What is Roblocker X ransomware? And how does it implement its attack?
It appears that the creators of Roblocker X ransomware decided to modify the file-encrypting malware as it was once again found in the wild. This ransomware threat was first discovered way back in 2017. Like a typical crypto-virus, it is designed to encrypt important data in a computer. However, according to security experts, this new variant does not encrypt files yet although it locks the infected computer which prevents victims from accessing their computers.
As soon as its malicious payload is executed in the system, Roblocker X ransomware will begin to carry out a sequence of changes in the system. It starts by downloading its other components from a remote C&C server controlled by the attackers. The malicious components are placed on system folders which are used to repress or launch system processes. After that, it employs the information gathering and stealth protection modules. The former is used to harvest sensitive data in the system while the latter is used to evade security and antivirus programs installed in the system. This crypto-malware also makes modifications in the Windows Registry allowing it to automatically run on every system boot. It then pretends to encrypt files and then locks the computer. The locked screen contains the following message:
“OH NO, YOUR ROBLOX FILES ARE ENCRYPTED!
YEs, All ROBLOX game files has been encrypted on your system.
How to get it back?
Simply send me a message asking for the “code”
Then enter it here and i will decrypt your files. 🙂
Don’t close this windows or your files are lost forever. ?
COE [TEXT BOX] Validate”
Apart from the ransom message, you can also see an image of a child in the locked screen. There is no need for you to worry since this new malware strain can’t encrypt files yet but that does not mean that you should delay its removal as the crooks behind it could update the ransomware. Thus, you must wipe out Roblocker X ransomware from your computer the soonest time possible.
How is the payload file of Roblocker X ransomware distributed online?
Wipe out Roblocker X ransomware from your computer with the help of the removal instructions laid out below.
Step 1: First, boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking and afterwards, you have to terminate the malicious processes of Roblocker X ransomware using the Task Manager and to open it, tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.
Step 2: Go to the Processes tab and look for the malicious processes of Roblocker X ransomware and then right click on it and select End Process or End Task.
Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in “appwiz.cpl” and then click OK or press Enter.
Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might by related to Roblocker X ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.
Step 5: Close Control Panel and then tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.
Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below:
Step 7: From these directories, look for the malicious components of Roblocker X ransomware and delete all of them.
Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-name], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then by all means go on to the next steps.
Step 8: Close the File Explorer and tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by Roblocker X ransomware.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Roblocker X ransomware.
Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.
Step 12: Empty your Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using their Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if Roblocker X ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Once you’re done executing the steps given above, you need to continue the removal process of Roblocker X ransomware using a reliable program like [product-name]. How? Follow the advanced removal steps below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.