TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware Removal Guide

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The malicious TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware can slither into your operating system if you open spam emails carelessly. According to the latest information provided by our research team, the installer of the threat is likely to be concealed as a normal file (e.g., Word Document file), and the message associated with this attachment is likely to push you into thinking that you simply must open it. Of course, if you do that, the infection slips in, and if you do not realize that and delete TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware right away – and that is unlikely to happen, considering that the threat is clandestine – your files will be encrypted shortly after that. Have you already discovered that your personal files have the suspicious “.tdelf” extension appended to their names, and you cannot open them? This extension indicates which infection has encrypted your personal files. Unfortunately, you cannot recover them by removing the ransomware. In fact, you might be unable to recover them at all. Continue reading to learn all about this threat.

As soon as TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware slithers in, it creates a copy of itself (in {unknown name} folder under %TEMP%). Because of this, even if you delete the launcher file quickly, the infection can initiate malicious actions. That is if the copy is created. Once the encryption is finished, the infection downloads a file from In our case, the file was called “jshandlr.exe”, but a different name could be used. This file is placed in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Oracle\Java\ folder, and a RUN key is added to ensure that it is activated even if you restart the computer. The purpose of this file is to introduce you to a window entitled “TheDarkEncryptor.” The information represented via this pop-up suggests that your personal files can be decrypted only with the help of a “decryptor” that costs 100 USD. You are requested to pay this ransom in Bitcoins to the provided Bitcoin Address. The pop-up also mentions a text file that supposedly can provide you with more information, but the sample we tested did not create a text file. There is another ransom note, and this one takes over the Desktop background. Essentially, this message is the same, except that it suggests that the ransom will go up to 350 USD after 5 days.

If TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware has invaded your operating system, you need to check which files were encrypted before you do anything else. In the best case scenario, you will find that the infection has not encrypted highly important or valuable files, or that the encrypted files have backup copies in storage (external or cloud). If that is the case, you should not postpone the removal of the ransomware for much longer. Of course, if your files are not backed up, and it seems that the only way to recover them is by employing a decryptor provided to you by cyber criminals, you might choose to pay the ransom. Well, that is not recommended because the creator of TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware is unlikely to give you the decryptor. Of course, if the information presented by the infection is incomplete (e.g., the text file is not created), you might be unable to pay it anyway. Hopefully, you can recover your files, but, unfortunately, we cannot help you much with that. Luckily, we can help you with the removal of the threat.

You can follow the instructions below if you want to remove TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware from your operating system manually. Note that this task is not very simple. First of all, you need to disable and remove the file representing the pop-up notification. Next, you need to erase the launcher and its copy. If you cannot find and eliminate the launcher yourself (unfortunately, its location is random, and so we cannot point you to it), employing reliable anti-malware software is the way to go. Considering that your operating system is clearly vulnerable, and malicious threats can attack it, employing anti-malware software is extremely important. As long as this software is guarding your operating system, dangerous and aggressive threats will not be able to slither in. Should you have questions regarding the threat or its removal, we are ready to answer them all. Please use the comments section to add them.

How to delete TheDarkEncryptor Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager and then click the Processes tab.
  2. Select the process named jshandlr.exe and click End task (note that the name could be different).
  3. Identify the launcher file, right-click it, and choose Delete.
  4. Tap Win+E to launch Explorer and enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Oracle\Java\ into the bar at the top.
  5. Right-click and Delete the file named jshandlr.exe (note that the name could be different).
  6. Enter %TEMP% into the bar at the top.
  7. Find the {unknown name} folder that represents the copy of the launcher ({unknown name}.exe).
  8. Right-click the folder and then choose Delete.
  9. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit.exe into the dialog box.
  10. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Right-click the value named Oracle JavaScript Handler and select Delete (check the value data first to see if it is linked to the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Oracle\Java\jshandlr.exe file).
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