ZeroLocker Virus – Removal Instructions
Zerolocker is the most dreaded viruses in the ransomware sub-genre of malware. With the wide variety of malware that is being uploaded and downloaded throughout the world today, ransomware has become one of the most common types of viruses. Zerolocker is a unique piece of ransomware that has gotten the attention of lawkeepers from around the world including the Department of Justice. Created by Evgeniy Bogachev, Zerolocker is now being used as a prominent tool by a league of cyber criminals based out of Russia for a variety of illegal activities.
While Bogachev and his gang are wanted internationally for the development of Cyrptolocker, this malware continues to be downloaded at an astonishing rate and is disrupting the activity of devices around the world. Currently, upwards of 500,000 registered computers have been affected by this software. 1.3 percent of users have paid the cash to have their computers unlocked which has earned this crime syndicate around $3 million dollars.
In the grand scheme of malware, ransomware like Zerolocker is especially troublesome as individuals can lose their personal files if this malicious software is not approached carefully. Zerolocker is downloaded onto a system through email attachments at which point it uses asymmetric encryption to block all of the user’s files.
Two keys are needed to unlock the system, and the criminals hold access to one of the keys. When downloaded, users are notified to pay $300 U.S. dollars in order to receive the second key and unlock their files. While this may seem daunting, there are a number of third-party tools that can be used to not only remove the virus, but also decode all files and return the system to normalcy.
Step-by-Step ZeroLocker Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the zerolocker virus as easy as possible.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The zerolocker virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the ZeroLocker 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 ZeroLocker 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 https://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 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 ZeroLocker:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the virus and protect you from future threats.