How to remove (uninstall) File0Locked

Recently, new virus appeared on the Internet, which is called Evil ransomware, and assigns the .file0Locked extension on the encrypted files. This virus is considered a threat of average level of danger, and does not have any features which distinguish it from all other ransomware. However, from the perspective of the average user, this virus is quite dangerous, because it is not listed in the databases of the majority of anti-virus software, and therefore can easily penetrate into the computer. We decided to create an article to help those users who have been victims File0Locked ransomware, as well as to warn those who have not encountered it.

File0locked

To begin, we will tell you about the ways File0Locked penetrates computer. The viruses are spread in different ways, but the most successful of them is e-mail spam. Hackers prefer this method because there is now a set of postal services, which allow you to create accounts without providing personal information. Thus, hackers create thousands of accounts, and send messages to them as long as each account does not go away in the ban because of user complaints. Each message can bring hackers to hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, and may remain unread, and sink into oblivion. The only thing that allows ransomware to be successful is the number of messages. Messages are being sent automatically, and even if a 0,01% of messages will be read - hackers will remain in profit. The contents of messages are always about one thing: the scammers are trying to convince user to open a file attached to a video using the fake information, promises, deception and other things.

To begin, we will tell you about the ways File0Locked penetrates computer. The viruses are spread in different ways, but the most successful of them is e-mail spam. Hackers prefer this method because there is now a set of postal services, which allow you to create accounts without providing personal information. Thus, hackers create thousands of accounts, and send messages to them as long as each account does not go away in the ban because of user complaints. Each message can bring hackers to hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, and may remain unread, and sink into oblivion. The only thing that allows ransomware to be successful is the number of messages. Messages are being sent automatically, and even if a 0,01% of messages will be read - hackers will remain in profit. The contents of messages are always about one thing: the scammers are trying to convince user to open a file attached to a video using the fake information, promises, deception and other things.

File recovery is the first problem, which you think about, when you have Evil ransomware in your system. Removing Evil ransomware does not affect the state of files that are already corrupted, however, until Evil ransomware dwells on your computer, all new files are at peril. Regardless of what decryption way you prefer, you still need to eliminate ransomware. The instant deletion is necessary if you choose the hand decryption, or you are going to load the backups, and if you are going to pay the ransom - Evil ransomware must be deleted when the data will be totally decrypted. You can delete the ransomware with use of specific antivirus program, or by-hand. Speed and safety of both ways are equal, but the requirements for user experience and knowledge are extremely different. Hand deletion needs some skills of who does it. User must understand what to do and how to avoid a possible failure. Deletion via antivirus doesn't need any practice from the customer. Customer simply has to make a few clicks and wait for five minutes. Below this part, you will see the full set of advices for deleting of Evil ransomware. We thoroughly describe each part of this process, to decrease the chance of error. But, if you don't like the manual disposal, and want to get the highest level of defense against all malware - the best decision for you is to download the worthy anti-viral tool. Download Spyhunter to remove Evil ransomware virus automatically

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab

Startup

Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

 

Antivirus scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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