STEP 1: HOW to REMOVE "PRILOCK.SYS" VIRUS

What is PRILOCK.SYS?

PRILOCK.SYS is considered as malicious program (malware).

PRILOCK.SYS detected as Win.PRILOCK.SYS.
PRILOCK.SYS actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove PRILOCK.SYS from infected computers.
 

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Technical Information:

  • Full path on a computer= %SYSDIR%\DRIVERS\PRILOCK.SYS

How PRILOCK.SYS got on your computer?

Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers.
It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company.
Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported.

PRILOCK.SYS could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins.
If this is the case, PRILOCK.SYS would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.

PRILOCK.SYS can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers.
It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.

How do you know you have PRILOCK.SYS on my computer?

PRILOCK.SYS works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
PRILOCK.SYS hides its existence from your eyes.

You have 2 ways to remove PRILOCK.SYS:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "PRILOCK.SYS", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
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Here’s how to remove PRILOCK.SYS virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove PRILOCK.SYS redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove PRILOCK.SYS manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://PRILOCK.SYS

You can see PRILOCK.SYS at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to PRILOCK.SYS in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from running processes

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from Windows services

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains PRILOCK.SYS in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove PRILOCK.SYS from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to PRILOCK.SYS. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from PRILOCK.SYS virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from Windows registry

Remove PRILOCK.SYS virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains PRILOCK.SYS.

STEP 7: Remove PRILOCK.SYS from Google Chrome.
Remove PRILOCK.SYS Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove PRILOCK.SYS from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove PRILOCK.SYS from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.


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