"Is your file locked? Unable to open and access them? When you open your files, it asks you to pay money. Also, the files might have some strange file extension name at the end. This is all because of the presence of Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware on your PC. The suggestion is to remove it as soon as possible".
Malware team has recently found a deadly computer virus circulating over the internet and is infecting a number of computer system on large scale. The malware is found to be a ransomware which is named as Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware. This threat appears to be the second version of Princess Locker . Undoubtedly, when infected with ransomware, it will surely ask you to pay money in exchange of files. The only motive of such harmful malware is to earn quick online money. However, hackers behind this scam are smart enough to deceive innocent computer users easily and to prepare them on paying money. Once ransomware attacks your PC, it will be very difficult to get rid of it. thus, it is advised to pay attention when you surf the internet.
Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware uses a payload file which is named as ran.exe to infect the system. The payload is however dropped by malware carriers such as free downloads, spam emails, peer to peer file sharing, infected media devices and so on. Ransomware enters your, lock your files and drops a ransom note on the desktop. Ransom note placed on the desktop states that in order to unlock your files, you need to buy the decryption tool. This decryption key however costs you a lot money. Paying such a hefty amount of money will drag out of your good financial condition. Victims are alloted few days for making payment.
Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware not just intend to encrypt the files but damages the entire computer system as well. It also leads to corruption of important system files and data. As a result, your computer may not work properly. It disables firewall program installed on the PC. It allows hackers to invade the computer system and steal away important information of the user. This can make you bankrupt. Still, you can avoid any further damage just by deleting Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware from your PC.
What To Do If Your PC Get Infected By Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware
The ransomware infection has been mainly designed with the purpose to scare users and trick their money. It take your files on hostage and demand ransom to return your important data. But now the question is what you can do when your system got infected by Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware virus? Here are some option that you can use to get rid of this nasty infection.
Don’t Panic – Well the first thing is Don’t panic and then completely check out your system for any working files. If you got any working files then copy it to USB drive.
Pay Ransom – Other option is you can pay the ransom and wait to get your files back. (really a bad option)
Use Backup – Clean you entire system files, remove the infection completely from your PC and restore your files with any backup.
Remove Infection – You can also delete Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware virus using malware removal tool and remove all the infected files. You can later recover all your data by using any data recovery tool. (In case you don’t have backup of your files.) – Recommended Method.
Reinstall Windows – The last option is reinstall your Windows OS. It will completely remove all your data as well as infection. You will get a completely new infection free PC.
How To Remove Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware Virus From Your PC
Step 1 – Boot your computer in Safe mode.
Step 2 – Remove the infected registry entry files.
- Click Windows Flag and R button together.
- Type “regedit” and click OK button
- Find and delete following entries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”
HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\[Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware]
Step 3 – Remove From msconfig
- Click Windows + R buttons simultaneously.
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Go to Startup tab and uncheck all entries from unknown manufacturer.
Step 4 – Restart your computer normally.
Check your computer now. If the virus has gone then you can start using your computer. If the infection still remains then head to the next step.
Step 5 – System Restore
- Insert Windows installation disk to CD drive and restart your PC.
- While system startup, keep pressing F8 or F12 key to get boot options.
- Now select the boot from CD drive option to start your computer.
- Then after you will get the System Recovery Option on your screen.
- Select the System Restore option from the list.
- Choose a nearest system restore point when your PC was not infected.
- Now follow the option on your screen to Restore your computer.
If the above manual methods didn’t removed Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware virus then you have only option to remove infection using a malware removal tool. It is last and the only option that can easily and safely remove this nasty threat from your computer.
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