Infected with Xlockr Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is Xlockr Ransomware
In this article, we will talk about the next crypto-extortionist, namely Xlockr. This cryptovirus is aimed at English-speaking users but has already spread around the world and its greatest activity is marked by the end of July this year. Like similar cryptoviruses, Xlockr encrypts user files using AES and changing its extention to .xlockr, and then requires $ 100 for the ransom, with a note of information about the ransom being the lock screen shown below:
here is the image of the text part only:
Sorry! Your files have been encrypted!
What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.
Can I Recover My Files?
Sure. We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.
If you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay.
You only have 3 days to submit the payment. It will be increase $1 every minute.
Also, if you don't pay in 3 days, you won't be able to recover your files forever.
How Do I Pay?
Payment is accepted in Bitcoin only.
Please check the current price of Bitcoin and buy some bitcoins.
And send the correct amount to the address specified in this window.
After your payment, enter your transaction id and click
Once the payment is checked, you can start decrypting your files immediately.
If you need our assistance, send a tweet that containing #xlockr hastag.
We strongly recommend you to not remove this software, and disable your anti-virus for a while, until you pay and the payment gets processed. If your anti-virus gets updated and removes this software automatically, it will not be able to recover your files even if you pay!
Payment will be raised!
If you don't pay
Your files will be lost!
Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address:
[ ] [Copy]
[Check Payment & Decrypt Files]
Scammers use the most formidable weapons – they intimidate users by displaying a timer with a countdown and claim that the user files will be irrevocably lost if not paid for the ransom. Of course, this is deception. Also, attackers are asked to pay in bitcoins to exclude the possibility of tracking transactions. the distributing site is xxxx://www.yensaogiadinh.com/, here is a screenshot of this site:
One thing is for certain, you do not need to pay scammers at all since their main goal is to earn money and they will still care for the safety of your files. We recommend that you remove Xlockr using our recommendations.
Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. If you want to decrypt your files, please follow our instruction below or, if you have any difficulties, please contact us: email@example.com. We really can help to decrypt your files.
How Xlockr infected your PC
Xlockr is distributed as an Updater.exe extension for the Microsoft Edge browser. Penetration occurs because of the lack of an effective anti-virus program in the user’s system. There are also cases when Xlockr comes as an attachment to spam mailing or as a fake update for a program. Be that as it may, you must understand that it is easier to prevent the penetration of the virus than getting rid of the infection after its arrival. You can use our guides to remove Xlockr right now.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Xlockr virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
WiperSoft is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Xlockr – files, folders, registry keys.
*Trial version of WiperSoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.
Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Data Recovery Pro.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Choose all files on folder you want to restore and select Restore.
- Choose export location and view restored files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Xlockr:
Related connections or other entries:
Redirect: yensaogiadinh.blogspot.com > www.yensaogiadinh.com
How to decrypt files infected by Xlockr?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of Xlockr remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi