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got infected by the TeslaCrypt Virus

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#1 AraT


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:35 AM

I´m from Germany and my English is not the best :)
I just joined the community. Why? Because i´ve a problem. Unfortunately my computer got infected by the TeslaCrypt Virus.
Hope to get help by the community to decrypt my files.
Whishing everyone a prosperous new year :)

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 09:49 AM

Welcome to BC.

TeslaCrypt (Alpha Crypt) includes several known versions with various extensions for encrypted files to include: .ecc, .ezz, .exx, .xyz, .zzz, .aaa, .abc, .ccc, .vvv, as described described here. At least one of the new variants was disguised as CryptoWall.

Any files that are encrypted with TeslaCrypt will have the .ecc extension appended to the end of the filename and leave .html, .txt files (ransom notes) named HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt. Any files that are encrypted with Alpha Crypt (TeslaCrypt renamed) will have the .ezz or .exx extension appended to the end of the filename and leave .html, .txt files (ransom notes) named HELP_TO_SAVE_FILES.txt, RECOVERY_FILES.txt.

Any files that are encrypted with the newer variant of TeslaCrypt will have the .xyz, .zzz, .aaa, .abc, .ccc or .vvv extension appended to the end of the filename. The .aaa/.abc/.ccc/.vvv variants leave .html, .txt, files (ransom notes) with names like Howto_RESTORE_FILES_.TXT, RECOVERY_FILE_*****.txt, restore_files_*****.txt, recover_file_*****.txt, Howto_RESTORE_FILES_*****.txt, howto_recover_file_*****.txt, _how_recover_*****.txt, how_recover+****.txt (where * are random characters).

A repository of all current knowledge regarding TeslaCrypt, Alpha Crypt and newer variants is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this topic: TeslaCrypt and Alpha Crypt Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

Information about decrypting files affected by TeslaCrypt & Alpha Cryptransomware can be found here and in this topic: TeslaDecoder released to decrypt .EXX, .EZZ, .ECC files encrypted by TeslaCrypt. Instructions how to recover the key for decryption are included in TeslaDecoder.zip.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance.Support for decryption requests can be posted in this topic:
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