FLKR Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

The FLKR Ransomware is a new malware strain that encrypts target user files with the Blowfish cipher and extorts a ransom fee from the victims. Learn more about the virus in our removal guide.


File Extensions
[email protected]_


Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove FLKR with the help of an anti-malware tool.

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

Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

FLKR Ransomware Description

The FLKR Ransomware is a recently discovered malware threat that has been identified in several attack campaigns. It uses a 522-bit Blowfish cipher to encrypt target user files.

It addds the [email protected]_ file extension to the compromised files. Upon infection it also changes several registry entries on the compromised machines and sets up persistence by autoloading when Windows boots.

The encryption engine targets the most popular file types that are used by users such as various documents, audio and video files, settings and etc.

The virus skips the following located in the following folders:

  • Windows
  • Program Files
  • Program files (x86)
  • System volume information
  • Documents and settings
  • Users
  • Install
  • Music
  • Intel
  • adfs
  • cpqsystem

FLKR Ransomware also ignores all .txt, .mp3 and .avi files.

The ransomware note is located in a crafted INSTRUCT.txt file which contains the following message:

Information is encrypted with a strong password.
To decrypt it e-mail: [email protected] for instructions.
Reserve communication channel – this jabber: [email protected]
Use jabber only when conversation via email is not possible

FLKR Ransomware Distribution

The FLKR Ransomware is distributed mainly via spam email messages, infected software installers, exploit kits and etc.

FLKR Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete FLKR 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


    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


    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 FLKR Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of FLKR requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete FLKR 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


      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

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


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

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Author : 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.

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