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Ocelot Locker Ransomware (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Ocelot Locker ransomware is a new scareware screenlocker type of virus which does not affect the user’s files and poses as a dangerous ransomware. The victims are extorted for the ransom sum of 0.03 Bitcoins and the virus is spread across the Internet. By reading our removal guide you will learn how to remove active infections and protect yourself from any future attacks.


Name
Ocelot Locker

File Extensions
Does not alter files

Special Feature
Screen Lock Function

Ransom
0.03 Bitcoins

Solution #1
Ocelot Locker Remove Guster Ransomware easily with the help of an anti-malware tool, a program that will clean your computer from the virus, remove any additional cyber-security threats, and protect you in the future.

Solution #2
Ocelot Locker ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Distribution
The ransomware is spread mainly through spam email messages, untrusted download sites, P2P networks, exploit kits and etc.

Ocelot Locker Ransomware Description

The Ocelot Locker ransomware (otherwise also known simply as Ocelot Ransomware) is a scareware type of malware that has been reported by security researchers. This virus does not actually cause any harm to the user’s files however it uses the same ransomware notes that are part of some of the most dangerous viruses.

Like some of the ransomware that it impersonates it employs a screenlocker that blocks any user activity with the victim’s computer until the release key is entered. The displayed message reads the following:

YOUR FILES HAVE BEEN ENCRYPTED
All your personal documents, videos, mp3 files, images, or any other files have been encrypted with a military grade encryption key. The key has been stored on our server. For you to get this key you will have to pay 0.03 BTC (25 USD) and the key will be given to you

After the key is entered the computer displays another message which reveals that the virus is counterfeit:

This could have been real
This could have been a real attack! Don’t let Ransomware fool you into paying!
Prevention is better than desinfection!
Go ahead and download RansomFree, MalwareBytes or any antivirus for that matter.
Helpfull Links:
xxxxs://www.avast.com/c-ransomware
xxxxs://ransomfree.cybereason.com
xxxxs://www.malwarebytes.com
And just remember, prevention is better than desinfection.

A real ransomware attack might have compromised sensitive user data such as documents, multimedia files, backup images and configuration files.

Ocelot Locker Ransomware Distribution

The Ocelot Locker ransomware is distributed as a single malicious binary file. The main technique used by its developer(s) is mass spam emails to the target victims. Usually the headers are spoofed which makes the messages appear from a legitimate company or institution.

The Ocelot locker ranasomware might be included in the emails as attachemnts or it can be linked via various hyperlinks that are placed in the contents. Other infection strategies include software bundling and fake software updates download from various pirate download sites and BitTorrent trackers.

Ocelot Locker Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Ocelot Locker completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

Windows-key-plus-R-button-launch-Run-Box-in-Windows-illustrated

    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option

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    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely Ocelot Locker Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Ocelot Locker requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Ocelot Locker ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar

    restore-your-personal-files-using-File-History-bestecuritysearch

      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps

restore-files-using-system-restore-point

STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.