What is different with FileLocker Ransomware (Czech Ransomware)?

FileLocker Ransomware which is also known as Czech Ransomware was detected on our malware radars by the end of February of 2017. Since that time it has slowly crawled its way to the malware scene infecting unsuspecting users and seeking to obtain money from them. Today it is not largely represented and mostly attacks residents of Czech Republic. However, we assume that it is just a testing playground for hackers and soon enough it will spread across Europe.

This ransomware utilizes the RSA-2048 cipher and AES-256 as well to make valuable files on your computer unreadable by the OS. Or least says it does. The thing is that even users do see a sinister notification opened in a separate window on the desktop their files are intact. This alone allows experts to say that FileLocker Ransomware is merely a testing tool which is possibly a platform for future malware applications.

Nevertheless, there are no guarantees that this malicious program won’t cause any harm to your system, so you need to know how to delete FileLocker Ransomware from your computer. Keeping a malware on your workstation is a bad idea especially when it might open a loophole for other threats to sneak in.

However, there is a possibility that you might encounter a working version of Czech Ransomware that actually corrupts valuable files on your drives by adding an abnormal extension and asking for ransom. Malicious programs like FileLocker Ransomware often suggest using Bitcoin wallets to pay for the decryption key which is needed to restore your files. Hackers promise to fix your files for 0.8 Bitcoin implying that there is no other way to decrypt the data without a key. Despite this fact, we suggest you never attempt to contact the developers of the ransomware or trying to pay for the key. There is a high risk that you will be ignored once money is transferred. No one is actually going to unblock your files and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one. Files damaged by locker’s actions can be restored from a backup, so it is advisable to have one. If you don’t have a backup, then you should try to decrypt damaged files with third-party decryption tools.

We still don’t have a full list of the main spreading techniques for this ransomware, but it is safe to say that most common strategies are in use. We’re talking about typical stuff like:

–    Software installers: malware programs often come bundled with other software you might need. Unchecking all unneeded boxes during the installation is a must. Be careful with the programs that come from untrusted sources.

–    Malware spam: emails are still one of the most popular methods of distributing malicious software like this one. Suspicious attachments, unknown links, executable files, etc. in emails should not be opened. It is always a risk to get infected in one click.

–    Redirects: sites are getting hacked each day, and malicious ads and hijackers are there for unsuspecting users ready to infect users with viruses and other malware.

And now let’s clarify the process of FileLocker Ransomware removal. You should do this immediately as there are no guarantees that it won’t damage your OS and files later on. Since Czech Ransomware does zero alternations in Windows Registry and does not corrupt files, you just need to get rid of the malicious file which has become a portal for the virus. It might take time, though. That is why we recommend using a reputable anti-malware program to detect and clear the threat. Try using programs like Plumbytes Anti-Malware, SpyHunter, or Reimage.

FileLocker Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for FileLocker Ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for FileLocker Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL FILELOCKER RANSOMWARE AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    FileLocker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    FileLocker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall FileLocker Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the FileLocker Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    FileLocker Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE FILELOCKER RANSOMWARE FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the FileLocker Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled FileLocker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select FileLocker Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove FileLocker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the FileLocker Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove FileLocker Ransomware completely.
  • Remove FileLocker Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL FILELOCKER RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the FILELOCKER RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/06/2017 08:08 PM;