This page aims to help you remove .b10cked Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .b10cked Virus file can be recovered.
Having your PC infected by a Ransomware virus can be tough, especially if there are a lot of valuable and important files stored solely on your PC. This is why one should be well-informed about the characteristics of a typical Ransomware virus, as well as how it can be prevented from invading your system. Today, in this article, we will acquaint you with one of the latest Ransomware viruses known under the name of .b10cked Virus. It is a malicious piece of malware that uses the encryption method in order to lock the user’s files and later blackmail the user for a ransom payment. Regaining access to the locked files normally requires a specific key that is held by the hacker. Once the user pays the money, they are said to receive the key. However, it is important to keep in mind that nothing guarantees you that you’d be sent the key even after paying the ransom. Therefore, we advise against agreeing to the terms of the cyber-criminal and instead seeking another alternative. We can provide you with a possible .b10cked Virus removal guide, which also contains instructions regarding the restoration of the access to the locked files. Just bear in mind that this may still not be able to resolve everything. We have made sure to provide you with the best free methods for fighting Ransomware, but the sad truth is that sometimes the hackers who use this type of noxious malware are a step or two ahead.
Different types of Ransomware
Though the general purpose of a Ransomware virus (to blackmail its victims) is the same, there are some differences regarding how different types of Ransomware work. There are two major kinds of these viruses. The first one uses a big banner that gets displayed onto the user’s screen and thus covers everything. Files, folders, programs, the Start Menu and even the Task Manager are all hidden behind the obnoxious banner. That way, the Ransomware virus prevents the user from using their PC whatsoever and unless the demanded money is paid, the banner remains in place (or at least that’s what the hacker wants you to believe). However, this kind of Ransomware in the majority of cases is actually easier to handle. Removing the virus would more than likely get rid of the banner and everything will get back to normal.
The second main type of Ransomware, however, is more problematic. Some people refer to it as cryptovirus and unfortunately .b10cked Virus, too, falls under this category. Those are the Ransomware viruses that use encryption on order to lock their victim’s files. If a cryptovirus manages to get inside your PC and lock your data, removing the infection will not restore your access to the files, which is one of the main reasons why this kind of Ransomware is such pain in the neck.
The majority of users who get their machines invaded by .b10cked Virus do not realize that until it’s too late and their data has already been rendered inaccessible. The reason for that is because Ransomware viruses, especially ones that are newer and more advanced, are extremely stealthy and difficult to spot. Unlike other forms of malware, typical Ransomware does not actually harm anything on the PC since the encryption method used by the virus is not inherently harmful. Due to this fact, in the majority of instances even if the user has an antivirus program on their PC no security warning gets triggered. This allows the malware to finish its task without getting spotted. There are, however, certain symptoms that a Ransomware program might cause which might help the user notice its presence. Just know that they are usually very subtle and difficult to notice. The most commonly encountered .b10cked Virus symptoms are high usage of system resources – mainly CPU, RAM and Hard Disk space (during the encryption). Due to that, the PC might get slowed-down which could be considered another sign of a Ransomware infection.
There are several very important things that you’d need to remember and apply from now on if you are to keep your computer protected against any potential Ransomware attacks. First and foremost, make sure that all of your important data has been backed up on at least one other location apart from your PC’s Hard Drive. Next, ensure that your machine is equipped with a good security tool. Even though an antivirus might fail to spot .b10cked Virus, it could still protect your PC from Trojan horse viruses that are commonly used to infect computers with Ransomware. Additionally, it is crucial that you remember to stay safe online – do not visit sites that can be potentially harmful and do not download anything from sources that are not trusted. Additionally, be on the lookout for online spam since this is a very commonly used method for spreading malicious programs such as .b10cked Virus.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Increased usage of CPU time and RAM as well as decreased HDD space before the encryption process is finished.|
|Distribution Method||Malicious junkmail, untrustworthy download sources, misleading web-offers and web-ads displayed within the pages of shady websites, Trojan horse viruses, etc.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Currently Unavailable|
Remove .b10cked Virus
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
- Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name.
Search for the ransomware in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful – you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt .b10cked Virus files
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!