- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Locky Locker Ransomware
You can be sure that with Locky Locker Ransomware launched on your computer; you will lose access to your files almost immediately. This computer infection is very good at what it does, and its main objective is to push you into spending your money on a tool that might not even work. Therefore, rather than paying the ransom fee, you should remove Locky Locker Ransomware from the system as soon as possible. You will find the manual removal instructions below this description, but it would also be a good idea to acquire a licensed antispyware tool to protect your system from a number of security threats.
Here we would like to emphasize that having an antispyware application does not ensure that you will not get infected with ransomware. Due to the way ransomware applications get distributed, security programs may not do much to protect you from them. At the same time, it means that you have to be attentive and responsible for the files you download and open.
Ransomware programs often reach their targets through phishing or spam emails. The installer files come as attachments in those emails, and users are often urged to open the files because they supposedly contain a lot of important information. If users fall for this scam, they end up installing Locky Locker Ransomware or any other ransomware program on their computers.
What if the file looks important, but you are not sure if it is safe? There is always a way to check whether the downloaded file you are about to open is not malicious. You can scan it with a security tool of your choice. If the scanner does not detect anything suspicious, you are free to open the downloaded file.
Unfortunately, the fact that Locky Locker Ransomware infects a lot of users shows that not everyone checks the attached files before opening them. As a result, quite a few systems experience an ultimate lockout when this malicious program encrypts personal files. Our research suggests that this program targets most of the picture and document formats, so it is very likely that you will not be able to access most of your data once the encryption process is complete.
The ransomware does not drop any additional files, but it will leave you with a ransom note in the LOCKY-README.TXT file. From the note, we can tell that Locky Locker Ransomware affects users globally because the text is displayed in quite a few languages, including English, French, Italian, and Korean. The note says that you need to download the Tor browser to access the website provided in the notification. We tried to open the website, too. It looks like a regular page for some freeware application, and it requires you to enter your Unique ID into the download prompt at the top right corner. The Unique ID comes with the ransom note.
The information on this page is provided in very broken English. We can already tell that from the tagline that says “What Happends?” Then you can read the following:
To put it simply, Locky Locker Ransomware bullies users into spending their money on the decryption tool, even though there is no guarantee that the tool will work. That’s one of the reasons computer security experts are strongly against paying the ransom.
It is possible to restore your files if you have copies saved on an external hard drive. Also, it is very often that users back up their data automatically on cloud drives without even realizing it. Look for all the possible options because you might have healthy copies of your files saved in various places.
As for Locky Locker Ransomware, you need to remove the file that started it all. You will probably find it in the Downloads folder, or any other location where you usually save downloaded files. To be sure that you have removed all the malicious files, do not forget to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner.
How to Remove Locky Locker Ransomware