KoreanLocker Ransomware

What is KoreanLocker Ransomware?

Infections like KoreanLocker Ransomware shows how important it is to employ safe web browsing habits. It is possible to avoid a lot of dangerous intruders as long as users are careful about the websites they visit and the files they download. Luckily, it is possible to restore the damage inflicted by this infection, but it still does not mean it is okay to go through this ordeal. Why deal with it if you can simply avoid it altogether? Nevertheless, if you have this infection on-board, we will show you how to remove KoreanLocker Ransomware for good. Just scroll down to the bottom of the manual removal instructions.test

Where does KoreanLocker Ransomware come from?

There are at least two ways how we can interpret this question: what this program is based on and how it spreads around. In fact, its origins are rather clear, and it falls into the same category as Satan’s Doom Ransomware, Tbhranso Ransomware, Goofed Ransomware, and so on. All these programs use an open-source code that is offered by the HiddenTear ransomware developers. Usually, this code can be found on the darknet via anonymous connections, and it is clear that people who are into such activities definitely know how to acquire the data.

Consequently, HiddenTear code often gets modified to fit the needs of the second-hand developers who want to apply ransomware to their specific market. In this case, KoreanLocker Ransomware is out there to terrorize computers users in South Korea. However, if you happen to fall into the reaches of its distribution network, you might get infected with it even if you do not live in Korea. After all, just like most of the ransomware programs, this one also gets distributed via spam email messages.

Spam email messages that distribute KoreanLocker Ransomware often look like reliable messages from reputable companies. What’s more, the installer file for this infection looks like a PDF document. Users most definitely would not expect a PDF file to be malicious, so if they download and open it without any second thought, the ransomware easily enters the target system.

What does KoreanLocker Ransomware do?

Since this infection is your regular ransomware program, you can expect it to behave like any other similar intruder out there. When the program is installed, it runs a full system scan when it finds all the files it can encrypt. According to the information we have gathered, this intruder targets files with a number of extensions, including ".txt", ".doc", ".docx", ".xls",".pdf", ".zip", ".rar", ".css", ".lnk", ".xlsx", ".ppt,” and so on. It is safe to say that most of your personal files will be affected by KoreanLocker Ransomware because the program targets the following directories:


If you keep your personal files in the directories listed above, they will be encrypted. Once the encryption is complete, KoreanLocker Ransomware will drop a ransom note on your desktop under the filename README.txt. The ransom note is entirely in Korean, but it is easy to understand that the program demands that you pay 1BTC for the decryption key.

Of course, 1BTC is a preposterous sum, and it is practically impossible to collect it within the given twenty-four hours. Not to mention that there is a public decryption tool available for the infection. The Hidden Tear Decrypter is available online, and the people behind KoreanLocker Ransomware do not seem to have modified the infection enough for it to require a separate decryption tool. Hence, you can easily restore your files without bothering to pay the ransom. What’s more, even if the program did not have the decryption tool available, paying would not be an option either.

How do I remove KoreanLocker Ransomware?

The program does not drop additional files, so it is easy to remove it manually. You simply need to delete the installer file you have downloaded and opened recently, and then you need to remove the ransom note that is dropped on your desktop. After that, you should run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner because there might be more unwanted applications on-board, and you most definitely have to protect your computer from potential threats. Finally, if you have more questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

Manual KoreanLocker Ransomware Removal

  1. Open your Downloads folder.
  2. Delete the most recently downloaded suspicious files.
  3. Navigate to your Desktop.
  4. Remove the README.txt file.
  5. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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