I have clients who have this CryptoLocker happen recently. And we need Wait to the suspect PC to come in for inspection/troubleshooting. And I pick out two especial instances from my clients. If you have the similar problem with them, and your files or pictures have encrypted, you can guess that your computer is infecting a newly ransomware, there are the details of the suffering cases.
“I have a user that shows a popup window for Cryptolocker. I know I can stop it and clean it, but it has all of their files encrypted, and will leave all of their files encrypted.”
“CryptoLocker encrypt all my MS office Files, It asks me to pay 100 euro to get my files back. What is this thing? Should I pay the money? I mean I really need those files back.”
Beat with CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus
CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus is a newly ransomware that scammers attempts to gain profits by promoting this scam program. Once this virus runs into the target computers, it encrypts all the files, images, or other documents on the infected system sooner or later. All the files got 'encrypted' on a network share which used by several folks, so we can know this virus can attack a large scope of the computers users and all versions of MS office Files, images, PDF and others. After being attacked by this CryptoLocker program, victims will get a popping up warn message that “Your personal files are encrypted” while launch the system. Upon performing, this program injects Java codes into the system folders and in the registries at the same time, as a result, the files and registries in the compromised system have changed automatically, and the created new one may recognize as a safe and normal one. However, these changes cause the files on the infected system encrypted completely, and attackers fail to open any files in their computers. Many users try to beat with this dangerous infection by using many ways, but unluckily to success to get rid of the encrypt virus. They can find out that this program begin to do a full scan of the system if they open their computers each time, and alert reports pop up to tell them that there are legitimate or non-existing files have been encrypted, and as long as they buy a full version of CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus program which can quickly decrypt all encrypted files.
Ask for a certain amount of fine to decrypt encrypted things
CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus intends to intimidate victims by using a scary tactics. First of all, lock down the whole system immediately. Second, pop-up warnings that intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system. Third, display a lot of fake security reports after scanning the system. To unblock the system and decrypt the files, documents, photos and etc, users are asked to pay a fine 100 US or 100 Euro which is demanded on the existing country to purchase the license of CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus program. It claims that this program will help attackers to unblock their computers and decrypt the files, documents and so on.
The text of the warning from CryptoLocker prorgam :
“Your personal files are encrypted!
Your important files encryption produced on this computer: photos, videos, document, etc. Here is a complete list of encrypted files, and you can personally verify this…
To obtain the private key for this computer, which will automatically decrypt files, you need to pay 100 USD / 100EUR / similar amount in another currency.”
Here is the scary part:
“Any attempt to remove or damage this software will lead to immediate destruction of the private key server.”
If you see the same message above, please ignore it and don’t pay any fee on it, for this is a scam which made by the cyber hoax who want to scary users and cheat them into buying a fake program and swindle money from unsuspicious victims. In this case, users need to get rid of this virus as soon as possible.
The Image of CryptoLocker ransomware
You may experience such sufferings once infected with CryptoLocker ransomware
1, once infected, this program will do a fake scan on the attacked system, and show up many fraud result reports.
2, the files, photos, documents, videos, and etc are encrypted.
3, the infected computer is locked down.
4, this program intimidates victims by flooding it with popups and fake system alerts.
5, it asks users to pay a fee to buy this program.
6, antivirus programs on the infected machines are turned off.
How to Get Rid of Cryptolocker Ransomware Manually
1) Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.
2) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to pull up Window Task Manager and end suspicious processes:
3) Check the following directories and remove all these associated files:
*%UserProfile%\Start Menu \ CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus \ CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus. lnk
*%UserProfile%\Start Menu \ CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus \Help. lnk
*%UserProfile%\Start Menu \ CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus \Registration. lnk
*%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch \ CryptoLocker Your personal Files are Encrypted Virus. lnk
4) Find out the entire added registry as listed:
5) After you finish the above steps, please reboot your computer and get in normal mode to check the effectiveness.
Typically notice: CryptoLocker Your personalFiles are Encrypted Virus or Cryptolocker Ransomware is a newly scam that starts to encrypt the files, photos, videos, and etc in the attacked system, and it will block down the infected system and turn off the antivirus programs installed on the computers. Victims are asked to pay a fine of 100 US or 100 Euro to decrypt the encrypted things. It is a fake warning pop ups jumping on the screen after starting the machines, please just ignore it and try you best to remove this Cryptolocker program. If you don’t know how to deal with this infection, you can go to find 24/7 online computer experts for help.