Delete TOR13

What is TOR13

The TOR13 file extension indicates a file-locking virus infection. File-encrypting ransomware is a type of malware that is distributed with the goal of earning money to the developers by demanding money from the victims in exchange for the promise to fix their locked files. TOR13 belongs to the Dharma/CrySiS family. Dharma cryptoviruses have existed in different forms since 2016, and new strains are developed regularly. Clearly, this criminal business is still lucrative for the developers of TOR13, as people fall victim to these viruses every week.

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What can be fixed?

TOR13 can infect computers and networks through Remote Desktop Protocol. Small businesses that aren’t expected to be able to fight back against TOR13 are likely to be targeted. Make sure to use complex passwords and be aware of phishing strategies so that your RD passwords cannot be guessed. Update your operating system, especially when important security bugs are fixed. Do not give more privilege to accounts than they need. Other times, TOR13 creators use spam email to spread Dharma ransomware. The messages in the malicious emails try to manipulate the recipients to download and run a malicious file. A cryptovirus then might run in the background, maybe disguise the heavy usage of hardware resources needed to encrypt all the files by running different software in the foreground.

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The prices for TOR13 decryption can be thousands of dollars. Some people might offer to decrypt the files for a price, but, more often than not, they’re contacting the extortionists. Even then, the developers of TOR13 are not trustworthy. TOR13 developers have sometimes demanded more money after the first payment was made, then they never sent the decryption keys. Decryption is likely not going to happen. There are decryptors for a few older strains of Dharma, but they do not work for TOR13. That’s because the decryption is practically unbreakable without having the decryption keys, and only the extortionists have them.

The best thing to do would be to restore the files from a backup. However, that is not always possible. If the backups were made at all, they can be outdated, or otherwise not work (like, if the backups were connected to the infected computers during the encryption, they would likely be encrypted, too). Still, at least some copies of the encrypted files were probably stored somewhere separate from the encrypted storage, so not all the files should be lost.

Details on TOR13

A short ransom note from TOR13 is left after the encryption is done. It’s called RETURN FILES.txt and simply says: A pop-up window with a more detailed message from TOR13 is presented. Its text is similar to the other Dharma viruses, like Dharma-Btc and NWA.

The encrypted files have their names changed by appending .TOR13. Media files, documents, almost all files that aren’t system files are replaced with these encrypted files. TOR13 encrypted files are useless, their contents scrambled and unrecognizable. The encrypted TOR13 files will not be fixed by just renaming them to get rid of the extension, they’re encrypted with a public-key algorithm.

How to remove TOR13

Ransomware is sometimes installed together with other viruses. Use an antivirus program to make sure that no malware is on your system before handling any sensitive and important files. Anti-Malware Tool, Anti-Malware Tool, and other professional antivirus programs could do this well. The files that have been encrypted by TOR13 should be recovered from a backup (but only after you’re sure that there’s no malware on the computer). If there is no backup, it’s also possible to recover some files (definitely not all) by using a data recovery application, which can scan a hard disk for deleted files.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to TOR13. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove TOR13 Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for TOR13 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall TOR13 Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for TOR13 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete TOR13 Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for TOR13 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If TOR13.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove TOR13 Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for TOR13 or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that TOR13 is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the TOR13 program.
  7. Select TOR13 or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from TOR13

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete TOR13

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect TOR13, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find TOR13 in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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