New Locky Ransomware : What is it?
New Locky Ransomware is a member of ransomware family that using Windows Scripting File (WSF) for the arrival method. Its a new varient of Locky Ransomware threat. After installation, it encrypts the files by using the AES-128 encryption algorithm. The ransomware create a unique 16 hexadecimal number to the victim PC and it look like F67091F1D24A922B. The ransomware will then scan all local drives and unmapped network shares for data files to encrypt. New Locky Ransomware is capable to delete all of the Shadow Volume Copies on the PC. So, victims cannot access those files. After encrption, it create ransom notes called _Locky_recover_instructions.txt. The ransom note also contain information for how to restore the encrypted files. It also says, if you want to restore the files then send a ransom amount that is .5 Bitcoin ($207.63). Those amount send to mentioned address. You should not send any amount because its a scam to cheat money.
Penetration Of New Locky Ransomware-
- Open any junk or spam email attachments.
- Download any freeware software form unauthorized sites.
- Using peer-to-peer file sharing network.
- Visiting or clicking any malicious links
- Using any infected medis device.
What happens after your Windows infected by New Locky Ransomware?
New Locky Ransomware change the Windows wallpaper to %UserpProfile%\Desktop\_Locky_recover_instructions.bmp, it also contain the same instructions as the ransom notes. It can also gather your all confidential data like IP address, phone number, PIN number, password, bank realted details and more. After getting these data, it sent to hackers for commercila purpose. When it stays for a longer in the computer, it can install more other malicious threats onto the PC. The ransomware also open a backdoor to hackers for remotely control the PC. Your files got encrypted by them and demad a ransom amount to restore the files. Thus, it is very neccesary to get rid of New Locky Ransomware from Windows as soon as possible.
How to avoid New Locky Ransomware
- Keep updating the firewall and anti-virus programs periodically.
- You should not click on malicious advertisements.
- Mail attachments must only be opened after assuring its arrival source, ignore if it is just a spam.
- Scan external media devices before using them on your PC.
- Avoid downloading freeware and other stuffs from torrent or any unofficial website as much as you can.
- Be very careful while you working online task.
How to Uninstall New Locky Ransomware from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on New Locky Ransomware to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate New Locky Ransomware from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the New Locky Ransomware related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by New Locky Ransomware infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall New Locky Ransomware associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall New Locky Ransomware From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with New Locky Ransomware one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select New Locky Ransomware within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate New Locky Ransomware from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the New Locky Ransomware associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by New Locky Ransomware.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the New Locky Ransomware related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall New Locky Ransomware From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove New Locky Ransomware From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall New Locky Ransomware
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall New Locky Ransomware
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete New Locky Ransomware from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including New Locky Ransomware and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall New Locky Ransomware From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find New Locky Ransomware add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove New Locky Ransomware From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select New Locky Ransomware and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE