CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker
CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker is a dangerous malware threat unless you know how it works and how you can eliminate it. And, fortunately for you, this is exactly why we are here. As its name already suggests, this is a screen locker Trojan infection that can infiltrate your system without your knowledge and lock your screen right after it is initiated. This screen locker threat uses a CIA badge to pose as an authentic authority and claims that your files have been encrypted. Apart from a few spelling and other grammatical mistakes, this warning looks totally fake for the trained eye. It is possible, though, that unsuspecting users may fall for this trick. This infection wants you to pay $100 to unlock your screen and the supposedly encrypted files with a key they can send you after you transfer this money. Of course, when you cannot move away from this window and cannot close it either, you may think that it is all true and you have no other choice but to pay the fee, which looks like a ransom fee really. However, we do have a solution for you and we can tell you how you can remove CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker from your system without losing your files and your money. But before we share this with you, it is important that you understand how you may have infected your computer with such a potentially dangerous threat.
To be quite frank, our research cannot confirm any of the potential distribution methods that could be used to spread this vicious program. But we can still offer you some potential channels that are the most likely when it comes to screen locker Trojans like this one. First of all, it is possible to download such an infection via freeware bundles or single programs that claim to be cracks for different software. You can download such packages and programs after clicking on corrupt third-party contents, such as pop-up and banner ads, modified search results, fake buttons and fake notifications, and so on. This is why you always need to be certain that there are no adware programs and other infections on your system that can display such unreliable advertisements while you are surfing the web. Another thing to avoid is to land on suspicious file-sharing and gaming websites that are filled with annoying and harmful third-party ads. All in all, if you have been infected this way, after you delete CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker from your system, you also need to run a reliable malware scanner to find all other possible threats as well.
It is also possible that you download such a Trojan via spam e-mails. Such a spam can look absolutely legitimate so that you would not even doubt that it could really be important for you to open it and download the attachment. The problem is that in such cases the attached file is not a real image or document as it may appear to be, but a malicious executable file that may initiate this attack. Saving this file to your hard drive and running it could be devastating if this was a ransomware program. However, you are in the luck this time because you can delete CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker with our help and your files are not even encrypted or in any real danger.
As we have already mentioned, this malware infection locks your screen and displays a full-screen warning message that always stays on top. This message tries to fool unsuspecting users that it comes from the CIA; as a badge in the top-left corner indicates. However, this is just a fake notification that is there to scam you out of your money. This screen locker claims that it has encrypted your files, such as documents, photos, and videos, but it does not really say why. Instead of giving you a reason why, this infection offers you a way out of this unfortunate situation. You have to pay $100 in Bitcoins to a given Bitcoin wallet address within 5 days to get a secret key to recover your files and unlock your computer. If you fail to transfer the demanded fee until the deadline, the fee becomes $250, and then, $500 as the next step. Of course, there could be gullible computer users who cannot see a way out of this situation and feel compelled to pay. But we are here to tell you that this is totally unnecessary. Your files have not been encrypted and you can actually remove CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker quite easily. So let us tell you how.
First, you need to use a key that can unlock your screen. Then, you can kill the malicious process in Task Manager. Finally, you need to delete the related file and Run registry entry. The latter is a very important step since this registry key makes sure that this infection starts up every time you restart your machine and it will lock you out again and again. Please use our instructions below if you are ready to act manually. It is also possible that you would like to use an automated tool to remove CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker and all other potential threat sources that could be hiding on your computer as well. We suggest that you employ a reliable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other that you can really trust and find suitable for your needs.
How to delete CIA Special Agent 767 Screen Locker from Windows