How to remove (uninstall) Evillock

Evillock is a ransomware that enters user’s PC and encrypts all files, making them inaccessible. Suchlike programs are very common in the Internet nowadays, and some researchers say that the current situation with ransomware can be considered epidemic. Evillock has no particular difference from other ransomware, but for those users who never encountered this threat, we will explain you what is ransomware.

Ransomware is the program that can stealthy enter your PC without your permission. These programs are being distributed via e-mails and malicious websites, but these two methods have one thing in common: they both need user to allow the download. There is one simple rule about e-mails that must be abided by everyone: if you receive an e-mail with an attachment from the unknown sender – don’t open it. This is exactly the way that hackers do: they send thousands of letters with viral attachments, making them look like invoices, job resumes, notifications about the parcel arrival etc. Users think that the letter is true, opens it and gets a virus.

When the virus enters the system, it starts to encrypt all files, beginning from the ones that looks like the most important. First targets of ransomware are .docx, .xlsx, and .PDF files. Encryption might take a while, so user has a chance to notice that his PC works slower than usual, and its resources are focused on providing an unknown process. When the encryption is complete, ransomware displays the ransom note with demands and payment instructions. Evillock ransomware wants user to pay $500 for his own files.

How to delete Evillock Virus

When your workstation is infected by encrypting virus, the priority is not the disposal of the ransomware itself, but the decryption of files. Deleting the ransomware does not affect the state of folders, which are already ciphered, but, as Evillock remains on your workstation, all new files are at hazard. The removal of Evillock is a required part of each recovery manner. The instant deletion is needed if you prefer the manual recovery, or you are going to use the backups, and if you are going to pay the ransom - Evillock should be removed when the data will be totally decrypted. You can delete Evillock with help of special anti-virus program, or manually. Both manners have their advantages and disadvantages, but the major difference between them are the requirements. You must be a seasoned user to execute the removal in manual manner with no complications. Practice is required in order to avoid mistakes and to correct the aftermath of error, if it does happen. Removal via antivirus doesn't need any skills of the customer. Man just needs to download the program, install it and run the scanning process. Below this part, you will find the detailed instructions for removing of Evillock. We thoroughly describe every single step of this process, to avoid any failures. If you prefer the real-time defense and full system cleaning with no effort on your part - you may buy a reliable antivirus right now! Download Spyhunter to remove Evillock 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

How to restore files encrypted by Evillock

In this article we have mentioned several times that the man whose computer is infected with encrypting virus has just one 100% secure manner to get back your data: to upload the backups. You must try other methods if there's no another option, but be prepared that they may not be successful. The fact that the backups are stored on separate media, makes them absolutely immune to viral impact. All other methods are based on the Windows in-built services, and their success may be decreased by the complexity of the virus and the lack of practice. Anyway, except the backup copies, and the paying of ransom, there are few oher methods to restore your files, and we will explain them to you in our article about how to decrypt files and restore information.




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