Apollolocker Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Apollolocker Ransomware is?

You must have been shocked to learn that your files were encrypted by Apollolocker Ransomware. When this infection encrypts user’s files, it creates TXT files to introduce them to the situation, which is that personal files are encrypted and that a ransom is requested to be paid in return of decryption software. At the time of research, there were no legitimate, free file decryptors that could help the victims of this malicious infection. That means that if your personal files were corrupted by it, you are unlikely to recover them. Although the creator of the ransomware pushes you to pay a ransom in return of a decryptor, you need to keep in mind that promises must be made to reach the goal, but that does not mean that these promises would be kept. Whether you are trying to decrypt your files or delete Apollolocker Ransomware, you should continue reading this report to learn more.

What kinds of files are stored on your Desktop or Downloads and Documents folders, as well as the %LOCALAPPDATA% and %APPDATA% directories? These are the files that Apollolocker Ransomware should encrypt, and if any photos, unique documents, and other personal files are stored here, they will be encrypted by the infection. The threat uses a strong encryption algorithm to ensure that you cannot decrypt files manually. Unfortunately, in this situation, the only way for you to decrypt files is to replace the corrupted files with backup copies. Needless to say, you should review your backups and transfer files only after you remove Apollolocker Ransomware. It will not be hard for you to spot the encrypted files right away because the “.locked” extension should be appended to all of them. Hopefully, backups for these personal files exist; otherwise, you might have to count your losses.

Apollolocker Ransomware uses “DOSYALARI-KURTAR 1.txt” and “DOSYALARI-KURTAR 2.txt” (both should be located on the Desktop) to introduce you to the situation and the ransom demands. According to the information represented via these files, all files on your computer and external drives were encrypted and only a special program can help you decrypt them. To get this program, you are asked to visit a special page on cryptolockerservice.com. The link to this page is also represented via “DOSYALARI-KURTAR 1.url”and “DOSYALARI-KURTAR 2.url” files that are created along with the TXT files. If you visit this page, you are informed that you need to transfer a ransom of 500 USD in Bitcoins to a special Bitcoin Address (3PGEYXeKGnJXGfSBgMFCDXwFSpRGE3AvEQ) within 20 days. After 20 days, the ransom should go up to 1000 USD. Paying this ransom is not recommended because a legitimate file decryptor is unlikely to be provided to you in return of your money.Apollolocker Ransomware Removal GuideApollolocker Ransomware screenshot
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Have you decided to install a legitimate anti-malware program to have Apollolocker Ransomware removed from the operating system automatically? This is a great option, especially if other threats are active on your PC, and if you need extra protection against malicious infections in the future. Make sure you install reliable and up-to-date anti-malware software because the web is full of rogues and useless tools. What is the alternative? You can delete Apollolocker Ransomware manually, but we cannot guarantee that you will succeed. As you can see, the guide below offers a few potential locations where the launcher of the ransomware could be placed, but it could be anywhere on your PC. Hopefully, you can identify and remove it yourself.

Delete Apollolocker Ransomware

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN and then enter regedit.exe.
  2. In Registry Editor move to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop.
  3. Delete the value named WallPaper.
  4. Move to the Desktop and Delete these files:
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager and then click the Processes tab.
  6. Look for any suspicious processes that could be linked to the ransomware.
  7. If you find a {random name} malicious process, right-click it and select Open File Location.
  8. End the {random name} process and then Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file. It could be located in various directories, including:
    • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    • %TEMP%
  9. Empty Recycle Bin and immediately utilize a legitimate malware scanner to run a full system scan.

In non-techie terms:

Apollolocker Ransomware is an infection that malware creators developed to corrupt files and push their owners into paying ransoms. The ransom of $500 is meant to be exchanged for a functional decryption tool, but that, of course, is unlikely to happen because cyber criminals do not care about your files. Once they get the money they demand, they do not need to give you anything in return. Whether or not you manage to get your files decrypted, removing Apollolocker Ransomware is crucial, and you can choose between two main options: Utilize a legitimate anti-malware tool or erase the threat manually. Unfortunately, the launcher of the file could be anywhere, and so the guide above is pretty vague. Just remember that if you cannot erase malware manually, you can also employ trusted anti-malware software.