TCVP Ransomware Encrypted File
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What is a TCVP file?
In November 2022, some PC users began reporting their computers had been infected by ransomware that encrypted their files and renamed them to use the .tcvp extension. Further investigation revealed that TCVP ransomware is a variant of the popular STOP DJVU family of ransomware.
After encrypting a user's files, TCVP ransomware produces a plain text (.TXT) ransom note in every folder that contains an infected file. This ransom note contains instructions users can supposedly follow to decrypt their files.
How did my computer get infected by TCVP ransomware?
TCVP ransomware is most commonly distributed within programs that appear to be legitimate but are actually adware and malware bundles. If you recently downloaded and installed an unverified program, that may be how your computer became infected by TCVP ransomware.
How to open a TCVP file
Because TCVP files are encrypted, you cannot open them. At this time, there is no way to decrypt TCVP files. The best way to restore files encrypted by TCVP ransomware is to retrieve them from a recent backup or perform a System Restore.
FileInfo.com recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. Paying a ransom encourages ransomware distributors to continue their efforts, and there is no guarantee that paying a ransom will give you access to your files. Instead, you should restore your data from a recent backup created before the ransomware infected your computer.