Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware Removal Guide

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Researchers at have come across a new ransomware infection Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware. Thorough research carried out by our specialists has shown that this threat is a new version of Princess Locker Ransomware. The new version of this infection is not milder. As has been observed, it also locks files on victims’ computers immediately after infiltrating their computers. It targets various media files primarily. Cyber criminals set ransomware infections to lock victims’ files expecting that they would all pay money to them to get those files decrypted. Unfortunately, there are people who send a ransom and support cyber criminals, but you should know that experienced specialists are strictly against paying money to them. Basically, there are only two reasons they say so. First, users might not get what they pay for, i.e. decryption software that can unlock files. Second, by transferring money to malicious software developers, users encourage them to release more threats that could help them to earn even more money. These users might encounter these new infections themselves in the future and, as a consequence, they will be forced to send some money to crooks again.

Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware locks files on users’ computers mercilessly the first thing after slithering onto their computers. These files not only get encrypted, but the ransomware infection also changes their filename extensions. Unlike other crypto-threats analyzed by our researchers, it generates a new extension consisting of letters and numbers for every affected user. For example, your files might receive .RLwpH3, whereas your friend’s files might be marked with .M0efx. What is more, the ransomware infection drops three different files, which is quite surprising because crypto-threats usually place a single ransom note on victims’ computers. You will find =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.txt, =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.html, and =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.url  on your computer. You will find the same text inside .txt and .html files, i.e. you will be explained what has happened to your files and you will find the .onion link there, whereas the .url file opens http://royal25fphqilqft.onion/. Do not bother downloading the Tor browser and opening the .onion link because you will find out that you need to purchase the decryption tool to unlock your files. It costs 0.06000 Bitcoin (~500 USD at today’s price), but if you make a payment later, you will need to pay 0.18000 Bitcoin (~1500 USD at today’s price). If you are going to purchase the decryptor, do this when it is still cheap, but, of course, we do not encourage you to transfer a ransom to crooks. We simply believe that you will not get the decryption tool and could still not unlock your files. If the decryptor is not given to you, or you find out that it does not work, do not expect your money to be returned to you because this will not happen.

As has been observed by malware researchers, Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware is available in several different languages, including English, Italian, Turkish, Portuguese, German, and French, which means that it targets all those users. Unfortunately, specialists still do not know much about its distribution, so users should keep reputable security software enabled on their computers in order not to encounter this nasty threat. According to researchers who have analyzed it, it should be mainly spread as an attachment in spam emails. This is an old method used to distribute all kinds of malicious applications. We can assure you that you might encounter infections that are more harmful if compared to ransomware one day if you keep opening attachments from spam emails. Of course, malware might slither onto your computer in a different way as well. There are hundreds of extremely sneaky threats available, so it is not very likely that ordinary computer users could protect their systems against them all. Because of this, security specialists at recommend keeping an antimalware tool active.

All encrypted files can only be restored for free from a backup, so do not expect that you will unlock them by deleting Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware from your computer. Of course, it does not mean that you can do nothing regarding its entrance. Fortunately, Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware is not sophisticated malware, so you will delete it by erasing the malicious file launched together with all dropped files.

How to remove Princess Locker 2.0 Ransomware

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Open the Downloads folder
  3. Delete all recently downloaded files.
  4. Remove =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.txt, =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.html, and =_THIS_TO_FIX_{4-6 random symbols}.url files.
  5. Right-click on your Recycle bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
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