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Monday, October 26, 2015

Best Way to Remove Ransom:Win32/WinPlock.A Quickly and Completely

Ransom:Win32/WinPlock.A is classified as a ransomware which is designed by cyber hackers to cheat inexperienced computer users for sake of making profits. Generally speaking, it gets installed to your PC with the help of free downloads that are shared on the Internet. What's more, if you have visited malicious websites or browsed harmful web pages. It is possible that your PC is infected by malware or infections. Further more, clicking or opening the malicious junk email attachments may be a dangerous conduction which may bring you unwanted programs or harmful applications. Be cautious about removable drives, they may contain various computer threats to your PC.

What will Ransom:Win32/WinPlock.A do to your PC?

After getting inside, it will compromise your system configurations and show you a warning message saying that your PC is locked, if you want to unlock it, you have to pay money to get the key. At the same time, you may find that you are not able to use your PC now. Even if you have restarted it, you can only get this warning message. Some users may trust what it states and pay the money as this virus requires. However, it is not able to unlock your PC, even if you have paid the money. Sometimes, you may make your bank accounts exposed to cyber criminals if you follow what it asks you to do. What you need to do is to get rid of Ransom:Win32/WinPlock.A as early as possible.


Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

a: Get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER>

b: Stop all the related processes of RANSOM:WIN32/WINPLOCK.A

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

c: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

d: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "RANSOM:WIN32/WINPLOCK.A " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "RANSOM:WIN32/WINPLOCK.A " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

e: Remove infected files  


C:\Program Files\<random>

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step 1: Click the icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Click to Run the file.

Step 3: After installation, click Start New Scan to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Select All and Remove all reported threat.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of RANSOM:WIN32/WINPLOCK.A and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Click "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Conclution: Manual removal RANSOM:WIN32/WINPLOCK.A is a very complex and difficult process. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, Install Spyhunter can be your better choice. It is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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