TrumpLocker Ransomware Removal

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

TrumpLocker is among the most dangerous online threats that you may come across nowadays. It falls into the category of the notorious Ransomware and is famous for its malicious file encryption. In case that your computer has been compromised by it and now all your files are inaccessible, then the information below may give you a few ideas on how to effectively deal with the infection. Our team is dedicated to combating Ransomware threats like this one, and for TrumpLocker especially, we’ve created a removal guide that will help you fully remove it from your system. This can be done with the step-by-step instructions below, but before you scroll down to them, please make sure that you’ve read all the details about this Ransomware and its specifics.

The malicious encryption:

Ransomware has been around for a while, but nothing can match the fast pace, at which it has evolved in the recent years. Advanced versions like TrumpLocker are presently a big problem for many online users, as well as big companies and different businesses all around the world. Thanks to their specific malicious methods of infection and encryption, cryptoviruses of this type are now able to encrypt the files found on the infected computers and blackmail their owners for ransom, in case they want to get their files back. Basically, what a threat like TrumpLocker does is it locks the most used types of the users’ data (images, music, video, documents, work files, projects, etc.) and this way keeps it hostage until a fat amount of money is paid as ransom. The hackers, who create such threats, are cyber criminals, who use a very unscrupulous blackmail scheme to extort the victims for the access to their own data.

An infection with Ransomware may happen when you least expect it. Usually, the most common method for the threat to sneak inside the machine is with the help of a Trojan horse, however, clicking on a spam email, malicious attachment, fake ad or misleading link and different sketchy web locations may also land you this type of malware. The Trojan, however, is the most effective, because it creates system vulnerability and a cover for the Ransomware to get inside the computer undetected and to silently perform its harmful encryption. What is even worse is that the victims won’t come to know about it until all the targeted files are locked and the encryption process is over. After the damage is done, the hackers would quickly place a ransom message on your screen and give you a short deadline to make the ransom payment. They usually ask for Bitcoins, since this is a special cryptocurrency, which is untraceable and helps them remain hidden from the authorities.

The hackers’ ransom demands:

Different manipulative techniques and emotional attacks may be used by the hackers to panic you, and make you pay the ransom as soon as possible. Deadlines, threats and even fake messages, which seem to be sent from the authorities, may be used to trick you. However, remaining calm and exploring all your options of dealing with the Ransomware is the best you can do. Being compromised and blackmailed is not the best position to be in, but if you take the initiative in your hands, you can combat the malware and remove it from your system. Paying the ransom does not guarantee you anything. Not only will you keep the nasty infection on your computer, but you may not be able to recover your files, because, as can be the case with every complicated encryption, the decryption key may not work properly. There is a huge possibility that you may not even get a decryption key, because the hackers usually disappear when they get the ransom payment. However, you will surely lose your money and will only encourage them to continue with their blackmail scheme.

If you paid once, then you will most probably pay again, and by keeping such nasty malware on your system, you automatically become an easy target for the hackers to blackmail you more and more. That’s why, removing the infection is a better idea. You can seek professional help for that, but you can also try to remove it all by yourself with the help of some detailed instructions like the ones in the guide below. Recovering the encrypted files, however, may not be possible, even if you delete TrumpLocker from your computer. Only the proper decryption key can do that, but not all hope is lost. You can try to restore some of your data without paying anything if you have some system backup copies. In the next lines, there are some detailed instructions on how to extract them from your PC, and even though we cannot give you a hundred percent certainty that they will recover all of your files, you can still give them a try, once you remove the Ransomware from your machine.

SUMMARY:

Name TrumpLocker
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms  No symptoms are observed until the ransom note appears on your screen.
Distribution Method Trojan horse infections, spam emails, malicious attachments, sketchy online content, misleading ads and links.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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TrumpLocker 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

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