What is LockCrypt?
LockCrypt ransomware is a new virus, that is actively spreading around the internet. We strongly recommend to any user no to open suspicious attachments from spam emails. A proper anti-virus application will help too, as consequences of ransomware viruses are quite disastrous. If LockCrypt somehow managed to get into a victim’s computer, it will immediately run encryption procedure with AES encryption algorithm to encode victim’s sensitive and vulnerable files (documents of any type, images, videos). LockCrypt ransomware will completely rename files’ names with random characters and numbers and add .lock extension. Newer versions of this ransomware may also add .mich, .1btc or .1BTC file extensions. This tutorial will help you to remove LockCrypt ransomware and decrypt .lock files.
Once data on your computer is encrypted, LockCrypt will drop ReadMe.txt file. You can find demands and instruction on how to pay the ransom for decryption key in this file. This is what LockCrypt ransom note contains:
All your files have beenencrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problemwith your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail support email@example.com or Satan-Stn@bitmessage.ch
Write this ID in the title of your message
In case of no answer in 24 hours write us to theese e-mails: support firstname.lastname@example.org or Satan-Stn@bitmessage.ch
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price dependson how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you thedecryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 3 files for freedecryption. The total size of files must be less than 10Mb (nonarchived), and files should not contain valuable information.
(databases,backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. Youhave to register, click ‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller bypayment method and price.
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginnersguide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software,it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties maycause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can becomea victim of a scam.
Your ID BM83S37H145HNUbT
LockCrypt 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. 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, LockCrypt 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 LockCrypt ransomware.
How to remove LockCrypt ransomware from your computer and restore files?
You may try to use anti-malware tool to remove LockCrypt 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 .lock files encrypted by LockCrypt?
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 .lock files with automated decryption tools
Unfortunately, due to novelty of LockCrypt 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 .lock 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 LockCrypt?
It’s pretty difficult task to get rid of any ransomware, including LockCrypt. 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 LockCrypt infiltration to your system. After detection, this program removes all the related to the ransomware data and prevents your file from being encrypted.