Infected with Openme virus? Need to decrypt .tfudet or .tfudeq files?

What is Openme virus

Openme virus (full name: _Openme.txt Ransomware) is a most dangerous virus, that already had encrypted millions of users files across the world. It started to hit user’s computer in January 2019. Previous versions were discovered in 2018 It’s very hard to detect and remove this virus because it is relatively new and most antiviruses haven’t protection against Openme. If you already have a similar virus on your machine, there are two main features, which can help you classify that you really have _Openme.txt:

1) Openme virus had created _openme.txt files on your computer. All these files have the following text:

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files documents, photos, databases and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees do we give to you?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information
Don’t try to use third-party decrypt tools because it will destroy your files.
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To get this software you need write on our e-mail:

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

Your personal ID:

Also, we want to show you the screenshot of _openme file:

How to delete openme.txt virus and decrypt .tfudet or .tfudeq files

The note contains the address where the user needs to contact the attackers. Like many other scammers, the developers of this crypto virus demand a ransom in the cryptocurrency. Of course, we do not recommend you pay money. There is no guarantee that scammers really restore your files.

2) Another feature of Openme.txt virus is a new additional extension of all your files: .tfudet or .tfudeq. Unfortunately, if you see, that your files have these (or similar) extensions, you are a victim of _openme. All files become unavailable after encryption, and cybercriminals, that had created Openme Ransomware start to demand a ransom for decryption of your files. Note: don’t follow their instruction, they can trick you. You should remove all files, related to Openme.txt, because the virus can be dangerous as long as it is on your PC. Please read our article about on how to remove Openme virus and restore .tfudet or .tfudeq files.

How Openme Ransomware infected your PC

Like the previous versions, Openme.txt cryptovirus spreads in different forms, for example like fake Windows Update. We have found several sources with video, related to Openme.txt virus, but all these sources have another malware, so we recommend to not visit these sites:
tfudet sources
It is worth noting that most often this comes in the form of an attachment to a spam mailing list or how you can update for the software. This happens because users neglect anti-virus protection. You need to use antivirus or similar programs that can prevent the penetration of potentially unwanted programs, in particular, _openme.txt. If you have already found that Openme crypto virus encrypts your data, then use our recommendations to remove it and decrypt your files.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will Openme Ransomware system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Openme Ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 5 – fully removes all instances of Openme Ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.


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You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows

Restore your files using shadow copies


  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of _openme.txt Ransomware:

Related connections or other entries:

Related files:

No information

How to decrypt files infected by Openme Ransomware?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of _openme.txt Ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Written by Tim Kas

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