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Monday, September 9, 2013

Your Personal Files Are Encrypted? Guide to Remove CryptoLocker Ransom Virus

CryptoLocker Ransom Virus Description

CryptoLocker Ransom Virus has been a headache of computer users recently. It invades target computers and encrypts the files including photos, videos, documents, etc. It states that if users want to get their files back, they have to pay 100 USD / 100 EUR similar amounts on another currency. It also scares users that any attempt to remove or damage this software will lead to the immediate destruction of the private key by server. However, don’t forget that it is a ransom virus that wants to collect users’ money. Even though you pay the ransom, you cannot get your files back. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus cannot be removed by anti-virus because its files hide deeply behind the system. Besides, it pretends to be a legal program when it entered your computer, so it is not in the database of anti-virus. Ways to unlock the files are still under study; however, you have to remove CryptoLocker Ransom Virus because it will damage more of your files if you leave it in your computer. Please follow the instruction here.

Harmful Properties of CryptoLocker Ransom Virus

1. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus attacks users’ computers without permission;

2. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus locks users’ files and documents aiming to ransom money;

3. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus will not unlock your computer even you pay the ransom; 

4. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus steals users’ private information by reviewing the encrypted files;

5. CryptoLocker Ransom Virus cannot be removed by anti-virus.

How to Remove CryptoLocker Ransom Virus Manually?

1) Boot your computer into safe mode with networking by restarting your computer and keeping 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) Open your Task Manger by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys and end the processes of CryptoLocker Ransom Virus.

3) The associated files to be removed in folders on Local Disk:

C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\

4) Open your Registry Editor and then find out the registry entries of CryptoLocker Ransom Virus virus to remove them:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

Video on How to Remove CryptoLocker Ransom Virus

Note: If you haven't sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system. So please be careful during the manual removal operation. If you need help, please contact professional experts 24/7 online to help you.

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