Locker virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of Locker virus

What is Locker virus?

Locker virus is a novel ransomware virus that encrypts data for money compensation. Just like other viruses, it spreads through spam emails and other fake and cheap advertisement methods created by cyber criminals that aim to gain any profit. Locker works by encrypting your stored files just after it invades your system and renames the files by adding another extension in a critical time for the victims to notice that their PCs are invaded.

Locker virus

The sole purpose of this encryption is to make you pay some ransom fees. Cyber criminals advanced tremendously in the past years and were able to make asymmetric encryption. Such encryption generates two keys, an encryption key, and a decryption key, and they are stored securely by contacting them via email. Accordingly, the developers offer to decrypt your files in exchange for some fees by proving such capability by decrypting one of your files. The estimate of these fees is in the range of 0.1 Bitcoins to avoid tracing the money with a time margin of 72 hrs. Otherwise, you will have to pay 1.0 Bitcoins. One more thing worthy of notice is that many hackers take the money from you and stop contacting you, or even ask for more money later, which enters you in a loop hole. There are no tools today that are capable of eliminating Rapid, so the only way to retain your files is by having a normal backup.

How did Locker virus get installed on my computer?

Locker virus, like many other viruses, propagates through a medium to reach your computer. Developers pack it up with software updates and many applications that can be downloaded from non-authentic websites. As innocent as we are, we agree and accept all the conditions on the app installer, including the virus download. You should be cautions in these steps because it might cost you a lot before uninstalling this virus and remove from your computer. This virus is capable of hacking your privacy for illegal profit purposes.

How to get rid of (Uninstall) and remove Locker virus?

You should not always depend on uninstalling your virus apps, but rather you should be cautious from the first place when downloading anything. But if that already happened find all your unwanted apps and uninstall them right away because they might be the additional apps that you agreed on downloading them without noticing. Inspect the behavior of your browser if you still find fake ads and banners. If so, remove more apps until you stabilize your computer.

Despite the fact that this virus Locker virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Locker virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Locker virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Locker virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Locker virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Locker virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Locker virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Locker virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Locker virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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