This article has been created in order to help you by explaining how you can remove the RSod lockscreen ransomware and how to gain access to your files.

A fake BSOD locker ransomware has been detected by security researchers. The virus aims to lock the screens of infected computer, making it impossible to gain access to your encrypted files.

The malware executes a file which aims to tamper with various different processes in the Firmware of the computer and may lock the system via overwriting it’s master boot record MBR. If your PC has been infected by the RSod PC_Locker ransomware, we recommend that you read this article to learn how to remove RSod PC_Locker from your PC and get access to your files.

Threat Summary

Name RSod PC_Locker
Type Ransomware, Lockscreen
Short Description Locks the screen on the victim’s computer after which may alter data in the Master Boot Record.
Symptoms You can no longer access your computer and you see a screen which states that there is error on your computer.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by RSod PC_Locker

Malware Removal Tool

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss RSod PC_Locker.Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix  Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.


RSod PC_Locker – How Did I Get It

The main methods via which these types of screenlockers are infecting computers are several:

  • Via a malicious JavaScript on a web page.
  • Via malicious e-mail spam messages.
  • Via various different forms of files, pretending to be leigitimate.

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Gloria McCutchen
Gloria McCutchen
Chairman & CEO of G2M.US since 1999. I have worked with computers for more than 20 years and have 10 years of experience as a teacher in this area. I have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering and I have a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security. I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist. I have Postgraduate in Pedagogical Education
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