Ransomware 2.0 Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Ransomware 2.0 virus locks the victim computer however it does not alter the user data, it merely scares the users and demands a ransom fee. Learn more about the threat and how to remove it by reading on.

Ransomware 2.0

File Extensions

1 Bitcoin

Solution #1
Ransomware 2.0 can be removed 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
Ransomware 2.0 can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the guide below.

Phishing links, click bait ads, email spam, and others.

Ransomware 2.0 Description

It seems that the lock screen scarewares are becoming more and more popular. The Ransomware 2.0 virus is only the latest addition to this family of computer threats. This is a type of virus that scares the victims and demands money to remove the lock screen. In practice it does not alter or encrypt any user data, despite of its name.

The virus imitates ransomware behavior by delivering a ransom note that is typical to most ransomware variants. Here are the contents of a captured malware sample:

Follow the steps below, you have 24 hours or else.
Step 1: Create a account (hxxps://blockchain.info)
Step 2: Create an account on (hxxps://localbitcoins.com)
Step 3: Start a exchange for 1 bitcoin and then send the 1 bitcoin to the above address.
Step 4: Send a email to [email protected] with your bitcoin address.
Step 5: Wait until we have processed your payment.
Step 6: Check your email for a access code.
Step 7: Enter the access code to unlock your computer.
Everything Set! Virus fully activated.

The scammers request the sum of 1 Bitcoins (around 600-700 US Dollars) from the computer owners.

Ransomware 2.0 Distribution

Ransomware 2.0 can be distributed via various means – email spam campaigns, malicious ads, browser hijacker redirects and software bundles downloaded from untrusted sources. We highly recommend that you follow good security practices to stay protected from this and other threats.

Ransomware 2.0 Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete Ransomware 2.0 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 Ransomware 2.0 Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Ransomware 2.0 requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Ransomware 2.0 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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