You might have probably heard about Locky virus and the havoc that it has been causing on the Internet. After this ransomware hijacks victims’ computers, it encrypts their personal information. Unfortunately, but this is where the problems begin. Once the virus blocks the data, it starts requiring the ransom for the decryption key in exchange. We do not recommend paying it as you can never know what numbers you will get in exchange for it. Besides, if you are infected with this ransomware, you should know one of Locky’s features –_Locky_recover_instructions.txt file. We should discuss more about it. Once all your files are encrypted, you might notice this peculiar text file in every folder filled with encrypted files. This document is used to inform the victim that his or hers files are doomed and that the only way to get them back is to make the payment. What’s more, you can also notice changes in your background. Typically, the background is changed to the graphic image of the file’s content. It is believed that this is done to regularly remind you of the terrible situation you are dealing with.
You might wonder whether it is possible to escape this aggressive virus or not. I can assure you that the answer to your question is “yes”. However, it depends on your cautiousness. Beware that it is known that the virus spreads via spam. The misleading email is usually filled with the fake invoice or similar attachment. If you are looking at it right now, do not open it because you can get infected with Locky ransomware. In case you are infected, I would recommend you to remove _Locky_recover_instructions.txt and additional files of Locky from your computer. Certainly, the elimination of its files won’t help you to get your files back to you. However, it might be better than doing nothing. Lastly, I strongly urge you to download and install a reliable anti-spyware to prevent such and similar viruses in the future. You should not forget to update it regularly to receive the newest virus definitions in order to increase the chances of virus detection.