Alma Locker Ransomware

What is Alma Locker Ransomware?

Alma Locker Ransomware is a dangerous ransomware program that will encrypt your files. The goal of each ransomware application out there is to earn money for its developers and owners. What we mean is that sometimes ransomware programs are available for sale: People actually buy these programs to infect innocent users and make some cash in such a nasty way. However, it does not mean you have to tolerate it. The sooner you remove Alma Locker Ransomware from your system, the better. You should not become yet another victim of these cyber criminals. Please scroll down to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions, and when you are done, safeguard your PC from similar harm.testtest

Where does Alma Locker Ransomware come from?

Just like most of the infections of similar profile, Alma Locker Ransomware employs spam campaigns to spread around the Internet. The installer file for this program arrives at your computer via spam email that drops into your inbox unexpectedly.

Here you would say that email clients are developed enough these days to filter spam messages into a Junk folder. However, spam campaigns that distribute this and other ransomware applications disguise their messages as notifications from financial companies and social networks. Thus, when users open the installer files for Alma Locker Ransomware and other ransomware apps, they think that those files are invoices from their latest online purchase, or some new document about their social networking privacy.

Either way, you should be extremely careful whenever you download and open an attachment from an unfamiliar sender, or someone may think you know. It is always a good idea to scan the downloaded file with a security application. And if you do not have one, it is about time you invested in a powerful antispyware tool.

What does Alma Locker Ransomware do?

Here the application does not present us with any surprises. Upon the installation, this ransomware program scans your computer and encrypts almost all important documents and pictures files. The targeted file types include a vast number of extensions: .1cd, .3ds, .3gp, .accdb, .ape, .asp, .aspx, .bc6, .bc7, .bmp, .cdr, .cer, .cfg, .cfgx, .cpp, .cr2, .crt, .crw, .csr, .csv, .dbf, .dbx, .dcr, .dfx, .dib, .djvu, .doc, .docm, .docx, .dwg, .dwt, .dxf, .dxg, .eps, .htm, .html, .ibank, .indd, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .kdc, .kwm, .max, .mdb, .mdf, .odb, .odc, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .orf, .p12, .p7b, .p7c, .pdf, .pef, .pem, .pfx, .php, .png, .pps, .ppt, .pptm, .pptx, .psd, .pst, .pub, .pwm, .qbb, .qbw, .raw, .rtf, .sln, .sql, .sqlite, .svg, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .vcf, .wallet, .wpd, .xls, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xml.

As you can see, it is possible to say that once the encryption is complete, you can no longer access most (if not all) of your files. Nevertheless, there are still a few folders the ransomware overlooks. During the encryption, Alma Locker Ransomware skips files in four directories: Program Files, Program Files (x86), All Users Profile, and AppData.

Sometimes ransomware skips important system folders because, without system and programs files, it would be possible to access the Internet or run the computer in the first place. And so, the program does all it can to push you into paying for the decryption key that is supposed to help you restore your files.

However, our security team says that paying is not an option because this program does not work properly in a sense that the website, which is supposed to issue decryption keys is down. Thus, even if you were to contact the cyber criminals, you would not get any reply. This means that there is no way to decrypt your files from the infection’s end.

You may need to look for a decryption tool online, or simply restore your files from an external backup. That would be the most practical option because it might be hard to come across a decryption tool. The bottom line is that you have to remove Alma Locker Ransomware from your system immediately.

How do I delete Alma Locker Ransomware?

Ransomware applications do not leave many files on the affected computer, so you will technically have to remove the original installer file. It will be the file you have downloaded and opened the most recently. It will have a random name, and once you get rid of it, be sure to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. You need to terminate all the other potential threats because your computer needs to be safe and clean.

Manual Alma Locker Ransomware Removal

  1. Open your Downloads folder.
  2. Delete recently downloaded files.
  3. Scan your PC with a security tool.
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