PyLock ransomware encryption process
PyLock ransomware is a new type of encryptors, the aim of which is to change the structures of your files. In the most cases this virus is spread by the means of different email attachments and once you open such a malicious attachment, the virus is successfully injected into your system. Then, sooner or later, it proceeds 2 processes: scanning for the appropriate files like documents and media files, and then encrypts them. As the result of these operations, your files are unreadable as the extensions of these files have been changed to .locked ones. Don’t try to remove PyLock ransomware encryption by the renaming of the file, as it won’t help and can possibly damage your files. It’s clear, that the aim of such attacks is your money, that’s why hackers usually left special ransom notes. The form of it is always different and in our case, it’s the form of a window that contains the following message:
The important files on your computer have been encrypted with military grade AES-256 bit encryption. Cannot be unlocked without the decryption key.
* DON'T MODIFY OR RENAME ENCRYPTED FILES, THIS CAUSE DAMAGE YOUR FILES PERMANENTLY!
* DON'T MODIFY ENCRYPTED UNIQUE KEY, THIS CAUSE DAMAGE YOUR FILES PERMANENTLY!
* DON'T USE THIRD-PARTY OR PUBLIC TOOLS/SOFTWARE TO DECRYPT YOUR FILES, THIS CAUSE DAMAGE YOUR FILES PERMANENTLY!
To acquire this key, transfer the Bitcoin Fee to the specified wallet address before the time runs out, for instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you fail to take action within this time window, the decryption key will be destroyed and access to your files will be permanently lost.
As you can see the price is too high, moreover, there is a great risk to lose your money, as you don’t have any firm guarantee of them honoring their promises. We strongly recommend you to avoid any contact with the intruders. If you wonder how to remove PyLock ransomware and decrypt .locked files, you may read our detailed guide for free now!
- How to remove PyLock Ransomware from your computer
- How to remove PyLock Ransomware encryption from your files
- Data Recovery
- Automated decryption tools
- Windows Previous Versions
How to remove PyLock Ransomware from your computer?
We strongly recommend you to use a powerful anti-malware program that has this threat in its database. It will mitigate the risks of the wrong installation, and will remove PyLock from your computer with all of its leftovers and register files.
Solution for Windows users: our choice is Norton 360 . Norton 360 scans your computer and detects various threats like PyLock, then removes it with all of the related malicious files, folders and registry keys.
If you are Mac user, we advise you to use Combo Cleaner.
How to decrypt .locked files?
Once you’ve removed the virus, you are probably thinking how to decrypt .locked files. Let’s take a look at possible ways of decrypting your data.
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 automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to the novelty of PyLock ransomware, there are no available automatic decryptors for this encryptor yet. Still, there is no need to invest in the malicious scheme by paying a ransom. You are able to recover files manually.
You can try to use one of these methods in order to restore your encrypted data manually.