What is Crypt0L0cker?

Crypt0L0cker is a very serious computer infection that might infect computers with Windows OS on them. If this happens, you will definitely notice that because a message claiming that “your personal files are encrypted!” will appear on your screen and you will not be able to use your computer freely. Actually, Crypt0L0cker seeks to obtain money from computer users, so it is not surprising that it acts like that. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to remove Crypt0L0cker from the system because this threat does not have an uninstaller. Luckily, we still know what you should do. In order to find out how to erase this infection, make sure that you read through this article.test 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does Crypt0L0cker act?

If you read the information placed on the warning that has appeared on your desktop, you will soon find out that your files have been encrypted using a unique RSA-2048 key. It means that you will not be able to access any of them. Cyber criminals claim that they will send you the key for the decryption of files if you pay 100 USD/100 EUR to them. They even allow you to choose which money transfer service to use (e.g. MoneyPak, paysafecard, Ukash, cashU or Bitcoin); however, we do not think that it is worth spending money. The main reason why we do not recommend doing that is the fact that you might not receive the key. Of course, it is also very important that you will lose your money.

As has been already mentioned, Crypt0L0cker locks various files, including those with the following extensions: .jpg, .arw, .sr2, .dcr, .mrw, .nef, .orf, .raf, and others. There is no need to pay for the key because you can easily restore all those files from the backup after the removal of Crypt0L0cker. You should not forget that similar malicious applications exist and they might enter your system as well, so you should take care of your system’s security in advance. The easiest way to do that is to install an antimalware tool on the system and activate it. In addition, you should never open spam email attachments because you might infect your system with malware very quickly.

How to remove Crypt0L0cker

As has been already mentioned, it does not seem that the removal of this infection might help you to unlock your files. Even though the removal of Crypt0L0cker will not help you to gain access to your files, you still have to remove Crypt0L0cker and then restore your files from a backup. Unfortunately, it is impossible to remove this infection via Control Panel. Actually, we do not even think that you will be able to get rid of Crypt0L0cker yourself. Thus, we suggest that you acquire SpyHunter and then perform a system scan. In order to download this security tool, make sure that you follow our manual removal instructions step by step.

Remove Crypt0L0cker

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen or the Settings Charm.
  2. Press and hold Shift and click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot and click Advanced options.
  4. Access Startup Settings and then click Restart.
  5. Tap F5 to start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
  6. Visit and download the tool.
  7. Install it and scan your system.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Restart your computer and start tapping F8.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking using arrow keys and tap Enter.
  3. Launch your browser and go to .
  4. Download SpyHunter, install it, and scan your PC.

Windows XP

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Start tapping F8 when BIOS screen disappears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Download SpyHunter.
  6. Open the Start menu and launch RUN.
  7. Enter msconfig and click OK.
  8. Select the Startup tab, click Disable All, and click OK.
  9. Install SpyHunter to scan your computer.
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