Our recent research and a number of computer users have alerted us to a threat that encrypts files and it goes by the name of PowerLocky Ransomware. In looking into the makeup of PowerLocky Ransomware it is mostly a newer variation of the popular Locky Ransomware, which uses aggressive AES 256-bit encryption to hold an infected computer for a ransom fee.
The activities of PowerLocky Ransomware are known to encrypt files and then demand a Bitcoin payment of 0.7429, which is about $500 USD. The PowerLocky Ransomware threat message goes into detail to explain that it has encrypted files and computer users must download a Multibit application. The purpose of the application is to give victimized computer users their own Bitcoin wallet so they may make preparations to pay the fee for ultimately decrypting files on the infected computer.
PowerLocky Ransomware is able to hold a computer for ransom through its strong encryption actions where computer users may not be able to perform various functions on their system. Restoring full access to the infected system may be a process of first eliminating PowerLocky Ransomware. However, promptly removing PowerLocky Ransomware will prevent encryption of files, which can only be recovered if the system’s hard drive is restored from a backup or the ransom fee is paid for a decryption key.
The PowerLocky Ransomware message reads like the following:
We present a special software Locky Decrypter which Allows to decrypt the return statement and control to all your encrypted files is.
How the buy to Locky decrypter?
1. Download and install Multibit application. This will give you your own Bitcoin- wallet address. You can find it under the “Request ” tab. Paste this in the “Your BTC- address” field below.
2. Buy Bitcoins, the price is 500 $ / 0.74290893 BTC and send it to your own Bitcoin-wallet address, they will show up in the Multibit app that you installed eartier. From there, hit the “Send” tab. The remaining of BTC of Post Send (bitcoin) to the this-the Bitcoin wallet address: lEBfQtzia9JbKzAAwBcnXB6n447jECumg2
Now the submit the The form the below, only the if you’ve Actually sent the Bitcoins. Upon manual verification of the transaction you will receive the decrypter through email within 12 hours. The ALL of your files is / the data will of the then the BE unlocked and decrypted automatically, the HTML ransom files is will of Also the BE removed.
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Please the remember the this is the only ! way to ever regain access to your files again
Keeping PowerLocky Ransomware from returning is left to avoiding spam email that contains attachments, in addition to staying clear of malicious or questionable website downloads. Because PowerLocky Ransomware automatically loads from malicious ZIP files, it is best that you utilize an antimalware or antivirus scanner to ensure any email attachment is safe to open and use on your computer.
The appearance of popups from PowerLocky Ransomware are an indication of your computer having additional software installed on it that may be uninstalled through the control panel. In some instances software like PowerLocky Ransomware may not be completely removed through uninstalling it via the Windows control panel. However, an essential step to removing PowerLocky Ransomware is uninstalling its core application by going to your control panel, going to the “programs” feature option, and then finding PowerLocky Ransomware and choosing to uninstall it.
Step 1. Remove PowerLocky Ransomware from Windows 10.
Right-click the lower left corner or your desktop. In the Quick Access menu select the Control Panel (normal left-click). Once in the Control Panel, find and select Programs and Features. Once in the Programs and Features option, find PowerLocky Ransomware and select to Uninstall it if this option is available. In the case that you cannot uninstall PowerLocky Ransomware, you may need to utilize another method to eliminate PowerLocky Ransomware, such as using an antispyware or antivirus program.
Step 2. Remove or uninstall PowerLocky Ransomware from Windows 7 or older Windows versions.
Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows Key or clicking Start > go to Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the PowerLocky Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.
Step 3. Remove or uninstall PowerLocky Ransomware from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
Press the Windows Key on your keyboard > Search and enter Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the PowerLocky Ransomware program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.
Step 4. Remove or uninstall PowerLocky Ransomware manually by finding and deleting specific files, registry entries or application entries within the Windows Control Panel.
Remove PowerLocky Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox:
Step 1. Launch the browser and click the icon on the Firefox search box.
Step 2. Select Manage Search Engines
Step 3. Remove the undesirable search provider and select OK.
Step 4. Simultaneously press Alt+T and in the Tools menu select Options.
Step 5. Select the General tab and go to the Home Page.
Step 6. Remove the URL and select OK.
Step 7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A for the Add-ons Manager.
Step 8. Select Extensions and remove the undesirable plugins.
Remove PowerLocky Ransomware from Internet Explorer:
Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+T.
Step 2. In the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
Step 3. Go to Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the plugin.
Step 4. Go to Search Providers and remove the search tool.
Step 5. Select Close and simultaneously press Alt+T to open the Tools menu again.
Step 6. Select Internet Options and select the General tab.
Step 7. Overwrite/ remove the Home Page URL and select OK.
Remove PowerLocky Ransomware from Google Chrome:
Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+F.
Step 2. Select Settings and you will be routed to chrome://settings/
Step 3. Under On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
Step 4. Select Set pages to find the available options.
Step 5. Remove/overwrite the URL of the search tool and select OK.
Step 6. Under Appearance, mark Show Home button.
Step 7. Select Change and repeat step 5 to get rid of the option.
Step 8. Under Search click the Manage search engines.
Step 9. Select X on the URL of PowerLocky Ransomware to remove it from the list.
Step 10. Simultaneously press Alt+T again, select Tools and then Extensions.
Step 11. Remove the plugin.
Other manual removal methods to uninstall PowerLocky Ransomware may involve finding any related files or programs that could be lurking in other folders on your hard drive. These steps are usually left to computer experts as removing essential system files by accident while attempting to remove PowerLocky Ransomware files could cause serious damage to your system or even prevent it from booting up the next time it is restarted.