The ‘You Steal Music/ I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware is the latest ransomware virus that uses the Trojan viruses to lock the windows based computers. Initially it targets the computer users in the Holland, but now it is reported that this infection spread all over the Europe. This malicious virus enters in the system without permission, and locks the complete system. You will only able to see the picture of a video recorder at the bottom of the screen. The ‘You Steal Music/ I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware is an infection that is used by the hackers to co0ntrol the PC, stop access of the user to his PC completely, and ask for a certain ransom amount to unlock the computer. Keep in mind that when you pay the ransom, you are actually transferring your crucial data such as real name, credit card number, and password to these cyber crooks who can use this information for online frauds.

The Manual Removal of ‘You Steal Music/ I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware

Once this malicious ransomware infection enters in your windows based computer, you have to remove it quickly. You can delete this infection either by using any powerful automatic removal tool, or by following the complicated instructions of the manual removal method. The manual removal method is only recommended for the computer professionals and consists of the following steps:-

Start the System in Safe Mode

First of all, you have to restart the computer and use F8 key to access the options regarding booting. Select the safe mode from the boot options, and press “Enter” to start your computer in the safe mode.

 

Kill the Associated Processes

The next task for manual removal of the ‘You Steal Music/ I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware is to get rid of the related processes of this virus. In order to open the windows task manager you have to hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Click on the processes tab, and delete the following processes from the list:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Delete the Associated Files

Open the file explorer, proceed to the system files folder, and delete the following suspicious files by using the delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware.lnk
  • %Programs%\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

It is important to clean the windows registry by removing the malicious entries created by this infection. In this regard, You have to access the registry editor by using the “Regedit.exe” command that can be run through the start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following suspicious entries from the list:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware\DisplayName ‘You Steal Music? I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware

Once these entries are removed, you are required to close the registry editor and restart the computer in the normal mode. Update the existing antivirus program before running a complete system scan.

How to Remove ‘You Steal Music/ I Lock Your PC’ Ransomware?

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