Trojan.Ransomlock.G Removal Guide
Trojan.Ransomlock.G is a detection name used to identify a variant of a Reveton Trojan. This malware is often referred to as ransomware, because as soon as it enters your computer, its blocks access to it and demands you pay the so-called ransom in order to unlock it. Reveton Trojans are usually distributed in Europe, US and Canada.
They often claim that the reason the access to your PC was restricted is because you have committed a crime. The “crime” usually has to do with copyright laws. Do not believe a word presented in the fake notification and do not waste your money. Terminate Trojan.Ransomlock.G as soon as you can.
How does Trojan.Ransomlock.G work?
Trojan.Ransomlock.G is distributed using various tricky methods. It can be sent as an email attachment or a corrupted link. It could also have entered your computer through a bundled download from an unreliable source. All in all, it is very easy to unwittingly infect your computer and that is why you should be extremely cautious while browsing the Web. However,if you do not own a reliable anti-malware application, in some cases even being very careful will not help you.
Once the infection slithers into your system, it locks your computer and presents you with a notification that claims to have come from a government facility. The alert states that you broke copyright laws and now must pay a fine. It goes on to say that if you do not pay it, you will not be able to unlock your computer. The transaction is supposed to be made via some online money transfer system like Paysafecard or Ukash. We advise strongly against transferring any money to cyber criminals as there are no guarantees that they will unlock your PC. In fact, that is rather unlikely. Instead, we suggest you delete Trojan.Ransomlock.G yourself.
How to remove Trojan.Ransomlock.G?
The sooner you eliminate Trojan.Ransomlock.G from your computer, the better. Since it is a highly complex threat, we do not recommend attempting to remove Trojan.Ransomlock.G manually unless you have advanced computer skills. What you should do is download an anti-malware utility and let it take care of your PC. The malware remover will scan your system and detect all components of the infection. It will also detect other threats that may be on it. Once it does, it will automatically delete Trojan.Ransomlock.G and other threats. You will return to using your PC in no time and you will not have to worry about similar issues in the future. To go online and download the security tool, you need to access Safe Mode with Networking. Here is how you can do that.
- Press the Windows key to access the Start screen
- Open the Charm Bar and choose Settings
- Move to Change PC Settings and click General
- Go to Advanced Startup
- Click Restart Now and select Troubleshoot
- Move to Advanced Options
- Choose Startup Settings
- Click Restart and press F5
- Open your browser and download the tool
Windows 7 and Vista
- Restart your PC
- Start tapping F8 once BIOS screen disappears
- Select Safe mode with Networking and press Enter
- Open your browser and download the software
- Follow the above steps from 1 to 3
- Click YES in the dialogue box
- Open Start menu and click Run
- Type in ‘msconfig’ and click OK
- Go to Startup tab and click Disable all
- Click OK and restart your system
- Go online and download the program