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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ransomed by BUYUNLOCKCODE! - Virus Removal Help

BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransom Virus Description

BUYUNLOCKCODE is a potentially unwanted ransomware that developed by cyber criminals who want to rip innocent users off by scaring them to pay for decrypting those encrypted files in an infected computer. Promoted by some certain free download and fake update, BUYUNLOCKCODE can get access to a system and then commits evil blackmail.

Having much in common with Cryptolocker and Cryptowall virus, after modifying relevant files and settings of the affected system, BUYUNLOCKCODE searches for your important files, whether compresses them as a file with password protection, or encrypts each single file. Every time you try to open your document, you will greeted by a warning message telling you that you need to pay money to decode them.

You are suggested to start Cryptolocker virus removal as soon as you can. According to the study of various computer experts, although they fought tooth and nail to deal with the decryption, but gain no big progress. Facts have been proved that some users pay for those blackmail, but they still have difficulty to use their documents. So it is advised not to pay for its so-called key or password to the locker.

BUYUNLOCKCODE Performs Malicious Actions

1. It seriously disorders your system by modifying system settings.
2. It alters and encrypts your files without permission.
3. It displays fake warning to threaten you to pay $500 for decrypting your files.
4. It disables your antivirus programs so as to bypass detection and removal.
5. It causes random computer restart or frozen system.


Plan A: Remove The Ransom Virus Manually

1) Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking
Restart your computer, Keep pressing F8 until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then use arrow key to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

2) Disable malicious Startup item.
a. Hit Win+R Keys, type msconfig in the Run box and press OK.
b. Go to Startup tab and then find out BUYUNLOCKCODE related item, disable it.

3) Show hidden files.
a. open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b. under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

4) Search for associated files and remove.
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\ Comcast Copyright Infringement Fines Scam
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Comcast\ BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Comcast \BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware. Exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\RANDOM CHARACTERISTIC

5) Delete all entries created by BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware
Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to open Register Editor.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion’Internet Settings \BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\\CurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer\Disallow\random characteristic HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware HKEY_LOCAL_\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MicrosoftWindows\NTCurrentVersion\Winlogon\uninstall BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware.exe

6) Reboot your computer normally to check with the effectiveness.

Any mistake like wrong deletion of system files during the manual removal process may lead to irreversible damage to your machine. If you are not familiar with entries stuff, you are kindly reminded to use a professional and certificated removal tool to finish the removal automatically.

Plan B: Remove the Ransom Virus Automatically with SpyHunter

1) Download ransomware removal tool SpyHunter


2) Install SpyHunter after downloading

3) Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

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4) Clean all detected items

Special Reminder: 

Hope the manual tips could walk you through BUYUNLOCKCODE virus removal process. Should you run into any puzzle, to avoid unwanted damage, you are sincerely suggested to erase BUYUNLOCKCODE infection by starting an automatic removal with SpyHunter from here.