Virus description and consequences of its residing on your PC’s
CryptoLocker claims your personal info has been encrypted. This is not like with fake antispyware. It does not lie to you about issues on your PC, it really creates these and then notifies you of what has happened, yet tells you what to do.
It demands a payment of USD or Euro 300 (in some cases less, 100 USD/Euro cases have been observed). This, according to the ransomware, is to be paid within 72 hours, otherwise relevant public decryption key is going to be destroyed.
You can extent this period by shifting system time in BIOS 10 hours back.
Again, all the rogue says is true, and some victims may indeed be forced to pay, as long as there is no remedy for independent decryption that suites them and since the ransomware provides a valid decrypting key.
Click here to remove CryptoLocker malware. This will not decrypt your data though; on the other hand, regardless of the way you are going to handle data blocked by this rogue, you need to clean it afterwards, and the remedy suggested works like magic for that purpose.
Technical Details and screenshots:
- Full name: “Your personal files are encrypted!” virus, CryptoLocker, Crypto Locker malware
- Type: Rogue Security Software
- Origin: Russian Federation
Signs of “Your personal files are encrypted!” virus Infection:
Upon arrival on your PC, the rogue keeps silent for a while. It needs time to contact a remote server following a sophisticated algorithm. Your current security solution has probably notified you of attempt by some suspicious program to contact url that sound as a random set of digits.
On this stage, if you manage to catch, and get rid of, CryptoLocker before data encryption starts, the problem is gone. Otherwise, proceed with free scanner available here to detect it and decide what to do about the data it has modified with RSA and AES tecnology.
Further signs of the rogue are obvious and include the screen that scares you into paying the ransom and various alerts and, of course, actual encryption of most of the files on your system.
“Your personal files are encrypted!” virus automatical removal:
The parasite is typically detected when it has already completed its malevolent decryption.
The solution below will remove CryptoLocker, which you need to do whether you plan any decryption or not. However, please postpone the extermination, if you do plan decrypting the data captured by the rogue.
Manual Removal of “Your personal files are encrypted!” virus:
Regardless of your actions towards files affected by the malware, its own components are subject to extermination in any event. This free manual will show you how to get rid of CryptoLocker. To do away with any leftovers, except the files encrypted, apply antimalware solution available above.
Remove “Your personal files are encrypted!” virus files and dll’s:
Unregister “Your personal files are encrypted!” virus registry values:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “ProtSoftware Inc” = “%AppData%\shl.exe”