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What is CoronaVirus Lock File ScreenLocker?

This short article has been developed in order to describe in detail what is Coronavirus Lock File ransomware infection and also exactly how to remove it totally from your PC.

The ransomware virus aims to carry out a variety of procedures on the sufferer’s computer, the final of which leads to the screen of the PC being secured and a message, beginning with “Coronavirus” is displayed. Along with this, the ransomware infection demands BitCoin ransom reward in order to unlock the target’s display. In addition, it has likewise been reported that It might end up being unlock-able in the near future. In the meantime, if your computer system has been infected by Coronavirus Lock File ransomware, we advise that you review the following article as well as learn how to remove it and unlock your computer.

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In order to infect a computer system, the systemdestroyer0108@gmail.com screenlocker is the type of malware which intends to do numerous different sorts of virus actions that can result in infection with the virus and your display being locked. Such can be via e-mail, malicious web links, malicious files, downloaded from low-reputation sites, like torrent sites and others.

Coronavirus Lock File Summary

NameCoronavirus Lock File
File Extension.Coronavirus Lock File
TypeScreenlocker
Ransom Demanding NoteNo name as it only says “Corona”.
Short DescriptionAims to lock your screen and as you to contact the creator of this virus on systemdestroyer0108@gmail.com.
SymptomsYou are banned from accessing your PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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To accomplish this, the cyber-criminals may utilize a mix of tools that make the infection data of this malware to be concealed from any cyber-protection, such as anti-viruses, firewall software, and so on. Such technologies are usually:

  • JavaScript URLs.
  • Refine injectors.
  • Malicious macros.
  • Downloaders.
  • Malware obfuscators or crypters.

The main method by why the ones that infect with Coronavirus Lock File may utilize to spread the malware are reported to be via e-mail spam messages, that may make use of the names of big business so as to get the target to download the malicious documents, believing it is a reputable one. Such business may be eBay, DHL, PayPal and also other big names as well as the harmful add-ons usually pretend to be genuine:

  • Billings.
  • Receipts.
  • Order confirmation files.
  • Banking statements or reports of suspicious task on your account.

All of these might encourage also knowledgeable individuals that the downloaded and install data is genuine, however if yo believe so, we suggest that you do a check of the documents prior to opening it, using your antivirus program’s on-demand scanner or making use of on-line scanner services, like ZipeZip or VirusTotal.

Coronavirus Lock File ransomware is the sort of virus which is from the screenlocker kind, implying that the malware secures the screen on your computer system, making it basically Impossible to use it till you pay a significant ransom money charge in BitCoin ($ 150) to open it.

The initial activity on the computer system of the target, done by Coronavirus Lock File is to connect the computer using an unprotected port. This may instantly lead to the infection downloading it’s malicious payload via the intermediary malware it has actually triggered the infection with.

After the documents has been downloaded and install on the computer of the user it is immediately implemented as a screenlocker Trojan.

In those sub-keys, windows registry entries, containing worths might be created that may perform the lockscreen on system startup and also modify the screensaver of the sufferer’s computer system, to ensure that it can no more be turned off. This may instantly lead to the infection force-resetting your computer system after which showing it’s lockscreen message, reported to be the following:

Just like ofhte similar variants to it, like YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED, WannaLocker and Armageddon Ransomware, it’s main idea is to deny you access until you contact the hackers.

After doing so, the ransomware virus leaves the target without any option however to pay the ransom money. However, we strongly recommend you not to do so, because paying the ransom might cause your computer system not being opened, since you can not rely on the cyber-criminals and also additionally, paying will certainly aid fund their ransomware operation. In any case, the best strategy is to focus on getting rid of Coronavirus Lock File screenlocker entirely from your computer.

Get Rid Of Coronavirus Lock File ScreenLocker Virus Completely

In order to remove this infection from your computer system, it is highly advisable to comply with the elimination directions below as well as bypass the lockscreen by entering Safe Setting. Nevertheless, if you can not get rid of Coronavirus Lock File by hand from your computer, we would recommend scanning it by using an advanced anti-malware software program and also check the hard disk drive on your COMPUTER from another os or computer system that has access to it. Such program will automatically find and remove all malicious files from your computer system as well as make certain it stays secured against future screenlockers, like BytesLocker.

If you intend to get your documents and straight re-install Windows, then we would suggest that you get rid of the disk drive from your computer system, adhering to the directions in this short article and afterwards use the adhering to information healing programs( or others you discover helpful) in order to scan your hard disk after you link it to a safe computer.

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How to Remove Coronavirus Lock File from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Coronavirus Lock File

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 Coronavirus Lock File 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 Coronavirus Lock File 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 Coronavirus Lock File 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Coronavirus Lock File 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.


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Get rid of Coronavirus Lock File from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Coronavirus Lock File and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Coronavirus Lock File:

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 Coronavirus Lock File. 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 Coronavirus Lock File. 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 Coronavirus Lock File 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 Coronavirus Lock File. 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.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Coronavirus Lock File from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Coronavirus Lock File from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Coronavirus Lock File from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Coronavirus Lock File from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Coronavirus Lock File will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Coronavirus Lock File from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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