Harmful Properties of LockBit 3.0 Ransomware
You will be freaked out when you find that the files on the PC all are encrypted by LockBit 3.0 Ransomware, and you may think you’ve got a savior when you see the ransom note about file decryption. But in fact the ransom note from LockBit 3.0 Ransomware may be an internet fraud, which may just take your money but never give you a real decryption key. If I were you, I will try another way to decrypt the files.
LockBit 3.0 Ransomware will tell you that all these files are encrypted, and you should pay for the decryption key if you want to recover files. We firmly suggest that you should not pay money to the hacker. Because there were cases that victims never got the real decryption key even though they transfer the ransom fees. And you just fund the hacker to make more virus in the future.
In this way, we believe you should try the other way to get your files recovered . We have summarized the instructions, and please check them.
Step 1 – Uninstall malicious programs from Control Panel.
Ransomware may infect your system after you install some malicious programs. To avoid being re-infected, first you should uninstall malicious programs from your computer:
- 1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window
- 2. Input “control panel” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Control Panel
- 3. Click Uninstall a program:
- 4. Right-click programs which may be related with LockBit 3.0 Ransomware and click Uninstall:
Step 2 Find and remove malicious registry entries of LockBit 3.0 Ransomware or malicious program.
Note – In case any suspicious files, unwanted program, unwanted browser extension, or unwanted search engine cannot be removed manually, it is often caused by malicious program, which may adds files to registry or make changes in registry . Therefore, to uninstall such stubborn items, you need to find and remove malicious files in the Registry Editor. Check the steps below:
1. Press “Windows key + R key” together to open Run window;
2. Input “regedit” in Run window and hit Enter key to open Registry;
3. Click Edit menu and select Find >> Type virus’s name into it and click Find Next >> Right click on the files and click Delete (Only If you can determine that they are related with malware):
Step 3 Restoring the files encrypted by LockBit 3.0 Ransomware.
Do not pay any money to recover your files. Even if you were to pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that you will regain access to your files.
The right way to recover your files is to count on legitimate decryption tools. Here are websites of popular cybersecurity community, you can try the decryption tools shared on their sites:
EmsiSoft Decryptor (Free)
EmsiSoft is working on developing free decryptor for the newest ransomware. Currently it provide user with over 40 free and useful decryptors. Please visit https://decrypter.emsisoft.com/ to find and download the decrypter you need.
3. Trend Micro Decryptor (Free)
Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor tool is able to decrypt certain type of ransomware. Visit the download page here to follow its instructions to download and use the decryotor for free.
4. Avast Free Ransomware Decryption Tools
Avast free ransomware decryption tools can help decrypt files encrypted by the many types of ransomware. Go to this Avast page and download the decyptors for the latest ransomware.
5. Kaspersky Free Ransomware Decryptors
Kaspersky russian lab now provides many free decryptors. Visit Kaspersky page here and have a try .
6. NoMoreRansom Decryptors
The No More Ransom Project provides free decryption tools for lots of ransomware. Have a try on these tools at this page: https://www.nomoreransom.org/en/decryption-tools.html