Some researchers say TitanCryptor Ransomware should be called ArgusCrypt Ransomware instead since the malicious application appends the .argus extension to its encrypted files. Nonetheless, the first title is visible in some parts of the malware’s code, which is why we will use the name of TitanCryptor Ransomware in this report. In the rest of the text, we talk about what happens if the threat infects a computer. As well as what are the options one has after receiving such a malicious application. Of course, at the end of the article, you can find our prepared deletion instructions that show how to erase the malware manually. Naturally, if you do not think you can handle the task, we recommend using a reliable security tool. Scan your computer with it and get rid of TitanCryptor Ransomware along with other threats by pressing a removal button the chosen tool ought to provide.
First things first, it seems to us the only way to avoid applications similar to TitanCryptor Ransomware in the future is to learn how they spread. Our specialists say most of ransomware programs are distributed through Spam emails, unreliable file-sharing websites, and sources alike. Meaning, to keep away from them, one has to be cautious when browsing, especially when encountering material raising suspicion. For example, a malicious email attachment might look like a simple text document, but it could be sent along with a message containing grammar mistakes. Also, users should always check the sender’s line. Even if it looks like the email address belongs to a reputable company, the smart thing to do is to verify whether it is not forged. If checking such details seems challenging, you could scan suspicious files obtained from the Internet with a reliable antimalware tool. It could tell you whether the file can or cannot be trusted in a few seconds.
Furthermore, if TitanCryptor Ransomware settles in, the malicious application should start encrypting user’s files with RSA and AES cryptosystems. This could affect personal files, for example, pictures, photos, various documents, and so on. Next, the malware might delete all shadow copies to make sure the victim cannot recover data on his own. Our specialists say the threat might look for other backup options the user may have too and attempt to destroy them as well. Thus, recovering after being infected with TitanCryptor Ransomware could be difficult. Moreover, after finishing encrypting files, the malicious application ought to display a ransom note, which might ask to contact the malware’s creators. It is also said that by emailing them, the user can learn how much to pay to get decrypting tools and how to make the payment. The reason, we do not advise it is that there are no reassurances the hackers will hold on to their end of the bargain, even if they say they can guarantee it.
What you should know is that even if you lose all shadow copies, there might be other means to restore your data. Perhaps you have copies of at least some of your files on removable media devices, cloud storage, or social media platforms? In such a case, we advise deleting TitanCryptor Ransomware to make sure it is safe to transfer copies or create new data on the device. More experienced users could follow the instructions available below. As for less experienced readers, we recommend using a reliable security tool of their preferences.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||arguscrypt.exe||291344 bytes||MD5: 668983cf8223a398f4b8a1a4d7cddb7a|
|2||ARGUS-DECRYPT.html||1945 bytes||MD5: 2629d4a3cddb1e0474d8caa756315b16|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|