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.