What is Locdoor?
Locdoor is a new ransomware virus, that is actively spreading around the internet starting from September 2nd, 2018. The virus tries to infect your computer by using phishing emails, then it will encrypt all the important files. This ransomware do not add any extensions to the encoded files. Locdoor will change the appearance of all the infected files into white icons. In this article you can learn how to remove Locdoor and restore files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, Locdoor will load victim’s default browser and open its webpage. You can find demands and instruction on how to pay the ransom for decryption key on this page. This is what Locdoor ransom note contains:
decrypt Home Page…
An important file on your computer has been encrypted to
Locdoor Ransomware! Can I recover it? Yes you can do the
recovery but the repair send a bit of coin to the
value of $ 0.10 to
Locdoor is a typical ransomware, its main purpose is to force you to pay them. After finishing encrypting process, the ransomware will state that there are no ways to recover your files but to pay ransom. Cyber criminals demand ransom In BitCoins, 0.10$ per file. Once you’ve done payment, they are supposed to send you decryption key. But you should know that cyber criminals are not going to give you a decryption key. Mostly they are just ignoring their victims. That’s why there is no need to contact them, it wouldn’t help. Still, Locdoor ransomware does very complicated encryption, but it does not damage, move or delete your files, which means you have chance to restore your personal data, but for now you should focus on removing Locdoor ransomware.
How to remove Locdoor ransomware from your computer and restore files?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove Locdoor ransomware from your computer. Newly advanced ransomware detection technology is able to run an instant ransomware scan, which is perfect to protect your computer in case of a new ransomware attack.
How to decrypt files encrypted by Locdoor?
Once you’ve removed virus, you are probably thinking of recovering files from encryption. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
Decrypt encrypted files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of Locdoor ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this virus yet. Still, there is no need to invest in malicious scheme by paying ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
Decrypt encoded data files manually
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.
Recover data with Data Recovery
- Download and install Data Recovery
- Select drives and folders with your files, then click Scan.
- Choose all the files in a folder, then press on Restore button.
- Manage export location.
Restore data with Windows Previous Versions
This feature is working on Windows Vista (not Home version), Windows 7 and later versions. Windows saves copies of files and folders which you can use to restore data on your computer. In order to restore data from Windows Backup, take following steps:
- Open My Computer and search for the folders you want to restore;
- Right-click on the folder and choose Restore previous versions option;
- The option will show you the list of all the previous copies of the folder;
- Select restore date and the option you need: Open, Copy and Restore.
Restore the system with System Restore
You can always try to use System Restore in order to roll back your system to its condition before infection infiltration. All the Windows versions include this option.
- Type restore in the Search tool;
- Click on the result;
- Choose restore point before the infection infiltration;
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
How to protect PC from Locdoor?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including Locdoor. But you can easily prevent any infection of your PC. HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard can help you with this problem. It’s one of the best anti-ransomware applications. No matter how sneaky it is, HitmanPro.Alert’s CryptoGuard will stop Locdoor infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.