What can be said about ransomware

LOCKME Ransomware is file-encrypting ransomware. Ransomware commonly uses spam emails and fake fake to enter, and it’s quite probable that this one uses those very ways. Ransomware is an extremely damaging piece of malware because it encrypts files, and requests that you pay to get them back. If back up is something you frequently do, or if malicious software researchers create a free decryptor, file-recovery would not be complicated. Other than that, file recovery could be impossible. But there is the option of paying the ransom, you might think, but we must caution you that it may not lead to data decryption. What is likely going to occur is the cyber criminals will just take your money and pick to not assist you. The choice of whether to pay or not is up to you but we suggest you uninstall LOCKME Ransomware instead.

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How does the ransomware affect the PC

The most probable way you got the file-encrypting malware was by opening a spam email. Adding a contaminated file to an email and sending it to hundreds or even thousands of users is all that has to be done by malicious program makers so as to infect. When you open the email attachment, the ransomware downloads onto the machine. If you are someone who opens all emails and attachments you receive, your machine might be put at risk. You must become familiar with the signs of an infected email, otherwise you will encounter a malicious one sooner or later. Be specially wary if the sender is pretty demanding that you open the attachment. Just be vigilant when dealing with email attachments and ensure they are safe before opening them. We must also warn you to stop downloading software from unsecure portals. Only trust official websites with safe, ransomware-free software.

Data encryption will start as soon as the ransomware contaminates your computer. Your images, documents and other data will be unopenable. A ransom note will then appear, and it ought to inform you about what has happened. Obviously, you will be required to pay in exchange for data unlock. When dealing with criminals, there are zero reassurances about how they will act. So by paying, you may just be giving away money in exchange for nothing. You receiving the decryption utility for which you have to pay, may not necessarily happen. There is nothing forcing the criminals to send you a decryption program, so they may simply take your money. If backing up files was something you did regularly, you might just delete LOCKME Ransomware and then restore the data. Instead of giving into the demands, invest in credible backup and uninstall LOCKME Ransomware.

LOCKME Ransomware termination

If you wish to safely erase LOCKME Ransomware, you’ll have to obtain anti-malware software. The process of manual LOCKME Ransomware elimination could be too difficult to execute safely, so we do not advise it. Professional malware removal software is created to remove LOCKME Ransomware and similar contaminations, it will not restore your data

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* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. 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. Delete LOCKME Ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete LOCKME Ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete LOCKME Ransomware.

Step 2. Delete LOCKME Ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Delete LOCKME Ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Delete LOCKME Ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Delete LOCKME Ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Delete LOCKME Ransomware