Computer has been locked by CryptoLocker virus, your personal files are encrypted and you have unfortunately “lost” all your pictures, files and documents on the computer? How to recover encrypted files without paying 300 USD or 100 EUR or 2 Bitcoins? Do people need to get the private key by paying a certain amount of fine to get all the files back? Is there any way to verify this pop-up block screen? I just got this CryptoLocker virus and it locks down your computer with a random password and my screen goes blank after starting. I can’t see the start button not even in safe mode. I just tried the listed removal method it goes to the same blank scree. Can I please get some help? How to get rid of this unwanted screen and decrypt all the files from this CryptoLocker program?
CryptoLocker Virus Locked Computer And Your personal files are encrypted – How to Fix The Problems?
CryptoLocker Virus (also known as Crypto Locker Virus) is a new ransomware that affects files like photos, music, videos, documents, and so on. All Image, Video, MS office, PDF files are encrypted. This CryptoLocker Your personal files are encrypted Virus is viewed as a rather risky ransomeware which has just been released to attack computers. This big virus has infected a number of computers all around the world, and the suffering centre is the Unites States of America, so the majority of the victims is Americans. This CryptoLocker virus can not only lock up browsers but also block the whole computers sometimes. After being infected by this virus, the only thing that jumps into your sight is a red blocking screen message stating that all the files on your PC including videos, photos and documents have been encrypted, and you are required to pay an amount of $100 or 100 euro to access a private key in order to have these encrypt files recovered. You can’t close this CryptoLocker virus locked screen no matter how many times you have tried. Even though you may get the task manager window open by pressing ctrl+shift+esc three keys together, ending the processes in task manager won’t be helpful at all.
In most cases, computer users have no idea when the virus has been installed and why they get this CryptoLocker Your personal files are encrypted virus message because the ransomware doesn’t need approvals from PC users to get its application installed. Downloading and installing unknown programs from the Internet, clicking links or visiting sites randomly can often be the reasons for causing this computer infection because we don’t know if the links or programs contain something that is as malicious as this CryptoLocker virus. By bundling with those free programs, processes and spam E-mail attachments, the virus can sneak into different computers without permissions and get activated later on. Therefore we need to behave ourselves accordingly when surfing the Internet, and be cautious as much as we can in order to stay away from this upsetting infection.
When having this CryptoLocker virus screen popped up on computer, you will read that “CryptoLocker Your personal files are encrypted!”. Because of this encryption, you won’t be able to access personal files on the computer. According to this virus message, you will need to get a private key by paying 100 USD or 100 EUR within the required time period. Once the time elapses and you haven’t been able to pay, the private key will be automatically destroyed on the server with a count-down time table on the left side of the page to force you to pay ASAP. Also, if you try to remove or damage this CryptoLocker program, the private key will be destroyed permanently as well. Trying to scare innocent PC users as possible as it can, this CryptoLocker virus can help cyber criminals benefit instead.
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Screenshot of CryptoLocker Virus Your personal files are encrypted!
What Will You Do If Your Computer Has Been Infected With CryptoLocker Virus Ransomware
Most of the people would pay the fine because of scare of government. However, the computer still locked by the CryptoLocker Virus when you finished payment. The worst thing is, you will never get your money back, and the situation can get worse. The CryptoLocker Your personal files are encrypted virus is actually a cyber fraud that the virus creators set for innocent computer users mostly from the United States to deceive their money. One should never ever believe or even pay a dollar or euro to this big scam. Or you will regret right after finishing the payment since a private key will not be given to decrypt all your “lost” files. The scam is not that easy to get rid of. Is there any way to un-encrypt files affected by cryptolocker virus? The virus is removed from my desktop but hundreds of documents are encrypted / corrupted. Effective and quick steps to remove the virus and get all your files back will be listed in the following passages.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Since system failed to boot normally and comes to this Virus screen, try to boot the computer into safe mode. To achieve that, you need to keep hitting F8 key, where is the key?(This is just for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, if the OS is Windows 8, click here for more details)
Step A: Restart your infected computer to safe mode with networking. You need to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to select Log off or Shut down at first, then press the power button to boot the computer up again; repeatedly and constantly keep hitting F8 key until you can see three safe mode options on a black screen including safe mode, safe mode with networking and safe mode with command prompt; use arrow keys to highlight safe mode with networking and hit Enter key. When the log in screen comes up, please log in the infected user account. A black desktop with safe modes at all corners will be shown. Usually, the CryptoLocker virus will not activate in this mode. Then we can move on to the next steps:
Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Windows Task manager to stop the processes associating with CryptoLocker virus. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be shown with different names:
Step C: Delete all the files related to CryptoLocker Virus Ransomware:
Step D: Delete registry entries of this infection created in computer system:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
Video Guide to Remove This Scam Virus
Although CryptoLocker virus is ransomware, it’s not acting like other members from the same category that pretend to be legit government blocks and ask for ransom to unlock your computer. Instead, it pops up saying Your personal files are encrypted. It even threatens you that if payment is failed to enter, you will not be able to access your files permanently because the private key to decrypt files will be destroyed within a certain time period. Besides, the virus can display numerous fake infections on your computer trying to make you scared. And it also has the ability to steal your confidential information since it usually bundles with Trojan viruses and keyloggers etc. To conclude, CryptoLocker is a tricky ransomware made by cyber criminals aiming at making illegal profits from innocent PC users. Don’t be fooled that the virus will decrypt your personal files after the payment. One thing you should keep in mind is that this infection is only a cyber fraud. So, please ignore the warnings that shown on your PC screen and try to unlock PC from this CryptoLocker Your personal files are encrypted virus.
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Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on November 6, 2013 1:38 am