Do you know what Matrix-THDA Ransomware is?
Matrix-THDA Ransomware belongs to the group of Matrix ransomware infections. Inevitably, it shares similarities with some other ransomware infections that belong to the same family, for example, Matrix-Newrar Ransomware, Matrix-NOBAD Ransomware, and Matrix-Newrar Ransomware. Just like other threats that belong to the same group of malicious software, it has been programmed to lock files on users’ computers. Malware researchers have immediately noticed that Matrix-THDA Ransomware locks all kinds of files, including documents, music, pictures, and much more. Generally speaking, it only leaves system files untouched. It means that your Windows OS will continue working normally. Unfortunately, it will not be that easy to fix those encrypted files because they are encrypted using AES-128 and RSA-2048 secure algorithms. Do not expect that you will get your files decrypted because this is not going to happen even if you completely erase the ransomware infection from your computer. It does not mean that you could not get your files back. It may be possible to fix them for free. Continue reading to find more!
Matrix-THDA Ransomware no doubt encrypts users’ personal files first things first. All these files are not only encrypted but also get renamed. For example, your picture.jpg might turn into something like FilesBack@qq.com].09vJnrNN-cdt5aKoK.THDA after the successful entrance of this ransomware infection. This is no doubt the clearest sign showing that Matrix-THDA Ransomware has infiltrated the computer, but, to be honest, it is not the only symptom that will let you know about the successful entrance of malware. Ransomware infections drop a file with demands after slithering onto users’ computers successfully, and it seems that Matrix-THDA Ransomware is no exception. You should find !README_THDA!.rtf dropped in every affected location if the ransomware infection enters your system and locks your data. The ransom note contains a message that first explains that files can no longer be opened because they have been encrypted. Then, users are told that they need to have the so-called decryption key and special software to unlock them. Users are also informed that the decryption key will be deleted after 7 days. In other words, they need to take action immediately if they wish to get their files back. To get special tools for the decryption of affected files, the victim has to send an email to FilesBack@qq.com with a personal ID in the subject line. You will not get the decryptor for free, we are sure about that. Ransomware infections lock files on affected users’ computers in order to extract money from them. It is definitely not the best idea to send money to cyber criminals behind this ransomware infection because there are no guarantees that the decryptor will be given to you. You could not do anything to force the malware author to send it to you, so, if possible, it would be best to restore files from a backup.Matrix-THDA Ransomware screenshot
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We cannot tell you much about the distribution methods used to spread Matrix-THDA Ransomware because this crypto-threat is not one of those prevalent computer threats that are spread using a particular distribution method. According to our team of specialists focusing on the detection and analysis of malware, ordinary ransomware infections like Matrix-THDA Ransomware are usually distributed via spam emails as email attachments; however, users who do not want to encounter ransomware should stop downloading applications from untrustworthy websites too. They also cannot let themselves keep their systems unprotected – Internet is no doubt a dangerous place full of threats looking for an opportunity to enter users’ computers and cause them both privacy and security-related problems.
Once the encryption of files found on the affected computer is done, Matrix-THDA Ransomware closes itself immediately, which means that you will only need to delete recently downloaded suspicious files and remove all ransom notes dropped to erase this computer threat fully. The name of the executable file you have to remove is completely random, so if it happens that you cannot find it anywhere, it would be best that you perform a system scan with an antimalware scanner to erase it automatically.
How to remove Matrix-THDA Ransomware
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Check all the main folders, including %USERPROFILE%\Desktop and %USERPROFILE%\Downloads.
- Delete the malicious executable file launching the ransomware infection.
- Remove ransom notes (!README_THDA!.rtf) from all affected directories.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Matrix-THDA Ransomware is a computer threat that will lock all the valuable files you keep on your PC. There is a tool that supposedly can unlock them for you, but, of course, it is not available free of charge. You could only get it from cyber criminals. The price of the tool is unknown, but you will definitely acquire more information regarding the payment if you contact cyber criminals by dropping an email message to the given email. Keep in mind that you might not get anything from cyber criminals even if you transfer a ransom.