Unusual Ransomware virus RoshaLock

RoshaLock is a virus that has appeared on the radars in February of 2017. Now it has been updated, and we know that there are already at least two versions of this malware. We have received many reports about RoshaLock 2.0 which is considered to be more dangerous than the previous iteration.

RoshaLock’s behavior is a bit different than you would expect from typical ransomware viruses. Of course, it still messes up your personal files in order to extract some money from your wallet. However, when other ransomware apps are going for the encryption method, this locker puts your personal files into archives protected with a password.

Furthermore, RoshaLock ransomware goes beyond most popular file extensions and grabs files of 2634 different types. Needless to say that after the virus does its job, there will be practically nothing left in place. The ransomware creates locked archives – All_Your_Documents.rar – on each drive and leaves a ransom note in a txt-file named All Your Files in Archive!

The victim is asked to download WinRAR and the TOR browser to access the website with instructions how to get a password for the aforementioned archives. Malicious programs like RoshaLock Ransomware often suggest using Bitcoin wallets to pay for the key that will bring your files back to normal. Hackers promise to fix your files for 1.05 Bitcoin (the first versions demanded only 0.35 BTC) implying that there is no other way to recover them. Furthermore, if the ransom is not paid within three days after accessing the site, the sum grows up by 0.05 Bitcoin daily.

Despite this fact, we suggest you never attempt to contact the developers of the ransomware or trying to pay for the password. 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 RoshaLock’s actions can be restored from a backup, so it is advisable to have one. If your PC is infected by this malware, it is important to delete RoshaLock Ransomware immediately. For additional details read the paragraphs below.

We still don’t know all distribution methods for this ransomware. According to latest reports, it might be disguised as a fake repair program. We also think that general techniques are also in use:

–    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.

We must admit that RoshaLock is a very dangerous virus that has no effective countermeasures when it comes to restoring hostage files. We recommend making a backup of the most valuable files and store them separately, so you can import them back after removing RoshaLock ransomware. As for deleting the malicious app, just run an anti-malware program that will do all the job for you. Or you can try doing it manually using the Safe Mode with Networking described in our guide below.

RoshaLock Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for RoshaLock Ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for RoshaLock Ransomware

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

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the ROSHALOCK 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: 03/10/2017 11:08 PM;