Lock2017 Ransomware removal guide

This is a fresh addition to the large family of ransomware cyber threats which is nothing new but a piece of malware that messes up your files. The general behavior of Lock2017 Ransomware is common to other ransomware programs: it targets most valuable files on the PC and adds a unique extension which cannot be read by the system.

It is easy to miss that something is wrong and your security along with the data is compromised if you don’t have any anti-malware protection. When you realize that you have been hacked it already too late. In this particular case, all infected files get a new extremely long extension which contains hackers’ emails. The emails provided are lock2017@unseen.is and lock2017@protonmail.com.

This malware also creates a ransom note named simple README.TXT which explains what has just happened to the unsuspecting user. The victim has 72 hours to contact scammers, or the initial price will be doubled. 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 Lock2017’s actions can be restored from a backup, so it is advisable to have one.

Lock2017 Ransomware uses the RSA-2048 encryption method. This means that encryption and decryption keys are created during the encryption procedure. Those keys are stored on remote servers, so it is not possible to reverse the hack without your personal key. Files damaged by Lock2017’s actions can be restored from a backup, so it is advisable to have one. Even if you succeed with that, you still have to remove Lock2017 Ransomware from your PC. You will find more useful tips in the paragraphs below.

According to latest reports this locker infiltrates your computer via spam emails. It comes in the form of suspicious attachment (it can be a text file, video, picture and so on). If you receive an email from the unknown source with a strange message and suspicious attachment, don’t rush to open it. Do not download and run executable files or applications from your inbox. There is a high chance of catching a virus, worm, Trojan, etc. by simply clicking infectious links.

As always there are different methods to deal with the threat. However, if you want Lock2017 Ransomware removal to be done in the easiest way, we recommend using an anti-malware program such as Plumbytes or SpyHunter. A big bonus for using one of those that they can also detect other threats on your computer and cure them as well. You can also delete Lock2017 Ransomware manually but it takes good computer knowledge otherwise, you can make it even worth by deleting wrong files. For additional details, please read our Lock2017 removal tips first.

Lock2017 Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Lock2017 Ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for Lock2017 Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL LOCK2017 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).
    Lock2017 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.
    Lock2017 Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Lock2017 Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Lock2017 Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Lock2017 Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE LOCK2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Lock2017 Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Lock2017 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 Lock2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Lock2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Lock2017 Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Lock2017 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 Lock2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Lock2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Lock2017 Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Lock2017 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 Lock2017 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 Lock2017 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 Lock2017 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Lock2017 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Lock2017 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL LOCK2017 RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the LOCK2017 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 08:01 PM;