TrumpLocker Ransomware – how to delete?

Surprisingly enough it is already a second ransomware associated with the Donald Trump theme. The second iteration seems to be more dangerous and sophisticated piece of malware and shares some similarities with the infamous VenusLocker ransomware.

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Another interesting fact about TrumpLocker is its list of targets. Most ransomware programs encrypt certain type of files (.jpg, .jpeg, .docx, .doc, .xls, etc.) but TrumpLocker hunts for other unusual file types as well. In the code of this ransomware we, have also found a special «Exclude Folder» which contains certain folders which will be ignored by the virus during the encryption. Folders like Program Files, Program Files (x86), NVIDIA Corporation, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox, Skype are on the list.

In addition to that, TrumpLocker is also very cautious with security and anti-malware folders. «Don’t poke the bear» logic in action here. Other information is encrypted by the malware with the RSA-4096 encryption algorithm. It means that the public key is used for hacking, while the private key is needed for decryption.

All infected files get a new extension of «.TheTrumpLockerf» or «.TheTrumpLockerp». If the file is corrupted entirely it, receives the first extension, and if the locker corrupts only 1024 bytes of the file – it chooses the second extension. Malicious programs like TrumpLocker Ransomware often suggest to use Bitcoin wallets to pay for the decryption key that will bring your files back to normal deleting those .Trump extensions. In this case the locker will create a ransom note with very detailed instructions about what just happened including how much you have to pay, how you can contact the creator of the virus, etc. The private key price for decryption is $150. But 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.

We’re still don’t have a full list of the main spreading techniques for this ransomware, but it is safe to safe 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.

 

Please, follow the instruction below if you need additional information on how to remove TrumpLocker Ransomware. Usually, this kind of malware can be deleted automatically – using an advanced anti-malware program such as Plumbytes Anti-Malware – or manually. Though, we do not recommend the second option because might accidentally harm your system even more. File-encrypting programs like this one are often disguised as safe-looking files. Deleting wrong files might cause additional problems with your OS. For more information, please, continue to read the paragraph below.

TrumpLocker Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for TrumpLocker Ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for TrumpLocker Ransomware

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

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the TRUMPLOCKER 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: 02/22/2017 10:21 PM;