Korean AdamLocker Ransomware Removal Guide

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Korean AdamLocker Ransomware is a new malware infection that can present serious danger to you and your files. This ransomware threat seems to target Korean computer users as a new variant of AdamLocker Ransomware, which surfaced a good year ago. This vicious program can infiltrate your system without your knowledge and encrypt all your personal files, including .exe files. It also disables certain main system processes, which makes it a bit more difficult for you to remove Korean AdamLocker Ransomware. We do not recommend that you comply with the demands and transfer the ransom fee for the decryption key because you could easily lose your money, too. As a matter of fact, it seems that this ransomware might be decryptable. This means that a free file recovery tool may soon surface on the web. Nevertheless, we do not advise you to search for it or download it since you could allow more dangerous threats onto your system. If you are not an experienced user, you should ask an IT savvy friend or a professional to help you with this. We recommend that you remove Korean AdamLocker Ransomware immediately.

There are a few ways for these attackers to spread their "poison" on the web. One of the most likely ones is definitely spamming campaigns. If you have received a suspicious mail recently that had an attachment, chances are you opened this spam and infected your system yourself. This spam may seem very convincing actually. No wonder how more experienced users also fall for it. It may claim that you gave the wrong credit card information in the case of an online booking, you have not settled an overdue invoice, and so on. The subject of this mail can be very deceptive. Whenever in doubt, you should send an e-mail to the questionable sender because this could a way for you to figure out about the e-mail in question. It is important to remember that normally you cannot delete Korean AdamLocker Ransomware without possibly losing your files.

Another possibility for you to infect your system with this or similar threats is not to update your drivers and browsers frequently. Cyber criminals can set up traps like malicious websites with Exploit Kits, which can drop such a dangerous infection behind your back once the page loads. If you want to avoid such websites, you need to do two things. First, you should not view suspicious websites, let alone click on third-party ads there. Second, you need to make sure that your computer is not infected with malware because you could be directly redirected to such malicious pages or exposed to corrupt third-party ads and links that can do the same. All in all, you need to keep all your programs up-to-date and become a more cautious web surfer if you want to avoid having to delete Korean AdamLocker Ransomware and other threats.

This ransomware infection is a new variant of the well-known AdamLocker Ransomware. The latter actually did not even demand a ransom fee for the decryption of your files; it simply revealed the decryption code after you pressed the "Open" button. This new version, however, is in Korean language and does seem to ask for a ransom paid in Bitcoin. This malware threat copies itself to your "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%" folder under the name of "adm_64.exe". Apart from your photos, documents, and other important personal files, this ransomware also encrypts .exe files. All affected files get a ".adam" extension. To make things worse, this infection disables system processes like Run and Task Manager. Although you may think that the only option for you is to pay the fee to get your files back, you should consider first that malware researchers say that this threat might be decryptable. We still suggest that you remove Korean AdamLocker Ransomware ASAP.

Before you use a free decryption tool in the near future that may appear soon, you need to eliminate this threat from your computer. Since this ransomware disables main processes, you need to restart your computer in Safe Mode. Then, you can delete all related files to get rid of it. Please follow our instructions below if you want to do this manually. For the effective protection of your PC, we suggest that you download and install a trustworthy malware removal program, such as SpyHunter.

How to restart your computer in Safe Mode

Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

  1. Reset your PC and keep tapping the F8 key to display the boot menu.
  2. Navigate to Safe Mode and press the Enter key.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Change to the Metro UI screen and click the Power icon.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key while clicking the Restart option.
  3. Choose Advanced from the Troubleshooting menu.
  4. Select Startup Settings and press Restart.
  5. Press the F4 key to restart in Safe Mode.

How to remove Korean AdamLocker Ransomware from Windows

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find and delete all suspicious files you have downloaded lately.
  3. Delete "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\adm_64.exe"
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  5. Reboot your system.
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Korean AdamLocker Ransomware

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