.b10cked File Virus Removal

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In this article we have prepared a description of .b10cked File Virus . This Ransomware program is famous for its capability of entering your PC on its own, no permission needed, and scanning all your disks for the files that are accessed on the most regular basis. Following these, the virus continues with encrypting these files and making all of them impossible for you to access one by one. Actually, that’s why we have compiled this article in order to inform you about all aspects characterizing this malware, and the possible ways to safely deal with it.

Characteristic features of all Ransomware viruses

All Ransomware-based programs tend to lock something your PC contains and seems important to you, and demand a ransom after that, for unlocking whatever they have blocked. Here, in the part discussing the possible versions of Ransomware, you will see what such a virus may target. What’s more, in every recorded case of an infection so far, the victim user has received an awfully scary ransom-requiring notification, which has included deadlines and preferable payment methods enlisted. Generally, the viruses that are related to Ransomware can be divided into several subtypes:

  • Ransomware programs that encrypt data:
    This is the most awful and the most common subcategory of this malware. In fact, .b10cked File Virus , the program we are mainly talking about in this article, is regarded as such. This means these file-encrypting members of Ransomware are fully able to invade your PC, find out which files exactly you most regularly use; and make all that data totally inaccessible to you. Normally, such an infection is among the most difficult to fight, as you might remove a given virus, but your files could remain lost. Or you could complete the required payment, however, the hackers might decide not to give you back the access to your data. Thus, you may lose both your files and your money.
  • Ransomware-based programs, attacking mobile devices:
    This subcategory of Ransomware does NOT get exploited for any file encryption. Actually, it is normally used for blocking the screens of any of your mobile devices {such as smartphones, phablets and tablets}. Your data isn’t in danger, still, such a virus may cover your whole screen with a ransom-requiring alert and you might not be able to reach anything on your device before paying the demanded ransom.
  • Ransomware viruses attacking the desktops of computers/laptops:
    This virus subtype strongly resembles the mobile-device-targeting Ransomware. It works in the same way. The only difference is the fact that these viruses (the members of this subgroup) are PC-targeting: laptops and computers are their potential victims. Once more, your desktop is going to get blocked, and you are going to be asked to pay a ransom in exchange for the chance to access it again.

Is it even possible to fight .b10cked File Virus (or the other Ransomware programs)?

This question is a very tricky one. We may say that it will be a lot easier, yet no positive results guaranteed, in case you are able to spot the contamination in progress. Nonetheless, this only happens rarely to a small number of users – the symptoms may include a slower PC performance, and the victims may check their Task Manager to see what’s been happening. If a strange process is noticed, the only solution is to shut down the device and NOT to start it until you figure out what to proceed with afterwards. In case the infection has already occurred and you have got the ransom notification, very little can really be done against it. Whatever you do, will be risky. What we advise you is to avoid paying the ransom, as there are some other possible options such as the Removal Guide below. Please accept the fact that you can’t really make sure your files will be saved; all you can do is hope for the best. As you may expect, the best way to combat such a virus is NOT to get infected by it in the first place.

What to avoid if you want to stay away from .b10cked File Virus ?

What you can do is to avoid the most common sources of Ransomware, which include:

  • Any form of spam: Spam letters in your electronic mail could contain Ransomware, as well as their attachments may do. Furthermore, the pop-ups which you usually see online may also be contagious. Just stay away from all of them as much as you possibly can.
  • Illegal software/video/film/music sources: Using programs and downloading films and songs for free may be tempting, however, it is always advisable that you shouldn’t perform such activities as their sources may frequently contain various malware versions.

Lastly, invest in the best anti-malware program – you will never regret it.

.b10cked File Virus Removal

Prior to starting to execute the steps from the guide, we advise you to either bookmark this page or open it on a separate device since throughout the process of completing the guide, you might need to exit your browser.

1: Using Safe Mode

Before beginning to troubleshoot the issue, you are advised to enter Safe Mode on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, use this guide on how to enter Safe Mode.

2: Spotting the process

Open your Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Next, go to the processes tab and carefully look through the list for any shady entries. Usually, malicious processes will be consuming large amounts of CPU and RAM and will either have no description or will have a suspicious-looking one.

Once you identify the virus’ process, right-click on it and select Open File Location. Delete everything in the folder that opens if you are sure that the process was malicious. If you are not sure, contact us in the comments.

Go back to the Task Manager and end the potentially harmful process.

3: Hosts file IP’s

Go to your start menu and in the search field, paste the following address: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Select the first result and look at the bottom of the newly opened notepad file. See if there are any IP’s below “Localhost” and tell us in the comments if there were any IP addresses. 

4: System Configuration Startup Programs

Type System Configuration in the Windows search bar and open the first result. Go to the Startup tab and take a look at the list of startup programs (on Windows 10, the Startup programs can be seen in the Startup Section of the Task Manager). If any of them look shady or have unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer with a sketchy name, uncheck those entries and click on OK.

5: Registry

Open the Run window (WinKey + R), type regedit and press Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus. Select Find Next and delete whatever gets found that has the virus’ name. Do that with all search results.

6: Deleting potential virus files

Open the Start Menu and separately type each of the following locations: %AppData% %LocalAppData% %ProgramData% %WinDir% %Temp% . Open each of those folders and sort their contents by date. Delete the most recent files and folders. When you open the Temp folder, delete everything in it.

 

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