What is LokiLok Ransomware

LokiLok is the name of a ransom infection. Upon successful installation onto a targeted system, it encrypts important files and blackmails victims into paying money for their decryption. We also discovered that LokiLok was developed on the basis of another ransomware virus called Chaos. Once encryption occurs, victims can see their data change with the .LokiLok extension. To illustrate, a file named 1.pdf will most change to 1.pdf.LokiLok and reset its original icon. After this, victims will no longer be able to access their data and ought to seek decryption instructions in the read_me.txt file. The virus also replaces default wallpapers with a new picture.

read_me.txt
.................................................Hello! All of your files have been ENCRYPTED...................................
Your computer was infected with a ransomware virus. Your files have been encrypted and you won't
be able to decrypt them without our help.What can I do to get my files back?You can buy our special
decryption software, this software will allow you to recover all of your data and remove the
ransomware from your computer.
Personal ID:
-
>>>>>>>>>To decrypt your files you need write to email: tutanota101214@tutanota.com<;<<<<<<<<
What about guarantees?
Its just a business. We absolutely do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits.
To check the ability of returning files, you can send to us any 2 files with SIMPLE extensions(jpg,xls,doc, etc... not databases!)
and low sizes(max 1 mb), we will decrypt them and send back to you. That is our guarantee. encrypted files for trial decryption.
Do not try restore files without our help, this is useless, and can destroy your data permanetly.
However, the files can be recovered even after the removal of our program and even after
reinstalling the operating system.

Cybercriminals want victims to buy a special decryption tool. To do this, victims should contact extortionists using the attached e-mail address (tutanota101214@tutanota.com). Prior to buying the necessary software, it is also offered to send 2 small files – cybercriminals promise to decrypt and send them back to prove decryption abilities. In addition, the message also instructs against trying to use external recovery methods since it may lead to irreversible destruction of data. Whatever guarantees are given by ransomware developers, it is always not recommended to trust them. Many fool their victims and do not send the decryption software even after sending them money. Plus, amounts requested by swindlers can sometimes be huge and therefore impossible to pay for some victims. Unfortunately, there is no known and testified tool that could guarantee decryption of LokiLok files for free. There are some decryption instruments that you may try in our article below, however, we are unable to guarantee they will actually help. The best option to restore your data is backup copies. If you have a recent backup of encrypted data on external storage, it is the easiest to simply copy them back to your PC. Note that before trying any recovery methods, it is important to delete the ransomware virus and hence prevent its operation in the future. Follow our guide below to do it and try data receiver methods as well.

lokilok ransomware

How LokiLok Ransomware infected your computer

It is hard to tease out one single vector of ransomware proliferation. Threat actors engage a number of channels including e-mail spam letters, trojans, fake software cracking tools, bogus updates/program installers, various network vulnerabilities, pirated or free software, and other similar vectors as well. E-mail spam letters may look like something legitimate at first glance, but at the same time contain malicious files or links designed to execute malware. The list of files cybercriminals tend to abuse consists of MS Office documents (.DOCX, .XLSX), PDFs, JavaScript files, Archives (.ZIP, .RAR), and Executables (.EXE). Avoiding such messages is therefore paramount to not get infected eventually. It is always a good idea to distrust content you are not familiar with or that is suspicious. In order to be protected against all compromised channels, one should also avoid downloading content from unofficial and untrustworthy resources such as pirated software pages. Follow our guide below to learn more about protection against threats like LokiLok Ransomware in the future.

  1. Download LokiLok Ransomware Removal Tool
  2. Get decryption tool for .LokiLok files
  3. Recover encrypted files with Stellar Data Recovery Professional
  4. Restore encrypted files with Windows Previous Versions
  5. Restore files with Shadow Explorer
  6. How to protect from threats like LokiLok Ransomware

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove LokiLok Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of LokiLok Ransomware and prevents future infections by similar viruses.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter 5

To remove LokiLok Ransomware completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of LokiLok Ransomware. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

LokiLok Ransomware files:


read_me.txt
{randomname}.exe

LokiLok Ransomware registry keys:

no information

How to decrypt and restore .LokiLok files

Use automated decryptors

Download Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor

kaspersky dharma ransomware decryptor

Use following tool from Kaspersky called Rakhni Decryptor, that can decrypt .LokiLok files. Download it here:

Download RakhniDecryptor

There is no purpose to pay the ransom because there is no guarantee you will receive the key, but you will put your bank credentials at risk.

Dr.Web Rescue Pack

Famous antivirus vendor Dr. Web provides free decryption service for the owners of its products: Dr.Web Security Space or Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. Other users can ask for help in the decryption of .LokiLok files by uploading samples to Dr. Web Ransomware Decryption Service. Analyzing files will be performed free of charge and if files are decryptable, all you need to do is purchase a 2-year license of Dr.Web Security Space worth $120 or less. Otherwise, you don’t have to pay.

If you are infected with LokiLok Ransomware and removed from your computer you can try to decrypt your files. Antivirus vendors and individuals create free decryptors for some crypto-lockers. To attempt to decrypt them manually you can do the following:

Use Stellar Data Recovery Professional to restore .LokiLok files

stellar data recovery professional

  1. Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional.
  2. Click Recover Data button.
  3. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next button.
  4. Choose location where you would like to restore files from and click Scan button.
  5. Preview found files, choose ones you will restore and click Recover.
Download Stellar Data Recovery Professional

Using Windows Previous Versions option:

  1. Right-click on infected file and choose Properties.
  2. Select Previous Versions tab.
  3. Choose particular version of the file and click Copy.
  4. To restore the selected file and replace the existing one, click on the Restore button.
  5. In case there is no items in the list choose alternative method.

Using Shadow Explorer:

  1. Download Shadow Explorer program.
  2. Run it and you will see screen listing of all the drives and the dates that shadow copy was created.
  3. Select the drive and date that you want to restore from.
  4. Right-click on a folder name and select Export.
  5. In case there are no other dates in the list, choose alternative method.

If you are using Dropbox:

  1. Login to the DropBox website and go to the folder that contains encrypted files.
  2. Right-click on the encrypted file and select Previous Versions.
  3. Select the version of the file you wish to restore and click on the Restore button.

How to protect computer from viruses, like LokiLok Ransomware, in future

1. Get special anti-ransomware software

Use ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

Famous antivirus brand ZoneAlarm by Check Point released a comprehensive tool, that will help you with active anti-ransomware protection, as an additional shield to your current protection. The tool provides Zero-Day protection against ransomware and allows you to recover files. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is compatible with all other antiviruses, firewalls, and security software except ZoneAlarm Extreme (already shipped with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware) or Check Point Endpoint products. The killer features of this application are: automatic file recovery, overwrite protection that instantly and automatically recovers any encrypted files, file protection that detects and blocks even unknown encryptors.

Download ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware

2. Back up your files

idrive backup

As an additional way to save your files, we recommend online backup. Local storage, such as hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, or remote network storage can be instantly infected by the virus once plugged in or connected to. LokiLok Ransomware uses some techniques to exploit this. One of the best services and programs for easy automatic online backup is iDrive. It has the most profitable terms and a simple interface. You can read more about iDrive cloud backup and storage here.

3. Do not open spam e-mails and protect your mailbox

mailwasher pro

Malicious attachments to spam or phishing e-mails are the most popular method of ransomware distribution. Using spam filters and creating anti-spam rules is good practice. One of the world leaders in anti-spam protection is MailWasher Pro. It works with various desktop applications and provides a very high level of anti-spam protection.

Download MailWasher Pro
Previous articleHow to remove Computeradshub.com
Next articleHow to fix Windows Update error 0x800f020b in Windows 11