How to remove (uninstall) VirLocker

VirLocker belongs to the most perilous kind of viruses that might affect the normal customer. All common kinds of viruses are nothing in comparison with ransomware, and the harm that it might inflict. The encrypting ransomware is the worst thing that can happen to your workstation. In this guide we’ll teach you, how to get rid of VirLocker, and how you can likely restore the encoded data without paying a ransom.

The virus infects your machine via malicious attachments in e-mail, and after that promptly starts to cipher the files. If you haven't stopped the virus on the stage of infection, then you will suffer losses. This ransomware corrupts the files of all types, including video, audio, text and images. The process takes from five minutes to 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of files on the computer. Approximate amount of ransom is $250.

VirLocker uses the strongest encryption algorithms that can't be broken without the key. We're trying to say that there is just one absolutely secure method of file recovery: the use of backup. If do not have backups - you can forget about your files, since you have no guarantee that web-criminals, which hacked your PC, won’t trick you one more time after receiving a ransom. The files can be restored with help of other techniques, but they aren't completely dependable. But, VirLocker isn't a usual ransomware, and we, luckily, know the way to remove the virus from your PC and to decrypt the files.

How to restore files encrypted by VirLocker

In this entry we have told few times that the customer whose laptop is captured with ransomware has just one totally secure technique to restore data: to load the backup. You should use these ways if there's no another option, but you have to understand that they might fail. The significant advantage of backup copies is that they are kept on the separate media, and are not available for viral impact.

The ransom note of the virus has also the field to enter the decryption code. If you will type 64 zeros in this field, the virus will think that the fee was paid and unlock the files. If you don't want to type - just copy and paste this:


After that the files will be unlocked, but they won't return in their original state. Each encrypted file now is in the form of executable file, and you should launch it to retrieve the original version. It will appear near the .exe file. When you will get all the needed files you should remove all encrypted files.

How to delete VirLocker Virus

File restore is the main objective that you care about, if you have ransomware in your system. Nevertheless, the ransomware should be deleted in order to protect new files. The disposal of VirLocker is a needed part of all restoring manners. If you prefer the decryption in manual mode or the usage of backups, you must delete VirLocker immediately, and if you prefer to pay the ransom - VirLocker must be uninstalled after the full file recovery. You can uninstall the ransomware with help of specific anti-viral software, or in manual mode. Swiftness and reliability of each way are the same, but the requirements for user practice and knowledge are significantly different. You have to be a practiced user to perform the manual removal with no failures. User has to know what to do and how to fix a possible error. Disposal via anti-virus doesn't need any knowledge of its user. You just have to do some clicks and wait for 5 minutes. Below this paragraph, you will find the full set of advices to uninstall VirLocker. Our instructions are tested many times by hundreds of thousands of users, they are completely secure and very plain. If you like the real-time defense and total system cleaning without user's interference - you can buy a worthy antivirus right now! Download Spyhunter to remove VirLocker 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


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


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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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