OphionLocker Virus – Removal Instructions
OphionLocker is a ransomware virus that infects computers running Windows. OphionLocker will affect the way that the computer runs, and will encrypt files so that they cannot be accessed by the user. OphionLocker will then try to trick the user into paying a fee so that they can get a code which will unlock their files. The code that the user receives may or may not help the user gain access to their files again. The fee should not be paid, as it may not help and just leaves the virus on the computer for future attacks.
OphionLocker can be downloaded without the user knowing. The files can be downloaded from spam emails, freeware, illegal websites, sharing files with other users, and through Facebook. Having a good Antivirus software with a firewall will prevent the malware from being downloaded. However, if OphionLocker was already installed, a virus protection program alone may not be able to remove the threat.
OphionLocker is a serious threat that will eventually prevent a computer from running properly. Once the malware is installed on a computer, it will constantly run until it is fully removed.OphionLocker will attack certain files on the computer and encrypt them so that the user cannot access them anymore. OphionLocker will say that the files were locked and that the user only has seventy two hours to pay the fee to unlock the files. The files will supposedly be deleted after seventy two hours if the fee is not paid. Even if a user decides to pay the fee, the encryption key may not unlock the files that were lost.
OphionLocker will keep attacking the files on the computer, making additional files unable to be opened by the user. The threat should be removed as quickly as possible so that it does not prevent the computer from working. OphionLocker can cause so much damage that the user may no longer be able to log into Windows at all. Removing the threat may not allow you to access the encrypted files and they may be lost forever. The best way to prevent OphionLocker is for users to keep their important files backed up.
Step-by-Step OphionLocker Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the OphionLocker virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the OphionLocker virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The OphionLocker virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the OphionLocker Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove OphionLocker has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore http://virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the OphionLocker Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove OphionLocker:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the OphionLocker virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the OphionLocker virus and protect you from future threats.