How to remove ABClocker virus and restore encrypted files

The item is dedicated to virus called ABClocker that gets onto computers in all countries of the world, and corrupts the data. In this article you can see complete information on what is ABClocker, and how to get rid of ABClocker from your laptop. Furthermore, we'll tell you how to restore the encrypted information, if possible.

ABClocker is the undesired software penetrating computers mostly with help of Trojans and scam e-mails. Occasionally scammers use zero-day vulnerabilities to penetrate the system, but they are speedily fixed. After penetration, the virus reviews the computer memory to find the folders to be cyphered and their general price. Nowadays, each new ransomware knows how to cypher image, video, text and audio information in all popular formats. Virus cyphers all folders, but those that might be business records go first. ABClocker corrupts only files with information, and does not affect the software, so that the user can use his computer to make the payment. Encryption is performed with the help of famous encryption algorithms, and its intricacy is so high that it can't be bruteforced. This is the ground for unbelievable efficiency of ransomware in last years: common customer, even having a pretty good experience in suchlike things, will never restore the data, and will need to pay the price. The sole way to decrypt the data is to find the fraudster's webpage and obtain the master key. Sometimes it is possible to retrieve the keys via defects in viruse's program code. When encrypting files, ABClocker requires 0,5 BTC for data recovery.

The computer knowledge is extremely substantial in our century, as it helps customer to guard the workstation from computer viruses. For encrypting software it's very important, since, in contradistinction to common viruses, after eliminating ransomware from the system, the effects of its actions will stay. It's very easy to reduce the chances of getting ransomware if you'll follow these advices:

    • Do not admit any changes to your computer, coming from strange software. If the workstation is penetrated by ransomware, it will endeavour to remove all copies of your data, to make the recovery less possible. The deleting of copies needs administrator rights and your acceptance. The moment of thought before confirming the pop-up can save your data and your time.
    • Attentively study your emails, particularly those messages which have files attached to them. If this letter was sent from an unknown address and it tells about earning any prize, a lost parcel or anything similar, this is most likely ransomware. The #2 efficient sort of fraud letters is a "business messages". lawsuits, summaries, claims, Invoices for services or products and other sensitive documents do not come accidentally, and the addressee should know the sender. Otherwise, it is a scam.
    • Don't neglect the symptoms that your laptop displays. It takes much of CPU resources to encode the information. If you see an abnormal fall in computer capacity or notice a weird string in the Process Manager, you should shut down the laptop, boot it in safe mode, and run the AV-tool. Surely, the certain amount of files will be damaged, but you will secure the rest of them.

Malware removal is not the happy end - it's just a one turn on the long road before the total file restoration. If you uninstall virus, you won't return the files immediately, it will need additional measures described in the "How to restore encrypted files" part. To deelete ABClocker, user needs to launch the laptop in safe mode and run the scanning with AV-tool. We don't advise you to remove ransomware by hand, since it has numerous security features which will counteract you. The very efficient viral defensive manner is the uninstalling of information on the chance of file decryption or ABClocker deletion attempt. This is very undesirable, and the below guide will help 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

After uninstalling the malware from the system, user has to restore the encrypted information. Actually, this is not about decryption, as the encryption manners used by swindlers are extremely complex. There are the certain exceptions, but most of the time file recovery takes lots of time and money. If you can't wait and are ready to recover the data in manual mode - here's the full article on data recovery.

To restore information, follow the article about files decryption.

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