How to Remove Lick Ransomware

Lick Ransomware Removal Guide

Remove Lick Ransomware

Lick Ransomware Description and Removal Instructions:

Malware Category: Ransomware

Lick Ransomware is a version of the Kirk Crypto-Ransomware virus released in March, 2017. Lick Ransomware targets PCs running Windows OS. Every file that has been encrypted will have its extension changed to: .LICKED. Unfortunately, still, there is no way of decrypting the files encrypted by Lick Ransomware.

The distribution of Lick Ransomware is related to installing different third-party toolbars, all kinds of free software, files from P2P networks and torrents, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners, or even downloading attached files from your personal e-mail inbox or other file sharing applications, bogus flash player and fake video software for viewing online content.

When running, Lick Ransomware will start encrypting certain types of files stored on local or mounted network drives using a RSA-2048 bit public-key cryptography, with the private key stored only on a control server.

Lick Ransomware will create help_your_files.html and put a shortcut to it in every folder where a file was encrypted. Those files contain instructions explaining how to pay the ransom. For the victims to pay the ransom, the virus sends them to a webpage where they can enter their personal code and access the payment page.

When Lick Ransomware is initiated on the computer, it will inject deep into the system infecting Explorer.exe and svchost.exe, modify the registry to start with Windows, and disable the Automatic Repair feature. Once active, it will start the process of encrypting files. These types of ransomware are very hard to detect. Nevertheless, the virus will show its presence after the encryption finishes.

Lick Ransomware will not just encrypt files and block your computer, it will also collect valuable information that will be sent to the control servers. Such software could lead to more malware coming into your computer and even cause a loss of data. Such threats are not to be underestimated!

*Please note that, still, there is no way of decrypting the files encrypted by Lick Ransomware. The infection may also delete all your Restore points. Thus, the only way to restore will be by using a backup copy.

 

How To Remove:

There is an automatic removal, using specialized software suite like SpyHunter (recommended for novice users and fast removal), or manual removal method (recommended for experts), using your own skills to remove the infection.

 

Automatic Lick Ransomware Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Lick Ransomware and remove it.


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SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter, or if you want to check out the Install Instructions. SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help for any malware related queries by the technical support department.

*Note that the removal of the virus will NOT decrypt your files. Still, there is no way of decrypting the files encrypted by Lick Ransomware.

 

Manual Lick Ransomware Removal:

*Please note that you should proceed at your own risk. Some incorrectly taken actions might lead to loss of data or destroy your system. Therefore, the manual removal is strongly recommended for experts only. For everyday users, SpywareTechs.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security solution.

 

1. Remove Lick Ransomware by Restoring Your System to a Previous State:

1. Restart your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do that, turn your machine off and then start it up again. Then, when the first POST screen appears (white text), start tapping the F8 key repeatedly.

***For Windows 8/10:

If you are using Windows 8/10, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should load the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.

2. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and hit “Enter”.

3. When the command prompt loads, type the following:

Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter

Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

4. System Restore should start up. You will see a list of restore points. Try use a restore point created just before the date and time the problem occurred. When System Restore completes, start your computer in Windows normal mode and scan your computer using anti-spyware software like SpyHunter.

When System Restore completes, start your PC in Normal mode. Then, perform a scan using an anti-spyware software like SpyHunter, as there could still be some infections left on your system.

*Please note that your files may remain encrypted, depending on whether your System Files Protection is set to recover only system settings or the system settings along with the previous version of the files.

 

2. Files and Registry entries associated with Lick Ransomware:

File Decrypter v1.0.1.0


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How to Remove Searchl.ru

Searchl.ru Removal Guide

Remove Searchl.ru

Searchl.ru Description and Removal Instructions:

Malware Category: Browser Hijackers

Searchl.ru is actually a browser hijacker. Once installed onto a customer`s machine, it will infect your browser and change your browser`s settings like your home page and the default search engine. When a browser is launched, the user will be redirected to http://www.searchl.ru/ or similar. All search results will be altered, showing incorrect information, spam or third-party advertising.

Searchl.ru could come bundled with other free software. With user`s agreement, during a “recommended” installation, one could end up with multiple threats installed. The distribution of Searchl.ru is most likely related to installing different third-party toolbars, all kinds of free software, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners or even downloading attached files from your personal e-mail inbox.

Searchl.ru hijacker would shoot out all kinds of pop-up windows, banners, ads, search suggestions or sponsored links. It tries to bring as many users as possible to the developers of such malicious software in order to generate profit. Searchl.ru might track your browsing habits and steal sensitive information as personal details. The information might be sent to third-party companies that will use it for marketing purposes. We advise you, to take appropriate action, as it is a serious threat to your online security and identity.

*Please note that such software could lead to more malware coming in your computer and even cause a loss of data. Such threats are not to be underestimated!

 

How To Remove:

There is an automatic removal, using specialized software suite like SpyHunter (recommended for novice users and fast removal), or manual removal method (recommended for experts), using your own skills to remove the infection.

 

Automatic Searchl.ru Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Searchl.ru and remove it.


Download

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter, or if you want to check out the Install Instructions. SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help for any malware related queries by the technical support department.

 

Manual Searchl.ru Removal:

*Please note that you should proceed at your own risk. Some incorrectly taken actions might lead to loss of data or destroy your system. Therefore, the manual removal is strongly recommended for experts only. For everyday users, SpywareTechs.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security solution.

 

1. Remove Searchl.ru Uninstall Entry:

Go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entries related to Searchl.ru, Youtube Downloader HD or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find some, double-click on them to uninstall. Bear in mind that you may not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

 

2. Remove Searchl.ru From Your Browser:

Internet Explorer

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose your personal settings.

After IE completes the operation, click close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

 

Google Chrome

Go to the following path (copy-paste it for easy access) and delete the entire “Chrome” folder.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, navigate to these folders manually:

For Windows XP:

  1. Click on “Start” in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

  1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox button at the top of the Firefox main window (upper-left corner), and navigate to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and reset itself. When done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will re-open.

 

AOL Desktop

  1. Press “Windows” key on your keyboard. Type “AOL System Information” in the “Search” box, and hit “Enter”. This will open up the “AOL System Information” window.
  2. Click on “AOL Software” tab (in the left pane) then on the “Quick Restore” button.
  3. Confirm with “OK” when you get the “Warning” prompt dialog box. Hit “OK” button if you want to reset your settings.
  4. Press “Close” after the process finishes. Your AOL Desktop will be reset.

 

3. Check for Added Arguments by Searchl.ru in Your Browser`s Shortcuts:

Searchl.ru might also hijack your web browser shortcut in order to force-load a different homepage. When you launch a hijacked shortcut, it will open up a malicious page instead of yours.

The argument that Searchl.ru uses in order to hijack your browser should look like to the one below:

http://searchl.ru/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=&ts=

Remove it manually, by editing the shortcut`s target line.

 

4. Delete any Files or Folders Related to Searchl.ru:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%


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How to Remove MyMovie Start Chrome Extension

MyMovie Start Chrome Extension Removal Guide

Remove MyMovie Start Chrome Extension

MyMovie Start Chrome Extension Description and Removal Instructions:

Malware Category: PUP/Adware

MyMovie Start Chrome Extension is an add-on extension which infects the most popular browsers: AOL, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. It falls into the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) category or is considered as an adware software/extension that will pop-up random boxes, ads or third-party sponsored links. MyMovie Start Chrome Extension will shoot out unwanted ads whenever you start browsing. Usually they hold a little text stating: “brought to you by MyMovie Start”. MyMovie Start Chrome Extension may also highlight words in the content and will convert them into redirecting hyperlinks. Sometimes a double-underlined link may show up, just to get your attention. Whenever your cursor goes over the link – an advertisement will pop up.

Once installed, the user may experience all kinds of pop-up windows, banners, ads, search suggestions or sponsored links. There might also be a button, referring to related content, offered by the malicious PUP or adware. Performed searches may also be altered, showing incorrect information, spam or third-party advertising.

MyMovie Start Chrome Extension could come bundled with other free software. With user`s agreement, during a “recommended” installation, one could end up with multiple threats installed. The distribution of MyMovie Start Chrome Extension is most likely related to installing different third-party toolbars, all kinds of free software, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners or even downloading attached files from your personal e-mail inbox.

In general, MyMovie Start Chrome Extension tries to bring as many users as possible to the developers of such malicious software in order to generate profit. It also collects sensitive information that may compromise the user. MyMovie Start Chrome Extension could read cookies and may steal your personal details. We advise you, to take appropriate action, as it is a serious threat to your online security and identity.

*Please note that such software could lead to more malware coming in your computer and even cause a loss of data. Such threats are not to be underestimated!

 

How To Remove:

There is an automatic removal, using specialized software suite like SpyHunter (recommended for novice users and fast removal), or manual removal method (recommended for experts), using your own skills to remove the infection.

 

Automatic MyMovie Start Chrome Extension Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect MyMovie Start Chrome Extension and remove it.


Download

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter, or if you want to check out the Install Instructions. SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help for any malware related queries by the technical support department.

 

Manual MyMovie Start Chrome Extension Removal:

*Please note that you should proceed at your own risk. Some incorrectly taken actions might lead to loss of data or destroy your system. Therefore, the manual removal is strongly recommended for experts only. For everyday users, SpywareTechs.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security solution.

 

1. Remove MyMovie Start Chrome Extension Uninstall Entry:

Go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entries related to MyMovie Start Chrome Extension/AdPeak, Level Quality Watchers, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom, Superfish or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find some, double-click on them to uninstall. Bear in mind that you may not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

 

2. Remove MyMovie Start Chrome Extension From Your Browser:

Internet Explorer

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose your personal settings.

After IE completes the operation, click close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

 

Google Chrome

Go to the following path (copy-paste it for easy access) and delete the entire “Chrome” folder.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, navigate to these folders manually:

For Windows XP:

  1. Click on “Start” in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

  1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox button at the top of the Firefox main window (upper-left corner), and navigate to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and reset itself. When done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will re-open.

 

AOL Desktop

  1. Press “Windows” key on your keyboard. Type “AOL System Information” in the “Search” box, and hit “Enter”. This will open up the “AOL System Information” window.
  2. Click on “AOL Software” tab (in the left pane) then on the “Quick Restore” button.
  3. Confirm with “OK” when you get the “Warning” prompt dialog box. Hit “OK” button if you want to reset your settings.
  4. Press “Close” after the process finishes. Your AOL Desktop will be reset.

 

3. Check for Added Arguments by MyMovie Start Chrome Extension in Your Browser`s Shortcuts:

MyMovie Start Chrome Extension might also hijack your web browser shortcut in order to force-load a different homepage. When you launch a hijacked shortcut, it will open up a malicious page instead of yours.

The argument that MyMovie Start Chrome Extension uses in order to hijack your browser should look like to the one below:

http://myappline.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=&ts=

Remove it manually, by editing the shortcut`s target line.

 

4. Delete any Files or Folders Related to MyMovie Start Chrome Extension:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%


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