What is TeamDarkAnon Ransomware

TeamDarkAnon is a ransomware infection that encrypts system-stored data and extorts money from victims for its decryption. After successfully penetrating the system, TeamDarkAnon renames all encrypted files with the .anon extension. For instance, a previously working file called 1.pdf will change to 1.pdf.anon and reset its original icon. After the encryption of data is complete, the virus changes desktop wallpapers and creates a text file named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT to illustrate decryption guidelines.

HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXTWallpaper text
Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like documents, photos, databases and other important are encrypted
What guarantees do we give to you?
You must follow these steps To decrypt your files :
1) Open Telegram and Come @TeamDarkAnon
2) Obtain Bitcoin (You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins.
After payment we will send you the tool that will decrypt all your files.)
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It is said victims have to contact the swindlers using Telegram messenger. After this, extortionists will give further instructions on how to perform a payment (in Bitcoins). Unfortunately, the price is kept secret and might vary depending on the value of the data encrypted. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to trust cybercriminals and pay the money they require you to. For now, there is no third-party tool that could decrypt .anon files with a 100% guarantee. You can use some suggestions from our tutorial, however, we do not promise they will work out eventually. The best way you can recover your data without the help of cybercriminals is to do so via backup copies. If there are such available on external storage (e.g. USB flash drive), you can easily use them for data recovery. Note that prior to trying any manual recovery method, it is important to delete the virus infection first. Feel free to do it using the steps in our article below.

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How TeamDarkAnon Ransomware infected your computer

Ransomware infections are usually distributed via trojans, deceptive third-party downloads, fake software updates/installers, backdoors, keyloggers, botnets, system exploits, e-mail spam, and other possible channels. Many inexperienced or naive users get infected with malware by clicking on malicious attachments or links that can be bundled within e-mail spam letters. Cybercriminals are prone to cover such letters under the names of legitimate companies or other entities to force users into opening content attached to it. Following what such messages say can be dangerous and may lead to an irreversible malware infection. MS Office documents, PDFs, Executable, Archive, and JavaScript are often the formats users may stumble upon in such types of messages. Avoid opening them and rely on browsing/downloading content only from trusted and legitimate resources. Read our guide below to know how one can shield himself against ransomware and other internet threats in the future.

  1. Download TeamDarkAnon Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .anon files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like TeamDarkAnon Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove TeamDarkAnon Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of TeamDarkAnon Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove TeamDarkAnon Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of TeamDarkAnon Ransomware . The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

TeamDarkAnon Ransomware files:


HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT
{randomname}.exe

TeamDarkAnon Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .anon files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

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Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .anon files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .anon files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with TeamDarkAnon Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .anon files

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  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
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Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like TeamDarkAnon Ransomware , in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. TeamDarkAnon Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

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