Remove .Lokas File Virus Ransomware (STOP DJVU) – Recover Files

.Lokas File Virus is a newly found variant of STOP (DJVU) Ransomware family. It is spreading faster than all its previous versions and using all those previously used techniques to infect more computer. Hackers normally release multiple versions of the same malware to infected the same computer again and again (specially those who pay) to extract more money. This new .Lokas Ransomware is more vicious and violent because it has a long list of computers to infect along with other new ones. It will get inside your system and then encrypt all your files using the powerful encryption algorithm to make all your data inaccessible by adding .lokas extension as suffix to all the file names. Similar to its other previous versions lie .Cezor, .Besus, .Litar and others, .Lokas Virus also leave ransom note on your computer with the name of “_Readme.txt” to tell you that all your data is now encrypted and you need to purchase the decryption key to unlock your files otherwise you will not be able to open those .lokas extension files through any other method.

.Lokas File Virus : Threat Analysis

Name .Lokas Ransomware, .Lokas file virus, .Lokas extension virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
Extension .Lokas
Family STOP (DJVU) Ransomware
Ransom note _readme.txt
Ransom Amount $490 to $980 (in Bitcoins)
Description Lokas Ransomware encrypt your files by adding .Lokas extension to file names and demands a ransom to give decryption key
Symptoms You will not be able to access any files on your system. You will find Ransom note in each folder demanding money.
Distribution Spam Emails, Email Attachments, bundled freeware, porn or torrent sites
Detection Tool Download Automatic Removal Tool
Data Recovery ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro

.Lokas Virus Ransomware is a brutal malware infection which is created with the sole motive to cheat innocent users and force them to pay the ransom money. Hackers behind this STOP Ransomware family are getting more active because they don’t want their victims to recover their files without paying money. So if you are able to recover your data, then they will attack soon with some new variant and then force you again to pay the extortion fees. So if your computer is infected by .Lokas Virus and if you can recover your data (that you will if follow this guide) then immediately make backup of your files to avoid such kind of problems again. This perilous threat only wants your money so it also offer 50% discount on the total ransom fees if you pay within 72 hours. Creators of this .Lokas File Virus don’t want you to seek help outside so they try to intimidate you through discount and threat of deleting your files (classic carrot and stick tactics). You can check the complete ransom note here :

ATTENTION!

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:
*Redacted for security reasons*
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.

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.Lokas Virus Ransomware is a dangerous malware with a long list of predecessors, so it is quite clear that hackers have a lots of experience to successfully spread this virus. They normally use spam emails to lure users into opening the emails that contain malicious files which delivers the malware on your system. You can also become a victim of this nasty file locker virus if you are in habit of downloading freeware programs, cracked software or illegal patches on your computer. A users could also get infected by this .Lokas File Virus while browsing to porn or torrent websites, clicking on misleading ads, through unwanted browser redirection, or sharing files on unsafe network. Frankly speaking there are thousand of different was through which your PC can get infected but you can also avoid that by following some simple rules mentioned at the end of this guide.

If you want to recover .Lokas Files without paying ransom money to hackers, then you must remove this virus. If you don’t remove this infection and recover your data then it will keep encrypting your files. If you have backup of your data on any cloud drive or external hard drive then do not attach that to your infected machine as this .Lokas File Virus can encrypt them as well. Paying ransom money will also not do any good because this virus will return with some other name and again demand money. You can use STOP Decryptor which is a free software to recover files encrypted by any member of this Ransomware family. But it only unlocks the files that are locked using the offline keys, if your files are locked through online keys then you might need professional data recovery software to restore your files. So follow the given instructions carefully to permanently remove .Lokas File Virus from your computer.

How To Remove .Lokas Files Virus

The first most important thing for you is to remove this nasty Ransomware infection from your computer. It is a nasty malware infection which can keep creating new problems until you remove this threat completely from your machine. It can re-encrypt your files again if anyhow you manages to recover your files. Apart from this it can also bring other threats and malware on your system without permission. If you wait much longer, it will make several harmful changes to your system settings and registry which can make it more difficult to get rid of this nasty .Lokas Files Virus. So you are advised to backup all your encrypted files on a cloud drive and then delete this nasty malware from your PC. It is a highly advanced and sophisticated malware infection due to which you will need to a powerful Automatic Malware Removal Tool to remove this infection. You can download this software from the below button.

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Alternative Data Recovery Option

If the STOP Decryptor was not able to recover your files, then you can use professional data recovery software to recovery your files. ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro software is a highly advanced and powerful data recovery suite. It can recover lost or permanently delete files. You should try the free version of this software to scan your PC. If the software can detect your files, then you will need to pay the recover all your files. But in this case you are not paying ransom money hackers. The Malware Removal Tool and Data Recovery are much more cheaper option than paying ransom money.

  • First you need to download the Data Recovery Pro Software.

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  • After installing the software launch the program and click on Start Scan to run full scan of your PC.

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  • When software detect all your files, then click on Recover button to get your files back.

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Manually Remove .Lokas Files Virus

Part 1 – Start PC In Safe Mode With Networking

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “msconfig” and hit enter button.

  • System configuration box will appear on your screen.

  • Go to boot tab and select Safe boot then hit enter button.

Part 2 – Kill Malicious Process From Task Manager

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “taskmgr” and hit enter button to open Task manager.

  • Find malicious process related to .Lokas Files Virus and right click on it then click End process.

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Part 3 – Remove .Lokas Files Virus From Control Panel

First you should check the Control Panel of your computer and remove any unwanted program that you have not installed by yourself. It might be possible that .Lokas Files Virus virus is listed in Control Panel with any other random name to avoid its removal.

Remove .Lokas Files Virus From Windows Vista/7

  • Click on Start menu and select Control Panel.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and malicious programs.

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Remove .Lokas Files Virus From Windows 8/10

  • Click “Windows + R” button together to open run box.

  • Type Control Panel in the Run Box then click OK.

  • Select Uninstall a program option under Programs menu.

  • Find and remove all unwanted and harmful programs.

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Part 4 – Remove .Lokas Files Virus From Browser

Remove From Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome browser > Click on Menu > select More Tools > Choose Extensions.
  • Find and remove malicious extension from chrome.

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Remove From Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox > Click on Menu > select Add-ons.
  • Find and remove malicious add-ons from Firefox.

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Remove From MS Edge

  • Open Edge browser > Click on More option > select settings > Choose Extensions.
  • Click on unwanted extension and hit uninstall button.

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Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer > Click on Gear icon > choose Manage Add-ons.
  • Click on unwanted extension and press disable button.

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Part 5 – Remove .Lokas Files Virus From Registry Editor

  • Press “Windows Key + R” buttons together on your keyboard.

  • Run box will appear, type “regedit” and hit enter button.

  • Windows Registry editor will appear on your screen.

  • Find and remove .Lokas Files Virus related keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Uninstall\”virus name”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\.Lokas Files Virus

Tips To Prevent Malware Like .Lokas Files Virus In Future

  • You should use a powerful and reliable anti-virus program and scan your computer regularly.
  • Check Windows Firewall security and turn it on for the real time safety form malware and viruses.
  • You must avoid visiting to malicious, porn and torrent websites to stay safe online.
  • Avoid downloading any free or unknown program from any unreliable website or link.
  • Say a big No to download cracked software, themes and wallpaper, screensaver similar products.
  • Do not click on any misleading advertisement that flash on your browser when you go online.
  • Keep your Windows OS and other software up to date to avoid vulnerabilities.
  • Download updates and software patches only from official and trusted websites.
  • Always create a system restore point when you PC is running fine for security purpose.
  • Keep backup of all your important files and data to avoid any kind of data loss situation.

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