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Jun 13, 2016

How to Remove Trojan.cryptolocker.m Completely

So I was just on my computer and searching up random stuff because I was bored. Then, after leaving my computer for like 30 minutes I went back to it, I got a warning that said I had 3 days to pay a fine because I was doing illegal things, like view pornography. It really freaked me out because it had my IP address, city and my name. I immediately turned off the computer and next morning when I turned on the computer the warning message was not there anymore. I was still worried. I searched online and found many people had the same problem before and they said it was a virus. So I downloaded Malwarebytes and scanned my PC, then it detected Trojan.cryptolocker.m and removed it. But after I restarted the PC to take effect, the virus came back again. How do I fix it?

Trojan.cryptolocker.m Virus Description:

Today, hackers and cyber theft are making a numbers of malware and viruses to steal all your private data as well as slow down your system. Trojan.cryptolocker.m is one of them. Unlike other Trojan viruses, this virus is able to block your access to the computer, encrypt files on the compromised computer and demand that the user pays a ransom in order to decrypt the files. It can infiltrate your computer as an “important” email attachment that claims to be a warning from police, FBI or other authorities. Typically, this malicious program hides inside the email attachment and after being downloaded to the system, the Trojan can run automatically and perform many evils activities to destroy the PC. Also in some cases this Trojan can be downloaded once the victim is tricked into clicking a malicious link on hacked websites.

Once Trojan.cryptolocker.m virus is installed, it can download additional adware, browser hijackers and other viruses which significantly slow down the system’s performance, causing a variety of errors and malfunctions. It alters system settings and adds malicious registry to accelerate the corruption of your machine. The Trojan hunts for certain file types to encrypt using RSA public key cryptography and then sends the private key to some remote servers. It then demands the system owner to pay a ransom in order to decrypt or recover his/her affected files; failure to do so will result in losing the private key. So, once your PC is infected with this Trojan, you have to say goodbye to your documents, your databases, your photographs, your PowerPoint slides, your spreadsheets, and much else besides. Those encrypted files in your hard drive will take up system resources and make your PC run slowly. The virus also leaves a ransom note with instructions about how to pay for the fine. If you do not have a backup, paying the fine may seem to be the only solution but it will not guarantee your data can be recovered after the ransom is transferred. Apart from property loss and privacy exposure, the virus also can cause blue screen of death or system failure problem. If you want to keep away from this Trojan horse, you’d better be more careful when surfing the internet. Once you detect Trojan.cryptolocker.m virus is on your PC, an immediate removal is needed.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty Trojan, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Dangerous Actions Performed by This Virus:

1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.

How Does This Virus Get On Your Computer?

From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.

About Trojan Virus Removal:

Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.

1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once Trojan.cryptolocker.m virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

2. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Folder Options

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

Run

Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:

registry editor

b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:

%AllUsersProfile%\[random]
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Temp

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Trojan.cryptolocker.m virus is classified as Trojan parasite that breaks into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability. Once inside, it hides its codes deeply on your computer to re-infect your system repeatedly and encrypt your data. The virus can download additional malware and steal confidential information such as user name, online banking data and credit card info from unwary users without any knowledge. The most noticeable symptom on the presence of this Trojan is extreme reduction on performance of the PC and encrypted files are everywhere on the hard drive. Sometimes infected users will suffer from browser redirection and annoying unwanted popups randomly. As mentioned above, it is recommended infected users to get rid of Trojan.cryptolocker.m virus manually without any hesitation in order to secure the stability and normal operation of the computer.

Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on June 13, 2016 11:59 am

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