Know about DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware

DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyber threats out there. It was first discovered in February 2016 and since then this nasty virus has infected thousands of users’ PCs all over the world. It is another version of DMA-Locker virus that became ineffective when the malware experts have got success in decrypting the data locked by this virus. But the latest variant is much more effective and powerful because it encrypts the targeted files causing a specific encryption key for each single file. This deadly malware uses both AES and RSA chippers to lock the data and makes them completely inaccessible. Upon getting inside successfully, initially, DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware scans the entire system and identifies images, music, videos, documents, and other data types, then encrypts all the files that are in its targeted list.  The remarkable fact about this virus is that it adds “!DMALOCK3.0 prefix” at the start of the content instead appending a specific extension with the name of each contaminated data.

Once the encryption process is completed, it creates a ransom note “cryptinfo.txt” and drops it on the desktop which contains a message stating that “All your personal files are LOCKED!”. This ransom note informs you about the circumstance and also provides the instruction on how to retrieve the data back. The attackers explain that the only way to get access to the files again is by using a decryption key which only they can provide. But before they give you the necessary key, DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware developers ask you to transfer approx. $500 to their BitCoins account. But we strongly advise to not make any sort of payment to the crooks. Remember, the only aim of the hackers is to make more and more illicit revenues from innocent PC users, they will never provide you the necessary decryption key and will be disappeared once the payment is done.

Dealing with the hackers is not a clever thing to do in any situation. Instead, you need to focus on removing this hazardous infection quickly from PC without wasting any time. The longer it stays inside; it keeps messing up your crucial files and ruining the computer on a constant basis. And hence, illuminate it instantly and then restore the infected data via backup or other recovery option. Spam email attachments and malicious software are the prime reasons behind its penetration in the computer, so be careful while surfing the web. Guide given below will help you to delete DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware effectively from machine.

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Steps To Remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware From Compromised Computer

DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware should not be there in your PC and if it is there then you must uninstall it as early as possible. It is recommended to use a strong and powerful anti-malware tool and do complete scanning of your System. In some cases, the file encrypting malware are very powerful and they may restrict you for installing the security tool and scan the System for malware search. If the malware prevents you from installing the anti-malware tool, follow these steps to reboot your PC to Safe Mode or using System restores option.

Method 1 (Uninstall DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware with Safe Mode with Networking)

Step 1.  First of all, reboot your PC in Safe Mode option.

For Windows 7/ Vista and XP

  • Press Start > Shutdown > Restart > OK
  • Continuously press f8 button and you will see a “Advance Boot Options” window
  • Select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the given list

For Windows 10 and Windows 8

  • Go to Windows 8 Start Screen and type “Advanced” in the search result select settings
  • Click on “Advance Startup Options” in the General PC settings and click on Restart now option
  • Click the “Troubleshoot” button and then on “Advanced options” button
  • Click on the “Startup Settings” and follow this by pressing on “Restart” button
  • The PC will open up with Startup setting screen so press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking

Step 2: Remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware

Now your PC is booted with “Safe Mode with Networking” option. Just login to your PC account and open the browser. Download a powerful anti—malware tool. We suggest downloading Spyware but you can also try some other legitimate applications as well. Run a full System scan for removing all the suspicious files, entries and items that belong to DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware and complete the removal process.

For any reasons, if you are unable to start your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, you can try performing System Restore.

Method 2: Remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware Using System Restore

  1. During the PC startup process, continuously press on F8 button until Windows Advanced Menu Option appears on the screen. Select “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” option and press ENTER.

  1. When Command Prompt mode loads, type “cd restore” and again press ENTER

  1. Type “rstrui.exe” and Press ENTER

  1. Click “Next” on the opened Window

  1. Check for the available Restore point and click on “NEXT”. (This will restore your PC prior to the time and day when DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware infected your work-station.)

  1. In the opened Window, Click “Yes”.

  1. Once your PC gets restored to its previous data, download and scan your PC with a powerful anti-malware tool to delete all the related files and items of DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware. It is very important to remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware so that it doesn’t encrypt other files and data.

Once you have enabled System Restore Function in the OS, you can restore individual files encrypted by the ransom with using “Windows Previous Version” feature. Remember that this feature will only work if the ransomware has not deleted the “Shadow Volume Copies” of the files.

In order to Protected your PC form file-encrypting malware, It is important that you work-station must contain a powerful anti-malware tool. If you have a proper anti-malware and firewall settings in your work-station then these ransomware will get their entry in your PC. The protection of your PC should always be your first priority.

Step 4: Remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware with an automatic solution

Although the removal method through manual instructions are effective and proven to provide the best results, still some of the victimized users may fail to get the results as per their desire. This can happen due to lack of technical consent to access most of the administrative utilities as used in above guidelines. If you also got stuck through the instructions or seeking the safest method which needs not any high end manual steps, then opting an automatic solution could be the best solution. You just need to do a few instructions taken in practice to install and scan the system deeply that will fix all issues and remove DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware completely. The required steps to do so is all here mentioned.

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Step 1: Download and install DMA Locker 3.0 ransomware removal tool and install it on your computer (Note: this is a free scanner that will detect the present malwares on your system only. In order to fix the threats completely, you would have to buy its full version to remove the threats.)

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Step 2: After the installation is finished, run the scanner and you will see the two options as depicted in the image below. Click on “Scan Computer Now” button.

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Step 3: In this step, you would see the scanning process bar with detection of found threats and its short description along-with its categorized thumbnail.

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Step 4: Lastly, the scanner finishes scanning the computer to show full list of detected threats on computer. Just click on “Fix Threats” button to complete the removal that hardly takes a few moments depending upon the nature and severity level of the malware items.

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