TeslaCrypt is a ransomware that encrypts your files and then demands a ransom money to be sent over to the cyber-criminals before they can tell you how to decrypt these files. It is akin to a thief who steals your valuables and then demands you to pay him before he can return the valuables back to you. Good news is that TeslaCrypt is now defunct and the master decryption key has become public. If you have been an unfortunate victim of the TeslaCrypt infection and some of your files have been encrypted, then you no longer have to pay anything to anyone for decryption. You can just use Eset TeslaCrypt Decryptor tool to quickly decrypt any and all files encrypted by this malware. Here is how:
- Download ESETTeslaCryptDecryptor.exe and save it somewhere in your PC.
- Open the folder where you have saved the file, click on the File menu and choose Open command prompt → Open command prompt as administrator.
- In the elevated command prompt that opens up, type ESETTeslaCryptDecryptor.exe followed by a space and then the drive letter that you want to scan for TeslaCrypt encrypted files. For example, you can type ESETTeslaCryptDecryptor.exe C: to search the C: drive for any TeslaCrypt encrypted files and attempt to decrypt them.
- When it detects any encrypted files, it will try to decrypt them. You can then scan other disk drives for possible encrypted files.
Eset TeslaCrypt Decryptor supports the decryption of only those files that were encrypted using the TeslaCrypt version 3.0 and above. The last version of TeslaCrypt before it was shutdown was 4.0, and the Eset tool can also decrypt the files encrypted by that version.
After you have successfully decrypted the files, you should consider boosting your system security by updating your operating system to a more recent version (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10), install a good antivirus product and keep the various programs (like the web browser), the operating system and the security software always up-to-date.
You can find more information about Eset TeslaCrypt Decryptor at http://support.eset.com/kb6051/?viewlocale=en_US.