Do you know what CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker is?
CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker is an infection that is very similar to Levis Locker Ransomware, CyberSplitter 2.0 Ransomware, and many other threats that pretend to take over your operating system or corrupt your files just to make you follow the demands of their creators. The infection has received its name because of the “CIA Special Agent” badge that is attached to the ransom notification. According to this notification, your files were encrypted, and you need a decryptor to release them. The reality is that this infection is not capable of encrypting, deleting, or damaging your personal files, and the ransom note is just part of the scam that cyber criminals have devised to get your money. If you are tricked into following the demands of cyber criminals, you could pay a fee of 100 USD, and that, of course, is unnecessary. Please continue reading this report to learn more about the infection. After you are familiar with it, you can follow the guide below to learn how to remove CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker.
The malicious CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker could slither into your operating system along with other threats, or it could be downloaded by already active infections. It is also possible that you will let in this malicious threat yourself by opening a corrupted spam email attachment, clicking on a corrupted link, or executing an unreliable software bundle. Once this threat is in, it immediately creates a RUN entry (point of execution) in the Windows Registry to ensure that it starts running as soon as you start Windows. As you probably understand, this means that this infection will lock your screen with the scary notification even if you restart your computer. This message introduces you to a tool that allegedly can help you “rescue the files on your computer.” Of course, this tool costs money, and the price starts with 100 USD if you pay the fee within five days. After that, the ransom fee goes up to 200 USD, and then to 500 USD. We do not know yet if the fee actually goes up, but it is possible that this is just a trick to make you take action sooner rather than later. In reality, the only thing you should do soon is to delete CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker.CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker screenshot
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As soon as you find a notification introducing you to strange information and demanding a ransom fee, you have to research it, which is what you are doing right now. The good news is that CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker is relatively harmless. While there are thousands of vicious ransomware infections that really encrypt files and leave the victims no other option but to pay the ransom fee, this screen locker does not belong to the same group. According to our malware researchers, all that one has to do is disable a malicious process and delete the components that are responsible for the misleading notification. The only problem here is the lockdown of your screen, and it appears that you can disable that by entering a password into the area that is dedicated to the key that you are asked to pay money for. At the time of research, the password was “suckmydicknigga”. Once you disable the notification, you can follow the guide below to delete CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker components, or you can install an automated malware remover to do that for you. We suggest sticking with the latter option because reliable anti-malware software can also take care of other active threats as well as your system’s protection.
Remove CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker
- Enter the password suckmydicknigga into the “key” box on the ransom note to disable it.
- Launch Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.
- Identify the malicious process (for us, it was named WindowsApplication1) and right-click it.
- Select Properties and click the General tab.
- Copy the location of this file and then go back to the Processes menu.
- Select the process and click End Process/End Task to kill it.
- Now, launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E.
- Paste the location of the malicious file into the bar at the top and tap Enter to access the location.
- Right-click and Delete the malicious file (for us, it was named receipt69.exe).
- Finally, launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter regedit.exe into the dialog box.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Right-click and Delete the malicious value (e.g., WindowsApplication1 value with the value data pointing to C:\Users\user\Desktop\receipt69.exe).
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Restart the computer and then install a malware scanner to thoroughly inspect your operating system.
In non-techie terms:
If your operating system was infected with CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker, there are a few things you have to think about. First of all, you need to figure out how to delete this infection, and you can do that without further delay because this threat has not actually encrypted your files, and paying the ransom fee requested would be pointless. Second, you need to think about your operating system’s protection because it clearly is weak if malware can slither in without permission. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, we advise installing anti-malware software that can simultaneously erase active infections and ensure protection against all others. If you decide to follow the manual removal guide represented above, do not forget that your operating system is vulnerable and that other malicious threats could attack at any point.