- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Evillock Ransomware Is a newly released ransomware-type application designed to encrypt many of your files to make you pay a modest ransom payment. However, we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as possible because you cannot trust the cyber criminals that developed this ransomware to send you the decryption tool. It uses a strong encryption algorithm to encrypt your files and decrypting them without the dedicated decryption key is near impossible at this point in time. Nevertheless, cyber security experts might develop a free decryption tool that will help you get your files back. Nevertheless, you have to get rid of Evillock Ransomware first. We have analyzed this malicious application and invite you to find out more about it, so, if you are interested, please continue reading.
If Evillock Ransomware were to infect your PC, then it would go to work immediately and scan your PC for encryptable files. It targets the most widely used file formats in an effort to encrypt as much valuable and personal information as possible. It seems that it uses the AES encryption algorithm to encrypt your files, but that still needs to be proven. If so, then you would be dealing with one of the strongest encryption algorithms out there. This ransomware should generate a public encryption and a private decryption key that is sent to the C&C server controlled by this ransomware’s developers. While encrypting your files, this ransomware will append them with the “.EvilLock” file extension and then drop the ransom note.
The ransom note can be named randomly but is in the HTML format, so you have to open it with your web browser. The note features a unique user ID that you need to send to this ransomware’s developer to firstname.lastname@example.org. The note says that you have three days to pay a ransom of 0.3 BTC which is 307.87 USD because if you do not pay, then this ransomware will delete them. However, you should not pay the ransom because you cannot trust cyber criminals to keep their end of the bargain.
In closing, Evillock Ransomware is a malicious piece of programming that can cause you many problems. You have to remove it from your PC as soon as possible because it might delete your files and you will not be able to recover them. We suggest using SpyHunter to detect this malware and remove it manually. Please refer to the instructions below for more information.