Tabe Ransomware Removal Guide

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Tabe Ransomware is a malicious application that marks files with the .tabe extension as soon as it encrypts them. The purpose of encrypting victim files is to make it impossible to open them without special decryption tools. Of course, the hackers behind the malware ask to pay ransom and only then promise to send the promised decryption tools. If you want to know why putting up with their demands could be risky or more about how the threat works, we invite you to read the rest of this report. In it, we also explain how users could remove Tabe Ransomware manually as leaving it on a device might be dangerous even if it already encrypted all files. If you have any questions, feel free to place a comment at the end of this page.

When learning about threats like Tabe Ransomware, it is important to understand how they enter systems. Our researchers say that hackers often distribute the installers of such malicious applications via spam emails, unreliable file-sharing websites, and fake alerts or other pop-ups. Thus, if you want to keep away from ransomware applications or other malware, we advise not to open questionable messages, click doubtful pop-ups, or visit unknown websites. Also, we believe users who want to protect themselves and their computers from various threats should choose reputable antimalware tools that could guard their devices against many threats. Also, a trustworthy security tool can be extremely useful when you receive data from unknown or unreliable sources. When it happens, you could scan it with your chosen antimalware tool and if the suspicious data appears to be dangerous, your chosen security tool ought to help you get rid of it.

What happens if you accidentally open Tabe Ransomware’s launcher? You might not even realize what has happened, as hackers often disguise malicious installers to make them seem like harmless files. Tabe Ransomware could create some data mentioned in our deletion instructions that you can find below to settle in. Afterward, the malicious application ought to start encrypting all files that could be valuable to the victim, for example, various documents, photos, pictures, and so on. The only way to decrypt files is with special decryption tools, or, to be more precise, with a unique decryption key (gets generated during the encryption process) and decryption software. The threat’s ransom note that should be displayed soon after the malware finishes encrypting files, ought to say that users can buy decryption tools by paying a ransom of 980 or 490 US dollars. The ransom note says that the smaller price will be offered to those who contact hackers in 72 hours. Even so, we do not advise doing so.

As mentioned in the beginning, dealing with the malware’s developers could be risky. That is because you cannot be entirely sure that they will hold on to their end of the bargain. In other words, they may not bother to send you decryption tools, even if they do receive the demanded money. Provided you do not want to risk being scammed, we advise ignoring Tabe Ransomware’s ransom note.

Also, we said before that we recommend erasing Tabe Ransomware because it might be dangerous to leave it unattended. That is because the malware can restart with the operating system and if there are any new files that it did not encrypt the last time when it might have been running, it is possible that it could start encrypting them. We do not say it will necessarily happen, but if you do not want to take any chances we recommend erasing Tabe Ransomware with our deletion instructions located below or a reliable antimalware tool that could eliminate the threat for you.

Get rid of Tabe Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Pick Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. Look for a process associated with the malware.
  5. Select the process and click End Task.
  6. Leave Task Manager.
  7. Tap Win+E.
  8. Go to these locations:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  9. Find the malicious file opened before the system got infected, right-click it, and select Delete.
  10. Search for files named _readme.txt and PersonalID.txt, right-click them, and select Delete.
  11. Check these locations:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  12. Find the malware’s created folders with random names, e.g., 0215171b-ba55-7xal-a49s-c2fk4162159c, right-click them, and choose Delete.
  13. Navigate to this location: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  14. Find a task titled Time Trigger Task, right-click it, and select Delete.
  15. Close File Explorer.
  16. Tap Win+R.
  17. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  18. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  19. Identify the malware’s created value name, e.g., SysHelper, right-click this value name, and press Delete.
  20. Close Registry Editor.
  21. Empty Recycle Bin.
  22. Restart the computer.
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