YouTube Ransomware

What is YouTube Ransomware?

Cyber security specialists at have recently found and analyzed a new computer infected that was deemed YouTube Ransomware. This application was designed to enter your PC secretly and lock its screen to prevent you from using it altogether. Obviously, it needs to be removed in order for you to continue using your PC as normal. Researchers say that this ransomware might be unfinished because it does not demand that you pay money for a password to unlock it. There is a dialog box for entering it, but there is no way to get it. Something does not add up here. We are going to dissect this ransomware and expose it for what it is. So if your PC has been infected with it, then please continue reading.test

What does YouTube Ransomware do?

Once this ransomware has infected your PC, it will lock its screen immediately. It is not called YouTube Ransomware for nothing as it claims that you have broken YouTube’s “law” of viewing copyrighted content. The text inside the message is nothing short of gibberish as it was written in poor English. This program locks the computer’s screen only, so it does not encrypt your personal files like many ransomware-type computer infections do. However, this program does not ask you for anything. The message on the screen is not a demand to pay a ransom to unlock your PC. Still, it has a box where you can enter a password and unlock the PC.

Our malware analysts have found that entering the password “law725" (without quotes) will do the trick and unlock the screen. This program does not launch with Windows, so it will not lock the screen for a second time, and this password will work for everyone. Once you have unlocked your PC, you can install an anti-malware program to detect and delete YouTube Ransomware. Now that you know how it works let us take a look at how this ransomware is distributed.

Where does YouTube Ransomware come from?

Our cyber security experts say that YouTube Ransomware is most likely distributed through malicious emails that are sent to random users. The information they have gathered does not point to any specifically targeted country, so it seems that this malware is distributed around the globe. Nevertheless, the infection rate is does not look very high. The malicious emails are most likely disguised as business-related, and their purpose is to make you curious about what is in the attached file. The attached file may look like an ordinary document, but it might have a double extension (e.g. document.doc.exe.) In this is case, it is an executable file that it is the ransomware itself and if you run or download and then run it, then YouTube Ransomware will lock your computer’s screen.

Another possible way this ransomware can be distributed is malicious downloads. These days, ransomware is bundled with pirated software and games. If you download pirated content from dedicated sites or torrent sites, then you can get this particular ransomware as well. Therefore, you ought to steer clear of such websites as they can pose a risk to your computer.

How to remove YouTube Ransomware

Before you can even attempt to remove YouTube Ransomware, you have to enter the password "law725" in the password box. Once the lock screen is down, you can locate the ransomware and delete it. However, since it can be dropped in a random location, you might want to get an anti-malware program such as SpyHunter to at least locate it so that you could remove it manually. We suggest you first check the Downloads folder of you PC for this ransomware, but you it is not there, then we suggest you get a program to detect it for you. See the instructions below on how to locate and eradicate this ransomware.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Visit
  3. Download SpyHunter-Installer.exe
  4. Run the installer.
  5. Launch the program once it is installed and click Scan Computer Now!
  6. Save the file path of the malicious files from the scan results.
  7. Simultaneously download Windows+E keys.
  8. Enter the file paths in File Explorer’s address box and hit Enter.
  9. Find and right-click the malicious files and then click Delete.
  10. Empty the Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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