LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware Removal Process (remove LockCrypt20Ransomware)

June 5, 2018

LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware is suspected by computer security researchers to be a recreation of the famous LockCrypt threat, which is known for its aggressive actions to lock down a PC through files encrtyption just before demanding a ransom payment to supposedly unlock those same files. There isn’t much difference in LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware versus its predecessor in that they both use aggressive AES and RSA encryption algorithms to lock up files. The ransom note from LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware will demand a cryptocurrency payment claiming to provide a code for unlocking all files initially encrypted by LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware.

Computer users victimized by LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware will want to avoid trusting the threat’s promise through its ransom note. Giving in and paying the demanded ransom by LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware may trick computer users out of money and never give up the proper code for restoring the encrypted files.

Eliminating LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware from a system is a good first step just before using a system backup to restore all files encrypted by LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware. The removal process for LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware may be accomplished automatically by using an updated antimalware resource.

Are you getting popups from LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware? Have you identified that you have LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware completely from your computer?

Why should you remove LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware?

If LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware removal process.

How can you manually remove LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware

Manual removal of LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware may not be for everyone. Each manual LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware removal process.

LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware completely from your computer. If you find that LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic LockCrypt 2.0 Ransomware removal process.

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