TeslaCrypt is a ransomware – a type of malware that encrypts your files and then demands a ransom to be sent over to the bank accounts of the crooks if you want your files back. TeslaCrypt was first seen infecting PC gamers who install and play new games every now and then. But the newer versions of TeslaCrypt are infecting all types of computers. Not only this, it seems to change the encryption method and make it harder for the security researchers to break the encryption.
If you have some of your files encrypted by this TeslaCrypt malware, then you can use the AVG Decryptor Tool for TeslaCrypt. This tool is capable of decrypting files encrypted by TeslaCrypt 3.0 and TeslaCrypt 4.0. Here is how:
- Download AVG Decryptor Tool for TeslaCrypt from http://files-download.avg.com/util/avgrem/avg_decryptor_TeslaCrypt3.exe.
- Launch the downloaded tool and click on the Next button in the wizard interface that is shown.
- Choose the disk drive that you think contains files encrypted by the TeslaCrypt ransomware. If you are running this tool on the infected PC itself, then you would perhaps choose the C: drive. If you are trying to decrypt the files from another PC using a USB flash disk, then choose that disk. Click on the Next button to continue.
- You are given an option to backup the encrypted files which is useful if you want to keep the encrypted files to decrypt using another tool from another security firm. Finally, click on the Finish button to finally start the decryption of the files.
- AVG Decryptor for TeslaCrypt will scan all the files on your PC on the selected disk drive and will attempt to decrypt them. All of the progress and files being processed is shown in the tool window itself.
For more information about the tool and other similar software from AVG, you can visit http://now.avg.com/dont-pay-the-ransom-avg-releases-six-free-decryption-tools-to-retrieve-your-files/.