.Lukitus Virus File Removal (+File Recovery) Sept. 2017 Update

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

In the text that we have published below, we have placed some very important information about one new and very sophisticated Ransomware virus, called .Lukitus Virus. All of the viruses from the Ransomware type are generally identified as terribly dangerous because they may be the reasons for the encryption of your entire device or some of your most valuable files that you keep on it. If you were this unfortunate to catch such a threat, especially if you have been attacked by .Lukitus Virus, you surely need some assistance to handle the dreadful infection. And you won’t regret it if you stay on this page, because here we have prepared a detailed removal guide on that, as well as some very helpful Ransomware restoration tips and instructions.

.Lukitus Virus Ransomware

Ransomware-based programs are among the most malicious threats ever created!

We don’t want to panic you right from the beginning, but to give you an idea of what you are facing, we need to say that the Ransomware is one of the fastest growing virus groups on the web. Generally, there are two basic types of Ransomware, which are divided in the following groups:

    • Screen-locking Ransomware: The viruses from this group usually target desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other digital machines with the sole purpose of locking their main screen and blocking the entire access to the device’s menu and data. In order to do that, the malware simply places a huge ransom warning message on the entire monitor and asks the victim to pay a certain amount of money in order to remove the on-screen message.
    • Data–locking Ransomware: Pieces of software from this group are considered to be much more harmful. They do not block the access to your screen or menu, but they find all the files that you keep on the infected device, secretly encrypt them (the encryption makes them impossible to open or use with any software) and then ask you to purchase a decryption key to reverse the malicious encryption.

.Lukitus Virus File 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. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

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 .Lukitus Virus Ransomware 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!

Which Ransomware category does .Lukitus Ransomware fall into?

.Lukitus Virus is an excellent example of nasty file-encrypting Ransomware (aka cryptovirus). As already mentioned, members of this group can secretly enter your computer without your consent and make all of your data inaccessible. What you may not know, however, is that, in most of the cases, such a virus can infect your computer with the help of a Trojan horse. One of the functions of the Trojans, apart from causing various malfunctions on the infected computers, is to unnoticeably pass Ransomware to your computer by taking advantage of one of its vulnerabilities. As soon as the two malicious pieces enter your system, they usually immediately proceed with the implementation of what they have been programmed to do.

Is there a successful solution that could fight a threat as dangerous as .Lukitus Virus Ransomware?

Every reputed security expert will confirm to you that Ransomware is usually extremely complicated to deal with. The affected users may often need professional assistance or the help of some powerful antivirus application to remove .Lukitus Virus and deal with its consequences. Very frustrating is the fact that the reversal of the encryption may not always be possible and nothing can guarantee the complete recovery from its effects on the affected files. Unfortunately, even completing the ransom payment request from the hackers, may not bring your locked files and the infected computer back to normal. For this reason, when dealing with Ransomware, we usually recommend that victims make every effort to cope with this terrible infection in alternative ways and not to rush with the ransom payments. A specialized Removal Guide like the one that we have published below could be of help if you want to remove .Lukitus. Moreover, once you eliminate the infection from your computer, you can safely connect some file backup sources such as external drives, cloud storage, SD cards or other data storage devices and extract some copies of the affected files from there. If you don’t have backups, it won’t hurt if you give the suggested file-restoration instructions a try, but bear in mind we cannot promise complete success.

A very helpful tip for the future:

Backing up your most valuable files is the best thing you can do to eliminate the risk of losing important data – be it a Ransomware attack, a disk crash or some other nasty virus attack. So, keep copies of all files that are most important to you somewhere on an external drive and no one will be able to harm it or blackmail you to access it.

SUMMARY:

Name .Lukitus
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
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.