Locky Ransomware Removal

How to Eliminate too much Dangerous Locky Ransomware from your Computer

Locky Ransomware is counted among the World’s top most Computer viruses. It emerged on the scene just a year back in 2016. Since then, this Malware has troubled millions of computer users across the world. It Locks your device and demands Ransom in lieu of unlocking your computer. If the victim fails to pay Ransom, it sends warnings to him/her that it can destroy the whole data on the computer. And can also sell it to third parties like Hackers and snoopers.

The Ransomware is more dangerous because it keeps on changing its distribution patterns to make successful attacks on more and more computer users.

Its sole aim is to extort money from computer users. So far it has been successful in its job to a large extent. That is why in a period of just a few months, it has made to the list of top three dangerous computer malware.

Sality viruses, Conficker, and Locky Ransomware are believed to be involved in more than 50% of all Malware attacks on the computer.

Locky Ransomware- Symptoms

It is not difficult to identify Locky Ransomware on your computer at once it enters into your device, its extensions are seen everywhere on the device. Such is the power of this Ransomware. It loads barrage on an add-on to your computer in just a few moments after its entry.

Some of the extensions related to it found on the Locky Ransomware computer are .zepto, .shit, and .locky etc. .shit extension was discovered in October 2016.

If you will not remove locky Ransomware on your computer immediately, then it will keep on adding thousands of such extensions on your computer. And then you can do nothing except repenting.

And it will alter the settings of all of your computer files and could render them functionless.

Locky Ransomware- distribution Techniques

So far Computer geniuses around the world have not come out with a specific technique to get rid of Locky Ransomware. So far, they have been using only the traditional methods of removing this Ransomware from the computer. So, it is better to prevent your computer from Locky Ransomware attacks before it invades your device. Because it is very difficult to remove it completely from Computer once it makes way into it.

Some of the techniques it uses to infiltrate into any computer around the world are as follows:

  1. The most common source of its infection is spam emails. Its developers attach its link with mass emails and target it at lakhs of people. Some inexperienced people click on this Locky Ransomware infected attachment or link. And this way the Ransomware drops on the Operating System of that email account holder.

  2. It distributes as JS, HTA or WSF files just to deceive user who thinks these are some useful files. One of the common files identified with this Ransomware is MRI6219316107. js. So in the future, if this type of file appears on your site, never ever open it.

  3. Apart from Java files, it also spreads as. Link files which reach into your system via Nemucod. These files are shortcuts which make the applications on the victim computer to download Ransomware on System. Its saves in %TEMP% folder. This technique helps it to dodge the security cover safeguarding the computer.

  4. Maximum times it saves on the victim computer under the name svchost.exe in the %TEMP % directory. To avoid the detection, its developers removed Zone. Identifier flag from its setup. That is the way this Ransomware is called fast evolving malware on the computer.

  5. The virus starts operation as soon as you click on the startup button. It finishes the encryption procedure before victims’ turns off or restarts the computer. It gets its unique encryption key from the C&C center of it.

  6. The Ransomware slows down your device and causes many more issues. You will require a decryption key to decrypt the encrypted data.

Locky Ransomware Removal Guide


If Ransomware has already infected your computer, go for its removal immediately otherwise when its infection becomes severe, it causes a lot of trouble and becomes too stubborn to remove from the computer.

How to get rid of Locky Ransomware from your computer?

Since the virus is new to the scene, there are not any special techniques available so far to remove it safely from the computer. You have to rely on the traditional methods of removing Locky Ransomware from Personal Computer, i.e. getting rid of Locky Ransomware by making use of an Antimalware or applying a given manual Procedure. Let us discuss these two methods here one by one.

Automatic Removal Method

To remove Locky Ransomware from computer automatically, you will have to scan your computer with a powerful antimalware. The Antimalware will search the Locky Ransomware on the Computer. You will have to then remove it manually from the System. The step by step procedure is as given below:

  1. First of all, you will have to download a powerful antimalware on your computer. Most people choose Malwarebytes because it is the most reliable and the most powerful of all other Antimalware.

  2. Once it downloads on your computer, you will have to then launch and install it on your Computer Operating System.

  3. Once it installs on your Operating System, then click on Scan Now. The scanning will take a few minutes.

  4. Once it finishes scanning, it will show the threats it identified in your computer.

  5. Then you can select, right click and click on uninstall to remove them from the base of the computer.

  6. If possible, you can repeat the above procedure for three times just to ensure all the threats are gone from the computer.

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Method No.2: Manual Method

Follow the following steps to remove ransomware manually.

WARNING!
To remove Locky Ransomware, you may have to mess with registery & system files. Making a single mistake and deleting the wrong thing may corrupt your system.
 To Avoid this use MalwareBytes – Locky Ransomware Removal Tool.

Step 1 : Uninstall suspicious software using Control Panel.

Manual Method

If the above method fails to work or the software is not available to you, you can try this alternate method for Locky Ransomware removal. The Procedure is as given below.

Reboot PC to safe mode with Networking

  1. Windows Vista/XP and 7 users should click on Start, Shutdown>> Restart and on OK in one go

  2. Tap F8 multiple times till it displays an Advanced Boot Options window

  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking

  4. On the other hand, Windows 8 and 10 users start the computer and then hold the shift key and tap on the Restart.

  5. Then select advanced options in Troubleshoot.

  6. Then click on Startup Settings and tap on Restart.

  7. And choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking.

System restore method

If Locky ransomware is creating hurdles in the path of Safe Mode with Networking, then the alternate method is System Restore. But the System restore method will be fruitful only if you have enabled it on the computer already. You can’t enable it after the infection. This method is effective against only the older versions of Locky Ransomware. It proves ineffective against the latest versions as the latter delete Shadow Volume Copies and makes them irretrievable.

Reboot PC to the Safe Mode with Command Prompt

  1. Windows Vista/XP and 7 users should click on Start, Shutdown>> Restart and on OK in one go

  2. Tap F8 multiple times till it displays Advanced Boot Options window

  3. Choose Command Prompt.

  4. On the other hand, Windows 8 and 10 users start the computer and then hold the shift key and tap on the Restart.

  5. Then select advanced options in Troubleshoot.

  6. Then click on Startup Settings and tap on Restart.

  7. And choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Restore PC files and settings

  1. Enter cd restore IN Command Prompt Window and tap Enter.

  2. Enter rstrui.exe and click on Enter

  3. Click Next and choose your restore point and tap on Next once again.

  4. Tap on ‘Yes’ to start System restore.