Lokd Virus (.lokd File) Removal and Recovery Guide (Update March 2020)

Lokd Virus (.lokd File)

Lokd virus has affected your files? Learn more about the Lokd virus from this post and see how you can remove it and restore your data. Instructions for the removal of Lokd virus are provided in this post.

Lokd Ransomware

Lokd Ransomware is one of the most you can encounter online. As the threat is part of the STOP ransomware family, you are dealing with a tough infection. As

Lokd Ransomware is a cryptovirus, it will encrypt your files and make them inaccessible, you should keep reading to see how to remove it and what you might do for file restoration.


Lokd virus is a virus with a tough to crack encryption algorithm that locks the files on a computer machine, and shows an extortion message to victims. Lokd virus is known as .lokd file virus and its part of the STOP ransomware family. Encrypted files will receive the .Lokd extension attached to them, making them inaccessible. The extension is added as a secondary one. The Lokd variant leaves a ransom message, giving instructions to people on how to potentially recover files by paying.

.Lokd File Extension

The cybercriminals who are behind the STOP ransomware ask for a big ransom sum in exchange for the alleged restoration of your data files. .Lokd virus file ransomware could

make entries in the Windows Registry to achieve persistence, and could modify Windows files. Every file that gets encrypted will receive the .lokd extension. Documents, backups,

banking files as well as audio and visual files will become encrypted with the extension making the Windows OS confused that a .lokd file exists.

Threat Summary

NameLokd virus
File Extension.Lokd virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer system and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files by appending the extension .Lokd virus to them making them inaccessible. Ransom fee demanded.
Ransom Demanding Note_readme.txt
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by Lokd virus


Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Lokd virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Notice! This

product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Lokd Ransomware – More Information

Lokd Files Virus could spread its infection via different tactics. There might be a malware sample uploaded to a service for malware detection. Such a cryptovirus might spread with

torrent websites and platforms for sharing files. Free tools and apps found on the Internet can be provided as helpful but hiding a malicious script for the STOP ransomware. Read the tips for ransomware prevention from our forum.

As a strain of STOP ransomware which is the biggest threat these days, the Lokd virus virus is an infection that affects system files to infect a PC and stick to it even after a restart.

.Lokd files virus will encrypt your files and then display instructions in a file placed within a folder with enciphered files. The authors of the virus want you to pay a ransom fee for the

restoration of your files if you are among the infected ones. The Lokd virus is deducted as a variant of the STOP ransomware family. Lokd files ransomware could make entries in the Windows Registry for persistence, and can change Windows processes.

When encryption is finished the .lokd Files virus will place a ransom message along files across your computer system. You can see the contents in the _readme.txt file.

The ransom message inside the text file, states the following:


Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.
Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.

To get this software you need write on our e-mail:

Reserve e-mail address to contact us:

Your personal ID:

You shouldn’t under any circumstances pay any ransom sum. Your .lokd files may not get recovered, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that.

The malware authors have made the ransomware to encrypt files and add the .lLokd extension to them. All file types such as documents, archives, backups, picture, video and audio
files among others can be encrypted by the Lokd virus variant. The files with an added .lokd file extension, appear like the following:

The ransomware 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 is infected with this ransomware and your files are locked and inaccessible, read on below to find out how you could potentially restore your files back to their normal state. Note that if your files are locked with an ONLINE key, there is no way to decrypt files. That should not discourage you because most variants of the ransomware have been recovered by now.

Remove Lokd File Virus

If your PC got infected with the .LokdFile Virus, 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 right down here.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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  1. Avatarwaldemar siwiarski

    Hi. my computer has been infected by .LOKD ransomware. I removed it from my machine, but can’t restore my encrypted files.I checked my ID’s key it is online. I used ShadowExporer, PhotoRec, Stellar Recorvery Data Pro (demo version, and after deep scaning all data which i can see were unencrypted). Someone can help me?

    1. Milena DimitrovaMilena Dimitrova

      Hi there,

      Unfortunately, an online key means that the encryption key pair was generated and stored on a remote
      command and control server controlled by the ransomware’s operators. This makes an online ID nearly impossible to decrypt.

  2. AvatarRanjan Kumar Dahal

    I have same .lokd problem. A stupid computer technician injected virus via torrent. Now i have removed all infection but How to remove encryption! please help.

  3. AvatarJoni Afta

    I have same problem, and its make me sad , how i can recovery my files?? :(

  4. AvatarThomaz

    tenho um hd externo que foi todo travado. Não faço ideia onde aconteceu. enho mais dois que utilizo em conjunto que nada aconteceu.
    Tenho alguma chance de recuperar estes arquivos?

    Obrigado desde já.


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