Trix Ransomware is a harmful application that encrypts most of the victim’s data. As a result, the targeted files become locked and cannot be opened without decrypting them first. The bad news is that the decryption tools might be impossible to obtain especially if you do not want to risk losing your money in vain. As you see, only the hackers behind the malware might be able to offer decryption tools and we believe that they would ask to pay ransom in return. To learn more about the hackers’ terms as well as the malicious application’s working manner, we invite you to read our full report. If you decide to erase Trix Ransomware, we recommend checking our deletion instructions located below the article too as they might help you remove the threat.
There is no information on how Trix Ransomware is distributed. Our researchers believe that the malicious application could be spread with malicious email attachments, infected installers, and data alike. Therefore, the malware’s installers could look like text documents, updates, or software installers. It is most likely that such files could be spread through spam emails, unreliable file-sharing websites, pop-ups, or ads.
Thus, users who receive such threats might not be cautious enough when they surf the Internet or receive files from other people. Our specialists advise not to open any data if you do not know its sender or if you are not expecting to receive it. Plus, you should stay away from websites, pop-ups, and ads if you are not certain that their offered data is safe to open. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to scan downloaded or received files with a reliable antimalware tool to avoid opening malicious files unknowingly.
Trix Ransomware does not place more files on an infected device except its ransom note. In other words, the malicious application does not create copies of its launcher, Registry entries, or scheduled tasks. If it is launched, the malware should start encrypting files it finds on a victim’s computer. Our specialists say that the sample they tested did not encrypt files that had .dll or .exe extensions. Therefore, the malicious applications should leave some data unencrypted.
Ask for the files that get encrypted, the threat should mark them with a partly unique extension, for example, ID_2090943979_[firstname.lastname@example.org].trix. After all files are locked and have the mentioned extension, the threat should create a text document called filerecovery.txt. This document should contain a ransom note, according to which, users can decrypt their files if they email the malicious application’s creators as well as get proof of decryption tools’ existence by sending a couple of files for free decryption.
Of course, we do not think that emailing cybercriminals will be enough as they will probably ask you to pay ransom in exchange for decryption tools. We advise not to rush into anything and think carefully whether you are prepared to risk your money because hackers cannot be trusted. What we mean to say is that they might not bother sending you the decryption tools even if you do everything that they ask of you.
Provided, you decide not to take any chances, we recommend ignoring the ransom note. It would be safer to erase Trix Ransomware from your system. If you want to try to remove it manually, you could try the instructions located below. If the process looks too challenging, you could employ a reliable antimalware tool and perform a full system scan instead. As soon as the scanning is done, your chosen tool should let you eliminate Trix Ransomware and other identified items at the same time.