Lockbit is a malicious computer infection that targets Windows systems with the goal to lock the most important files of their users. IT security researchers report that Lockbit is one of the latest additions to the infamous Ransomware virus category.
This harmful computer threat is definitely something you should keep away from your computer, especially if you have some sensitive files stored on the machine. The problem with Ransomware is that you never realize it’s there until its job has been completed and now you are left with a bunch of inaccessible files and a ransom note on your desktop. Of course, if there are no important files on the attacked machine, the effects of the Ransomware will be nullified. However, one thing that must be mentioned here is that oftentimes threats like this one do not come alone. In many cases, the thing that brings the Ransomware into your system is a Trojan horse infection that has been disguised as something else in order to get you to download it. Once the Trojan gets in your computer, it “invites” the Ransomware in. In some instances, this is the only job of the Trojan, but there is no guarantee that there won’t be something else that it will do in your system once it delivers the Ransomware to it. Therefore, if you have been attacked by Ransomware, know that there may be another hidden threat in the system you don’t even know about.
The Lockbit Ransomware
The Lockbit virus is the latest addition to the file-locking category of malware known as Ransomware cryptoviruses. The Lockbit virus is tasked with taking its victims’ files hostage with the goal of asking for a ransom payment to release the files from its grasp.
The majority of experts in the field recommend not paying the ransom or to at least put it off until after you have tried all other possible solutions. We wish we could tell you there is a universal recovery method for your files that doesn’t involve paying the ransom, but there isn’t – depending on the situation, a given file-restoration solution may or may not work. This, however, is not to say that paying the ransom guarantees anything – quite the contrary. If you pay the money to the hackers, there is a significant chance that you may waste your money and fail to recover anything. The criminals behind the Ransomware cannot be trusted to send you the decryption key, which is why we advise you to not go for this option unless you truly have no other choice.
The Lockbit file extension
The Lockbit file extension is a short string of letters that get appended to the end of your files’ names. The Lockbit file extension doesn’t signify any regular data format and, therefore, can’t be recognized by your programs, which cannot open the files.
If you don’t have the decryption key, you will probably be unable to deal with the Ransomware extension problem, but there may be other ways to circumvent this predicament and we will introduce you to some of them in our guide. Just remember to first complete the removal steps and only then try the ones related to file recovery.
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove Lockbit Virus
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.