- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Slow internet connection
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
It is very likely that VindowsLocker Ransomware will not become a very prevalent computer infection because it is poorly-made, it can be detected and erased quite easily, and, finally, it is spread through spam emails only. Even though our researchers believe that VindowsLocker Ransomware will not be a successful threat, it does not mean that it is not a harmful infection. Research has shown that it performs its major activity well, i.e. it encrypts users’ files the moment it enters the computer. Then, it opens a window informing users about the entrance of the computer infection and the encryption of files. Even though VindowsLocker Ransomware does not differ much from other ransomware infections released some time ago, it does not ask users to transfer money for the decryption tool in Bitcoins. In fact, there is not much information provided for users, but it is clear that this threat also seeks to extort money from users. You should delete VindowsLocker Ransomware rather than go to pay the required money.
Even though VindowsLocker Ransomware is not very a very sophisticated threat, it will start encrypting users’ files shortly after the successful entrance on the system. It has been found that it will encrypt media files, documents, and other important data. Luckily, it is not going to encrypt Windows files, which means that the operating system will not be ruined. It is not difficult to say which of the files have been encrypted and which have been left untouched. It is because those all encrypted files have a new filename extension .vindows appended after the encryption. If you double-click on any of these encrypted files, nothing will happen. As the window opened on Desktop after the encryption of files informs, files have been locked, and users have to contact a “level 5 microsoft support technician” (find a full message left by VindowsLocker Ransomware below). Do not dial the provided telephone number because you will be asked to pay 349.99 USD for the decryption tool. Also, you might be asked to provide personal details or might give permission to cyber criminals to access your PC remotely without even realizing that. Finally, you might receive a huge bill after making a call. Some users make a decision to pay money asked by cyber criminals because they have important files and need to access them badly. Our specialists do not recommend transferring money because it might be very true that not a tiny piece of software will be sent to you after making a payment.
Since VindowsLocker Ransomware uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cipher, chances are little that it will be possible to decrypt files without the key. Of course, it does not mean that users should stop trying. According to specialists at pcthreat.com, users should try using free data recovery tools and free decryptors that can be downloaded from the web. VindowsLocker Ransomware does not delete shadow copies, so a free tool might help you, but, of course, we cannot promise that. If you are going to try these free tools out, you should do that only after you fully delete VindowsLocker Ransomware.
It is, of course, good to know how to delete a ransomware infection from the system, but it is not less important to be aware of the distribution of these threats so that it would be easier to prevent them from entering the computer. Research has shown that ransomware infections, including VindowsLocker Ransomware, are often distributed as spam email attachments. This explains why so many people cannot tell how VindowsLocker Ransomware has sneaked onto their computers. Users promise to be more cautious in the future but this does not always help them to prevent threats from entering their systems. Therefore, our security specialists suggest installing a legitimate antimalware tool in the near future too.
Even though VindowsLocker Ransomware does not create a point of execution (PoE) on the infected computer, users cannot keep this ransomware on their systems because they might click on its executable file accidentally again and thus allow it to encrypt all the files again. Do not worry; it is not as hard to delete this infection as it might seem at first. Users only have to find and erase the malicious file opened. If you find it impossible to detect it manually, use SpyHunter, an automatic malware remover. You will only have to launch it once to get rid of all the threats, including VindowsLocker Ransomware and other malicious applications that have been working behind your back all this time.
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