Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware is?

If your personal files are encrypted by the malicious Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware, you are in trouble. This infection employs complex algorithms to encrypt your files in a way that you would not be able to decrypt them yourself. At the moment, free decryptors that would be able to help do not exist either. So, if this threat slithers in, your files might be locked for good. Of course, the encryption occurs not without reason. The creator of the malicious infection sets the ransomware to encrypt your precious personal files so that a ransom could be demanded from you. It is suggested that you might get a decryption key if you follow all demands. Whether or not you trust cyber criminals is up to you, but our research team warns that, in many cases, nothing good comes out of paying the huge ransom fees. Do you want to learn more about the threat before we show how to delete Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware? If you do, please continue reading.

The first version of Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware is unlikely to be released in the wild because it does not work. The sample we tested could not encrypt files, send and receive data, and, quite possibly, enable decryption. Despite this, it is possible that new versions of this threat will be released in the future (they might be released already by the time you are reading), and those could be extremely dangerous. Just as dangerous as Project34 Ransomware, Gc47 Ransomware, Kolobo Ransomware and all other ransomware infections are. Although Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware does not come from the Cryptolocker family – which you might assume by looking at the name – it can be extremely dangerous. According to our research team, .doc, .crt, .zip, and, .rar are only a few of the many types of files that this dangerous infection can encrypt. Once the files are encrypted, they become unreadable, and it is most likely that you will be able to unlock them only by using a special decryption key. Where can you get it? Unfortunately, this key is in the hands of cyber criminals, and you would have to follow their instructions to retrieve it.Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware Removal GuideCryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware screenshot
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Once the devious Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware encrypts your files, a strange window should pop-up. Of course, the text within the pop-up is represented in Turkish because the entire threat is targeted at those who live in Turkey. According to the text, your files were encrypted using the RSA-2048 key, and to access the decryption key, you need to contact cyber criminals. The pop-up introduces you to blue and red buttons. If you click the red one, all files should be deleted immediately. If you click the blue button, you should be shown a dialog box accepting the decryption key. To retrieve it, you are asked to click the white button and email cyber criminals. When you do, you are likely to be introduced to new instructions ordering to pay a ransom. Should you go for it? Obviously, you have to decide that for yourself, but we have to say one thing: Cyber criminals could scam you by taking the money and not giving you the decryption key. Keep that in mind.

Whether or not you recover your files, you MUST remove Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware from your PC as soon as you possibly can. This infection is dangerous, and so you do not want it on your operating system for longer than necessary. If you are experienced with manual removal, you might be able to get rid of this threat manually as well. If you are not experienced, you might be having issues identifying and erasing the {unknown name}.exe launcher file. In this case, we advise employing anti-malware software. Remember that besides being able to erase malware automatically, this software can also guarantee full-time protection!

Delete Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware

  1. Right-click the {unknown name}.exe file (might be located in Temp, Downloads, or Desktop folders).
  2. Choose Delete the get rid of the file.
  3. Empty Recycle Bin and then perform a full system scan using a trustworthy malware scanner.

In non-techie terms:

You can use the guide above to remove Cryptolocker 1.0.0 Ransomware from your operating system, but that is not an easy task, and inexperienced users might be having issues. Our recommendation is to install anti-malware software. By installing it, you guarantee complete elimination of all malicious components, as well as the protection of your entire Windows operating system. Needless to say, if you do not take care of your PC’s protection, new infections could slither in and wreak havoc. If you need our assistance regarding the removal of malware or the protection of your operating system, do not hesitate to start a discussion below.