The following article aims to assist users in removing the screen-locking /account stealing virus called Unlock.email@example.com. The removal guide is designed to work for all iPhones.
In the event that your Apple iPhone has displayed a rather disturbing message on your screen, basically telling you that it’s locked and you need to contact Unlock.firstname.lastname@example.org – we have some rather unsetting news for you. Your device has been infected by what’s known as ransomware. This particular kind is the lesser evil, if compared to the type that encrypts the files in your system. However, it’s an unpleasant occurrence nonetheless. And we are here to try and offer you a working solution for this issue by providing a step-by-step removal guide below.
Unlock.email@example.com is actually one in a series of screen-locking ransomware viruses that have recently been released onto the public. They primarily target iPhones, locking the screen of the device and preventing the victim user from using it. The hackers behind this awful malware typically request that they be paid 50 USD in order to remove the screen blocker and grant the victims access to their smartphone or laptop. We would not recommend that you submit to their demands, because it’s not likely that they will do anything whatsoever to help you.
As a matter of fact, the opposite is quite often true and once the criminals receive their amount – they are never heard of again. So in the name of not sponsoring cybercriminals and also wasting your precious money, it’s best to seek other alternatives, like the one we’re offering you just below this article. It consists of several different solutions and we would very much appreciate your feedback and tell us how the steps below worked for you. Please leave us a comment in the comment section of this page.
But as this new menace may very well just be getting started and perhaps we’ll be seeing much more of it in the time to come, it’s important to protect your devices from it. You can do that by adopting certain safety habits that will ensure you minimize the risk of running into infected content. Ransomware viruses, even those like Unlock.firstname.lastname@example.org, are often distributed with the help of spam emails. So, if you happen to come across a message from an unfamiliar sender and containing an attachment, think twice before you open it. Ask yourself: Is the subject of the email relevant to you? Does the sender seem to be using a legitimate email address (like that of a company)? Does the attached file have a sensible name that could tell you more about its contents? If the answer to any of these questions is not a definitive ‘Yes’, then you may be better off deleting the said message. Approach any other type of online content with more or less the same level of caution.
Unlock.email@example.com Removal Guide
You are dealing with a browser hijacker that can restore itself. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
- Locate and clean up your phone’s calendar events if they are infected.
- Find browser extensions related to the threat and how to remove them.
- Ensure your passwords were not stolen or tampered with.
You can find the removal guide here.