Safety 101: Virus-fighting utilities


Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker to fight ransom malware

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2013 Nov 13 ID: 8005

If when working with the computer a banner (ad's module) appears on the screen and requests sending a text to a specified phone number, it means that your computer is infected with ransom malware. Such malware are created to block access to a computer or restrict access to some functions and request a ransom to restore computer functionality.

In order to fight ransom malware Kaspersky Lab specialists designed a special utility Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker. The utility can be launched when your computer is started from Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 and allows working in graphic and text modes of Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

To protect your computer from ransom malware, download and install Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. The application provides high-level protection against ransom malware.


1. Functions of Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker


2. How to boot computer from rescue disk with Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker


3. How to launch Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker and disinfect the registry


4. How to scan computer using Kaspersky Rescue Disk


5. How to restore damaged system files


6. Reports of Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker


7. If Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker won’t help

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