What is Unlock26 ransomware virus?

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).

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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.

Unlock26 Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Unlock26 Ransomware

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.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Unlock26 Ransomware

Step 1
UNINSTALL UNLOCK26 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).
    Unlock26 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.
    Unlock26 Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Unlock26 Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Unlock26 Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Unlock26 Ransomware remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE UNLOCK26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Unlock26 Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Unlock26 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 Unlock26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Unlock26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Unlock26 Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Unlock26 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 Unlock26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Unlock26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Unlock26 Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Unlock26 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 Unlock26 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 Unlock26 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 Unlock26 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Unlock26 Ransomware completely.
  • Remove Unlock26 Ransomware from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL UNLOCK26 RANSOMWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

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.

Information added: 02/24/2017 08:30 PM;