What is Levis Locker Ransomware?
Levis Locker is a threat that has been categorized as a ransomware infection. Levis Locker Ransomware differs from similar ransomware infections in a sense that it does not encrypt users’ files stored on the computer. Of course, it still causes problems. The first symptom that you have encountered this dangerous infection is the presence of the screen-locking window covering Desktop. It is said there that this has been done due to “illegally activity online.” Ignore the message you see on this window because it is shown to you just to scare you into paying money. Believe us; your screen would not be locked even if you really did something bad. Therefore, your main focus now should be on the deletion of the ransomware infection existing on your computer.
What does Levis Locker Ransomware do?
The ransomware infection Levis Locker opens the window on Desktop immediately after its malicious file is launched and the process is created in the Task Manager. It covers the screen and does not allow users to remove it just to scare them into believing that the computer will really be destroyed when the clock reaches zero. In other words, it uses the scareware tactic. Users are accused of keeping the child pornography, bestiality, torture, and rape for the same reason too. Do not pay attention to these accusations and do not go to pay the required money. The fact that it asks money is one of the reasons this infection has been categorized as ransomware. At the time of writing, the message on the opened window informs users that they have to “pay $500 to Lewis” to get the computer unlocked. This has to be done within 24 hours through MoneyPak (a money transfer service). In this sense, Levis Locker Ransomware is similar to other older ransomware infections using the same money payment method, for example, Green dot Moneypak Virus and The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus. Do not go to send money to cyber criminals by any means because it does not take much effort to remove the screen-locking window and thus unlock the screen. Also, you will only support the activities of cyber criminals by transferring money to them. Never make a payment if you encounter a ransomware infection ever again because cyber crooks might take money but do not do anything good for you in return.
The computer infection which is the focus of this article not only places a screen-locking window on Desktop. It has been found that it also creates a process (it has the same name as the malicious file launched) on the infected computer. Fortunately, this threat does not have a point of execution (PoE), so the window should not be automatically opened again after you reboot your PC. Of course, it does not mean that you will not need to do anything to delete this computer infection from the system.
Where does Levis Locker Ransomware come from?
It is still hard to say how Levis Locker Ransomware is distributed these days because it is not that popular yet, but it is, of course, clear that this computer infection enters computers illegally. In most cases, these infections are spread as spam email attachments, but they can, of course, also be found on untrustworthy websites pretending to be good applications. Finally, the entrance of this ransomware infection might be the fault of threats hiding on the computer. Yes, in some cases, they are the ones responsible for downloading and installing extra malware. Ignore all emails in the spam mail folder in the future, do not visit questionable web pages, do not click on suspicious links you come across on the web or they are sent to you, and, finally, go to install a security application on the computer to protect the system from threats that might try to enter your PC illegally in the future.
How do I delete Levis Locker Ransomware?
Even though Levis Locker Ransomware is quite a dangerous infection, it does not make many modifications on the system, and, consequently, it is not that hard to get rid of it. All you need to do is to kill the process of the ransomware infection and delete the malicious file launched. Use instructions specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have prepared for you or go to perform the scan with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. Download its free version by clicking the Download button to try it out. Keep in mind that only an automatic tool can find and erase all other malicious applications for you all at once.
The manual Levis Locker Ransomware removal guide
- Reboot your computer to remove the screen-locking window (alternatively, you can kill the malicious process in the Task Manager).
- Find the malicious file you have launched and delete it.
- Clear the Recycle bin.
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