Effective measures to delete Lxhlp Ransomware from PC
Lxhlp Ransomware is data encrypting malware belonging to the popular Dharma ransomware family. It operates by encrypting files and demanding payment for the decryption. It is able to encrypt all kinds of stored data or files such as texts, pictures, documents, databases, audio, videos and other important files by using powerful cryptography algorithm. After encrypting, all of your compromised files are renamed with unique ID assigned to victim, original filename, cyber criminals email address and by using “.lxhlp” extensions following which the files turn to be inaccessible ion no time. This malware discovery was credited to Jakub Kroustek.
Name: Lxhlp Ransomware
Classification: Ransomware, Files-locker, Crypto-virus
File extensions: .lxhlp (files are also appended with unique ID and cyber criminals email address).
Email ID used: [email protected]
Ransom demanding note: Text presented in pop-up window and FILES ENCRYPTED.txt
Description: It is new strain of ransomware that throws scary ransom note on screen and demands victims to pay a specified ransom fee to criminals. This blackmail is actually used on basis of locking all important as well as personal files on computer.
Also known as: Lxhlp virus
Symptoms: All important files will get appended with new extension, your trial to access your files may return will fail, eruption of hectic ransom note on computer screen and so on.
Distribution methods: cyber criminal use various methods to intrude this infection into your system such as Trojans, fake updates, email spam, untrustworthy software download sources such as third party downloader, unofficial pages etc and so on.
Detection tool: See if your system has been affected by Lxhlp Ransomware, then we suggest you to use anti-malware removal tool such as Spyhunter. On the other hand, you can also go through given below article.
Data Recovery: In order to recover all encrypted files, users are advised to use backup if available. In case, backup files are not found then you can use data recovery tool/software.
More details about Lxhlp Ransomware
Once locking process completed, ransom demanding message are created in pop-up window and FILES ENCRYPTED.txt and drops it on your computer screen to notify you about encryption. As usual, the created ransom notes states victims that all their files have been locked and in order to restore it users are advised to establish contact with developers who are behind malware attack. The pop-up window provides more information regarding this infection. After contacting, users are asked to pay money in Bitcoin or other digital cryptocurrency. It will ask you to pay the ransom money to exchange the decryption code.
But in reality, Lxhlp Ransomware has no intention to release your files, it is only aimed to extort your money. Further, users are also warned not to rename encrypted files using third party software otherwise it may lead to permanent data loss. Regardless, it is strongly advised not to contact cyber criminals and fulfill any of their demands. Despite paying money you will not receive any decryption tool from them and you will simply get scammed. Hence, the only one possible solution to restore everything is from backup file if someone has created earlier. In case, if you don’t have backup file in that condition you can use third party data recovery software.
How did ransomware infect my computer?
Ransomware and other malware are mainly distributed into your PC through illegal activation tools, spam campaigns, Trojans, illegitimate updaters and untrustworthy download channels. All these methods are described below deeply:
Trojans: This is described as malicious programs that have various functionalities and also has the ability to cause chain infections (which means download and install additional malware).
Fake software updater: It infect system by misusing flaws of outdated products or by simply installing malicious programs rather than any updates.
Spam campaigns: cyber crooks behind this send lots of deceptive emails to the recipients that contain harmful attachments and identified as important and useful documents. Once opened, it causes computer infections.
Last but not the least, cracking tools can download and install malware instead of activating licensed products.
Removal method of Lxhlp Ransomware:
Don’t be panic and check your PC before scanning. If there is any necessary files present in it copy it to USB drives. To remove this virus and all its associated files, it is mandatory to clean your computer with strong automatic malware scanner that has the ability to delete all junk files or viruses present inside it. Never click on any links shown on your screen to avoid infection on your device and share information. Thus, read the instructions above carefully and remove Lxhlp Ransomware virus as early as possible. Both manual as well as automatic process will be described below.
Text presented in Lxhlp Ransomware’s pop-up window:
YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED
Don’t worry,you can return all your files!
If you want to restore them, follow this link:email [email protected] YOUR ID –
If you have not been answered via the link within 12 hours, write to us by e-mail:[email protected]
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Step 1: Remove Lxhlp Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
Step 2: Delete Lxhlp Ransomware using “System Restore”
Step 1: Remove Lxhlp Ransomware through “Safe Mode with Networking”
For Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Boot the PC in “Safe Mode”. Click on “Start” option and continuously press on F8 during the start process until the “Windows Advanced Option” menu appears on the screen. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list.
Now, a windows homescreen appears on the desktop and work-station is now working on “Safe mode with networking”.
For Windows 8 Users: Go to the “Start Screen”. In the search results select settings, type “Advanced”. In the “General PC Settings” option, choose “Advanced startup” option. Again, click on the “Restart Now” option. The work-station boots to “Advanced Startup Option Menu”. Press on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options” button. In the “Advanced Option Screen”, press on “Startup Settings”. Again, click on “Restart” button. The work-station will now restart in to the “Startup Setting” screen. Next is to press F5 to boot in Safe Mode in Networking.
For Windows 10 Users: Press on Windows logo and on the “Power” icon. In the newly opened menu, choose “Restart” while continuously holding “Shift” button on the keyboard. In the new open “Choose an option” window, click on “Troubleshoot” and then on the “Advanced Options”. Select “Startup Settings” and press on “Restart”. In the next window, click on “F5” button on the key-board.
Step 2: Delete Lxhlp Ransomware using “System Restore”
Log-in to the account infected with Lxhlp Ransomware. Open the browser and download a legitimate anti-malware tool. Do a full System scanning. Remove all the malicious detected entries.
In case if you cannot start the PC in “Safe Mode with Networking”, Try using “System Restore”
- During the “Startup”, continuously press on F8 key until the “Advanced Option” menu appears. From the list, choose “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and then press “Enter”
- In the new opened command prompt, enter “cd restore” and then press “Enter”.
- Type: rstrui.exe and Press “ENTER”
- Click “Next” on the new windows
- Choose any of the “Restore Points” and click on “Next”. (This step will restore the work-station to its earlier time and date prior to Lxhlp Ransomware infiltration in the PC.
- In the newly opened windows, press on “Yes”.
Once your PC gets restored to its previous date and time, download the recommended anti-malware tool and perform a deep scanning in order to remove Lxhlp Ransomware files if they left in the work-station.
In order to restore the each (separate) file by this ransomware, use “Windows Previous Version” feature. This method is effective when “System Restore Function” is enabled in the work-station.
Important Note: Some variants of Lxhlp Ransomware delete the “Shadow Volume Copies” as well hence this feature may not work all the time and is applicable for selective computers only.
How to Restore Individual Encrypted File:
In order to restore a single file, right click on it and go to “Properties”. Select “Previous Version” tab. Select a “Restore Point” and click on “Restore” option.
Important: Data Encryption Ransomware are highly dangerous and it is always better that you take precautions to avoid its attack on your work-station. It is advised to use a powerful anti-malware tool in order to get protection in real-time. With this help of “SpyHunter”, “group policy objects” are implanted in the registries in order to block harmful infections like Lxhlp Ransomware.
Also, In Windows 10, you get a very unique feature called “Fall Creators Update” that offer “Controlled Folder Access” feature in order to block any kind of encryption to the files. With the help of this feature, any files stored in the locations such as “Documents”, “Pictures”, “Music”, “Videos”, “Favorites” and “Desktop” folders are safe by default.
It is very important that you install this “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” in your PC to protect your important files and data from ransomware encryption. The more information on how to get this update and add an additional protection form rnasomware attack has been discussed here.
How to Recover the Files Encrypted by Lxhlp Ransomware?
Till now, you would have understood that what had happed to your personal files that got encrypted and how you can remove the scripts and payloads associated with Lxhlp Ransomware in order to protect your personal files that has not been damaged or encrypted until now. In order to retrieve the locked files, the depth information related to “System Restore” and “Shadow Volume Copies” has already been discussed earlier. However, in case if you are still unable to access the encrypted files then you can try using a data recovery tool.
Use of Data Recovery Tool
This step is for all those victims who have already tries all the above mentioned process but didn’t find any solution. Also it is important that you are able to access the PC and can install any software. The data recovery tool works on the basis of System scanning and recovery algorithm. It searches the System partitions in order to locate the original files which were deleted, corrupted or damaged by the malware. Remember that you must not re-install the Windows OS otherwise the “previous” copies will get deleted permanently. You have to clean the work-station at first and remove Lxhlp Ransomware infection. Leave the locked files as it is and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: Download the software in the work-station by clicking on the “Download” button below.
Step2: Execute the installer by clicking on downloaded files.
Step3: A license agreement page appears on the screen. Click on “Accept” to agree with its terms and use. Follow the on-screen instruction as mentioned and click on “Finish” button.
Step4: Once the installation gets completed, the program gets executed automatically. In the newly opened interface, select the file types that you want to recover and click on “Next”.
Step5: You can select the “Drives” on which you want the software to run and execute the recovery process. Next is to click on the “Scan” button.
Step6: Based on drive you select for scanning, the restore process begins. The whole process may take time depending on the volume of the selected drive and number of files. Once the process gets completed, a data explorer appears on the screen with preview of that data that is to be recovered. Select the files that you want to restore.
Step7. Next is to locate the location where you want to saver the recovered files.