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Ransomware | 06/08/2019

Luboversova148 Ransomware – A high-risk Ransomware

About: Luboversova148 ransomware is the new strain of an infamous ransomware family – Globeimposter. This ransomware encrypts your important data and ask you to pay large ransom. However, paying ransom is not the ultimate solution to restore your lost fil...  Read More  

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Guide to Remove Luboversova148 Ransomware

Luboversova148 ransomware – The new variant of Globeimposter family. As a rule, once the data is encrypted, the ransomware restricts its access. Then the cyber criminals, ask you to pay large money for decryption key. The ransom is demanded in the form of Bitcoins – Crypto Currency.

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Threat Summary

Name Luboversova
Type Ransomware
Category Malware
Targeted OS Windows
Targeted Bowser Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox



Understanding Luboversova148 Ransomware

This file encrypting software is a new threat for internet users. File encoding malware, is not something that every user is aware about. This malicious luboversova148 ransomware virus uses a powerful encryption algorithm to lock your files. Once, this ransomware succeeds in corrupting your files, it is nearly impossible to decrypt your data manually.

After encryption, the ransomware creates a unique decryption key on its server. Cyber criminals might offer you the decryption key, along with demanding ransom. However, obeying the demand is not the best solution. Keep in mind, these hackers do not guarantee about the restoration of your locked files. In addition, by paying the demanded amount, you are supporting the criminals by funding them for their future projects. Instead, focus on backing up your data. If you have the backups ready, removing the luboversova148 ransomware without the data loss becomes an easy task.

You can simply delete the malicious ransomware from your system and restore your backed up files.


Threat Behavior

This new strain of Globeimposter Ransomware is a high-risk threat to computer users. After encrypting the files, it changes their extension and makes them unusable. This ransomware adds ‘.luboversova148’ extension to your files. The following points explain the threat behavior of luboversova148 ransomware:

  • Symptom

First and foremost symptom of this malicious ransomware is that it makes the files inaccessible. After encrypting the data on your system, it adds a unique extension to your files. ‘.luboversova148’ extension is added, which makes the files unusable. It displays the ransom demanding message every time you try to open the locked files.

  • Ransom Note

Once, your files are locked by the luboversova148 ransomware. Whenever, you try to access the corrupt files, it will display a ransom – demanding message on your desktop. A hypertext file is created in the folder where the encrypted file is stored. It named ‘Read_Me.html’. This is the ransom demanding document, which notify you on how to get the decryption key.

Ransom – Demanding Message:

Ransom Note

  • Ransom Demanded

This new variant of Globeimposter ransomware demands large ransom for the decryption tool. Among all the available crypto currencies, Bitcoins is the most preferred one. Cyber criminals, ask the victims to pay the amount in the form of bitcoins. Apart from this, the read_me.html document guides the victim for payment procedure. In case the files are infected by luboversova148 ransomware, the victim has to pay ransom ranging between 0.063 bitcoin($500)  – 0.19 bitcoin($1500).


Distribution Techniques

At times, this destructive Luboversova148 ransomware exploits vulnerabilities in the windows Operating system. Exploit kits, malicious downloads/sites, torrent websites or nasty advertisements are a few gateways for this ransomware.

However, this malicious ransomware primarily spreads through Spam e – mails containing infected attachments. Usually, the attached files are PDF, MS Office Documents, and JavaScript. These attachments pretends to be legitimate and official, however if opened, they infiltrate your system with malicious programs.

The spam e-mails are generally sent with a catchy subject line. The subject line is used to trick the victim into believing that, this e-mail is from a shipping company. These e-mails, inform you about an undelivered package or a shipment you have made. Hence, out of curiosity, when you click on the embedded link in the e-mail, Luboversova148 ransomware gains the access of your system.


The ultimate aim of hackers is to extort money from you in a tricky way. After infiltrating your system, these viruses encrypt your important files/data. The locked files can only be opened with the unique decryption key, created on the hacker’s server. In order to restore your files, the hackers demand money from you. However, it is to be noted that, there is no guarantee of getting the decryption key even after paying the ransom.

Hence, if you become the victim of this threat, make sure not to pay the ransom instead delete luboversova148 ransomware.

Try these ransomware removal steps to protect your system from this malicious threat caused by Luboversova148:


Removal guidelines for Luboversova148 Ransomware

STEP A: Reboot your System to Safe Mode

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

  1. Click on Windows icon present in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
  2. Select and click  Restart.
  3. When the screen goes blank, Keep tapping  F8  Key until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. With the help of arrow keys on keyboard, Select Safe Mode with Networking  option from the list and press the Enter Key. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.

5 Click on the username and enter the password (if any).

Windows 10 / Windows 8

  1. Press and hold the Shift Key and simultaneously click on the windows icon present in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  2. While the Shift key is still pressed click on the Power button and then click on Restart.
  3. Now select Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings.
  4. When the Startup Settings screen appears which is the first screen to appear after restart, select and click on Enable Safe Mode with Networking. The system will then restart to Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. Click on the username and enter the password.

If this step didn’t work for you, you can try the next step.

STEP B: Delete suspicious file in System Configuration setting

  1. Type “Msconfig” in search box / Run Box, select it and press Enter.
  2. Click on “Services” Tab and click on “Hide all Microsoft services”.
  3. Select the service showing connection to Luboversova148 Ransomware.

Windows 7

  1. Click on the next tab – “Startup”.
  2. Find any blank or suspicious entry or the entry with Luboversova148 Ransomware mentioned and remove the check mark.
  3. Click on Apply button and then click on OK.

Windows 10

  1. Click on the next tab – “Startup”.
  2. Take the mouse cursor to ‘Open task Manager‘ link and click on it.  This opens the Task Manager window.
  3. Find any blank or suspicious entry or the entry with Luboversova148 Ransomware mentioned and click on it.
  4. Then click on Disable button.

If the suspicious file still remains in your system, try the following step.

STEP C: Delete the malicious file using Command Prompt

Once the system starts, ensure to use an account with administrative privilege to access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

After the user enters admin credentials, Command prompt window is displayed wherein you are entitled to enter the below commands:

  1. Type the command “sc delete Luboversova148 Ransomware” in the command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Type “exit” to exit the command prompt and restart the system in safe mode with command prompt.


If Command Prompt also fails, try the final step to get rid of this ransomware.

STEP D: Restore system Files and Folders

Restore your system files and settings

Method 1 using Control Panel

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ button on the taskbar. This will open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Control Panel’ button in the Start menu. This will open the control panel window.
  3. In the Control Panel window, click on the ‘View by:’ button on the top right. Select the Large Icon option
  4. In the control Panel window click on the ‘Recovery Icon’. This will open a window that will ask ‘Restore the computer to an earlier point in time’.
  5. Click on the ‘Open system restore’ button. This will open the ‘system restore ’window where you need to click on the Next Button.
  6.  Select the restore point that is prior the infiltration of Luboversova148 Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.
  7. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by Luboversova148 Ransomware.


Method 2 using Command Prompt

  1. Type cmd in the search box and click on the command prompt to open the Command Prompt window. box and clicking on it.
  2. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter.(Ensure that you in the system32 directory of Windows folder in C Drive)
  3. Now type rstrui and press Enter again.
  4. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of Luboversova148 Ransomware. After doing that, click Next.
  5. This will open the ‘Confirm your restore point’ dialog box. Click on Finish button. This will restore your system to a previous restore point before your system was infected by Luboversova148 Ransomware.



Method 3 : Directly type 'rstrui' in the search box

  1. Type ‘Rstrui’ in the search box present on the task bar. This will open the System restore dialog box.

Continue to follow steps 4 & 5 of Method 2 to restore the System Files and settings.


Tips to prevent your system from Luboversova148 Ransomware

  1. Keeping the Operating System Updated- In order to remain protected and avoid such infections, it is recommended to keep your Operating System updated by enabling the automatic update on your system. The systems with outdated or older versions of Operating System become an easy target for the attackers.
  2. Resist clicking on spam emails – One of the major techniques used for malware distribution is forwarding spam emails to the user. The system gets infected as soon as the user clicks on the attachment. These mails appear to be genuine, so be aware and resist falling for these tricks.
  3. Keep an eye on third party installations- It is quite important that you take due care while installing any third party applications for they are major source of such infections. Such malware programs come bundled with the free applications thereby requiring the user to remain cautious.
  4. Regular periodical backup- In order to keep your data and files safe, it is recommended to take regular back up of all your data and files either on an external drive or cloud.
  5. Use Anti-Virus Protection- We strongly recommend the use of antivirus protection/internet security in your PC like Vipre and Hitman so that it remains safe.
  6. Enable the Ad Blocker/Popup Blocker in your browser- Enabling the popup blocker/ ad blocker in your chosen browser will help you to stay protected from annoying adware.

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