to avoid losing them in case something goes wrong.
  2. Download the decryption tool from this link, and extract it to your computer.
  3. Run the file named ‘Decryptor.exe’ and then select the file you’d like to scan.
  4. The tool will start running. If the tool detects an infection, follow the instructions on the screen to clean your computer.