What is Lockify Ransomware?
Lockify Ransomware is the malicious cryptovirus. The filename extension .Lockify is affixed to the encrypted file. AES is the encrypted algorithm which is used as variant control from the HIdden Tear/EDA2 project. This nasty cryptolocker put a ransom note with instructions in an html format.
How Lockify Ransomware enters into the computer?
Lockify Ransomware spreads the infection via using more than one method. The payload file drops a malicious script for ransomware on the internet. If the malicious script gets executed, then your computer system will get encrypted by this cryptovirus.
Lockify also spreads the payload file through social media and file sharing networks. Freeware is the other cause which is spread on the website and seems helpful, but does not hide the nasty script for the cryptovirus. You should avoid to open files after you have downloaded them, especially when they come from malicious places such as links from unknown origins and suspicious emails.
Ransom note of the Lockify Ransomware:
Can’t you find the necessary files?
Is the content of your files not readable?
It is normal because the files’ names and the data in your files have been encrypted by “Lockify Ransomware”.
It means your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. This modification is reversible.
From now it is not possible to use your files until they will be decrypted.
The only way to decrypt your files safely is to buy the special decryption software “Lockify Decryptor”.
Any attempts to restore your files with the third-party software will be fatal for your files!
You can proceed with purchasing of the decryption software at your personal page:
If this page cannot be opened click here to get a new address of your personal page.
If the address of your personal page is the same as before after you tried to get a new one,
you can try to get a new address in one hour.
At this page you will receive the complete instructions how to buy the decryption software for restoring all your files.
Also at this page you will be able to restore any one file for free to be sure “Lockify Decryptor” will help you.
If your personal page is not available for a long period there is another way to open your personal page – installation and use of Tor Browser:
run your Internet browser (if you do not know what it is run the Internet Explorer);
enter or copy the address https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en into the address bar of your browser and press ENTER;
wait for the site loading;
on the site you will be offered to download Tor Browser; download and run it, follow the installation instructions, wait until the installation is completed;
run Tor Browser;
connect with the button “Connect” (if you use the English version);
a normal Internet browser window will be opened after the initialization;
type or copy the address
in this browser address bar;
the site should be loaded; if for some reason the site is not loading wait for a moment and try again.
If you have any problems during installation or use of Tor Browser, please, visit https://www.youtube.com and type request in the search bar “Install Tor Browser Windows” and you will find a lot of training videos about Tor Browser installation and use.
You will find the instructions (“*HELP_DECRYPT*.hta”) for restoring your files in any folder with your encrypted files.
The instructions “*HELP_DECRYPT*.hta” in the folders with your encrypted files are not viruses! The instructions “*HELP_DECRYPT*.hta” will help you to decrypt your files.
Remember! The worst situation already happened and now the future of your files depends on your determination and speed of your actions.
Encryption process of Lockify Ransomware:
As mentioned above, Lockify Ransomware is a hidden tear variant. This cryptovirus also seeks the encrypted files which have following extension.
.SQLITEDB, .class, .ctor, .docx, .dotx, .docb, .jpeg, .lay6, .java, .ms11, .potx, .ppsx, .pptx, .qcow2, .sldx, .tar, .bz2, .text, .vmdk, .xlsm, .xltm
The Lockify cryptolocker can be set to erase the shadow volume copy of the Windows operating system through using following command:
vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet
How to Uninstall Lockify Ransomware?
For quick and effective solution to get rid of Lockify Ransomware from your PC, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Lockify Ransomware completely within few mouse clicks only.
STEP 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode With Networking
Booting Into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10
Numerous ways are there to get into the safe mode with networking option on your Windows computer system, but with Windows 8 & 10 OS. Few of those functions are need to be accessed with a little longer procedure. Well, here we are available to help you with the simplest way to access safe mode in Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.
Here we will share the simplest method to access safe mode in networking.
1. Boot your PC to the login screen and then hold SHIFT key, while holding it click on RESTART button.
2. This will take you to the troubleshooting option screen where to enable the Safe Mode.
In other scenarios, there are options that you could not boot your login screen, here-
You could see another screen known as Recovery screen. To access this window you can hold the SHIFT key and keep tapping on F8 key. This will let you enter the advanced “recovery mode”. Here you can easily choose advanced repair options.
Now go to the Start Up settings.
There click on the Restart option available there.
When the computer finally restarts, press the number that says Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Usually number 5 from the list.
Enter your admin login details and Enter Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Restart Your PC and keep tapping on F8 key.
It will open and advanced menu option from there you need to choose the Safe Mode with Networking Option. You can easily make the selections with the help of arrow keys.
After choosing Safe Mode with Networking option. Click on Enter.
STEP 2: How to Show Hidden Files & Folders
Windows 8, 10
You need to Press Windows Key+E.
From the upcoming window you need to get to the View tab on the menu option.
Locate the Options icon and click on it.
A dialog box will get appear and you will need to click on “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option and click on Apply and then OK.
Press Windows Key + E.
From currently appeared window click on Organize option. (Usually appear on top left corner)
Clicking on it will result in a drop-down list, select Folder & search options.
Go to the view tab of the next appeared Dialog box and click on “Show hidden files and folders”.
Click on Apply and then OK.
STEP 3: Stop Lockify Ransomware Related Processes From Task Manager
Windows XP, Vista, 7
To Open the Task Manager All you need to do is to press CTRL+ALT+DEL buttons simultaneously.
Or you can simply right-click on the taskbar and select task manager to open Task Manager on your screen.
Go to the processes tab and click on it. A list of running processes will appear on the screen.
Select all those processes which are related with Lockify Ransomware and end those immediately.
Now go to the Service Tab and Stop all unknown services running there.
Windows 8, 10
In Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can simply open the Task Manager with the help of CTRL+SHIFT+ESC buttons.
There is another way to do the same thing and open the Task manager, is to right-click on the task bar of your desktop and select Task Manager from the list which appears.
Go to the Process Tab to see all the running processes which are associated with Lockify Ransomware, after that click on End Process. It is important to end all unidentified processes to make your PC threat free.
STEP 4: How to Remove Lockify Ransomware From Your Windows Control Panel
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Navigate to the Start Menu and click on Control Panel option as shown in the Image below.
Next window will appear with the options which are available within the control panel where you need to select Uninstall a program option.
Again next window will display you a list of programs which is installed on your PC. From here you need to uninstall all those kind of programs which are unknown/unidentified or associated with Lockify Ransomware.
Note – Although we have shown the images of Windows 7 here, but the options and navigation for Windows XP and Vista are the same.
Windows 8, 10
Click on the Search Box of your Windows Explorer and search for Control Panel.
Click on the Control Panel icon that appears and then click on Uninstall a Program from the Control Panel window that appears next.
Next window will get to uninstall any program option with a list of options. Uninstall all Lockify Ransomware associated programs along with it if it appears.
STEP 5: How to Remove Lockify Ransomware From Your Browser
If Lockify Ransomware has stuck in your web browser and always keep appearing with your web browsing things then you need to check and remove it away from your browser. Few of the popular web browsers are described below with Lockify Ransomware removal steps.
Open your IE browser and Click on the Tools button.
After that click on Manage Add-ons.
From left-side of next window that appears to click on Toolbars and Extensions and then select Lockify Ransomware, if it appears there.
Also, remove all kind of BHOs which you don’t recognize or don’t know.
Click to remove those extensions or click on disable whichever is possible.
Restart your browser.
Open your Google Chrome browser and click on the three horizontal lines icon available on Chrome menu on the top right corner of the browser toolbar.
Now choose the option appear as Settings.
Go to the Extensions tab. (Click on it)
Locate Lockify Ransomware extension and click on its trash icon and remove it from Google Chrome browser.
Remove all those extensions which you do not need or you do not know.
Then a confirmation box will appear which you have to confirm.
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser and Go to Tools.
- Click on Add-ons and Open Add-ons manager tab.
- In the Add-ons manager tab click on Extensions Panel.
- Remove all kinds of unknown extensions and also remove Lockify Ransomware extension if available there.
- Click to Disable or Remove Lockify Ransomware.
- Click to restart browser if it pops-up on your screen.
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