File0locked File Ransomware Removal (File Recovery Included)

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This page aims to help you remove File0locked File Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how many File0locked files can be recovered.

In the text below we are going to talk about all that you should know about File0locked File – a Ransomware based program, which is incredibly malicious and could become the reason for the encryption of a lot of files that are extremely valuable to you. Ransomware-based products are more than very dangerous and malicious. This malware is among the most fast-developing virus types in the world. Actually, it could generally be divided into the following subcategories:

  • Mobile-oriented Ransomware and Monitor-blocking Ransomware: these programs attack mobile phones, laptops, computers, tablets and other devices and  lock their screens up. After making your monitor (screen) totally unavailable to you, they require a ransom to be paid for making it accessible to you again.
  • Government-used Ransomware: several state agencies could use Ransomware-based code to deal with cyber criminals, for instance, whoe violate copyright policies and various laws. The program would encrypt the criminal’s PC and a fine will be demanded in order to decrypt it.
  • The infamous data-locking Ransomware: this is the most commonly spread category of this malware. The viruses from this subtype invade your system, then collect data about the files you exploit more and then – encrypt it, most often with a double key. After that, you will receive a special alert pop-up on your screen informing you about the way you are supposed to pay.

What category of Ransomware does File0locked belong to?

File0locked is an exemplary data-encrypting Ransomware virus. This subtype’s members could sometimes enter your computer with the kind assistance and support of a Trojan horse virus. Briefly speaking, the Trojan horse is the one that guarantees the safe passage of the Ransomware. Once both viruses have finally infiltrated your system, they will proceed with their predetermined activities.

Sadly, such malware may be extremely difficult to counteract. The affected user may need special guidance from an expert, or the help of an extremely powerful anti-virus piece of software to successfully deal with File0locked. What is even more appalling is the fact that even paying the hackers might not be what it takes to decrypt your encrypted files.  That’s why, when it comes to Ransomware, we always  advise the victim users  to make an effort to counteract this awful contamination with the help of other methods – programs or professional advice or even Removal Guides, like the one we have prepared for you. Ensure you have made all the possible efforts before you proceed with giving your money to cyber criminals, because paying them may itself be considered a crime. For example, you could try to restore the access to your files and fight the infection via following the advice in our Removal Guide in this article. We are not making any promises, however, as these tips may or may not help you decrypt your data and deal with File0locked. One more potential decision, which is rather sensible, is to consult a professional who has fought similar contamination. Such experts may greatly help because they could have their own know-how techniques and practices. Another thing you could do is to buy a special decrypting piece of software; but only after asking someone in that area for advice and some recommendations. Such a program may also help you.

The only always working solution

The only thing that could guarantee the total success in the fight with Ransomware is preventing it. Prevention has to become a part of your daily routine. There are some universal tips we could share with you. Firstly, avoid the possibly sources of Ransomware – do not allow any macros in any text document that have been sent to you online. Stay as away as you can from letters from unrecognizable senders; do not open them or download any of their attachments. What’s more, scan your system every day to escape and prevent even more cyber threats. And the ultimate piece of advice when it comes to Ransomware- please, practice keeping copies of your essential data. Back everything important up all the time – as much as you can, of as many files as you possibly could, as this malware normally targets your data,  and if you have copies, no one will be able to blackmail you.

SUMMARY:

Name File0locked
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms The infection is more or less invisible before the generation of the ransom-demanding notification. 
Distribution Method Many things could be infected: emails/ attachments/ update requests/ pop-ups and banners/ videos and movies.
Detection Tool

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File0locked File Ransomware Removal


Step1

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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove File0locked successfully!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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:

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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.

Step4

WARNING!
You can possibly recover parasite files by downloading Data Recovery Pro. At minimum, its free scanner can tell you if you can get them back.
Download Data Recovery Pro from here.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce 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:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

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!

Step5 

How to Decrypt File0locked files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!