TorLocker Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what TorLocker Virus is?

TorLocker Virus is an infection that asks for a ransom after encrypting all personal files on the target operating system. Due to this, we identify this virus as ransomware that deserves urgent removal. Unfortunately, most users do not rush to delete TorLocker Virus, because they believe that this could cause further issues. After successful execution, this malicious ransomware immediately replaces your desktop wallpaper with a ransom warning which suggests that “any attempt to remove or damage this software will lead to the immediate destruction of the private key by server.” Regardless of this kind of statements, you must remove TorLocker Virus ASAP.

The malicious TorLocker Virus encrypts files using the RSA and AES public keys. The ransom warning indicates that the only way to acquire the key and decrypt your personal files is to pay the requested ransom of 0.5BTC (around 100 USD). Of course, this is not what we recommend. Chances are that you will lose your money and get your files removed for good. If you want to decrypt your files, we suggest using authentic file decryption software. This software does not work in all cases, but TorLocker Virus has a bug that allows file decryption. This is good news! Of course, if you have all of your personal files backed up, you don’t need to worry about the effects of this infection altogether. All in all, you must remove TorLocker Virus regardless of how you decide to restore your personal files.

Have you noticed that TorLocker Virus has blocked executable files on your desktop? This infection is quite buggy, so it is not surprising that only the executable shortcuts on your desktop are affected. If you don’t know where to find the original copy of the preferred web browser, you can follow our removal instructions below. These instructions show how to launch a browser and install a reliable automatic malware removal program. Do you want to delete TorLocker Virus manually? This is not what we advise. Instead, you should run a reliable automated malware remover/security tool (e.g., SpyHunter) to clean out your operating system and protect it against malicious infections in the future.

Remove TorLocker Virus

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Enter iexplore.exe, chrome.exe or firefox.exe to access the preferred web browser.
  3. Type into the address bar and tap Enter.
  4. Save the installer file to the preferred location.
  5. Run the installer and activate the program.
  6. Perform a full system scan to find malware and click Fix Threats to delete it.

In non-techie terms:

Even though you might feel stuck with TorLocker Virus, there are only two things that you should focus on: restoring access to personal files and removing TorLocker Virus. Since paying the ransom demanded by cyber criminals is too risky, we suggest using reliable file decryption tools to restore access to your files. Afterward, waste no time and delete TorLocker Virus from your operating system using a reliable automatic malware removal tool. You can follow the removal instructions above to install this tool, or you can follow the instructions below if the first option fails you.