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-(已锁定) Virus File (DVPN Ransomware) – How to Remove

-(已锁定) file extension is placed on all of your files? -(已锁定) Virus File is also known as DVPN ransomware which locks files on a computer and demands money to be paid as a ransom for unlocking them.

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DVPN Ransomware (-(已锁定) Virus File)

DVPN or otherwise known as -(已锁定) Virus File is a ransomware type virus. It encrypts files by appending the -(已锁定) extension to them, making them inaccessible. All encrypted files will receive the new extension as a secondary one. The DVPN ransomware drops a ransom note, which gives instructions to victims on how they can allegedly restore their data by paying a ransom fee.

DVPN Ransomware Virus

DVPN Ransomware will encrypt all types of files such as audio, video, pictures, backups, banking data and other personal user files found on a compromised computer system.

Threat Summary

Name -(已锁定) Virus
File Extension -(已锁定)
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
Symptoms The DVPN ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the -(已锁定) extension to them, along with a unique identification number placing the new -(已锁定) extension as a secondary.
Ransom Demanding Note (文件锁定说明).txt
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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-(已锁定) Virus File – How Did It Infect My PC and What Happened?

-(已锁定) Virus File might spread its infection via a payload dropper, which initiates the malicious script for this ransomware. The virus might also distribute its payload file on social media and file-sharing services. Freeware which is found on the Web can be presented as helpful also be hiding the malicious script for the cryptovirus. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

The ransomware encrypts your files and shows ransomware instructions inside a ransom note that is called (文件锁定说明).txt as showcased in the picture below:

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The note states the following:

用户标识: q61+XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
——————————————————–
尊敬的用户您好,您的所有重要数据均已成功锁定。
若您对文件安全有任何疑问,请通过电子邮件联系解锁服务专员。
联系邮箱:jiesuofuwu@gmail.com
提示:由于该邮箱采用自动回复,且回复的文字都相同,回复的邮件容易被收件方的邮箱服务器误判为垃圾邮件,若用户在2小时内未在邮件客户端的“收件箱”内收到回复的邮件,请在“垃圾箱/垃圾邮件”中查找。
需要强调的是:
1)切勿修改文件后缀名“-(已锁定)”:在文件解锁时,文件解锁程序依靠特征文件名“-(已锁定)”识别被锁定的文件,然后对已锁定的文件进行解锁。若某文件名带有“-(已锁定)”这串字符,说明该文件已经被锁定了。若您擅自修改文件名,删除了这串字符串,该文件将不会经过解锁处理流程。最终后果是:在文件解锁流程全部完成之后,该文件仍然处于被锁定的状态。
2)切勿对锁定后的文件再次进行编辑/修改:文件的识别特征值与锁定前的原文件存在着一一对应的关系。对锁定后的文件再次进行编辑/修改将导致文件的识别特征值的改变。最终后果是:经过解锁流程处理后,该文件被恢复成了错误的文件。
3)切勿修改“(文件锁定说明)”中的用户标识码:用户标识码是还原你被锁定文件的唯一密钥,文件解锁程序根据锁定后的文件的数据与该唯一密钥计算出原文件的数据。对“用户标识”的修改将导致该唯一密钥的改变。最终后果是:经过解锁流程处理后,该文件被恢复成了错误的文件。
4)切勿使用任何第三方工具或自作聪明对文件进行解锁操作。因用户未使用我们的工具而造成文件的损坏/不可恢复,我们一概不负任何责任!

The ransomware note, roughly translated into English states the following:

User Identification: q61+XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
————————————————– ——
Dear user, all your important data has been successfully locked.
If you have any questions about the security of your files, please contact the unlock service specialist via email.
Contact Email: jiesuofuwu@gmail.com
Tip: Because the mailbox uses automatic replies, and the replies are the same, the reply message is easily misjudged as spam by the recipient’s mailbox server. If the user is not in the “Inbox” of the mail client within 2 hours When you receive a reply, look in the Trash / Spam.
What needs to be emphasized is:
1) Do not modify the file extension “-(locked)”: When the file is unlocked, the file unlocking program relies on the characteristic file name “-(locked)” to identify the locked file, and then unlock the locked file. If a file name has a string of “-(locked)”, it means that the file is locked. If you modify the file name without permission and delete the string, the file will not go through the unlocking process. The end result is that after the file unlocking process is complete, the file is still locked.
2) Do not edit / modify the locked file again: there is a one-to-one correspondence between the recognition characteristics of the file and the original file before the lock. Editing / modifying the locked file again will cause the recognition characteristic value of the file to change. The end result is: After the unlocking process, the file is restored to the wrong file.
3) Do not modify the user identification code in “(File Lock Description)”: The user identification code is the unique key to restore your locked file. The file unlocking program calculates the original based on the data of the locked file and the unique key. The data of the file. Modifications to the “User ID” will result in a change in the unique key. The end result is: After the unlocking process, the file is restored to the wrong file.
4) Do not use any third-party tools or do your own smart to unlock files. We do not take any responsibility for the damage / non-recoverable files caused by users not using our tools!

You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum.

The extortionists want you to pay a ransom for the alleged restoration of your files, same as with a lot of ransomware viruses. -(已锁定) Virus File ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes in a Windows system. All encrypted will receive the -(已锁定) extension alongside a random generated one. That extension will be placed as a secondary one to each file and look something like -(已锁定). Audio, video, image files as well as documents, backups and banking data can be encrypted by the ransomware.

The -(已锁定) Virus File could be set to erase all the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system with the help of the following command:

→vssadmin.exe delete shadows /all /Quiet

If your computer device was infected with this ransomware and your files are locked, read on through to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to normal.

Remove -(已锁定) Virus File

If your computer got infected with the -(已锁定) Virus File, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove -(已锁定) Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove -(已锁定) Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall -(已锁定) Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by -(已锁定) Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by -(已锁定) Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

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Step 4: Scan for -(已锁定) Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by -(已锁定) Virus.

Ransomware infections and -(已锁定) Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

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Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of -(已锁定) Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall -(已锁定) Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to -(已锁定) Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to -(已锁定) Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to -(已锁定) Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove -(已锁定) Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as -(已锁定) Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by -(已锁定) Virus.

Ransomware infections and -(已锁定) Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


-(已锁定) Virus FAQ

What is -(已锁定) Virus ransomware and how does it work?

-(已锁定) Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does -(已锁定) Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.-(已锁定) Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of -(已锁定) Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .-(已锁定) Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .-(已锁定) Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .-(已锁定) Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by -(已锁定) Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".-(已锁定) Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .-(已锁定) Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of -(已锁定) Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate -(已锁定) Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .-(已锁定) Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like -(已锁定) Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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