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ZeroLocker virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as ZeroLocker | Type: Ransomware

What is ZeroLocker virus?

ZeroLocker virus is a serious ransomware that belongs to the well-known family of viruses. Some experts call it 'Ukash', others call it 'Cryptolocker'. In fact, no matter how you call it, it still stays the same… The most important thing that you must remember about ZeroLocker is that it has ability to infiltrate computer unnoticed and then encrypt almost all files that are kept on the system. Once it does that, it displays a huge notification that asks to pay a ransom ($300, $600, $1000) in exchange for the code that is needed for decrypting these files. This code is kept on hackers' servers, so the only way to receive it is to do what they want. Of course, we highly recommend you to ignore this requirement and do NOT send your money to hackers. Instead of that, you should remove ZeroLocker virus from the system as soon as possible.

How can ZeroLocker virus infect my computer?

Similarly to CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense or Cryptowall virus, ZeroLocker virus is spread using drive-by downloads, spam campaigns and similar well-known techniques. In order to avoid it, you should firstly think about a reputable anti-spyware that will help you to spot any virus before it enters the system. In addition, you should ignore all odd and unfamiliar emails or double check them before clicking on their attachments. If you find typo or other mistakes, find suspicious mail address and other things, delete it! Finally, you highly recommend you to avoid illegal websites and programs. Beware that pop-ups offering people to update their Flash, Java and other programs might be used for spreading ZeroLocker virus. If it manages to infect the system, this ransomware starts its work from checking the system for specific files and encrypting them. After that it shows a huge notification that can never be missed. If you believe that your files have already been encrypted, you should follow a guide below and fix your computer:

How to remove ZeroLocker virus?

Zerolocker virus is one of those cyber threats that can be eliminated using anti-spyware program. We highly recommend you to use Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner if you want to remove this cyber threat from the system. Unfortunately, these programs won't help you to recover your files.. That's why you should always think about the prevention of such viruses. In order to save your files, you should try using USB external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, or simply rely on online backups, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr and other solutions.

If ZeroLocker blocks Reimage, try following these steps and remove this ransomware from the system:

  1. Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
  2. Run Regedit
  3. Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
  4. Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
  5. Reboot and run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware.
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Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Malwarebytes.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.
ZeroLocker virus snapshot
ZeroLocker virus snapshot

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