VirLock Virus – Removal Instructions

VirLock is a relatively new virus that attacks various versions of Microsoft Windows computer systems. VirLock is a “specialty” trojan virus called ransomware that is designed to attack your computer system and charge you to fix the problems it has caused. VirLock is a highly convincing virus that will attack your system and utilize your personal information to make itself seem more legitimate. VirLock can infect your computer through many different venues and presents itself as more than one company to try and extort money from the unsuspecting victim or PC user.

VirLock will give the PC user an amount to pay by a certain deadline in exchange for the key to reverse the encryption of their data and, subsequently, the restoration of their computer system to what it was before it before it was infected to begin with, thus the term “ransom”ware. Beware this virus. Neither the VirLock program nor the owners have any intentions of removing the program or effects from your computer and restoring your PC to its former efficient operation.


VirLock finds installs itself from bundled freeware, email attachments, official looking links, and pre-exisiting software on your computer. VirLock may come in as an email from some government agency accusing you of illegal internet activity from looking at illegal pornographic sites to downloading illegal software. VirLock may even go so far as to open up a pornographic site as it downloads and installs itself so that you will think you mistakenly did what it seems you are being accused of. The VirLock virus will then encrypt data from your hard drive and create a key that it then sends to a server and back.

Once VirLock has performed this task, it uses the personal data that it has locked away from you to customize a ransom letter telling you to pay so much money within a certain amount of time or you will lose all the information. After the deadline has passed, the VirLock program will give you a web address for a malware program ran by the creators of the virus that will charge even more to decrypt your files. This company has already garnered MILLIONS of dollars in ransom and there is no guarantee that the paying the ransom will get your files back.

VirLock Virus

VirLock Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the VirLock virus.

** PLEASE NOTE: If the VirLock Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

If you need help, this is the number to call!

b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the VirLock Virus Removal Program
a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:


Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the VirLock Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for VirLock.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the VirLock virus and any other threats found.

*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the VirLock virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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