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What is ransomware

LOCKME Ransomware is ransomware, a file-encrypting type of malware. Malicious downloads and spam emails are most commonly used to spread the file-encrypting malware. Ransomware will encode your files immediately upon entry and ask for money, which is why it’s considered to be a highly dangerous contamination. If ransomware researchers manage to crack the file-encrypting malware, they may release a free decoding utility, or if you have backup, you may easily recover your data. Other than that, file recovery may not be possible. Paying the ransom won’t necessarily lead to data decoding so keep that in mind if you are leaning towards paying. Cyber criminals already encrypted your files, what’s preventing them from being even more nasty by not unlocking your data after you pay. Since payment might not be the most dependable way, you ought to just terminate LOCKME Ransomware.

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How does file-encoding malware behave

Try to recall if you have recently opened a file attached to an email as it is possible you got the threat from there. All malware developers have to do is adjoin a contaminated file to an email and send it to innocent users. The file-encrypting malware will download onto the OS as soon as you open the email attachment. If you open all emails and attachments you get, your device might be put at risk. You can normally differentiate a malicious email from a safe one pretty easily, you simply need to familiarize yourself with the signs. A big red flag is the sender pressing you to open the file attached to the email. Just be careful when dealing with email attachments and ensure they are safe before you open them. Another method to get corrupted with file-encrypting malware is by downloading from not trustworthy web pages, which may be compromised without difficulty. If you wish to have secure, ransomware-free software, only download from credible pages.

By the time the file-encrypting malware is seen, it will be too late as it will have encrypted your data. Your images, documents and other files will be unreadable. The ransomware will leave a ransom note, which will explain what has occurred. Cyber criminals will insist that payment will be needed in order to recover your data. People, however, seem to forget that they are dealing with cyber criminals, who can behave erratically. Therefore, paying could not be the best choice. Take into consideration that even after payment, you can not get the decryption program. You may end up losing your money and not getting back your data. If backing up files was something you did routinely, you may just erase LOCKME Ransomware and then recover the data. If you do not have backup, it would be smarter to buy reliable backup after you remove LOCKME Ransomware.

LOCKME Ransomware removal

We always alert inexperienced users that the only safe method to abolish LOCKME Ransomware is by using professional malware removal software. If you are an inexperienced user, by hand LOCKME Ransomware elimination may be too difficult for you. Professional malware removal software is developed to uninstall LOCKME Ransomware and similar threats, it will not restore your data

Download Removal Toolto remove LOCKME Ransomware

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove LOCKME Ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove LOCKME Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter. win7-safe-mode How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  4. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete LOCKME Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → the shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings. win-10-startup How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  4. Enable Safe Mode → Restart. win10-safe-mode How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  5. When your computer loads, download anti-malware software and use it to delete LOCKME Ransomware.

Step 2. Remove LOCKME Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu, select Shut down and press Restart. win7-restart How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  2. Tap the key F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appears, type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win7-restore How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  9. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Start → Shut down button.
  2. Hold Shift and press Restart. win10-restart How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  3. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  4. When the Advanced Boot Options appear type in cd restore.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  7. In the System Restore Window, press Next.
  8. Choose restore point, and press Next . win10-restore How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  9. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

Below are three ways you can attempt to recover files. However, depending on a few factors, they might not necessarily work for you. Thus, to ensure you do not lose your files, create copies of all important files and store them safely.

a) Method 1. File recovery via Data Recovery Pro

  1. You will need to download Data Recovery Pro from a reliable source.
  2. After installation, open the program and launch a scan. data-recovery-pro How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  3. If encrypted files are recoverable, the program will allow you to do that.

b) Method 2. File recovery via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled, file recovery via Windows Previous Versions is possible.
  1. Right mouse click on the file you want recovered.
  2. Properties → Previous versions. win-previous-version How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  3. Select the version of the file you want, press Restore.

c) Method 3. File recovery via Shadow Explorer

Shadow copies are copies of your files that your computer automatically creates in order to ensure you do not lose anything in case of computer crash. However, some ransomware is sophisticated enough to delete them. If the ransomware that infected your computer did not do that, there should be no problem with file recovery.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. Open the installed program, select the disk and the date. shadowexplorer How to remove LOCKME Ransomware
  3. If the folders/files appear, Export them.

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