What is ransomware

SEED LOCKER Virus ransomware is a file-encrypting piece of malware that can cause a lot of harm. It is a very severe threat, and it could lead to serious issues, such as permanent data loss. Also it’s quite easy to obtain the infection. If you recall opening a strange email attachment, pressing on some infected advert or downloading an application promoted on some shady website, that’s how you possibly picked up the threat. When it carries out the encoding process, victims are asked for a certain amount of money, and if they give in, supposedly, criminals will help them recover files. Between $100 and $1000 is probably what you will be asked to pay. Giving in isn’t encouraged, no matter how minor the sum is. Do not trust criminals to keep their word and recover your data, since they may just take your money. If your files still remains encrypted after paying, you would definitely not be the first one. It would be wiser to invest that money, or some part of it, into dependable backup instead of complying with the demands. You’ll be presented with many backup options, all you have to do is select the one best matching you. If backup is available, restoring data shouldn’t be a problem. Malware like this is hiding all over the place, and contamination is likely to occur again, so you have to be prepared for it. If you wish your computer to not be infected regularly, it’s essential to learn about malware and what to do to avoid them.

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How does ransomware spread

People usually infect their systems with ransomware via malicious email attachments, engaging with malicious ads and acquiring programs from sources they shouldn’t. However, more skillful ransomware makers will use more sophisticated methods.

If you remember downloading a strange attachment from an apparently legitimate email in the spam folder, that may be how the data encrypting malicious software managed to get in. All criminals distributing the file encrypting malicious software have to do is add a corrupted file to an email, send it to hundreds of users, and once the attachment is opened, the system is corrupted. Criminals could make those emails very convincing, normally using delicate topics like money and taxes, which is why it’s not really surprising that plenty of users open those attachments. In addition to grammatical mistakes, if the sender, who definitely knows your name, uses greetings such as Dear User/Customer/Member and puts strong pressure on you to open the attachment, it could be a sign that the email isn’t what it appears. If the email was from a company of whom you are a client of, they would have automatically put in your name into the email, and a general greeting wouldn’t be used. Do not be surprised if you see big company names (Amazon, eBay, PayPal) be used, as users are more likely to open the email if they see a familiar name. If you don’t think that is the case, you might have picked up the threat through some other ways, like compromised advertisements or infected downloads. If you were visiting a questionable or compromised website and pressed on an infected advert, it might have caused the file encrypting malware download. Or you may have gotten the data encrypting malware along with some software you downloaded from a questionable source. Sources like advertisements and pop-ups are not good sources, so never download anything from them. If an application had to update itself, it would do it itself or notify you, but never through browser.

What does it do?

It is not impossible for ransomware to permanently encode files, which is why it is such a dangerous threat to have. The process of encoding your files is not a long process, so you may not even notice it. Strange file extensions will be added to all affected files, and they will probably indicate the name of ransomware. Strong encryption algorithms will be used to make your files inaccessible, which could make decoding files for free probably impossible. When the encryption process is complete, a ransom note ought to appear, and it should explain how you should proceed. It’ll tell you how much you’re expected to pay for a decryption utility, but buying it is not recommended. You’re dealing with cyber criminals, and how would you go about preventing them from just taking your money and not providing you a decryption tool in exchange. You would also support hacker’s projects, in addition to likely losing your money. The easily made money is constantly luring crooks to the business, which is estimated to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. Buying backup would be a wiser idea. And your data wouldn’t be endangered if this type of situation reoccurred. If you aren’t planning on complying with the demands, proceed to remove SEED LOCKER Virus in case it is still operating. If you become familiar with the distribution methods of this threat, you ought to learn to dodge them in the future.

How to terminate SEED LOCKER Virus

Malicious threat removal software will be required to eliminate the infection, if it’s still somewhere on your system. If you attempt to manually terminate SEED LOCKER Virus, you may accidentally end up harming your computer, so doing everything yourself is not recommended. A better option would be using anti-malware software to do it for you. The tool would scan your computer and if it can find the infection, it will remove SEED LOCKER Virus. So that you are not left on your own, instructions below this report have been placed to help with the process. Sadly, the anti-malware will merely terminate the threat, it will not recover your data. Although in certain cases, a free decryptor may be released by malware specialists, if the ransomware is decryptable.

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Learn how to remove SEED LOCKER Virus from your computer

Step 1. Delete SEED LOCKER Virus via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

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

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete SEED LOCKER Virus via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus.
  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 How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  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 How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  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 How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus

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 How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus
  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 How to remove SEED LOCKER Virus