How to Remove FenixLocker File Lock Ransomware
What’s FenixLocker Ransomware
FenixLocker is a malicious ransomware that was created by cyber criminals. Obviously, this unexpected guest is not friendly. A variety of files in the computer system are encrypted by it after it is installed in the computer system successfully. If your computer system is infected, you have no choice but have to remove FenixLocker as soon as possible. There may be another unreliable choice. This ransomware says that you can get your files back only if you pay a ransom to its creators. Some computer users seem to receive the decryption keys after the successful payment. But, you need to note that the ransomware still remains in the computer system. Also, if you do not want to endure the cyber criminals, you should get rid of FenixLocker without hesitation.
After the ransomware enters into your computer system, it starts to encrypt files such as text documents, photographs, videos and so on. As a common ransomware, its purpose is to make you pay some money. It tells you how you pay on a message. Many other similar infections scare the computer users by saying that the files will be destroyed if the computer users do not pay the money within the limited time. You need to calm down and take actions to remove FenixLocker.
How to remove FenixLocker Ransomware and decrypt the encrypted files
1. Restore your computer to previous state
Step 1: Boot your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Different Operating Systems have different ways to bring up the Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
On XP, Vista and Windows 7
1. To enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you should press F8 on your keyboard continually while you are starting your system.
2. When the Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt by using the arrow keys and hit Enter.
On Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10
1. When you are at login screen, click the Power button.
2. Hit Shift and hold it and click Restart button at the same time.
3. Select Troubleshoot.
4. Then choose Advanced options.
5. Click Startup Settings.
6. Click Restart.
7. When the system is rebooting, choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing F6.
Step 2: After entering Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you can restore the system now.
1. Type cd restore and hit Enter.
2. Then, type rstrui.exe, and also hit Enter.
3. Click on Next when you see the window appears.
4. Choose the Restore Point which was infected with FenixLocker Ransomware and click on Next to begin restoring the system.
5. Click on Finish to continue.
6. When you click on Finish button, you will be asked to confirm again. Click Yes if you want to do it.
2. Remove FenixLocker Ransomware from the PC thoroughly
When the restore system is done, you are be advised to do a system scan with this malware detect tool to make sure the ransomware virus is removed completely.
3. Decrypt files encrypted by FenixLocker ransomware via Shadow Volume Copies
If you use Windows XP service Pack 2, Vista, 7 & 8, you can use the following ways: Shadow Explorer or native Windows Previous Versions to restore the files through Shadow Volume Copies
1. Run Shadow Explorer.
2. Select the drive and folder which you want to restore from the left top corner.
3. Right click the folder as you want to restore and choose Export.
4. Then select the export files location to store them.
Native Windows Previous Versions
Please right click one of the file which has been encrypted and choose Properties, and then navigate to Previous Versions tab. After that, all copies of this selected file and when it was saved in a Shadow Volume Copy will be displayed for you. Select the retrieved file which you want and click Copy, or click Restore. To read more content of this file, you can click on Open.
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