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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

Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware

Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware is a malicious computer program that tells users that it encrypted their files, but that is quite far from the truth. This program is not able to encrypt target files because it hasn’t been fully developed. Nevertheless, it is still an annoying program that needs to be taken care of immediately. Please remove Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware from the computer following the instructions you will find below this description. If you think that you can’t do it on your own, please do not hesitate to acquire a legitimate antispyware tool. After all, this ransomware program might be one of the many intruders on the system.

As mentioned, we are very lucky that this program does not encrypt files. Our researchers were able to find traces of the AES encryption algorithm in the program’s code, but it does not seem to work. The program was either not developed to the fullest, or it is a test run for something more formidable. In other words, if Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware is a failed attempt to create something dangerous, the infection will phase out quite soon. On the other hand, if it is a test run for another ransomware, it wouldn’t be surprising if we encountered something similar (and actually dangerous) in the future.

Although this program cannot cause you any harm, it can teach you more about ransomware distribution and how it could be possible to avoid similar intruders. After all, most of the ransomware infections use the same distribution methods. Just like Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware, it is very likely that another ransomware program will come through spam email attachments.

But wait, here you might ask how a ransomware program can enter the target system if users have to open the attached files first? Well, that’s the point. Users DO open those attached files. They do not realize that the files carry malicious infections. There is always something in the email message that urges users to open the files. It makes them think that the files are important, and they must check the information inside.

That is why it is necessary to determine whether the email you have received is legitimate or not. Most of the time, the spam messages that distribute Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware and other malware may look like online shopping invoices, marketing surveys, financial reports, and so on. However, if you have never received a message from a certain website or a distributor, why would it suddenly contact you? Sending you important documents on top of that? Doesn’t that sound fishy?

If you think that there is something off with the message you have received, you can scan the received files with a security tool. That would help you determine whether the files are safe or not. If they are deemed to be malicious, you can delete them immediately.

But what should you do now with Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware? Sure, we do agree that this program can look intimidating. It is a screen locker after all, so it locks your screen and displays a flashy message. This message says that your files have been encrypted and you must pay to receive a decryption tool.

However, we have already established that this program cannot encrypt anything. So you just need to remove it from your computer. Upon the installation, Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware does not create a point of execution. It means that the program runs only once, and if you restart your computer, the annoying message that locks your screen will disappear. After that, you will need to delete the file that launched the infection.

Usually, the default folder where all our downloaded files are saved is the Downloads folder. Some users save their files on Desktop. Maybe you have another directory where you save your downloaded files. Either way, please make sure that you terminate everything related to Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware. If you are not sure whether you have found all the associated files run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. We are sure that you will find more unwanted and potentially dangerous programs on your computer.

Do everything you can to terminate all the potential threats, and then protect your system from harm. For further questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

How to Delete Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. When system loads, open your Downloads folder.
  3. Delete the newest files.
  4. Remove the newest files from your Desktop.
  5. Scan your PC with a security tool.
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