ORX-Locker Ransomware is an infection that might enter your system without your permission. If this has already happened, it means that your system is unprotected and you, probably, do not have a security tool installed on your system. Our specialists say that tools which are not updated periodically cannot protect systems from ORX-Locker Ransomware too. Of course, it is not the most important thing how it has slithered onto your computer, but we hope that this knowledge will help you to prevent other ransomware infections from entering your system. Have you already encountered ORX-Locker Ransomware? If so, there is no doubt that the majority of your files are encrypted. Luckily, the infection deletes itself straight after it does what it has to do, which means that you will not need to erase it from the system yourself.
The first symptom that ORX-Locker Ransomware has slithered onto your computer is, of course, a bunch of encrypted files. This ransomware can touch your photos, text files, and other important documents. It is not difficult to recognize the encrypted files because all of them will have the .LOCKED extension added to them. On top of that, a pop-up warning claiming that “All of your important files have been encrypted” appears on the screen. At first sight, it seems that there is a way to gain access to the files because users are offered to purchase the recovery software. The information provided in the Payment-Instructions file says that this has to be done within 96 hours. The payment has to be made in Bitcoins through the Tor network. Even though it seems to be a perfect solution to your problem, we still do not think that it is worth paying money to cyber criminals because there are no guarantees that you will get software for the decryption of your files. There is a possibility that you will be able to recover files from a backup rather easily, which means that there is still a possibility that you have not lost your files.
According to the researchers working at 411-spyware.com, this infection is usually spread via spam email attachments and drive-by downloads. In addition, it might enter your system if you click on the untrustworthy link placed on some kind of corrupted website. There is a possibility to protect your system – you just have to install a security tool on your computer. Not all the tools are effective and can help you to protect your system from malicious software, so you should carefully decide which one to install on your PC. In our opinion, SpyHunter is the tool that will prevent ransomware and other kinds of infections from slithering onto your computer. Of course, you will have to keep your tool enabled and up-to-date. On top of that, do not forget that only a full version of the program is capable of erasing threats.
There is no need to delete ORX-Locker Ransomware because it removes itself after it decrypts your files. Of course, this infection might have entered your system together with other unwanted programs, so we still recommend scanning the system with an automatic malware remover. Unfortunately, this will not help you to regain access to your files, but, as has been already mentioned, paying money to schemers is not the best decision too.
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