Tabe Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Tabe Ransomware is?

Tabe Ransomware is a simple infection. It has a launcher file, which is usually executed when a victim is tricked into opening a spam email attachment, installing a fake update, or downloading files from unreliable sources. Once the launcher is executed, it appears to be moved to a unique folder in the %LOCALAPPDATA% directory. This file is responsible for scanning your system and encrypting all unique files. Obviously, it does not care about system files, but videos, photos, and documents can be encrypted. The process of encryption is simple – a unique encryptor scrambles the data to make files unreadable. Normally, this method is used to lock files and make them safer. Cybercriminals are using it to make them inaccessible for their owners. This is meant to help cybercriminals make money. Of course, we do not recommend getting yourself involved in this scam. Instead, we suggest deleting Tabe Ransomware.

If Tabe Ransomware has encrypted your personal files – after which the “.tabe” extension is also attached to their names – the “_readme.txt” must have been introduced to you as well. This file has been introduced to the victims of all STOP Ransomware variants, including Kuus Ransomware or Usam Ransomware. The message always states that only the attackers can offer a tool and a key to decrypt files. It also always offers an alleged 50% discount, which puts the ransom at $490. Even if you do not think that that is a lot of money, do you really want to fund cybercriminals? Also, do you want to risk wasting your money for nothing? Our research team warns that you are unlikely to obtain a decryptor by paying the ransom. Therefore, we do not recommend emailing the attackers at either. In fact, you could get yourself into more trouble by sending an email because the attacker behind Tabe Ransomware could archive your email address and use it in tons of other scams in the future.

And what are you supposed to do if your files were encrypted? Since you cannot decrypt them yourself, fulfilling the attackers’ demands might seem like the only logical move. Well, cybercriminals do not need to help you with anything, and they are likely to keep the money without giving anything in exchange for it instead. So, if you are going to take the route of paying the ransom, do so at your own risk. We have other recommendations too. For one, if you have previously created copies of personal files and stored them on external or virtual drives, you should be good for replacements. Once you remove Tabe Ransomware, you can place copies instead of the corrupted files, and that should help you go back to normal soon. Another option is to use the STOP Decryptor. This is a free tool that was created for those suffering because of STOP Ransomware. We do not know if it will help you restore files, but giving it a try won’t hurt. Of course, whichever path you choose, you must remove Tabe Ransomware.

Whether or not you can manually delete Tabe Ransomware depends on your level of expertise. Can you identify malicious files? If you think you can, try following the step below. Once you think you are done, employ a legitimate malware scanner that will let you know if you have succeeded or not. The thing with manual removal is that even if you are able to get rid of all threats, you might be unable to protect your system in the future. This is why we recommend going with anti-malware software. It can automatically delete Tabe Ransomware and secure your system at the same time. Besides taking care of that, also do not forget about backups. Always create copies of those files that you would not want to lose in the future.

Delete Tabe Ransomware from Windows

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to access File Explorer.
  2. Place the cursor in the quick access field and enter %HOMEDRIVE%.
  3. Right-click the _readme.txt file and choose Delete.
  4. Right-click the SystemID folder and choose Delete.
  5. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the quick access field.
  6. Right-click and Delete the folder that contains malware files. The name of this folder is made up of random letters and numbers (e.g., 0115174b-bd55-4caf-a89a-d8ff8132151f).
  7. Exit File Explorer.
  8. Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Install a genuine malware scanner.
  10. Run a full system scan to look for malware leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

Tabe Ransomware is a dangerous threat, and you want to keep your system protected against it. A reliable anti-malware tool can ensure that. If this malware has already slithered in and encrypted your personal files, you will not recover them by removing the threat. Of course, removing Tabe Ransomware is crucial. Use anti-malware software to have that taken care of automatically, or use the guide above to try to eliminate the infection manually. Once that is done, we hope that you can use safely stored copies of your files to replace the corrupted files. If that is not an option, please make sure that you start creating backup copies for the future.