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FBLocker Ransomware-Complete Removal Guide

‘FBLocker’-Threat In Detail

FBLocker is a new Facebook-themed Ransomware that encrypts the data on the target PC using .facebook file extension. The encrypted files are no more accessible by the users. But the main intention of the ransomware is not only demand ransom but is more like showing hate towards the Facebook social networking site. This is because the reason FBLocker ransomware does not save any decryption key for the encrypted files. It uses multi-layer encryption process to generate a separate key for each encrypted files, so that the victims have no any option to recover the files even after paying the ransom.fblocker-ransomware

The payload of FBLocker ransomware is distributed by the name of genuine windows file “SvcHost.exe” file. You can get this infection through spam mail attachments that appear on your inbox subjected as “URGENT” or “IMPORTANT”. The spammers may also use the name of genuine companies like Microsoft or any invoice from Amazon. Users quickly believe on such spams and click on the attachment to download on their PC.
Not only that, the fake version of SvcHost.exe file is also disguised in the name of Windows updates which is absolutely fake. You may receive pop-ups while visiting any infected website that asks users to “Update your Windows”. As soon as user clicks on the update button/link it will redirect to a fake website with MicrosoftWindowsOperating System installer.

Unfortunately, if the user downloads the file, then the malicious svchost.exe payloads will be executed on your system. Soon after that, it starts encrypting data like documents, photos, videos, PDFs and so on with multi-layered cryptography and append “.facebook” file extension to them. Not only that, FBLocker ransomware also tampers other crucial windows system files like Windows Registries, other executable files, Windows boot processes, anti-virus programs and others.
FBLocker ransomware leaves a ransom note on the lock screen having a photo of Mark Zuckerberg. The note is originally written in Russian language and then translated to English using using Google Translator.

The note states:

What Happened to My Computer?

Your important files are encrypted. Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Do not waste your time looking for a way to recover your files. Nobody can recover your files.

Can I Recover My Files?

No. My name is Mark Zuckerberg, and I have encrypted your files without saving any encryption keys. I appreciate you executing my program because you have allowed me to ruin more lives.

“A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”

Unfortunately, the ransomware stores no any encryption keys anywhere, not even on their remote servers. The developers of this ransomware are very skilled as they used multi-layered encryption process to encrypt the files locked the files with unique key for each file. So, there is no way to recover the files, however you can attempt recovering the data from some renowned software programs explained at the end of the article.

Removing FBLocker ransomware virus from the infected PC is a tricky process too, as it shuts down the installed anti-virus programs. So, you need to reboot your PC into “Safe Mode with Networking” and then download the anti-virus program provided below to detect and remove this threat.


Methods to remove ‘FBLocker’ from the computer

If you have ‘FBLocker’ dropped inside, then your computer might also be infected with other spyware and potentially unwanted programs. You can try removing those manually, but manual method may not help you out fully to remove all the threats as they can regenerate itself if a single program code remain inside. Also, manual method requires very much proficiency in registry and program details, ant single mistake can put you in big trouble. Your computer may even crash down in the middle.

Thus, Security researchers and virus experts always recommend using powerful and effective anti-spyware scanner and protector tool to completely remove the spyware or other potentially unwanted software from the infected computer system or other device.

Automatic ‘FBLocker’ Removal solution

SpyHunter has got all the feature that can help to remove ‘FBLocker’ from the infected computer and also prevent the other threats to attack the device in future. Once SpyHunter starts to run in the background, it will keep up notified if any threat or PUP tries to enter. Another feature of SpyHunter is that, whenever you install any new program it will Dangerous scan the program and if it is not from any trusted source, it will notify you. Thus you can choose yourself either to go through the next installation step or stop right there.

Scan for ‘FBLocker’ Ransomware virus On the computer.

Important: Before you start any removal process, we highly recommend you to backup rest of your data to cloud to prevent your important files and documents from getting lost, the best recommended option is to store your data over the cloud. Download ZipCloud which is very Successful for both MAC and windows PC based computers. It will keep your data safe as well as secure from cyber threats. ZipCloud also has features of Sync and Backup to Mobile and Tablet apps (Android included).

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Step:1 (Recommended) ‘FBLocker’ virus may not allow you to download and Install any security program so “Reboot your PC in the Safe mode With Networking” and then try downloading the Spyhunter.exe program from the download button below:

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SpyHunter 4 Features

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Spyhunter System Guards will identify and block any malicious processes in real-time. Besides it allow to take full control of all processes that run on your computer.Scanning-SpyHunter

Spyhunter Scan

The brand new advantage of the software is this feature providing the list of even the most malicious malware. After a complete and advanced system scan is conducted, the user can quickly have all system threats removed – even the ones which were not found by other anti-spyware programs.spyhunter-Helpdesk

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It is important to emphasize that the systems having Spyhunter installed are protected from all types of existing malware. The program traces and completely deletes adware, spyware, keyloggers, rootkits and other threats including trojans and worms. None of the malware is now able to steal your personal data and use it against you.

It is very important to protect your system from future attacks. You can do it by Downloading Ransomware Defender that deals with known ransomware in a way no other solution can. Specially designed for detecting and blocking ransomware prior to any damage, Ransomware Defender blacklists and stops both common and unique ransomware. Once installed, Ransomware Defender stands guard 24/7 utilizing active protection algorithms enhanced with user-friendly alerts and notifications system.
Ransomware Defender is fully automated, taking care of all threats via an advanced Scan > Detect > Lock Down mechanism that proactively stands guard to detected threats, and works alongside all main anti viruses and anti-malware products!

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Ransomware Defender also features a scheduled automatic scan, secured file eraser, lifetime updates and support!

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Manually Remove ‘FBLocker’ using System Restore

Step:-1 Reboot your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking”

windows-xpWindows 7 / Vista / XP

  • Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
  • When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window
  • Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list

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windows-8Windows 8 / Windows 10

  • Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
  • Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
  • Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window.

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Now Remove FBLocker Ransomware by following the step.

Log in to your Window OS and start the browser. Download the “SpyHunter” to run a full system scan to your computer.

Note: This is a free tool that will detect the threat, to completely remove it you need to buy its registered version.

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Step2 (Using System Restore):-
windows-xpWindows 7 / Vista / XP

  • Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
  • When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window
  • Select Command Prompt from the listsafe-mode-command-prompt
  • Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter “cd restore and click Enter.
  • Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.(see image below)

 

windows-8Windows 8 / Windows 10

  • Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
  • Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
  • Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window.safemode with command prompt win10
  • Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter “cd restore and Press Enter.cd-restore
  • Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.cdrestore2

After that a new window will open up, now you have to click Next and select your restore point. Note the restore point should be the date before the attack of ‘FBLocker’. After that click Next.

  • Select the Restore point and click “Next”
  • Now click Yes to start system restore.

Now Reboot the computer and run the scanner to detect any threat or suspicious program remaining inside. If you are not satisfied with the results and still see the issues, We recommend using the automatic ‘FBLocker’ Removal Tool for complete removal.

Step2 (Automatic Clean up of Registry):- 3 Remove all Registry Entries added by ‘FBLocker’

We Recommend you the Regcure which features a complete suite of easy-to-use fixing, cleaning and optimizing tools that can increase speed and peak performance.

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How to Recover Encrypted files

Step:-4 The most important one is to recover the encrypted files.

However you can do it manually, if you have any backup or from previous versions of windows called shadow copies. If don’t have any of them then try recovering your important files from Advanced Stellar Windows Recovery Tool.

Click here to Download the Recover the encrypted files with Data Recovery tool

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Now Reboot the computer and run the scanner to detect any threat or suspicious program remaining inside. If you are not satisfied with the results and still see the issues, We recommend using the automatic ‘FBLocker’ Removal Tool for complete removal.

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For MAC users it is recommended to Download MACKEEPER-3 easy steps to clean your Mac!

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Just follow 3 steps to Remove all unwanted programs from your PC along with optimizing Your MAC OS.

  • Download MacKeeper to your Mac.downloadmac
  • Follow two easy steps to install MacKeeper.downloadscreen_9_2_en
  • Drag the MacKeeper icon from the Applications folder to your Dock.

mackeeper-system-scanMacKeeper will start a system scan on your MAC PC and will present the full report of the scan.


Experts Guide To Prevent Future Attacks

The following steps will guide you to reduce the risk of infection further.

  • Scan all files with an Internet Security solution before transferring them to your system.
  • Only transfer files from a well known source.
  • Always read carefully the End User License agreement at Install time and cancel if other “programs” are being installed as part of the desired program.
  • When visiting a website, type the address directly into the browser rather than following a link.
  • Do not provide personal information to any unsolicited requests for information.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on Web links sent by someone you don’t know.
  • Keep web browser up to date and computer is configured securely.

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‘FBLocker’ Overview

Technical Details of ‘FBLocker’

Automatic ‘FBLocker’ Removal solution

Recover Encrypted Files


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