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How to remove GVU Winlocker and decrypt files

* What is GVU Winlocker

* Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool

* Remove GVU Winlocker manually

* Decrypt files after GVU Winlocker infection

* Protect your PC from GVU Winlocker and other crypto-viruses

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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GVU Winlocker



Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

GVU Winlocker intrusion method

GVU Winlocker copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is File_11.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name GVU Winlocker and value File_11.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name File_11.exe or GVU Winlocker. Also, it can create folder with name GVU Winlocker under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

If you have further questions about GVU Winlocker, please, contact our technical support. It is free. Or you can use programs to remove GVU Winlocker automatically below.

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Threat's description and solution are developed by Security Stronghold security team.

Here you can also learn:

* Technical details of GVU Winlocker threat.

* Manual GVU Winlocker removal.

* Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

How to remove GVU Winlocker manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with GVU Winlocker, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by GVU Winlocker. However, this threat may not allow you to do htis in some cases, thats why, we recommednd you to use one of the above options.

To get rid of GVU Winlocker, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • container.dat
  • container.dat
  • ja.lnk

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

**Trial version of Wipersoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Wipersoft.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %LOCAL_APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\AppCache\RCTIEXVC\

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT

    Value: Userinit
    Data: C:\Users\user\Desktop\File_11.exe
  • Key: HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT

    Value: Shell
    Data: C:\Users\user\Desktop\File_11.exe

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

How to decrypt files after GVU Winlocker infection?

You may attempt to decrypt files infected by different versions of GVU Winlocker manually. Modern ransomware threats use complex encryption algorithms and try to prevent users from decrypting their files by disabling System Restore option, removing Shadow copies and previous versions of user files. However, in most cases, there is still a chance to restore your files using one of the described metods. There is also special advanced data recovery software, that can revive lost data in several clicks. This is not a guarantee for data restoration, but it is worth giving a try.

Using advanced data recovery software

  1. Download and run 'Recuva Professional'
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Restore encrypted files using System Restore

System Restore constantly creates copies of files and folders before major changes in the system (windows update, software installation). You can also create restore point manually from time to time. GVU Winlocker may remove system restore files, but you can check it using following instruction.

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  1. Click Start and search for 'system restore'
  2. Click System Restore result (Recovery in Windows 10)
  3. Choose any date before the infection appeared
  4. Follow the wizard instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions are copies of files and folders made by Windows Backup (if Windows Backup option is turned on) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were encypted by GVU Winlocker. Available only in Windows 7 and later versions.

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  1. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  2. Click on the Previous Version tab
  3. Choose the latest version and click Copy
  4. Finally, click Restore

Restore files using shadow copies

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  1. Download Shadow Explorer and run it.
  2. Choose the drive and the folder, where encrypted files are located and date, when they were in normal state.
  3. Right-click on the folder, that you want to restore and choose Export.
  4. Select location folder for export and overview restored files.

Protect your computer from ransomware

Most of modern antivirus solutions have a module to protect from ransomware threats. However, there are also special solutions, that can detect cryptoviral activity and stop it, preventing modification of your files. One of the best is ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware utility, that will not use much resources for effective protection against latest ransomware threats.

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  1. Download and run ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware.
  2. Install it (works only on Windows).
  3. You are protected from encryption activity.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

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