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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

FileLocker Ransomware

FileLocker Ransomware, also called Czech Ransomware by its victims, is a dangerous malicious application seeking to obtain money from users. It was first detected in February, 2017 by malware researchers, which suggests that it is still an unpopular threat at the time of writing. Even though the infection rate of FileLocker Ransomware is quite low, and it targets people living in the Czech Republic only, judging from the language it uses, there are no guarantees that it will not become prevalent one day. If it is not updated, it should not cause much harm to users because, at the time of writing, it does not do anything really harmful. According to specialists working at, since it does not perform activities other ransomware infections do, there is a slight possibility that it has been developed for the purpose of testing only. Of course, it might also be true that malware analysts have spotted it in an initial phase and it will be updated soon. Even though FileLocker Ransomware is not very harmful now, we do not know what the future holds for all of us. Therefore, deleting this infection from the computer is a must. By the end of this article, you will be an expert and could delete it yourself manually.

FileLocker Ransomware opens a window with a key symbol in the corner claiming that all files have been encrypted using AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryptions, and only transferring money in Bitcoins can help to get a key to unlock them. Luckily, even though users see a window opened on their Desktops, the truth is that their all files are intact. For the time being, this ransomware infection does not lock any users’ files, but, of course, do not be so sure that it will not start doing that in the future, so if a window with a ransom note has already been opened for you, it means that you need to go to delete FileLocker Ransomware from your PC. Keeping a malicious application on the computer is a really bad idea even though it does not work because one day cyber criminals might update it and then it will strike badly.

If you are reading this article after some time of its publication because you have encountered a working version of FileLocker Ransomware, i.e. it has encrypted all your personal files, you should not send cyber criminals money despite the fact that they say that it is the only way to get files unlocked. There are two reasons why paying money to cyber crooks is always a bad idea. First, cyber criminals might take money from users but do not send the decryption key in return. Second, in some cases, it is possible to unlock files without purchasing the special key from developers of ransomware infections. If you cannot find a third-party tool that could unlock the encrypted data for you, try to remember whether you have ever backed up your important files. If the answer is yes, you can easily recover those files after the deletion of malware from a backup.

Most probably, FileLocker Ransomware will not cause any harm if you encounter it; however, we cannot say the same about other ransomware infections that exist, e.g. Patcher Ransomware, Ntk Ransomware, and Barrax Ransomware. Therefore, users should be aware of distribution methods used to spread ransomware-type infections. FileLocker Ransomware and many other threats travel in spam emails. Usually, they travel as attachments and, of course, they do not look dangerous at all. This explains why so many users open these attachments fearlessly and ransomware infections become prevalent really quickly. Of course, it is not the only method used. If you are sure that you cannot protect your PC from the illegal entrance of malware, install a security application, such as SpyHunter, as soon as possible. Thanks to this tool, you will avoid a bunch of problems which might arise if malware successfully infiltrates the computer.

Let’s go to delete FileLocker Ransomware even though it does not encrypt users’ files. This will guarantee that it is not updated and does not start performing activities working ransomware do. This computer infection does not drop any files and does not apply any changes in the system registry, so you can accomplish its deletion by getting rid of a malicious file you have recently downloaded, e.g. from a spam email. Users who cannot find this file anywhere on their systems should scan their PCs with a reputable malware remover. It will find all malicious components within a few seconds and then it will need a minute to erase them all.

Remove FileLocker Ransomware manually

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Check %USERPROFILE%\Downloads and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop.
  3. If you locate a recently downloaded malicious file there, remove it immediately.
  4. Empty the recycle bin.
  5. Scan your PC with SpyHunter to check if all components of malware are gone.
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