We talk a lot about Ransomware here and know that this malware comes in two types – the Crypto variety which locks all your data files and the Lock Screen variety which locks access to your computer system itself. You will find Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool very useful if you find that your computer has been infected with ransomware and you have been blocked access to you own computer.
Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool
A Lock Screen ransomware may block you from entering the Normal mode only, or Normal mode as well as the Safe Mode. It is the latter which is more dangerous. But fortunately, this tool will help you both the scenarios.
If the ransomware is blocking the normal mode but Safe Mode with Networking is still accessible, then enter Safe Mode with Networking and run the Ransomware Screen Unlocker.exe tool and install it.
Once the tool has been installed, restart your computer normally till you reach the ransomware’s block screen. Once here, press Left CTRL+ALT+T+I to trigger the tool. Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool will unlock your computer and you will see the following screen.
Click on Scan, review the listed threats, select them and hit the Clean button.
Restart your computer.
If the Lock Screen Ransomware is blocking both Normal Mode as well as Safe Mode with Networking, you will have to do the following.
Download the tool to a clean USB and connect it to a non-infected computer.
Run Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker for USB.exe. The following window will open.
Select the removable device as USB and then press Create. When you hit create, all other contents of the USB drive will be erased,
Now remove the USB and insert it into the infected system.
On reboot, you will see a screen displaying Trend Micro. The tool will bypass the ransomware block screen and allow you to log in.
Then you will see its main screen appear. Click Scan and then the Clean button.
This Trend Micro Lock Screen Ransomware Tool is a free detection and removal tool for lock screen ransomware, which is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, forcing victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to regain access to their systems, or to get their data back. It is available as a free download at their website.
There is another one called Trend Micro AntiRansomware Tool that can also help you remove ransomware.
If you need more, here is a list of free Ransomware Decryptor Tools to help you unlock files.
For those who are interested, there are some basic steps one can take to prevent ransomware, including making use of some free anti-ransomware software. You might want to take a look at them.