What is ‘.locked file extension’
“.locked file extension” is a horrible ransomware virus that makes the infected PC totally useless. It intrude the PC through spam mail attachments and file downloaded from fake links. Once dropped successfully, .locked file extension immediately scan the whole system and lock your personal files. It uses a malicious encryption algorithm and then alters the filenames by adding a .locked extension to them. It then asks users to pay a ransom amount to decrypt their data, which is completely bogus claims. Scammer behind .locked file extension are not going to decrypt your file rather, by doing so you may lose both of your money as well as data permanently. Additionally .locked file extension edits registry and sub registry values to hide deep within the system and execute easily. Once it starts to execute, this ransom virus also drops spying programs like keyloggers which is used to record keystrokes entered by the user. Victims can lose their sensitive information like login details, e-mail credentials or other financial data. Thus .locked file extension must be removed quickly.
|Name||“.locked file extension”|
|Description||“.locked file extension” encrypts files, videos, images and texts stored on the target PC and demand a ransom amount from users.|
|Possible Symptoms||Avoid access to files, Deliver of Fake error warnings, avoid visiting useful web address, Change of browser settings and adding up start-up codes to Registry Editor.|
|Detection / Removal Tool||Download the Detection/Removal tool– To confirm attack of “.locked file extension” virus on your computer.|
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