What is LataRebo Locker Ransomware?
LataRebo Locker Ransomware is one of those computer infections that look extremely dangerous, but once you scratch the surface, you see that it is just an annoying nuisance designed to swindle you out of your money. It is not complicated to remove LataRebo Locker Ransomware from your computer, but if you think that you do not want to deal with this infection on your own, you can always get yourself an antispyware program of your choice. Relying on a professional tool will also help you detect other undesirable applications that are bound to be installed on your PC. After all, malicious infections seldom travel alone.
Where does LataRebo Locker Ransomware come from?
Alas, we do not know the exact distribution source that is responsible for spreading this annoying program around. On the other hand, it is also a relief that LataRebo Locker Ransomware is not a crypto ransomware application that would encrypt your files and leave your computer basically useless. It also means that the program does not employ the most common ransomware distribution method: spam email campaigns. Instead, the program spreads around bundled with freeware installers.
Freeware installers can be downloaded from file-sharing websites. There are multiple pages out there that host freeware applications, and sometimes users download their programs from there, rather than looking for the official homepages. Of course, sharing freeware installers is not illegal because it is FREEware after all. However, one should keep in mind that those sites do not check whether the files they host are safe or not. So anyone can upload their files on these sites, even if those installer files contain several applications.
To put it simply, you would be able to avoid installing LataRebo Locker Ransomware if you were to download programs from their official homepages. Also, it would be great if you checked all the steps on the installation wizard. Quite often, the setup informs users about the additional features and the like, but they fail to deselect unwanted programs because they breeze through the installation without any second thought. Thus, it is no surprise the likes of LataRebo Locker Ransomware manage to enter multiple systems worldwide.
What does LataRebo Locker Ransomware do?
The program is rather basic, but it does not mean you can underestimate it. Once this infection arrives at your system, it will make sure that you know it is there. LataRebo Locker Ransomware will block you from accessing your directories by killing the explorer.exe. On top of that, it will also lock your screen (hence, the “screenlocker”) with a rather blunt notification. Here is the message this program displays:
Your computer has been locked by LafaRebo Locker!
Buy unlock key for 10EURO paysafe card pin and send it to this facebook page via pm : facebook.com/TheDarkJoJo. Im gonna check if it’s working and then your key will be given in 24 hours. After using the correct unlock key, you should open task manager and close this program, explorer will work too. Good luck
Do you really have to pay the ransom fee? Most definitely not. It is possible to close this notification without paying the ransom. Likewise, you can also remove LataRebo Locker Ransomware manually, too.
How do I remove LataRebo Locker Ransomware?
The main problem with the manual removal is that this program does not have a certain filename. It means that the installer file name can be random, and the process that displays the notification might be random, too. Thus, it could be rather difficult to determine which process to kill and which files to delete if you have never tried to remove unwanted programs before.
Nevertheless, you will still have to close the screenlocker message manually, so when you open Task Manager, look for unfamiliar filenames that do not look like part of your system. After that, you can either remove the malicious file manually or resort to using an automated security tool.
Please do not forget that LataRebo Locker Ransomware comes bundled with freeware. Therefore, you probably have more unwanted (and potentially dangerous!) programs running on your system. The best way to detect all these programs and remove them efficiently is to use an antispyware program. It would be like hitting two birds with one stone because a program of your choice would also protect your system from similar infections in the future.
Manual LataRebo Locker Ransomware Removal
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc and open Task Manager.
- Click the Processes tab and find the malicious process.
- Click End Process to kill the process.
- Exit Task Manager and navigate to your Downloads folder.
- Delete the recently downloaded suspicious files.
- Scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
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