How to remove Xxlecxx virus

The entry is dedicated to virus called Xxlecxx which gets into users' laptops in different countries of the world, and locks the screen, threatening users that their data are encrypted. In this item we've compiled important info on Xxlecxx's essence, and how to delete Xxlecxx from your machine.

Xxlecxx is the harmful program penetrating machines mostly with help of Trojans and phishing e-mails. This program, actually, is not a ransomware - it is just a screenlocker that shows you a banner with ransom note. Hackers claim that the user's files are encrypted via AES encryption algorithm and demand 150 dollars for their decryption. If your computer is infected by Xxlecxx - you should pay anything, because the files aren't encrypted. The banner with ransom note can be easily removed by clicking alt+F4 on the keyboard. After that you should install the decent antiviral software and scan the computer for viruses, because suchlike software doesn't come alone.

For any sorts of computer viruses, one thing is correct: it is much simpler to dodge it than to neutralize its effects. It's sad to say, but 90% of users see the importance of PC knowledge just after ransomware infection. To protect yourself, you need to understand a three simple rules:

    • Keep an eye on the condition of your computer. File encrypting is a complicated process that requires a lot of hardware resources. If you observe a noticeable decrease in system performance or notice a unknown string in the Process Manager, you need to unplug the laptop, launch it in safe mode, and run the AV-tool. This, in case of infection, will protect some of your data.
    • Be cautious with the messages which contain files. If this letter comes from an unknown user and it is about obtaining some prize, a lost package or something like that, this is most likely a fraud letter. The #2 efficient type of fraud messages is a forgery for biz correspondence. lawsuits, Bills for services and products, summaries, appeals and suchlike specific documents cannot be sent without warning, and you, as a minimum, should know the sender. Otherwise, it is a scam.
    • Do not accept any changes to your PC, originating from suspicious software. If the laptop is infected by ransomware, it will seek to eliminate all copies of your data, to make the recovery impossible. The deletion of copies requires administrator rights and your verification. So, if you don't confirm changes from a suspicious software at the proper moment, you will reserve the chances to restore all lost data for free.

We draw your attention to the fact that removing ransomware is just a first and obligatory move for the regular work of the computer. If you get rid of ransomware, you won't restore the data instantly, it will need additional actions written down in the following section. To uninstall Xxlecxx, user has to load the PC at safe mode and check it via antivirus. We do not recommend trying to eliminate Xxlecxx by hand, since it has different protection mechanisms which will interfere you. Some viruses are able to totally remove cyphered data, or part of it, if user tries to eliminate the virus. This is very undesirable, and the below guide will assist you to avoid it.

Removal instruction

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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