What is Tomas Ransomware
Tomas is a cryptovirus, no data on the genealogical relationship of which is currently available. From a technical point of view, it is a virus that encrypts user data using a multi-step algorithm. Like other threats of this type, Tomas Ransomware makes files unusable. Particular attention should be paid to the fact that this mainly affects photos, videos, archives, multimedia, and much more. These categories of files are very important for ordinary users.
Also Tomas Ransomware changes the file extension by adding the appendix .tomas (the virus uses the compound extension .[user-id].[firstname.lastname@example.org].tomas). If you try to rename the files yourself, then you can only harm the data.
Also, Tomas Ransomware creates a text file called readme-warning.txt, which contains information about the requirements of cybercriminals.
Your files are encrypted.
All encrypted files for this computer has extension: .tomas
If for some reason you read this text before the encryption ended,
this can be understood by the fact that the computer slows down,
and your heart rate has increased due to the ability to turn it off,
then we recommend that you move away from the computer and accept that you have been compromised.
Rebooting/shutdown will cause you to lose files without the possibility of recovery.
Our encryption algorithms are very strong and your files are very well protected,
the only way to get your files back is to cooperate with us and get the decrypter program.
Do not try to recover your files without a decrypter program, you may damage them and then they will be impossible to recover.
For us this is just business and to prove to you our seriousness, we will decrypt you one file for free.
Just contact us in one of the ways :.
reserve email: email@example.com
Attackers scare the user that his data will be permanently deleted if he restarts the OS. They did not indicate the exact price of the buyback, but according to our data, the cost can vary from $ 500 to $ 1,500.
The scammers left several email addresses and social media contacts to contact them. Be that as it may, we do not recommend that you pay, as no one can guarantee you that you will receive your files back, even if you pay the ransom in full. Use our recommendations to remove Tomas Ransomware and decrypt .tomas files.
How to remove Tomas Ransomware
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 Tomas 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 Tomas 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.
You may find more detailed information about antivirus products in our article – Top 5 Antivirus Software for Windows
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Tomas Ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by Tomas Ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although the latest versions of Tomas 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.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- 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.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
How to prevent your system from Ransomware?
Make sure your Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection is closed when you don’t use it. Also, we recommend using a strong password for this service. The most efficient way to avoid data lose is of course to make a backup of all important data from your computer.