- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Autismlocker Ransomware is a new threat that appeared at the beginning of April, 2018. This ransomware is somewhat different from the other dangerous threats in this category: It seems like a bad joke. Right now, this malware infection is capable of locking your screen and scare you with encrypting your files; however, the sample we tested did not actually encrypt anything. Our tests also indicate though that this ransomware is indeed capable of encryption, so it can be a work in progress for the time being. Another difference from your usual ransomware attacks is that this threat does not demand any money from you for unlocking your screen and your allegedly encrypted files. This ransomware demands far worse. Fortunately, if you have infected your computer with this version, we can help you remove Autismlocker Ransomware from your PC. Please read our full report to learn more about this weird infection and how you can avoid similar hits in the future.
There are usually a couple of ways to get infected with such a dangerous threat. The number one method is mostly spamming campaigns. This means that you need to open a spam mail and click to see its attachment for this malicious program to initiate this attack on your system. You may believe that just because your mail server is protected by a spam filter, there is no such thing as opening spam mails. Well, unfortunately, there is. This is how most victims infect their system, in fact. You may have noticed how spam filters can be too strict yet faulty. In other words, it is quite possible that you will find a number of totally legitimate or even important mails every day in your spam folder. This is why you may open this folder to see whether there is a mail you are supposed to receive and open. Since this spam can appear to be quite urgent, chances are you open it without a second thought. Please note that after you run this attached file, you can only delete Autismlocker Ransomware if you want to unlock your computer. If you are lucky, your files will not be encrypted this time. Nevertheless, it is important for us to mention that removing Autismlocker Ransomware does not mean that your files would be decrypted.
You can also infect your computer with this screenlocker ransomware if you download a free or cracked program from a shady P2P website like a torrent or freeware site. These sites usually promote malicious software bundles, which could be packed with all sorts of malware threats, including this ransomware. Finally, if your browsers and drivers are not up-to-date, you can seriously harm your system by visiting malicious websites. And, we do not mean that you would ever knowingly do so; however, you can easily get redirected to one if you click on unsafe third-part banner or pop-up ads, for example. Such malicious pages can use Exploit Kits to drop this threat or any other ransomware in the background the moment your browser loads the page. Now you can protect your computer more efficiently from future attacks. As for now, we recommend that you delete Autismlocker Ransomware right away.
This malware infection is basically a screenlocker; at least, this is how it operates for the time being, while, at the same time, it does have capabilities to encrypt your precious files to take them hostage. The malicious executable may be called "Autismlocker.exe" and once it is executed it locks your screen with a weird background image and a ransom note. This screenlocker also plays a background music called Shadilay by Pepe. This note is rather upsetting even if it is meant as a joke. Instead of paying a ransom fee for unlocking your screen and your files, you are told to send a self-made video where you are "gunning down innocent children" or "15 of your nudes" to this address: email@example.com. Fortunately, we have a solution for you and you do not even need to consider any of the two options. So let us tell you how you can remove Autismlocker Ransomware from your computer immediately.
First of all, you need to unlock your screen. Luckily for you, we have the code you need to enter. If you type in anything else, it would crash the locker. So, type or copy and paste "12324354" into the box below the note and click Unlock. The background music may still be playing, which means that this malicious program may still be operating in the background. Therefore, we advise you to kill this process via Task Manager. Please follow our guide below if you would like to take care of this annoying and lame ransomware threat manually. If you want to protect your PC properly, we suggest that you install a reliable malware removal application like SpyHunter.
How to remove Autismlocker Ransomware from Windows