FrozrLock Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove FrozrLock Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any FrozrLock file can be recovered.

The programs based on Ransomware are all awfully dangerous. So is FrozrLock – the exact product you are interested in. It functions in the following way: by encrypting the files it has determined as the most commonly used, one after the other, and then asking you to pay a “ransom” in exchange for the opportunity to access this blocked data again. Why and in what way exactly this Ransomware version does all these evil activities you are going to find out in the next paragraphs.

The threat is real: FrozrLock is an incredibly harmful virus

Indeed, all Ransomware versions are very disturbing as they represent one of the largest and the fastest growing in number computing-related threats. Today we can distinguish over 50 different Ransomware clusters. There are many different types of this malware. These programs could be screen-locking, not actually encoding any data, just locking your screen, but still requiring the payment of a ransom for setting it free. Other Ransomware versions are the mobile-based one, as well as the server-targeting one. They might lock up the interface of your smartphone; or hijack an entire server, and again – require that you send your money in return for whatever such a virus has encrypted. FrozrLock belongs to the group of the most awful encryption-causing versions of Ransomware, as it blocks files for real, and after that renders your system contaminated, and you – having to pay ransom in order to decrypt the blocked data.

What about the infection process?

Usually, the process of infecting begins with catching this virus from one of its possible sources. What is particularly frightening about FrozrLock is that this virus may come along with a Trojan horse virus. The Trojan may be burdened with the responsibility of finding a way inside your PC. Such a way is normally any vulnerable spot you have on your device. For example, the lack of an anti-virus program. As soon as these two viruses get inside your system, FrozrLock can start looking for the files you have accessed the most, and the Trojan may hide somewhere, until it continues with completing its own plan.

After the Ransomware defines the files you have used most commonly, that is when the actual encryption process starts. Generally, such a process is quite time- and resources-consuming. Such a contamination may be noticed, and in case you do sense such danger, you should disconnect your PC from all the networks it is connected to, and turn it off  in order to prevent the virus from causing further damage to both your system and you personally. If you don’t notice the infection process, which is most often the case, then a screen notification is sent to you in order to inform you about the encryption and the required ransom, the stated deadline and so on.

Is paying the ransom the only choice for you to make?

Actually, doing so is highly undesirable as it may not be helpful at all. Firstly, it may serve as motivation for the cyber criminals to pursue even more users and to cause even more infections. Second of all, it might never restore your control over the encrypted files because the hackers might have never intended to do so. These dishonest people could just be after the payment and never give you the decryption codes. What we recommend is to try to solve this issue no matter what it takes, alone, without agreeing with the demands of the people, harassing you, and becoming their accomplice. A probable solution to your FrozrLock problem could be our Removal Guide below, because it has been created to serve exactly the purpose of removing such programs. Once more, we remind you it can be used to successfully uninstall the virus, but it might not be able to give you the access to your files back. You might need some additional professional help.

What really works in case of a Ransomware-caused infection:

The only 100% safe solution to the issues caused by FrozrLock is prevention. By being more careful and following some simple prevention advice, you will successfully avoid this terrifying threat in the future.

  • Just be careful with the places where FrozrLock and its fellow Trojans may be coming from. Such are any email attachments, and the emails, both inside your Spam or your Inbox Folders. Bear in mind that Ransomware may be hiding inside .exe files, archives, images and even text documents.
  • Always check your system for any ongoing contamination processes. This means having the best anti-malware tool, keeping it updated and using it on a regular basis.
  • Stay intelligent. Avoid visiting any web page, or downloading any program that seems suspicious. Select everything that you put into your PC with extra care.

 

SUMMARY:

Name FrozrLock
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A very small number and subtle ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From malicious ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contaminated websites.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

FrozrLock Ransomware Removal


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

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

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

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

malware-start-taskbar

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. 

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

msconfig_opt

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!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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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 FrozrLock 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!