Unlock26 Ransomware virus has appeared on radars just recently, on 23rd of February. After infiltration, it launches a process named b1Z7gfdX0.exe that disrupts the system and informs the user about the hack via a ransom note (ReadMe-Q1u.html opened in Firefox browser).
In this particular case, all infected files get a new extension added to them. 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. After finishing the encryption, this ransomware informs the user with a note that demands a ransom to be paid. Malicious programs like Unlock26 Ransomware often suggest using Bitcoin wallets to pay for the decryption key that will bring your files back to normal deleting the abnormal extension.
In this case, hackers promise to fix your files for 6.e-002 BTC implying that there is no other way to decrypt the data. The final sum varies from $200 to $500, and you have from 48 to 96 to pay a ransom. We also strongly suggest against playing by the hackers’ rules. It is a common practice to treat users with the removal of all infected files unless a decryption key is entered. But there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer 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.
It is important to understand where did it come from to prevent stepping on the same rake twice. According to our analysis and reports we receive, this locker infiltrates your computer via spam emails from the unknown sender. 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. Fake installers, malicious ads, and software updaters can also become a portal for the virus to sneak in.
Ransomware viruses like Unlock26 are dangerous and should be treated accordingly in order to ensure your privacy and cybersecurity. They don’t have specific uninstallers, so you have to deal with the malicious program manually or leave it to suggested anti-malware programs that have proved their effectiveness. Use Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter for that. For additional information on Unlock26 Ransomware removal check the paragraph below.
Symptoms of Unlock26 Ransomware infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Unlock26 Ransomware threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the UNLOCK26 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.