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Remove Locdoor ransomware (Removal Guide) - Decryption Steps Included

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Ransomware

Locdoor ransomware is a cryptovirus that demands $0.10 for encrypted files

Locdoor/DryCry ransomwareLocdoor ransomware is a fraudulent crypto infection that starts its activity by claiming your homepage was encrypted. Supposedly, if you pay the demanded $0.10 ransom, virus developers are going to send you a decryption tool. However, the particular ransomware[1] is not encrypting your files. Alternatively known as DryCry, the virus just locks your computer screen and drops various items on the desktop. After convincing its victims that the device is locked by the cryptovirus, ransomware displays a specific note about the infection on the screen called Notice_readme.txt. Also, Locdoor displays a browser window with the instructions for your further actions. This HTML window displays even more details about the alleged decryption tool and cryptocurrency payments. The email address provided: sealocker@daum.net.

Name Locdoor/ DryCry
Type  Ransomware
Sub-type Cryptovirus
Ransom note  Notice_readme_English.txt; Help!_How 
Contact email sealocker@daum.net
Also displays  HTML window “DryCry Ransomware Decrypt Page”
Distribution  Spam email attachments, other malware
Elimination  Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for the Locdoor ransomware removal

Locdoor ransomware is not encrypting your files, as typical ransomware, so there are numerous speculations claiming that the program is still in development. However, this virus replaces some of the file extensions with the appendix .door. The ransom note claims that this infection locks your data and you need to pay the ransom in cryptocurrency worth $0.10. The virus developers demand you to pay in Bitcoin at the address localbotcoins.com and send a photo to sealocker@daum.net. 

However, researchers[2] do not advise victims of this cyber threat to contact its developers in any way. Besides, paying the ransom is not useful since there is no encryption procedure initiated by the virus. Developers are seeking just to lure people with the small ransom, but there is no doubt that people behind the threat are not trustworthy in any way.

Locdoor/DryCry ransomware displays the following ransom note:

Your computer's files have been encrypted to Locdoor Ransomware! To make a recovery go to localbitcoins.com and create a wallet and send a bit coin to the $ 0.10 value to the address Then, send your verification picture to and we will send you the recovery tool!

The other version of the ransom note: 

Bit coin is only allowed on localbitcoins.com! Send a bit coin of $ 0.1 value to at localbitcoins and send it to sealocker@daum.net with a certified photo! We will then email the recovery tool! Thank you! to Buy Recovery Tools.txt

You need to remove Locdoor ransomware, no matter its declared encryption is not real. keep in mind that this program was developed by crypto-extortionists, and you should get rid of this threat as soon as possible. It is important if you want to avoid any significant damage caused by this threat in the future. Keep in mind that ransomware can access important data and change system settings on your device immediately after the infiltration. Because of this fact, we do not recommend initiating Locdoor/DryCry ransomware removal manually. 

You cannot be sure that this virus is not working in the background of your device. Perform Locdoor ransomware removal and then use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fix damage caused by this malware. This is a full procedure required for a full recovery after the infiltration of ransomware infection. 

Locdoor ransomware virusLocdoor virus is a product from crypto-extortionists. Fortunately, it is not encrypting files on the affected computer.

A malicious script is spread via spam emails

Silent infections can be spread in various ways. The most common for ransomware is spam email attachments. The malicious script of the ransomware can spread on your system from an insecure email that you open unknowingly. A payload dropper can be designed to install the direct malware script when you download and open a file attachment from an email. This malicious intruder can be this ransomware. 

There is an opportunity to get various other malware like Trojans[3] which are designed to open backdoors or spread the ransomware directly on the device. You are downloading the file and installing malicious programs on the device at the same time. This is a silent infection you have no idea about this background process.

You can avoid these cyber infections if you pay more attention to processes happening on the device. If you are not waiting for an email, be aware that not every one of them is safe. Do not download suspicious attachments and try to scan those files before opening them on the computer.

Eliminate Locdoor ransomware from your device

To remove Locdoor ransomware once and for all, and get rid of its damage, you need to use reliable anti-malware tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. This method ensures that all ransomware related files will be detected in no time and deleted from the system. 

After a successful Locdoor ransomware removal, double-check if the system is clear. You can use the same anti-malware tools or virus termination tips provided by our experts. However, each of these methods should be implemented carefully, so make sure you follow every step in exact order. 

 

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To remove Locdoor virus, follow these steps:

Remove Locdoor using Safe Mode with Networking

You can try rebooting your device in Safe Mode with Networking to disable ransomware:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove Locdoor

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete Locdoor removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove Locdoor using System Restore

System restore feature can also help if you are dealing with the dangerous Locdoor/DryCry ransomware:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Locdoor. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and make sure that Locdoor removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from Locdoor and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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